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Tom Frederiksen | Montesano Today Some Elma High School students walked out of class and set up a demonstration in downtown Elma to protest the school allowing a convicted sex offender to attend classes.

Elma students protest sex offenders in school

Jan 22, 2015 6:30am

About 30 Elma High School students walked out of class Friday after learning a classmate was a convicted sex offender.

The students had first met with the school district’s Superintendent,...

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Steven Friederich | The Vidette An ambulance from the Aberdeen Fire Department pulls up to the emergency room at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on June 28, 2014.

District officially installs Jensen, looks ahead to taking over hospital

Dec 19, 2014 11:14am

Grays Harbor Public Hospital District 2 now has superintendent, treasurer and auditor, as the district’s commissioners put their leadership team in place ahead of taking over operations of Grays...

Festival of Lights parade winners

Dec 19, 2014 11:16am

The 28th annual Festival of Lights attracted thousands of visitors to downtown Montesano on Saturday night, most to witness the Grand Parade in all its illuminated glory.

This year’s parade...

County settles negligence lawsuit with former employee

Dec 19, 2014 11:30am

Grays Harbor County recently settled a negligent-supervision lawsuit with a former probation officer at the Juvenile Detention Center, who had claimed her bosses didn’t give proper training and...

City of Elma prevails in malicious prosecution case

Dec 19, 2014 11:30am

The city of Elma prevailed in a seven-day jury trial in late October in Grays Harbor Superior Court after an Elma man claimed the city maliciously targeted him and pushed for arson charges to be...

Brendan Carl | The Vidette Montesano Fire Chief Corey Rux, right, and Dylan McDougall work to string lights onto a firetruck that will be a part of the Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday.

Light my Fire … truck

Dec 11, 2014 12:21pm

Every year, there are plenty of bright spots during the Festival of Lights Parade in Montesano, but one of the brightest comes in the form of a truck the Montesano Fire Department has decorated...

E-Verify vote postponed at County Commissioner’s meeting

Dec 11, 2014 12:22pm

Grays Harbor County is once again looking into using E-Verify, a government program that can identify immigrant workers who are in the United States illegally.

The program would apply to...

Inmate who keeps assualting guards gets more prison time

Dec 11, 2014 12:23pm

An inmate accused of attacking a corrections officer at the Grays Harbor County Jail will finally face charges for the incident, which ended up spurring a larger conversation about the safety of...

Port of Grays Harbor The outside of the former NewWood plant is shown in the shadow of one of the cooling towers at Satsop Business Park.

Satsop Business Park projected to lose money again next year

Dec 11, 2014 12:25pm

Call it a “rebuilding year” for the Satsop Business Park.

With a new wastewater-treatment system almost finished, and plenty of infrastructure on the ground, the only thing the Elma-based...

Man arrested, charged for Elma hotel rape, kidnapping

Dec 05, 2014 10:30am

An extensive interagency manhunt, with the help of the general public and Facebook, has led to the arrest of a suspect who is now charged with first-degree rape and second-degree robbery in Elma...

Mistachkin appointed to serve as District Court judge

Dec 04, 2014 3:15pm

Grays Harbor County commissioners on Monday named Aberdeen attorney David Mistachkin to serve as a Grays Harbor District Court judge.

He was chosen over two other finalists, attorneys Kyle...