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Commissioners interview 3 candidates for District Court robe

Nov 20, 2014 10:06am

MONTESANO — The county commissioners on Wednesday interviewed three potential candidates for the county’s District Court vacancy and could make a decision for the position as early as next week,...

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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Brian Schweitzer of Elma talks to Vickie Raines as she knocks on doors in Elma recently.

Vickie Raines: Mayor, financial expert, now candidate for county commission

Oct 22, 2014 1:38pm

Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines thought about running for county commissioner before.

The timing just never worked out. Her family and job had come first. And when Cosmopolis faced some of...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette  Keith Olson stands in front of the County Administration Building on Monday, hoping to earn the votes to become the next county commissioner.

Keith Olson: Logger, teacher, now candidate for county commission

Oct 22, 2014 1:39pm

About four years ago, Keith Olson hung up his dress shirts and slacks and put on his flannels and jeans again.

Olson had been a teacher and coach at Lake Quinault for nine years. The Marine...

Elma Council against oil trains

Updated: Oct 23, 2014 4:04pm

On a 4-1 vote, the Elma City Council approved a resolution Monday night requesting that the commissioners of the Port of Grays Harbor “reconsider their proposal to allow the construction of three...

Olive Westbrooke gives her dad, Aaron, some help pushing in a wagon full of pumpkins in from the patch at Chapman Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze.

Time for pumpkin huntin’

Oct 21, 2014 4:49pm

Photos by Brendan Carl

Some people pick their pumpkin based on size alone as they look for the biggest one they can hold. Some search high and low for...

Elma man charged with possessing child porn

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

An Elma man appeared in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday for a preliminary appearance on two counts of first degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit...

Monte council rejects building sale

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

MONTESANO — The Montesano City Council on Oct. 14 rejected another effort to sell the city’s former shop building because the city would have had to put the money upfront and the buyer would be...

Retaliation complaint filed against Assessor Hole

Oct 17, 2014 10:30am

A longtime employee in the Assessor’s Office has filed a formal “retaliation” complaint against Assessor Rick Hole, alleging intimidation in the office, and has been granted a week of paid leave...

New book on John Tornow claims he was the victim

Oct 16, 2014 3:59pm

To many, John Tornow was an infamous outlaw. He’s accused of killing his nephews a century ago. He led police on a 19-month manhunt and killed four deputies who chased him down through the dark...

Hoquiam football player charged with rape removes himself from the team

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 4:48pm

Hoquiam School Superintendent Mike Parker said that the Hoquiam High School football player who was charged with two counts of rape in late September has voluntarily removed himself from the team...

Elma forum packs in the candidates

Oct 16, 2014 10:30am

Candidates for various county offices gathered at an Oct. 8 candidates forum held by the Elma Chamber of Commerce at the GuestHouse Inn & Suites in Elma. Each candidate made a brief statement...