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Charles Caldwell of Montesano poses for a photograph with the key to the City of Montesano which he received during the April 14 city council meeting.

Caldwell receives key to the City of Montesano

Apr 23, 2015 11:10am

“The desire to be involved and help in whatever small or large way, and participating in the community, the city and the county,” — That’s what Montesano resident Chuck Caldwell says it takes to...

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ATVs may end up on Monte, McCleary streets

Updated: Mar 19, 2015 10:55am

The cities of Montesano and McCleary in the coming weeks hope to review ordinances allowing off road vehicles (ORV) and all terrain vehicles (ATV) on city streets.

Montesano’s council is...

County asks department heads for budget plans, cuts

Feb 05, 2015 12:05pm

Department heads and the county commissioners gathered on Tuesday to talk budget, a meeting Commissioners Wes Cormier and Vickie Raines said was aimed to open discussion, and that Commissioner...

(Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) Brian Basset listens in during a preliminary hearing in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Montesano. The court is in the process of setting a new minimum term for Bassett in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. (Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World) Brian Basset listens in during a preliminary hearing in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Montesano. The court is in the process of setting a new minimum term for Bassett in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

16-year-old McCleary killer doesn’t get revised sentence

Feb 05, 2015 12:06pm

Brian Bassett was denied any leniency on Friday for the three life sentences he received in 1996 for murdering his parents and brother. Friday’s hearing in Grays Harbor Superior Court aimed to...

County nixes E-Verify

Feb 05, 2015 12:07pm

The County Commissioners on Monday rescinded an E-Verify resolution they had approved little more than a month ago.

The now-rescinded resolution required that all new county employees (full...

Commissioners clash over budget memo, admissions tax axed

Jan 29, 2015 10:00am

Despite a memo encouraging significant budget cuts written and hand-delivered by Commissioner Frank Gordon to media outlets and county department heads last week, the commissioners did not discuss...

Prison sentence for former Monte police chief

Jan 29, 2015 10:01am

Former Montesano Police Chief Ray Sowers was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in Pierce County District Court on Jan. 7 for two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with...

(David Haerle | The Vidette) Gary Dunbar, left, owner of Mount St. Helens Cellars in Silverlake, pours a sample of wine for a taster at the Elma Winter Wine Festival on Saturday at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds.

Grape time had by all at annual Elma wine festival

Jan 29, 2015 10:00am

The eighth annual Elma Winter Wine Festival on Saturday hosted more than 1,200 people who sampled wares from 22 Washington wineries and took in “legendary” entertainment.

“This is a nice...

Logger with checkered past dies near Oakville

Jan 29, 2015 10:00am

A Lewis County man who was convicted of beating and robbing former Grays Harbor WSU Extension Director Don Tapio on his farm in 2007 died in a logging accident near Oakville on Jan. 10.

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County Commissioners terminate clerk to the board

Jan 29, 2015 10:05am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners terminated their clerk to the board, Donna McCallum, during a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, by a 2-1 vote. Commissioner Frank Gordon voted against...

County waiving some permitting fees for flood repairs

Jan 29, 2015 10:40am

County planning, building, roads/engineering and environmental health department permit fees will be waived for flood-related work during the next four months, following unanimous approval by...