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Vini Samuel running for Monte mayor; two announce council candidacy

Mar 26, 2015 9:30am

With the county’s filing period still more than a month away, some candidates are announciing their intent to run for positions with the City of Montesano, challenging both the mayor and council...

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Measles identified in Aberdeen resident

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

An Aberdeen resident has been diagnosed with measles, a contagious disease caused by a virus. The patient, who is recovering at home, became ill in late December after traveling to the Disneyland...

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Corey Morris named editor of The Vidette

Updated: Jan 12, 2015 2:57pm

Corey Morris, a reporter for The Daily World, has been appointed editor for The Vidette, succeeding Steven Friederich, who left the position in November 2014 to take a job with the state Emergency...

Commissioners declare state of emergency in wake of storm, flooding

Jan 12, 2015 2:52pm

The Grays Harbor County Board of Commissioners declared a local state of emergency on Tuesday due to the excessive rainfall, flooding and landslides in the county.

The commissioners held a...

Dept. of Natural Resources photo The dam pictured upstream on Delezenne Creek near the Boy Scout camp will be removed as part of a $310,000 project to restore salmon spawning habitat.

Big grants will help two East County fish-passage projects

Jan 12, 2015 2:55pm

Three projects in Grays Harbor County — two of which are located in the East County were among those to receive a portion of $18 million in grants to restore salmon habitat and conserve pristine...

Elma man gets five years in prison for child porn, voyeurism charges

Jan 12, 2015 2:58pm

An Elma man was sentenced to five years and one month in prison on Dec. 29 in Superior Court for one count of voyeurism and two counts of possessing child pornography.

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David Haerle | The Vidette Mindy D’Andrea, right, assists customer Caroline Perry as she looks over a jar of the Blue Magoo strain of Hank’s Dank brand marijuana at the 3-M’s of Grays Harbor pot store in Porter on Saturday. Store co-owners Josh Miller and Betty McCombs are in the background.

Legal pot on top

Dec 31, 2014 1:40pm

By The Vidette Staff

In 2014, Grays Harbor saw the inauguration of the statewide legal marijuana business, more debate swirl over the potential oil trains in the wake of several derailments...

Pontoon contractor cited for safety violations

Dec 31, 2014 1:47pm

The contractor working at the state Department of Transportation’s Pontoon Construction Facility in Aberdeen has been cited for four safety violations including penalties exceeding $170,000 by the...

Razor clam dig starts New Year’s Eve

Dec 31, 2014 1:45pm

By The Daily World

Clam diggers can ring in the New Year by filling their buckets with razor clams during an eight-day opening beginning on New Year’s Eve, including openings on four coastal...

Unemployment back in double digits on Grays Harbor

Dec 31, 2014 1:45pm

By The Daily World

The unemployment rate on Grays Harbor broke into double digits in November for the first time in six months, one of only three counties in the state to register a jobless...

Brendan Carl | The Vidette Elma and Montesano High School students pose for a picture moments before the presentation of the Food Bowl trophy on Tuesday. Montesano won the competition for the fourth straight year. The Monte Food Bowl team collected 14,940 pounds of canned items and $31,501.14 for a grand total of 77,942.28 pounds of food. Elma students collected 14,220 pounds of canned items and $20,627.68 for a total of 55,475.36 of food. While the amount of pounds of canned goods were up for Elma, pounds for Monte and dollars from both schools were down. The two schools conducted several events from Dec. 5-16 in order to collect funds and food that will all be donated to the four East County food banks.

Monte wins Food Bowl again

Dec 19, 2014 11:15am

Elma and Montesano High School students pose for a picture moments before the presentation of the Food Bowl trophy on Tuesday. Montesano won the competition for the fourth straight year. The Monte...