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Sarah Ogden photo  Elma Police assist a couple of Ninja Turtles with the Elma Timberland Library's bike rodeo obstacle course.

Bike rodeo kicks off summer at Elma library

Jun 23, 2016 1:30am

Children in Elma learned important bicycle safety lessons and helped to kick off the Elma Timberland Library’s summer program last Wednesday, June 15, when the library held its bike rodeo.


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Jacob Eveland

Elma homicide: Suspect in custody

Jun 09, 2016 8:30am

What started as reports of an explosion and a residence fire in rural Elma on May 31 quickly became a homicide investigation when a body was found outside the home.

The man found dead was...

Photo courtesy Trista Gerou  Missi, the missing Chihuahua, is snuggled by two-year-old Braylee Gerou at their reunion on May 27. No one was happier than Braylee to have the little dog home, said mom Trista Gerou.

A happy tail —dog reunited with family after car is stolen

Jun 09, 2016 10:30am

Late last month, the story of a little white dog, who went missing during a car theft, kept residents of Grays Harbor County on edge. Missi, the Chihuahua was inside a vehicle when it was stolen...

Discovery Channel photo  Behind the scenes of a camera operator filming Grays Harbor Sheriff's Deputy Sean Gow as he investigates the cedar theft site.

Local sheriff’s deputies featured in Discovery Channel show

Jun 09, 2016 10:30am

Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott said he was not watching Tuesday’s premiere of “Dark Woods Justice,” a Discovery Channel series filmed partly in Grays Harbor County.

It’s not that he...

(Doug Barker) A Puget Sound & Pacific crew hauled rock to the site of a derailment in Central Park Thursday.  They planned to build up the bed on each side of the tracks in order to bring in heavy equipment to lift derailed cars. Rail officials were keeping the public from the site, which is about a half mile west of this crossing.

Rail cars derail in Central Park

Jun 08, 2016 1:58pm

A train carrying grain to the Port of Grays Harbor derailed on May 31 in the Central Park area. There were no injuries and the train wasn’t in the immediate area of homes.

On June 2, workers...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Jennie McLean (left), American Red Cross community coordinator for Montesano and her father Jim McLean, a 25-gallon lifetime blood donor.

Montesano’s Jim McLean is lifetime blood donor

Jun 02, 2016 8:30am

Drop by drop and pint by pint, Jim McLean, of Montesano, has donated 25 gallons of his blood to the American Red Cross over his lifetime.

That’s 200 pints of blood over about 50 years. And...

John Latch

Elma man arrested after alleged week-long crime spree

Jun 02, 2016 1:30am

After being on the lam for a week, an Elma man suspected of stealing two vehicles and a firearm, among other things, was arrested on May 26 in Pacific County.

John Latch, 46, was taken into...

County receives grant for homelessness plan

Jun 02, 2016 8:30am

Grays Harbor County has received a $249,000 grant to help further its 10-year plan to end homelessness.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development...

Elma Visitor Center featured in magazine

Jun 02, 2016 8:30am

The Elma Visitor Center and Information Station will be featured in an upcoming issue of Cityvision magazine, a publication of the Association of Washington Cities.

In his staff report to...

Lively moments in Monte council’s public comment

Jun 02, 2016 8:30am

A public comment during the May 24 Montesano City Council meeting about the city’s plans for free Wi-Fi downtown saw a moment of contention when the resident was limited after several minutes....

Jacob Eveland

Body found outside house in Elma; Sheriff’s Office investigating suspected homicide

Jun 02, 2016 9:59am

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate the owner of a home in rural Elma where a body was discovered late on Tuesday, May 31. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.