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McCleary accepting applications for council vacancy

Jul 31, 2015 8:00am

The City of McCleary will be accepting applications to fill a vacant City Council seat.

Applicants interested in holding the position 5 seat of the McCleary City Council should submit a...

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Proposed Monte cemetery projects stalled for 2015

Jul 23, 2015 10:30am

During a second attempt at approval, a proposed flag pavilion and columbarium at the Wynooche Cemetery was again put on hold by the Montesano City Council on July 14.

The resounding...

McCleary Councilman Bennie Ator died Thursday, July 22

Jul 22, 2015 3:53pm

McCleary City Councilman Bennie Ator died Thursday, July 22, according to a press release from the city. Ator had been battling cancer. A story will be in the July 30 issue of The Vidette.


(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Cody Boardman (left) stands next to his 1972 Ford Mustang Boss 351 with his father, David Boardman. Boardman’s Mustang will be part of the 13th Annual Historic Montesano Car Show on July 18.

Monte car show will rumble city streets on July 18

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

On July 18, parts of Main Street and Broadway Avenue in Montesano will be lined with about 200 classic cars, some local, some from other states and perhaps even some from Canada.

The 13th...

Elma annexation public hearing on July 20

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

The City of Elma will hold a public hearing regarding potential annexation during its City Council meeting on Monday, July 20. The hearing and meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The city is...

Monte debuts new city website

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

The City of Montesano has announced it is switching to a new website, which is up and ready for traffic as of July 7.

The new website address is

Chelsea Anthony, the...

Elma Youth Soccer Camp July 20-24

Jul 15, 2015 9:45am

The 2015 Elma Youth Soccer Camp will be held next week, July 20-24, at Elma Elementary School.

Each day, camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Each day there will be instruction as...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Firefighters from Grays Harbor Fire District 1 work to extinguish a fire on Monday, July 6. The fire consumed about 4 acres and destroyed an outbuilding and damaged another.

Oakville fire consumed about 4 acres on Monday

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

With the state burn ban continuing and the region enduring high temperatures and low humidity, a fire near Oakville on Monday served as a reminder that conditions have not improved.

At about...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) A columbarium and flag pavilion are being planned for the Wynooche Cemetery. While city officials are ready to move forward with the project, the city council asked for more information before it would approve.

Monte pays off building loan; cemetery plans paused

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Montesano City Council took on several issues during its June 23 meeting, including approving the final payment of a more than $1 million loan and discussing proposed upgrades to the cemetery...

(Vidette file photo) Cathy Colley serves up bear stew to Otis Leathers, who was the first in line to get the stew during the 2014 McCleary Bear Festival.

56th annual McCleary Bear Festival on tap

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Music, parades, softball tournaments and bear stew — the McCleary Bear Festival returns with three days of events this weekend.

The parade will take place at noon on Saturday, July 11. The...

(The Vidette) The Chehalis River is seen just off the trail at the Chehalis River Surge Plain Natural Area preserve off of Preachers Slough Road, southwest of Montesano.

14-year-old drowns in Chehalis River near Porter

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

A 14-year-old boy drowned in the Chehalis River near South Bank Road south of Porter on Monday night while swimming with his brothers near their home, according to the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s...