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Montesano man said to be ISIS supporter, faces federal charges for illegal guns possession

Feb 08, 2016 5:18pm

A Montesano man who allegedly told a federal undercover officer that he wanted to join Islamic State group fighters in the Middle East and help them get firearms has been arrested and federally...

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(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  The county is considering purchasing the Byles House in Montesano to expand its main campus.

County eyeing Montesano property purchase

Jan 14, 2016 8:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners have authorized negotiations for the purchase of the Byles House in Montesano, the former home of a Montesano mayor and banker and, later, a former funeral...

County continues looking for public works solution

Jan 14, 2016 10:30am

There are few compliments greater to a departing employee than the employer struggling to figure out a way to replace the employee based on both the quality and quantity of the skills and...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  The Elma Fire Department and Grays Harbor Fire District 5 personnel quickly doused a vehicle fire at the 100 block of N. Division Street in Elma on Friday, Jan. 8. A neighbor had pulled the vehicle from the garage by the time emergency personnel had arrived, and the vehicle was the only loss.

Elma vehicle fire quickly doused

Jan 14, 2016 8:30am

Elma Fire Department and Fire District 5 personnel responded to garage fire in Elma on Jan. 8.

The call, for a fully involved car fire in a garage at the 100 block of North Division Street,...

Charges filed against man accused of parking in front of train

Jan 14, 2016 8:30am

An Aberdeen man who is alleged to have parked a vehicle in front of an oncoming train last month has been charged with malicious injury to railroad property.

Joel Michael Krebs, 18, made his...

South Bank Road opens with one-lane traffic

Jan 14, 2016 8:30am

South Bank Road has been re-opened to one-lane traffic at the culvert failure site (milepost 15.75) one mile south of Elma. Stop signs have been placed at both ends of the site allowing both...

Annual Pair of Hearts Ball scheduled for Jan. 20

Jan 14, 2016 10:30am

The East Grays Harbor Rotary Club is hosting the 10th annual Pair of Hearts Ball on Feb. 20.

The ball begins at 6 p.m. at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores. The rotary...

Expansion at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino Announced

Jan 14, 2016 10:30am

OCEAN SHORES — The Quinault Indian Nation will commence a $25 million expansion of its Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in March, according to the tribe’s president, Fawn Sharp.


(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Steelhorse, a Bon Jovi Tribute band, plays during the 2015 Grays Harbor County Fair. While a story about the fair was not included in our Top 10 list, this photo was selected by The Vidette staff as one of our favorites for 2015.

Politics and budgets dominate 2015

Jan 07, 2016 10:30am

Grays Harbor County has seen much in 2015, including increased and approved all-terrain vehicle use in select cities and on county roads, structure fires including at an apartment complex in Elma...

Elma Mayor Jim Sorensen was sworn into office during the council meeting on Jan. 4. Sorensen won election in November 2015 and replaces former mayor David Osgood.

Elma gets new mayor, new councilman; committees assigned

Jan 07, 2016 8:30am

The City of Elma seated new leadership during the city council meeting on Jan. 4.

Mayor Jim Sorensen and Councilman Jim Taylor both were sworn in to office during the meeting after having...

Deputy prosecuting attorneys receive raises despite county reluctance

Jan 07, 2016 8:30am

Tight purse strings at the county have made raises and other employee payouts a tall order, with the county commissioners reluctant to spend more without additional clarification.

On Monday...