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McCleary trying levy again for police department

Jul 02, 2015 11:26am

The McCleary City Council on June 24 split its decision on saving the city’s embattled police department, voting to approve a levy proposal but rejecting a supplemental budget ordinance.


(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  Denali Harris holds a sign for a fireworks stand on Tuesday with his sister, Bella Harris, and Montesano Youth Football president Jason Smith in the background. The stand, in the Thriftway parking lot, serves as a fundraiser for Montesano Youth Football.

Monte council douses fireworks ban

Updated: Jul 02, 2015 11:30am

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Elma voters will choose mayor from four candidates

Updated: Jun 30, 2015 10:20am

Four candidates are jockeying to claim the mayoral seat in Elma, including a three-term incumbent, a former mayor, a former Elma Police Department volunteer and a former city councilman.


Police seek tips about Monte high vandalism

Jun 25, 2015 10:30am

The halls of Montesano High School were vandalized by two subjects in the early morning on June 17, the Montesano Police Department said.

In one hallway, walls, lockers and floors were spray...

Seniors enjoy lunch at the Montesano Community Center’s temporary home on the second floor of City Hall.

Monte Community Center to get new home this fall

Jun 25, 2015 8:00am

After several months in a temporary space at Montesano City Hall, the Montesano Community Center is preparing to move into a new, permanent home.

The community center, also commonly referred...

Elma’s police chief positive about levy, promises to clean up drug problem

Jun 25, 2015 10:30am

The Elma Police Department hosted a town hall meeting on Monday evening at Elma City Hall.

Elma’s police Chief Susan Shultz facilitated the meeting but treated it as a round table discussion...

Author and MHS grad presenting book on June 27

Jun 25, 2015 8:00am

Psychiatrist Dr. Laurie Jo Moore will present her book The Secret Fire: When the Land of a Million Elephants Turned Red on Saturday, June 27 at the Montesano Timberland Library.


Correction: City involved in two lawsuits

Jun 25, 2015 8:00am

In a correction to a comment made by Montesano Mayor Ken Estes quoted in the June 18, 2015, story “Three vie for Monte mayoral seat,” the city currently is involved in two lawsuits, one in Grays...

County burn ban in effect

Jun 25, 2015 10:30am

Effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 22, Grays Harbor County fire districts and fire departments will be enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning.

All residential burning, along with land...

The City of Montesano institutes burn ban

Jun 25, 2015 10:30am

The City of Montesano has instituted a burn ban.

As of June 19, all outdoor burning will be prohibited within city limits. This burn ban will extend through September 30.


Art in Coastal Gardens, summer events

Jun 25, 2015 10:30am

The South Beach Art Association (SBAA) is hosting several events this summer to showcase “Art in Coastal Gardens.”

The second annual Art and Garden tour will be held on June 20. Tickets are...

Elma police hosting town hall meeting to talk remodel, levy

Jun 18, 2015 8:00am

The Vidette

The Elma Police Department is hosting a town hall meeting at Elma City Hall on June 22.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the meeting is being touted as an opporutinity to meet new...