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Fire District 5 personnel recently responded to a barn fire on Riding Road in the Porter area. Damage was minimal.

Two East County fires extinguished

May 05, 2016 10:20am

Barn Fire in Porter

At about 2:15 p.m. on April 25 Grays Harbor County Fire District 5 responded to a barn fire on Riding Road in the Porter area.

Stored hay was burning within the...

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(Stephanie Morton | The Vidette)  At the Jazz and Desserts fundraiser, Colby Whipple plays the bass during "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square."

Jazz band sweetens the pot with Jazz and Desserts fundraiser

Apr 21, 2016 10:30am

Hot jazz, along with cold lemonade and warm, homemade desserts, were served up by the Montesano Jazz Band and the band boosters on Sunday, April 17, as part of the annual Jazz and Desserts...

PUD makes rate compromise with residents

Apr 20, 2016 3:06pm

The Grays Harbor PUD came to a compromise at its Monday, April 18, meeting by staying on a two-tier billing system for residential customers after a proposed flat rate per kilowatt hour caused...

21-year-old gets more than a year in vehicular assault case

Updated: May 05, 2016 10:20am

A 21-year-old Elma man who drove under the influence in February, causing an accident that severely injured his 4-year-old son, was sentenced to more than a year in prison on April 15.


Emergency telecommunication awards ceremony, April 12

Apr 14, 2016 8:30am

In recognition of the public safety dispatcher’s critical role in the protection of life and property and the preservation of society and law, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of April 10-...

Outdoor days coming to fairgrounds April 30

Apr 14, 2016 10:30am

Horns and Hooks TV, a local outdoor organization, will host Horns and Hooks Outdoor Days at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma.

The event, a sportsman show, will be held through...

County general fund projections better than budgeted

Apr 13, 2016 3:47pm

The Grays Harbor County general fund budget is faring better compared to last year at this same time, but it is projected to end the year worse off, according to a report presented by budget...

Female taken into custody after Elma traffic stop

Apr 13, 2016 3:45pm

A female subject was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm after a traffic stop in Elma on April 8.

Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Ramirez was patrolling in the...

Police respond to firearm display in Elma

Apr 13, 2016 4:22pm

A 55-year-old Elma man was taken into custody for malicious mischief after damaging a McCleary resident’s truck Tuesday morning. The altercation resulted in the truck owner brandishing a handgun,...

Damage from the fire at Learning to Grow daycare in Elma on Saturday is extensive. Plastic toys and furniture were melted by the heat.

Elma daycare fire leaves families without childcare

Updated: Apr 13, 2016 3:48pm

Some 50 families were left scrambling to find childcare services by Monday after a fire destroyed the main building for Learning to Grow daycare in Elma on Saturday, April 9.

Located at the...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Former mayor Ellsworth Curran of McCleary will celebrate his 100th birthday next month. A public party will be held on May 7 at 2 p.m. at Beehive Community and Retirement Home in McCleary (401 W. Maple St.).

McCleary’s Curran recounts ‘spectacular’ life

Apr 07, 2016 8:30am

How can 100 years be measured?

By days: 36,500; by hours: 876,000; by minutes: 52,560,000, like a crossover Broadway hit.

By politics: There have been 17 presidents — from Woodrow...