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McCleary mayor stops short of shutdown

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

A draft memo, written at the McCleary mayor’s request, calling for the shutdown of the government sent ripples of concern throughout the city’s staff on Aug. 19. The mayor ultimately decided...

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AARP driver course in Monte Aug. 24 & 25

Aug 06, 2015 9:00am

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be held Aug. 24-25. The course teaches defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road.

There are no tests to...

Samuel takes about 45 percent of votes, to face Estes in general

Updated: Aug 13, 2015 10:30am

Montesano attorney and mayoral hopeful Vini Samuel swept the primary election on Aug. 4, earning 581 votes, more than 47.6 percent of the ballots cast. Incumbent Ken Estes took 333 votes (about 27...

Osgood and Soresen likely will advance for Elma

Updated: Aug 13, 2015 10:30am

Incumbent David Osgood walked away with the most votes following the primary election on Aug. 4. Trailing Osgood is former Councilman Jim Sorensen.

Navy veteran Elroy Papke and former mayor...

Voters look kindly on Elma police levy

Updated: Aug 13, 2015 10:30am

A proposed levy to fund the Elma Police Department through 2016 had more than enough approval as of Monday to pass during the primary eleciton.

The $250,000 levy proposal was approved by the...

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...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) The ballot box in front of the Grays Harbor County Administration building. The primary election will be held on Aug. 4.

Primary election is Aug. 4

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

Voters in the cities of Montesano and Elma will whittle down their candidates for mayor during the primary election which closes on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Any race with three or more candidates...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Spectators braved the heat on Saturday, July 18, to view the 213 cars entered in the 13th Annual Historic Montesano Car Show.

Monte car show award winners

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

Classic car enthusiasts came to Montesano from as far as Spokane, Port Townsend, Bothell, Black Diamond and Spanaway on Saturday, July 18, for the 13th Annual Historic Montesano Car Show. The show...

Firm distances self from Estes ad, campaign criticized by Trimble

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

Contrary to an ad for the re-election campaign of Montesano Mayor Ken Estes printed in the July 23, 2015, issue of The Vidette, Pac/West, a public relations firm in Oregon, has not been producing...

ATVs could be approved for County; sky lanterns could be restricted

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

ATVs could be approved for County; sky lanterns could be restricted

An ordinance to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on county roads, and a resolution banning floating sky lanterns during...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) Terry and Janeen Prosch, of Satsop, check out a 1935 Packard Street Rod during the 2014 Heat on the Street car show in Elma. The car show returns on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1.

Heat returns to Elma street this weekend

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

The summer excitement continues this weekend with the Heat on the Street Car Show in Elma, Friday, July 31, through Saturday, Aug. 1, featuring classic and custom cars and motorcyles, vendors,...