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Former Monte police chief gets 5 months for theft charge

Nov 26, 2014 12:03pm

Former Montesano police chief Ray Sowers was ejected from the Pierce Count Drug Court last month and ordered to spend five months in jail for a theft charge stemming from an incident that...

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McCleary enters into contract negotiations with Sheriff

Nov 18, 2014 10:55am

City officials in McCleary will meet with the Sheriff’s Office to negotiate a potential contract for police services — but Mayor

Gary Dent won’t be the one negotiating the contract.


Estes considering a run for a second term

Nov 18, 2014 12:27pm

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes is considering a run for a second term.

Estes, whose term expires at the end of next year, has had a tumultuous three years, but says he thinks things are on an...

Slim Monte budget includes utility rate hikes

Nov 18, 2014 12:27pm

The city of Montesano has scrapped plans to hire a new clerk in 2015 — and trimmed away the wish list from department heads in the mayor’s recently proposed budget.

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes...

Pot is a growing business on the Harbor

Nov 17, 2014 10:35am

If there’s one industry with potential for exponential growth — both literally and figuratively — in Grays Harbor County over the next few years, it may be the state’s fledgling legal marijuana...

County narrows District Court candidates down to three

Nov 17, 2014 12:55pm

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners on Monday narrowed seven candidates for the vacant District Court position to three finalists. In no particular order, the commissioners have...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) Grays Harbor Community Hospital President Tom Jensen is pictured outside the hospital on Friday morning.

Hospital Board looks to install Jensen as superintendent

Nov 17, 2014 5:22pm

Grays Harbor Public Hospital District 2 commissioners took the first step on Tuesday to install Grays Harbor Community Hospital CEO Tom Jensen as the district’s new superintendent. The district’s...

Bar Association says Imler, Mistachkin, Fuller most qualified to be judge

Updated: Nov 14, 2014 1:52pm

Public Defense attorney Kyle Imler is the preferred candidate among attorneys with the Grays Harbor Bar Association to take over the vacant seat on Grays Harbor District Court, although criminal...

Mayor wants civilian overseer of Elma PD

Nov 13, 2014 7:09am

Elma Mayor Dave Osgood has tapped a civilian administrator to lead the Elma Police Department for the next six months to do a thorough review of the department and the way it responds and...

Port pays $15,000 in records request lawsuit

Nov 13, 2014 7:13am

The Port of Grays Harbor has settled a public records lawsuit with access advocate Tim Hamilton of McCleary, with Port staff pledging to improve its Public Records Act process — and giving...

Chief Vance back from FBI Academy training

Nov 13, 2014 7:17am

With the kids out of school, summer is usually a time for families to get more time together and catch a collective breath after a long school year of academics and activities.

That wasn’t...