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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...

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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Residents float down the river at Schafer State Park near Elma this past summer.

County sends state a bill for unfunded Discover Pass mandates

Nov 19, 2014 8:27am

MONTESANO — Grays Harbor County has sent a bill to the state for $4,425, seeking compensation for the time Grays Harbor District Court spent dealing with citations involving the Discover Pass last...

Photo by Sgt. Leon Cook An infantry fire team from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment moves through colored smoke as they advance toward the abandoned Satsop nuclear power plant Nov. 12. The plant played an important role in Gryphon Longsword, a joint exercise between the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and 4/23 Inf. The plant represented a chemical weapons plant to secure and eliminate. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leon Cook, 20th Public Affairs Detachment)

Army trains for the worst disasters at Satsop

Nov 19, 2014 8:27am

The abandoned cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park were the backdrop for an unusual drama played out there, Nov. 12. What started out as a quiet, cold morning heated up when soldiers moved...

Debate swirling in McCleary over police services

Updated: Nov 26, 2014 12:08pm

More than 50 residents packed the McCleary City Council meeting Nov. 19 to hear debate about the future of the McCleary Police Department. There were so many people, it was standing-room only and...

County will trim $800k from operating budget

Nov 19, 2014 8:34am

The Republican majority on the county commission stuck together during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to refuse another road levy shift and authorized cuts of nearly 3 percent to the county’s...

Federal Way man charged with molesting Oakville girl

Nov 19, 2014 8:34am

A 20-year-old Federal Way man has been charged with child molestation in the second degree for having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl at Oakville High School.

Gervin O...

Elma chief issue still in air, but court cuts on table

Nov 19, 2014 8:34am

Elma Mayor David Osgood has presented a $1.8 million operating budget, which eats up every bit of reserve money in the city’s coffers, and even Osgood has deemed it an “unacceptable” budget,...

McCleary enters into contract negotiations with Sheriff

Nov 18, 2014 10:55am

City officials in McCleary will meet with the Sheriff’s Office to negotiate a potential contract for police services — but Mayor

Gary Dent won’t be the one negotiating the contract.

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Estes considering a run for a second term

Nov 18, 2014 12:27pm

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes is considering a run for a second term.

Estes, whose term expires at the end of next year, has had a tumultuous three years, but says he thinks things are on an...

Slim Monte budget includes utility rate hikes

Nov 18, 2014 12:27pm

The city of Montesano has scrapped plans to hire a new clerk in 2015 — and trimmed away the wish list from department heads in the mayor’s recently proposed budget.

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes...

Pot is a growing business on the Harbor

Nov 17, 2014 10:35am

If there’s one industry with potential for exponential growth — both literally and figuratively — in Grays Harbor County over the next few years, it may be the state’s fledgling legal marijuana...