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(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Linda Thompson of McCleary is a longtime volunteer with the McCleary Museum and the McCleary Timberland Library.

Thompson hopes to impact corner of Grays Harbor County

Jul 21, 2016 1:30am

It’s been a nomadic life for Linda Thompson, but the City of McCleary lucked out when Thompson decided the little town of about 1,600 would be her home.

Thompson, 70, started her life in...

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Jul 21, 2016 10:30am

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Monte Shorelines plan sent to Ecology

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

Following unexpected and last-minute changes to the city’s Shorelines Master Program, the Montesano City Council on Tuesday, June 28, approved a final draft to be sent to the state Department of...

(Photo by Bill Bruning)  Local gardens will take center stage during the annual Master Gardener garden tour slated for July 16.

Master Gardener garden tours set for July 16

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

The Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties are inviting the public to the 18th annual garden tour on Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See eight gardens in Aberdeen and...

(Fire District 5 photo)  This vehicle fire was doused by multiple agencies on June 28 on State Route 8 near McCleary.

District 5 douse two fires on June 28

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

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Grays Harbor Fire District 5 was dispatched to an accident east of McCleary on State Route 8 for a one-vehicle accident on June 28.

What first was reported as an accident...

Monte settles lawsuit with Main Street contractor

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

A 2013 lawsuit filed against the city of Montesano has been settled.

The City of Montesano and South Bay Excavating Inc. (SBE) will settle a lawsuit that was filed in December 2013 after SBE...

McCleary’s bear fest returns Friday

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

The McCleary Bear Festival will return this weekend for more fur-raising.

In its 57th year, the bear fest kicks off this Friday, July 8, with events beginning at 3 p.m. Favorite annual...

City of Monte burn ban begins July 8

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

All outdoor burning will be prohibited within Montesano’s city limits, beginning Friday, July 8.

The burn ban will be in effect through Sept. 30, Montesano Fire Department officials...

Photo by Darrell Robinson  The five Eagle Scouts from Troop 7 are (from left) Dylan Bennett, Cody Robinson, Tony Prosch, Cail Reynolds and Cody Reino.

Five Scouts earn Eagle rank

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

Five Boy Scouts, all from the same Grays Harbor troop, attained the rank of Eagle Scout this past year and their achievement will be celebrated during a “Court of Honor” to be held this next...

Photo by David Wilhelms  Recent graduates of Master Gardener training are: From left, front row, Sharon Quismorio, Garnet Kuronen, Dauna Koval, Cindy Crosby, Kim Woodford and Barbara Huffman; second row,  Shellie-Ann Kerns, Chris Morgan, Beth King, Linda Walker, Sheilia Canada and Betty Clemens; back row, Don Barton, Rex Harrington, Don Keller, Bill Hewgley, Jessica Young, John Kugen, Katie Lutz, Beth DeVaul, Bruce Daniels, Dylan Weber and Kim Smith. Not pictured:  Lori Berken, Wade Cogdill and Sharon Golightly.

Master Gardener program graduates 26 trainees

Jul 07, 2016 1:30am

On June 25, a Saturday, 26 new WSU Extension Master Gardeners in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties graduated from basic Master Gardener training and became interns.

Throughout the next year...

Grays Harbor College was on lockdown status last week.

Threats by student prompt lockdown at GHC

Jun 30, 2016 1:30am

A student upset over problems with his schedule and financial aid sent threatening emails to staff members at Grays Harbor College on June 21, prompting administrators to close down the campus and...

Independence Day celebrations in Oakville, July 2

Jun 30, 2016 1:30am

Oakville will be the only game in town when it comes to Independence Day celebrations in East County. The city will celebrate with a parade and other festivities on Saturday, July 2.