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Vini Samuel running for Monte mayor; two announce council candidacy

Mar 26, 2015 9:30am

With the county’s filing period still more than a month away, some candidates are announciing their intent to run for positions with the City of Montesano, challenging both the mayor and council...

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Commissioners clash over budget memo, admissions tax axed

Jan 29, 2015 10:00am

Despite a memo encouraging significant budget cuts written and hand-delivered by Commissioner Frank Gordon to media outlets and county department heads last week, the commissioners did not discuss...

Prison sentence for former Monte police chief

Jan 29, 2015 10:01am

Former Montesano Police Chief Ray Sowers was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in Pierce County District Court on Jan. 7 for two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with...

(David Haerle | The Vidette) Gary Dunbar, left, owner of Mount St. Helens Cellars in Silverlake, pours a sample of wine for a taster at the Elma Winter Wine Festival on Saturday at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds.

Grape time had by all at annual Elma wine festival

Jan 29, 2015 10:00am

The eighth annual Elma Winter Wine Festival on Saturday hosted more than 1,200 people who sampled wares from 22 Washington wineries and took in “legendary” entertainment.

“This is a nice...

Logger with checkered past dies near Oakville

Jan 29, 2015 10:00am

A Lewis County man who was convicted of beating and robbing former Grays Harbor WSU Extension Director Don Tapio on his farm in 2007 died in a logging accident near Oakville on Jan. 10.


County Commissioners terminate clerk to the board

Jan 29, 2015 10:05am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners terminated their clerk to the board, Donna McCallum, during a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, by a 2-1 vote. Commissioner Frank Gordon voted against...

County waiving some permitting fees for flood repairs

Jan 29, 2015 10:40am

County planning, building, roads/engineering and environmental health department permit fees will be waived for flood-related work during the next four months, following unanimous approval by...

Farm Fresh Guide update time

Jan 29, 2015 10:50am

WSU Extension in Grays Harbor County is currently updating the anuual Farm Fresh Guide for Grays Harbor County for 2015. The guide lists local farms which sell products they produce directly to...

Gepetto’s will celebrate 22 years on Super Bowl Sunday

Jan 29, 2015 4:00pm

Gepetto’s Italian Restaurant and Sports Bar will celebrate its 22nd year on Super Bowl Sunday.

As with every Seahawks game at Gepetto’s, the restaurant will have a Bloody Mary Bar, and to...

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,...

Brendan Carl | The Vidette Diners enjoy a meal at the Montesano Community Center on Tuesday. The community center is relocating after the rent for the facility, at 120 W. Marcy Ave., became too much for the center to pay each month.

Monte senior center seeks new home

Jan 22, 2015 6:30am

The Montesano Community Center has been at its current facility at 120 W. Marcy Ave. since 2009, but with its landlords preparing to double the rent, the center is in search of a new location....