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(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Sue Shultz was sworn in as Elma’s police chief before the city council on Feb. 17. She officially began work on Feb. 9.

Communication is key for Elma’s new police chief

Updated: Feb 26, 2015 5:18pm

A career that began as a position at a correctional facility in another county, eventually led Susan Shultz to Elma where she was sworn in as police chief on Feb. 17.

Taking the helm of the...

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Commissioners amend zoning for marijuana production

Feb 12, 2015 1:16pm

The Grays Harbor County Code and Ordinance affecting commercial zoning now will allow for the production of marijuana in an additional zone, a move County Commissioner Wes Cormier said was...

Elma pot farm gets its license

Feb 12, 2015 1:20pm

Green Freedom, the recreational marijuana farm and processing plant being created just outside of Elma, received approval from the state Liquor Control Board to operate and moved its first plants...

10 years of dancing and memories

Feb 12, 2015 1:20pm

On Saturday, Feb. 21, fathers and daughters will grace the Elma High School commons for the 10th annual Winter Ball, an event that originally was meant to support the basketball cheer team, but...

Monte city shop sold to investment company

Feb 12, 2015 1:20pm

The City of Montesano has sold its surplus city shop to Estes Investments LLC. of Maine for $130,000, financing the deal along the way.

Estes Investments, owned by Lee A. Estes, met a...

City gives temporary home to senior center

Feb 05, 2015 12:01pm

The Montesano Community Center will sign an agreement with the city for use of its City Hall, following approval by the Montesano City Council. The council during its Jan. 27 meeting also...

(Photo courtesy of Elma High School) Retiring financial secretary Diane Hill and lead custodian Dave Bailey have more than 70 years of combined service to Elma Elementary School.

Elma students celebrate retiring secretary, custodian

Feb 05, 2015 12:03pm

Parents, teachers and more than 500 students filled the gym at Elma Elementary on Thursday to give a send off to two beloved district employees: financial secretary Diane Hill and lead custodian...

ATVs may end up on Monte, McCleary streets

Feb 05, 2015 12:05pm

The cities of Montesano and McCleary in the coming weeks hope to review ordinances allowing off road vehicles (ORV) and all terrain vehicles (ATV) on city streets.

Montesano’s council is...

County asks department heads for budget plans, cuts

Feb 05, 2015 12:05pm

Department heads and the county commissioners gathered on Tuesday to talk budget, a meeting Commissioners Wes Cormier and Vickie Raines said was aimed to open discussion, and that Commissioner...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) Brian Basset listens in during a preliminary hearing in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Montesano. The court is in the process of setting a new minimum term for Bassett in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. (Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) Brian Basset listens in during a preliminary hearing in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Montesano. The court is in the process of setting a new minimum term for Bassett in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

16-year-old McCleary killer doesn’t get revised sentence

Feb 05, 2015 12:06pm

Brian Bassett was denied any leniency on Friday for the three life sentences he received in 1996 for murdering his parents and brother. Friday’s hearing in Grays Harbor Superior Court aimed to...

County nixes E-Verify

Feb 05, 2015 12:07pm

The County Commissioners on Monday rescinded an E-Verify resolution they had approved little more than a month ago.

The now-rescinded resolution required that all new county employees (full...