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Egg supplier going cage-free following investigation of local farm

Jul 28, 2016 1:30am

Eggland’s Best, a national egg supplier, has announced it will transition to completely cage-free eggs by 2025.

”Eggland’s Best is setting a goal of working with our suppliers and customers...

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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...

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...

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.


Fire District 2 photo  From left, Charles King, Heather Wittmayer, Jeff Smith, Tyler McDannald, Dakota Hathaway, John Vansylkle, Austin Edwards and Brison Moses pose for a photo after graduating from the 2016 joint District 2 and Montesano Fire Department firefighter 1 academy. Myles Huling also graduated from the academy but is not pictured.

Monte/FD2 academy graduates

Jun 30, 2016 8:30am

Monte, FD2 academy grads

In the first joint firefighter academy held by Fire District 2 and the Montesano Fire Department, nine volunteer firefighters recently graduated.

The newly...

War on weeds — know your enemy

Jun 30, 2016 10:30am

When it comes to the war on weeds, the old adage of “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer” might apply — but just not too close because your enemies might have caustic sap that leaves...