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Brendan Carl | The Vidette Montesano Fire Chief Corey Rux, right, and Dylan McDougall work to string lights onto a firetruck that will be a part of the Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday.

Light my Fire … truck

Dec 11, 2014 12:21pm

Every year, there are plenty of bright spots during the Festival of Lights Parade in Montesano, but one of the brightest comes in the form of a truck the Montesano Fire Department has decorated...

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Monte man pleads down to assault with sexual motivation

Nov 07, 2014 6:31pm

MONTESANO — A Montesano man, originally charged with first-degree rape in a July trial that resulted in a hung jury, has pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor of fourth-degree assault with sexual...

Despite Auditor finding, McCleary mayor takes another $55k from power fund

Nov 07, 2014 6:32pm

As State Auditor officials were questioning the transfer of $400,000 in funds from the city of McCleary’s light and power fund, Mayor Gary Dent was authorizing the transfer of another $55,000 from...

Feds deny grant to improve rail capacity

Nov 07, 2014 6:32pm

Ambitious rail improvements along the Puget Sound and Pacific rail line have been put on hold for the foreseeable future because a federal grant to fund the project couldn’t be secured.


Monte woman not guilty of horse’s death, more charges pending

Nov 07, 2014 6:32pm

A jury found a Montesano woman not guilty of animal cruelty in the second degree in Grays Harbor District Court after her horse was found dead on her property off Minkler Road.

But, Kathryn...

McCleary will contract court services with county

Nov 07, 2014 6:32pm

McCleary Mayor Gary Dent has effectively decided to fire his municipal judge — without ever notifying him.

Last week, Mayor Dent told his city council that he wanted permission to enter into...

Seven candidates vying for District Court appointment

Nov 06, 2014 4:48pm

MONTESANO — Seven potential candidates for Grays Harbor District Court have emerged and interviews with the county commissioners responsible for the appointment process could be set up as early as...

Hayden Stephens was the first trick-or-treater through the door at The Vidette on Friday.

Monte celebrates inaugural downtown trick or treat

Nov 05, 2014 5:02pm

Businesses around Montesano participated in the inaugural Montesano Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Friday. Hundreds of children in costume went door-to-door for treats and sweets.

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(Dan Jackson | The Daily World) Vickie Raines talks to supporters after hearing the election night results at the Polson Museum in Hoquiam on Tuesday night. Raines held a nearly10 percent lead over Keith Olson after the initial election tally.

Raines wins big in county commissioner race

Nov 04, 2014 10:54pm

With three-fifths of the county supporting her, Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines will be the next Grays Harbor County commissioner. She’ll be the first county commissioner without any political...

Svoboda to become first female prosecutor in county history

Updated: Nov 06, 2014 10:28am

With a five-point advantage in the General Election, Katie Svoboda will be the first female prosecutor in Grays Harbor County history.

On Election night, Svoboda was ahead of rival Mike...

Dan Lindgren defeats incumbent Assessor Rick Hole in landslide

Nov 04, 2014 11:00pm

Rick Hole’s tumultuous tenure as Grays Harbor County Assessor will soon be over.

County voters handed a landslide victory to challenger Dan Lindgren, an appraiser in the Assessor’s Office...