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Relay for Life to hit East County on May 29

May 21, 2015 9:46am

For a 24-hour period, beginning on Friday, May 29, the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds will be filled with walkers, joggers and spectators, all gathered together with one goal in mind — raise...

Correction, May 21

May 21, 2015 9:53am

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( Corey Morris | The Vidette ) A firefighter approaches the scene of an apartment complex fire in Elma on Thursday.

Elma apartment fire displaces five families

Updated: Apr 23, 2015 11:13am

Six residential units were destroyed on April 16 when an Elma apartment complex caught fire shortly after 4 p.m.

Two units were destroyed completely by the fire and the other four units were...

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Vidette welcomes Damasiewicz as new reporter

Apr 17, 2015 11:36am

Justin Damasiewicz has been hired as a reporter for The Vidette.

Damaziewicz is a former sports correspondent for The Daily World, and he has more than three years experience covering local...

(Gabe Green | The Daily World)  Larry Willis of Grays Harbor Fire District 2 is the 2014 Daily World Firefighter of the Year.

Larry Willis named 2014 Firefighter of the Year

Apr 17, 2015 11:36am

Larry Willis describes himself using what he refers to as the “a” word.

“I can be a little anal making sure things are in order,” said the Grays Harbor Fire District 2 Deputy Chief.


April 28 hearing will ID new businesses coming to Elma

Apr 17, 2015 11:36am

Elma could be in for an economic boost in coming months.

A seven-lot site across from the Chevron station on East Main Street is scheduled for a binding site hearing on Tuesday, April 28,...

Montesano Community Education turns 40

Updated: Apr 17, 2015 11:36am

Montesano Community Education celebrated its continued success with a 40th birthday celebration on Tuesday, March 31, at the Montesano Timberland Library.

MCE once was an expansive system of...

State Parks offer two ‘free days’ in April

Apr 02, 2015 9:41am

The Washington State Parks will offer two “free days” in April. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks. The two dates are April 4, a springtime free...

Monte prescription drug drop box available

Updated: Apr 02, 2015 9:55am

A new prescription drug drop box is available in the Montesano Police Department lobby. With the newly installed box, residents can safely discard unwanted prescription medications.


(Gabe Green | The Daily World) Kevin Martinez searches for signs of buried clams along a Twin Harbors beach Saturday morning near Grayland.

Seven-day clam dig includes Easter weekend

Apr 02, 2015 10:07am

OLYMPIA — State shellfish managers have approved a weeklong series of razor clam digs, which encompass Easter weekend, starting Saturday at four ocean beaches.

The Washington Department of...

Satsop School District M&O levy on special election ballot

Apr 02, 2015 10:17am

The county Elections Department has announced a special election for Tuesday, April 28, that will include a proposition from the Satsop School District.

Proposition No. 1 is a three-year...

Open government group honors former Vidette editor

Apr 02, 2015 10:30am

TACOMA — Former Vidette Editor Steven Friederich is among four Washington citizens recognized by the Washington Coalition for Open Government on March 14 at the organization’s annual Open...