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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Brian Schweitzer of Elma talks to Vickie Raines as she knocks on doors in Elma recently.

Vickie Raines: Mayor, financial expert, now candidate for county commission

Oct 22, 2014 1:38pm

Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines thought about running for county commissioner before.

The timing just never worked out. Her family and job had come first. And when Cosmopolis faced some of...

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Monte finds sign language interpreter so Oct. 14 meeting back on

Updated: Oct 10, 2014 10:52am

The Montesano City Council will meet Oct. 14 as planned, according to Montesano Mayor Ken Estes.

A sign language interpreter was found who agreed to provide the service after the private...

Vidette papers will arrive a day later this week

Updated: Oct 08, 2014 10:49pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were notified by the U.S. Post Office on Wednesday that our print newspaper was sent out late and should be arriving in homes on Friday. It is in...

Spencer aims to return to prosecutor post

Oct 08, 2014 10:48pm

In all honesty, attorney Mike Spencer never thought he would pursue political office again.

The former county prosecutor, who is trying to get another term decades later, reached the...

Svoboda would be first female prosecutor

Oct 08, 2014 10:48pm

Some years back, as the story goes, a female deputy prosecutor stood before a judge in Grays Harbor Superior Court and the judge wouldn’t hear her case simply because she was wearing pants. She...

Should Monte, Elma merge police departments?

Oct 08, 2014 11:06pm

What if the city of Montesano and the city of Elma combined police departments?

It’s the latest idea as city officials in Elma ponder how to save money and debate whether it makes sense to...

More questions in advertising of 2012 waterfront sale after pictures found

Oct 08, 2014 10:52pm

The city of Montesano this week produced photographic evidence that the waterfront property it sold in 2012 was posted for sale, raising more questions in the minds of at least two city council...

Tom Frederiksen | For The Vidette A herd of elk lingers in the Wynooche Valley last year. Elk around the region have been discovered with hoof rot disease.

Western Washington elk in a pinch

Updated: Oct 08, 2014 10:56pm

A hoof-rotting disease that is hampering elk populations in the sloughs and high hill country of Southwest Washington has forced many local nimrods to hit the road in search of this year’s furred...

Congressional forum Friday in Aberdeen

Updated: Oct 08, 2014 10:54pm

For the first time in years, a congressional forum featuring the incumbent and a challenger will be on the Harbor, giving voters an opportunity to pose questions to both Democratic incumbent Derek...

Hung jury for Zillyette in death of EHS senior

Updated: Oct 15, 2014 11:20am

Editor’s Note: A version of this story was first posted at as breaking news on Oct. 2. In case you missed it, we decided to put it in our print edition, as well.

A jury...

Monte school board seeks new member

Oct 02, 2014 10:30am

With the recent resignation of six-year board member Jack Dwyer, the Montesano School Board is seeking to appoint a new director for district No. 2 of the Montesano School District.