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Why does Grays Harbor need a massive armored military vehicle?

Sep 18, 2014 10:24am

Don’t call it a tank.

That’s what Aberdeen Police Captain John Green says, as he stands next to the nearly 10-foot-tall armored vehicle, painted black and dotted with police logos. Earlier...

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What next for McCleary after police levies are rejected?

Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

The residents of McCleary showed they are fed up with rising taxes and higher costs of living as voters rejected two propositions during the primary election that would have provided dedicated...

In face of recount, Raines outspent all three commission challengers combined

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 4:57pm

County Commission candidate Vickie Raines raised and spent more money combined than her three challengers in the primary election, helping her earn a clear first-place finish in last week’s...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Savannah pets an American alligator held by Dave Coleburn of the Predators of the Heart exhibit at the county fair.

Another record-breaking fair

Updated: Aug 11, 2014 8:20am

This year’s fair has come and gone — but has left behind another record-breaking attendance year.

The 2014 fair’s total attendance is sitting at 66,935. According to Fair Director Mike...

County budget dips into reserves for first time in 4 years

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

MONTESANO — County officials are on track to spend about $2 million more this year than last and will have to dip into reserves for the first time in about four years. But higher sales tax figures...

Timber industry challenges fee-for-access ordinance

Updated: Aug 08, 2014 11:20am

The timber industry filed a lawsuit against Grays Harbor County on Wednesday, challenging the county’s ordinance prohibiting large forest landowners from getting a property tax break if they...

Former Monte mayor Mike Daniels dies

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

Former Montesano mayor Mike Daniels died in Seattle on Aug. 3 at the age of 63.

Daniels had been having health issues in recent months.

On Aug. 4, the Grays Harbor County commissioners...

What to do with the empty ‘spec’ building at Satsop Business Park?

Aug 08, 2014 10:08am

Port officials have put on hold plans to upgrade a long-empty building at the Satsop Business Park until they figure out if the costs of doing the upgrades will be really worth it in the end.


Free pet transport service for Northwest Spay & Neuter Center patients

Aug 08, 2014 10:08am

Animal lovers on the Harbor have a new resource to help them care for their dogs and cats. In April, Tacoma-based nonprofit clinic Northwest Spay & Neuter Center launched an animal-transport...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Grays Harbor Community Hospital spokesman David Quigg, left, shares a happy look with CEO Tom Jensen after seeing the hospitssl district had been approved on Election night.

Precinct results show 52 percent in East County say ‘no’ to hospital district

Updated: Aug 07, 2014 10:57am

MONTESANO — Voters in Grays Harbor County overwhelmingly turned out in support of a proposed hospital district to benefit Grays Harbor Community Hospital, but a drill down of precinct results show...

Olson pulls ahead of Smith by four votes in County Commission race

Aug 07, 2014 9:10pm

Republican Keith Olson is now ahead of Democrat Al Smith — but only by four votes — in the county commission contest to see who will face off against Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines in the General...