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Annual blessings of the pets in Monte

Oct 23, 2014 4:47pm

Nancy Glasscock lifted her voice into the air, singing the hymn, “Come in, come in and sit down.”

Sitting on her finger was a green lovebird, its tiny beak gnawing on the program.


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Why does Grays Harbor need a massive armored military vehicle?

Sep 18, 2014 10:24am

Don’t call it a tank.

That’s what Aberdeen Police Captain John Green says, as he stands next to the nearly 10-foot-tall armored vehicle, painted black and dotted with police logos. Earlier...

Sheriff says $900k needed to patrol cities of Elma, McCleary

Sep 18, 2014 5:35pm

Grays Harbor Sheriff Rick Scott says it will cost the cities of Elma and McCleary a total of $900,000 to contract services, enabling him to hire six more deputies and have a dedicated sergeant...

Waterfront sale still up for discussion, mayor says

Updated: Sep 19, 2014 9:49am

A proposal to surplus a parcel of land near the Chehalis River was absent from the Montesano City Council’s agenda on Sept. 9, although it was supposed to be up for discussion.

The issue was...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Grays Harbor Deputy Prosecutor William Leraas stands next to former Montesano Police Chief Ray Sowers in February. Sowers had promised a Pierce County Drug Court would help change his ways, but he was caught selling heroin this week in Tacoma.

Former Monte Police chief busted for selling heroin

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 4:58pm

Former Montesano police chief Ray Sowers was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 16 for allegedly selling heroin and unlawfully possessing a firearm, which he kept under...

County issued findings, but assessor walks away clean

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 2:41pm

The State Auditor’s Office is preparing to issue two findings related to the way the county handles and reports grant funds. However, despite publicity over the issues in the Assessor’s Office,...

The yellow highlighted areas the two parcels up for debate along the Wishkah River in this map augmented by The Vidette.

County considers eminent domain to advance Wishkah flood project

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 4:44pm

The Grays Harbor County commissioners are considering using eminent domain to condemn two parcels along the Wishkah River in order to move forward with a potential multi-million dollar flood...

Jeff Myers | For The Vidette Dylan Ellefson waves from the top of a car as part of the Loggers Playday Parade on Sept. 6 through downtown Hoquiam. Ellefson, who splits his time between Montesano and Hoquiam, wore a police badge and uniform as part of the “Chief for a Day” program — which lasted for several weeks at the Hoquiam Police Department, instead of just a single day. Ellefson, 13, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the second time since he was 3 years old. Community members across the Harbor raised thousands of dollars for Ellefson.

Chief for a Day celebrated one more time in Hoquiam

Sep 15, 2014 8:48pm

Jeff Myers | For The Vidette

Dylan Ellefson waves from the top of a car as part of the Loggers Playday Parade on Sept. 6 through downtown Hoquiam. Ellefson, who splits his time between...

State Auditor says city to blame for missing paint

Sep 12, 2014 12:14pm

An official with the Washington State Auditor’s fraud division says that the city of Montesano’s lack of oversight led to dozens of gallons of paint to go missing in recent years — but a lack of...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Grays Harbor County Commissioner Frank Gordon had some fun with recent criticism that he was running the county like a “king,” by wearing a crown to the county commissioner’s meeting on Monday. Gordon stands next to fellow County Commissioner Herb Welch and Deputy Prosecutor Jim Baker.

Tough budget choices ahead for county

Updated: Sep 17, 2014 10:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners will be faced with some difficult budget decisions in the next few months as they deal with lower revenue projections for 2015 and ever increasing...

Drawing of how McCleary School could be accessed under a proposed revision of Main and 3rd Streets.

McCleary considering improvements to downtown core

Sep 12, 2014 12:10pm

The city of McCleary is considering proposals to improve 3rd Street through the downtown corridor in an effort to be more user friendly — and to make needed improvements on visibility on the main...