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(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Allan and Ann Mustard pose for a photo at Fleet Park recently. Allan Mustard, originally of Brady, is the current U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan.

“Brady farm boy” becomes ambassador

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Allan Mustard says he was “just your basic Brady boy.”

Growing up on a farm his family had owned since 1912, about three-quarters of a mile east of the Brady Fire Hall, Mustard was a member...

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photo by Dan Boeholt The United State Forest Service piled logs, stumps and brush onto this temporary road earlier this year, blocking access for hunters and hikers who have used the road for many years.

Public access takes center stage at special county meeting

Jul 02, 2015 11:24am

On June 25, the Grays Harbor County commissioners hosted a special meeting with Olympic National Forest rangers Dean Millett and Dean Yoshina.

Commissioners Wes Cormier and Frank Gordon...

(Gabe Green | The Daily World) Firefighters clean up debris left from a vehicle fire at a Shell gas station on South Third Street in Elma on June 25. The car was parked at the pump when it caught fire. Elma Police Chief Susan Schultz said someone used the emergency shutoff button connected to the tanks and that the convenience store portion was evacuated for a time as a precaution. There were no injuries.

Car fire at the gas pumps in Elma

Jul 02, 2015 11:23am

The Shell Station in Elma was evacuated for a short time on June 25 after a car caught fire near the station’s gas pumps.

No one was injured during the fire, Elma Fire Battalion Chief Tyson...

Grays Harbor League of Women Voters receives awards

Jul 02, 2015 11:13am

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Grays Harbor County League of Women Voters received two awards at the Washington State Convention of the League of Women Voters on June 13.

The first award recognized the...

MFD tips for fireworks safety

Updated: Jul 02, 2015 1:04pm

With the Fourth of July approaching, the Montesano Fire Department is offering the following tips for safely dealing with fireworks:

Always read and follow label directions. Have an adult...

PUD customer service office closed July 2-6

Jul 02, 2015 11:14am

The Grays Harbor PUD customer service office will be closed Thursday, July 2, through Monday July 6, as staff works to adopted a new system to manage customer billing.

With the new system,...

Fire Disctrict 12 meeting on July 15

Jul 02, 2015 11:15am

Grays Harbor Fire District 12 has rescheduled its normal monthly meeting for the month of July to July 15.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the McCleary Fire Hall.

Monthly meetings...

Elma man gets 3 years for beating 4-year-old girl

Jul 02, 2015 11:17am

A 31-year-old Elma man was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday for physically abusing a child over a three-week period in January.

Marcos Daniel Aragon was charged with assault of a...

Monte council looks to define social media policy

Jul 02, 2015 11:21am

On the heels of two higher profile social media gaffs about one month ago, the Montesano City Council on June 23 discussed adopting a policy that would create social media guidelines.


Voter registration deadline is July 6

Jul 02, 2015 11:24am

The deadline for mail and online voter registrations and transfers is July 6. Voters currently registered in the state will need to make any updates to their registration, including address...

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Elma voters will choose mayor from four candidates

Updated: Jun 30, 2015 10:20am

Four candidates are jockeying to claim the mayoral seat in Elma, including a three-term incumbent, a former mayor, a former Elma Police Department volunteer and a former city councilman.