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Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World Grays Harbor County Commissioner Wes Cormier is pictured outside his office in the Grays Harbor County Administrative building on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Montesano.

Cormier announces re-election bid for commission

Nov 26, 2015 8:30am

Wes Cormier, just finishing the third year of his first term as a Grays Harbor County commissioner, announced Thursday that he is running for re-election next fall.

“I’ll be running on my...

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Taylor will return to Elma council

Nov 12, 2015 8:30am

The Vidette

Voters in Elma have returned Jim Taylor, a retired fire captain, to the city council.

Taylor had been vying for the seat, Position 5, against business owner Ron Mullins....

Jackie Farra

Pinnick remains Port commissioner

Nov 12, 2015 8:30am

Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Stan Pinnick will keep his seat, holding a strong lead over challenger Jackie Farra in the Nov. 3 countywide Port race.

On election night, Nov. 3, Pinnick...

Brown retains seat on Superior Court bench

Nov 12, 2015 8:30am

Superior Court Judge Stephen Brown will retain his seat on the bench after taking almost 70 percent of the vote after ballots were tallied on election night, Nov. 3.

Brown, who was appointed...

Active shooter training scheduled for Nov. 14

Nov 12, 2015 8:30am

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and Grays Harbor Fire District 2 will conduct an active shooter training event at the Central Park Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 14.


Monte water shut off investigation brings confusion

Nov 12, 2015 10:30am

The City of Montesano public works director is back on the clock as of Nov. 4 following the conclusion of an investigation regarding a water shut off complaint.

An investigation, led by...

Commissioners get in spat over Spatz

Nov 05, 2015 10:07am

A Nov. 2 conversation regarding a resolution to transfer a position from the Auditor’s Office to the management services department quickly turned contentious between commissioners Frank Gordon...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Grays Harbor County public works director Kevin Varness is set to retire on Jan. 31, 2016. Varness has worked for the county for 39 years.

Varness to retire from county public works helm

Nov 05, 2015 10:07am

By Corey Morris

Vidette Editor

Longtime Grays Harbor County public works director Kevin Varness is set to retire early next year.

“I’ve got a lot of work to get done in the next...

Commissioners hacking at 2016 budget

Nov 05, 2015 10:07am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners are forecasting significant cuts in department requests for the 2016 budget, with cuts ranging from about $2.2 million to more than $3.8 million.


(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  Army veteran Mark Brasel poses for a photo at his home in Elma. In association with the Elma VFW, Brasel assists fellow veterans with VA claims.

Combat-injured veteran gives back to other vets

Nov 05, 2015 10:09am

When Mark Brasel joined the Army as a Ranger in 2000 at 19 years old, he had visions of stories told to him by his Vietnam War veteran grandfather and a desire to branch out and experience new...

Elma ceremony and parade planned for Veterans Day

Nov 05, 2015 10:02am

The Vidette

The Elma VFW and Chamber of Commerce are honoring Veterans Day with a memorial ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park (on Main Street, east of the viaduct). A...