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County awards sewer project bid, approves 6-year transportation program

Jun 23, 2016 1:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners awarded a bid for a sewer project in the North Beach area to Rognlins Inc. on June 20.

Rognlins Inc. will be awarded the contract with a bid of $2.9...

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Elma Police Levy goes to voters in August

May 12, 2016 10:30am

The City of Elma will again ask voters to approve a levy to fund the police department. Last year, a similar levy was approved by the citizens of Elma and provided $250,000 in funding for the...

Friends and family remember Mark Lyle

May 12, 2016 8:30am

Mark Lyle, a 1975 graduate of Montesano High School, was a pretty big deal in the NHRA Division 6 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He held the prestigious position of chief starter and was one of...

(Courtesy photo by Doug Johnson)  (From left) Kasie Kloempken, Montesano; Morgan Rockey, Elma and Jaycee Valley, Mary M. Knight each received a $1,000 scholarship given by the Wynooche Masonic Lodge 43.

51st annual school awards presented by Wynooche Masons

May 12, 2016 8:30am

Wynooche Masonic Lodge 43 hosted their 51st annual school awards on April 25, at the Masonic Temple in Montesano, and recognized outstanding students from Montesano, Elma and Mary M. Knight high...

Brewster retiring from County’s health department

May 12, 2016 10:30am

Joan Brewster, Grays Harbor County public health and social services director, has announced her retirement.

Brewster, who will retire on June 30, has served as the director of public health...

Relay for Life making another East County lap

May 12, 2016 10:30am

Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society Fundraiser, will be held on Friday, May 20 at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma, and this year’s goal is $25,000. Registration begins...

Property acquired for Wishkah flood wall

Updated: May 19, 2016 1:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners approved the purchase of a property on Wishkah Road for a proposed flood wall project.

Two properties had been eyed by the county, but, ultimately, the...

Fire District 5 personnel recently responded to a barn fire on Riding Road in the Porter area. Damage was minimal.

Two East County fires extinguished

May 05, 2016 10:20am

Barn Fire in Porter

At about 2:15 p.m. on April 25 Grays Harbor County Fire District 5 responded to a barn fire on Riding Road in the Porter area.

Stored hay was burning within the...

Monte council updated on budget cuts, layoffs

May 05, 2016 10:30am

Following a layoff and an eliminated position that left two Montesano City Hall clerks without jobs, city leaders updated the council on the general fund budget situation and set a date for a...

Payroll services through county see rate hike

May 05, 2016 10:30am

Grays Harbor County is restructuring its payroll services rate. The county handles the payroll services for several fire districts, water districts and other entities.

The restructuring was...

Stephanie Morton | The Vidette  Mike Hume, from Montesano, reaches for a small rainbow trout he hooked at Lake Sylvia State Park on the afternoon of April 22. It was a free day at all Washington State Parks in honor of Earth Day.

State parks enjoyed on free Earth Day

May 05, 2016 10:20am

Earth Day, April 22, was a free day at Lake Sylvia State Park, and despite the soggy weather, some took to the trails and baited their hooks for outdoor fun.

Washington State Parks offered...