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Former Monte police chief gets 5 months for theft charge

Nov 26, 2014 12:03pm

Former Montesano police chief Ray Sowers was ejected from the Pierce Count Drug Court last month and ordered to spend five months in jail for a theft charge stemming from an incident that...

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An election breakdown by races

Nov 04, 2014 10:59pm

Contested Races

Grays Harbor County Commissioner District No. 3

Vickie Raines — 8,577 — 59.59%

Keith Olson — 5,817 — 40.41%

Grays Harbor County Prosecutor


Skolrood wins re-election to PUD

Nov 04, 2014 10:59pm

Incumbent Grays Harbor PUD District 3 Commissioner Russ Skolrood is looking at a second six-year term.

Skolrood took more than 57 percent of the preliminary vote on Tuesday.


Steven Friederich | The Vidette Retired appraiser Ted May stands in front of the county courthouse on Oct. 27.

Investigation into employee complaints at Assessor’s Office ongoing

Nov 03, 2014 9:13am

MONTESANO — Grays Harbor County has brought in an investigator to look into employee complaints lodged against Assessor Rick Hole.

The complaints were filed by Dan Matsen, a lead sales...

Tom Frederiksen | For The Vidette Gregory Johnson talks at an event in Hoquiam last month.

$150,000 bail set for community advocate charged with rape

Updated: Nov 04, 2014 10:34am

Former Montesano resident Gregory Johnson, an advocate for local parks and various other causes, is facing multiple counts of rape and molestation and is in Grays Harbor County Jail on $150,000...

Plea bargain allows bombing mastermind to shave decades off previous sentence

Nov 02, 2014 4:57pm

Steven Pink, the man who ordered a bombing that severely injured his probation officer in Montesano back in 1999, was originally convicted of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and first-...

EMS contracts with Fire District 5 moves forward

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

The cities of Elma and McCleary ratified their contracts with Fire District 5 to continue to provide emergency medical services, opting to accept the financial arrangements with their contracts “...

Revaluation notices not sent out yet

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

Even though county Assessor Rick Hole had indicated to the state Department of Revenue that Grays Harbor County revaluation notices should be sent and everything should be provided to the cities...

Prosecutor campaign could be most expensive ever

Oct 29, 2014 11:39am

Attorney Mike Spencer is spending three times as much money as Acting Chief Criminal Deputy Katie Svoboda in his bid to take back the Prosecutor’s Office.

For Spencer, the rush of direct...

Raines questions Olson over Quinaults endorsement

Oct 29, 2014 11:38am

After disagreeing with the Quinault Indian Nation on an assortment of issues, Republican Keith Olson last week was formally endorsed by the Quinaults over challenger Vickie Raines in the open...

Monte Council meeting canceled for lack of certified interpreter

Updated: Oct 29, 2014 12:14pm

The Montesano City Council was forced to recess its meeting Tuesday night, just minutes after starting, after Councilwoman Marisa Salzer informed the council and city staff that the sign language...