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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Brian Schweitzer of Elma talks to Vickie Raines as she knocks on doors in Elma recently.

Vickie Raines: Mayor, financial expert, now candidate for county commission

Oct 22, 2014 1:38pm

Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines thought about running for county commissioner before.

The timing just never worked out. Her family and job had come first. And when Cosmopolis faced some of...

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Vidette, Daily World, other weeklies acquired by Sound Publishing

Updated: Oct 01, 2014 4:18pm

Sound Publishing Inc. a Black Press subsidiary, has acquired, effective Oct. 1, The Vidette at Montesano from Stephens Media. The transaction also includes the three-times-per-week Daily World of...

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Shaffners honored with lifetime achievement award

Updated: Oct 01, 2014 4:56pm

Known for their farmer’s market, berry picking bushes and a giant pumpkin patch, Shaffner Farms has been beloved by families all over the Harbor for a generation.

On Saturday, the Montesano...

Transit service may restore Saturday runs in January

Oct 01, 2014 4:25pm

Grays Harbor Transit users will likely see the return of some weekend service around the Harbor in January, but weekend bus service to Olympia won’t be restored and may become a thing of the past...

Should Elma disband police force?

Oct 01, 2014 4:25pm

Nearly every seat in the Elma City Council chambers was filled Monday night with a united voice: Don’t take away our local police force.

It’s the first time there’s been an organized...

Debate still strong over eminent domain on Wishkah Road

Updated: Oct 01, 2014 4:26pm

The Chehalis Basin Flood Authority has asked the Grays Harbor County commissioners to put off plans on using eminent domain to condemn two parcels along the Wishkah River in order to move forward...

From the left) Spc. Dylan Weihs, Sgt. James Heroux and Spc. Gregory Bodnar, from the 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), pause during confined space training at Satsop Nuclear Power Plant near Elma, Wash.

Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces

Oct 01, 2014 4:21pm

ELMA — Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Business Park, utilizing the resources of...

McCleary council names pond for Wildcats

Oct 01, 2014 4:21pm

New pond gets named for Wildcats, instead of Seahawks

A small body of water on the southern edge of the City of McCleary will formally be known as Wildcat Pond, named by the students at...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Brenda Zillyette listens during jury selection Tuesday morning.

Jury hears retrial in death of EHS senior from 2009

Sep 30, 2014 7:25pm

The last conversation Rick Green had with 18-year-old son Austin Burrows was when Burrows said he had to go help out a friend pull a car out of a ditch. Earlier, Burrows had been in a good mood...

McCleary man charged with exploiting minor, possessing child porn

Sep 29, 2014 10:30am

A 30-year-old McCleary man has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and possessiong child pornography after a female friend allegedly discovered pictures of her young daughter on his...

County adopts lock-down procedures

Updated: Oct 01, 2014 4:21pm

By Steven Friederich

Vidette Editor

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners on Monday adopted new lock-down procedures, which have been in the works since a deputy was shot...