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McCleary owes ratepayers $400,000, State Auditor says

Oct 24, 2014 2:03pm

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a finding against the city of McCleary, saying the city improperly relied on its dedicated light and power fund in order to keep the city’s general...

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David Haerle | The Vidette East County resident John Adolphson, who works in the woods for Montesano logging outfit Tobin & Riedesel, takes a tumble into the pond during a choker setting race at Saginaw Loggers Day on Saturday in Brooklyn.

An ode to the old days of logging at Saginaw

Sep 25, 2014 10:30am

BROOKLYN — If you’re ever looking to attend an annual — and free — event that mixes a nice dose of Americana with a healthy portion of Northwest tradition, check out Saginaw Loggers Day in the...

Laurie Smith stands with Dick Fournier.

Fournier agent gets customer service award

Sep 25, 2014 5:08pm

Laurie Smith, an insurance agent for Fournier Insurance in Montesano, was named customer service representative of the year for Washington state by The National Alliance.

Smith said she...

Bustin’ a move at Buckaroo Days

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 5:12pm

Parade, food contests results

Buckaroo Days awarded loads of prizes to participants this year.

During the annual parade, the Elma Youth Cheer took home the sweepstakes award for best...

Drug take-back day is Sept. 27

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 5:13pm

The Elma and Hoquiam police departments will participate in a “drug take-back day” on Saturday, Sept. 27, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency. The event will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Spencer gets backing of AFSCME

Sep 25, 2014 10:15am

Prosecutor candidate Michael Spencer earned the endorsement of the county’s largest union last week.

Spencer was notified by AFSCME Local No. 275, making up the bulk of the county’s...

Former county attorney files lawsuit against Grays Harbor

Sep 25, 2014 10:15am

By Vidette staff

Former Guardian Ad Litem attorney Tamara Milligan-Darst filed a lawsuit against Grays Harbor County last week, seeking payment for services she provided a few years ago that...

Names still being accepted for Monte veterans wall

Sep 25, 2014 10:23am

There’s still room for about 13 names on the front of the veterans memorial walls at Fleet Park in Montesano. When there are 10 names, the engraving will begin.

Veterans added to the wall...

McCleary Council approves design options for 3rd Street

Sep 25, 2014 10:23am

The McCleary City Council approved design plans last week for 3rd Street to get the cheapest option possible without needing to purchase a whole lot of right of way.

The designs call for a...

Monte has open two parks board positions

Sep 25, 2014 10:30am

Monte has open two parks board positions

Due to members moving out of the area, the Montesano Parks Board has two open positions to fill. The Montesano Parks Board meets on the first...

Elma library to hold book sale

Sep 25, 2014 5:04pm

Elma Friends of the Library invite everyone to check out the Fall Book Sale from Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 3-6, a major fund-raiser in support of the library’s programs.

Come browse...