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McCleary accepting applications for council vacancy

Jul 31, 2015 8:00am

The City of McCleary will be accepting applications to fill a vacant City Council seat.

Applicants interested in holding the position 5 seat of the McCleary City Council should submit a...

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(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  Denali Harris holds a sign for a fireworks stand on Tuesday with his sister, Bella Harris, and Montesano Youth Football president Jason Smith in the background. The stand, in the Thriftway parking lot, serves as a fundraiser for Montesano Youth Football.

Monte council douses fireworks ban

Updated: Jul 02, 2015 11:30am

With little relief in sight for dry weather throughout the region and Fourth of July fireworks quickly approaching, Montesano Fire Chief Corey Rux asked the city council on June 23 to consider...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  The front portion of the defunct old county jail recently was demolished by county crews. The county will continue to demolish and remove the building in order to free space for any future projects.

Old jail coming down; commissioners talk fireworks danger

Jul 02, 2015 11:29am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners discussed the third Superior Court Courtroom and fireworks during Monday’s morning session.

Originally a $1.8 million piece of an overall $56.6-million...

Sheriff lobbies commission for third support specialist

Jul 02, 2015 11:25am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners agreed to hire another support specialist for the Sheriff’s Department on Monday morning.

Commissioner Frank Gordon moved to approve the hire. Gordon...

(Gabe Green | The Daily World)  Monique Preston appears in court last month.

Preston’s attorney lays groundwork for insanity defense

Jul 02, 2015 11:24am

Monique Preston, accused of first-degree murder in the killing of a 70-year-old McCleary man outside her Aberdeen home, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday.

The 47-year-old’s...

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...