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McCleary mayor stops short of shutdown

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

A draft memo, written at the McCleary mayor’s request, calling for the shutdown of the government sent ripples of concern throughout the city’s staff on Aug. 19. The mayor ultimately decided...

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Summit Pacific urgent care clinic now 7 days a week

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

It’s been a gradual process, but as of Wednesday, July 8, Grays Harbor County has an urgent care facility available seven days a week.

On Monday, July 6, Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC...

“Special” cat needs special home

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals is appealing to the general public as advocates for a cat named Special.

“We are desperate to find her a home because we’ve reached the point...

GH Transit adds some Sunday service

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Grays Harbor Transit website ( has been updated with the new Sunday service along with new maps.

The individual routes has a link to the Sunday route, or there is a...

Correction: Too many days for December fireworks

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Wrong dates

Due to submitted information in the July 2, 2015, story, “MFD tips for fireworks safety,” the brief had the wrong dates for New Year’s fireworks discharge. Fireworks on New Year’...

Home canning tips from WSU office

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

It’s time to think about canning tuna. Boats already are advertising to take orders.

The first thing to consider is getting the pressure canner dial gauge tested before canning. Tuna must be...

Investigation of Elma burglary nets two arrests

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

The Vidette

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office took a 20-year-old Elma male into custody for a warrant and also arrested a 34-year-old male on possession of controlled substances charges, all...

Auditor’s office finds PUD in compliance with renewable energy target

Jul 09, 2015 8:30am

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has found the Grays Harbor PUD in compliance with the renewable energy target required by Initiative 937, the energy independence act passed in 2006.


McCleary trying levy again for police department

Jul 02, 2015 11:26am

The McCleary City Council on June 24 split its decision on saving the city’s embattled police department, voting to approve a levy proposal but rejecting a supplemental budget ordinance.


(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  Denali Harris holds a sign for a fireworks stand on Tuesday with his sister, Bella Harris, and Montesano Youth Football president Jason Smith in the background. The stand, in the Thriftway parking lot, serves as a fundraiser for Montesano Youth Football.

Monte council douses fireworks ban

Updated: Jul 02, 2015 11:30am

With little relief in sight for dry weather throughout the region and Fourth of July fireworks quickly approaching, Montesano Fire Chief Corey Rux asked the city council on June 23 to consider...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  The front portion of the defunct old county jail recently was demolished by county crews. The county will continue to demolish and remove the building in order to free space for any future projects.

Old jail coming down; commissioners talk fireworks danger

Jul 02, 2015 11:29am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners discussed the third Superior Court Courtroom and fireworks during Monday’s morning session.

Originally a $1.8 million piece of an overall $56.6-million...