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County approves $1.4 million loan to repair pavilion roof at fairgrounds

Apr 27, 2016 1:15pm

The Grays Harbor County commissioners approved a $1.4 million dollar loan from the Department of Agriculture rural development program on Thursday, April 21, to fund repairs for the Grays Harbor...

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(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Mary's River Lumber Company has announced it has closed its Montesano location. The company plans to wind down operations and sell any remaining product over the coming months.

Mary’s River Lumber closing

Updated: Mar 17, 2016 1:30am

Mary’s River Lumber, based in Corvallis, Ore., with mill operations in Montesano and three other Northwest locations, announced Monday, March 14, that it was closing, effective that day.


Rep. Van De Wege with page Kelsy Bryson on Feb. 23, 2016. Bryson, a Montesano High School student, served as a legislative page during the recent legislative session.

Three Monte students serve as legislative pages

Mar 10, 2016 8:30am

Three Montesano Junior/Senior High School students recently had a hands-on learning opportunity with the inner workings of state government.

Eighth-grader Robert Thomas, ninth-grader Olivia...

County eyeing new software for Prosecutor

Mar 10, 2016 8:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners and the prosecutor’s office are hoping new software will bring efficiency with the way it handles case paperwork.

“Prosecutor by Karpel” is software...

Former commission clerk’s husband files claim against county

Mar 10, 2016 10:30am

The husband of the former clerk to the board of the Grays Harbor County commissioners has a filed a claim for damages against the county for alleged violations of the Public Records Act.


(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  Randy, Candi and Josh Bachtell and April Heikkila pose for a photo inside the future location of Savory Faire. The team plans to open a new Savory Faire location this summer at the 300 block of West Pioneer Avenue in Montesano.

Savory Faire planning summer comeback

Mar 10, 2016 10:30am

Soon the air along West Pioneer Avenue in Montesano will be warm with the scent of freshly baked bread, and that’s good news for everybody, but especially for those who remember and miss the days...

Applications for Kelsey Foundation scholarships now available

Mar 10, 2016 10:30am

An annual scholarship again will be available to local students, beginning March 10.

The Forest C. and Ruth V. Kelsey Foundation High School Students Scholarship will accept applications...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette)  A work in progress, Hotshots Espresso in Montesano is relocating to the lot west of the Post Office on West Pioneer Avenue.

Hotshots moving to lot beside post office

Mar 10, 2016 10:30am

That caffeine fix Montesanans are used to on a corner downtown soon will be on a different corner, but it still will have all the caffeinated kicks necessary to get them through the day.


County preparing Wishkah project funding

Mar 03, 2016 10:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners continue to take small steps toward the Wishkah flood project.

On Monday, Feb. 29, the commissioners approved an agreement with the state Recreation and...

County settles access fee lawsuit

Mar 03, 2016 10:30am

A settlement agreement resolving a lawsuit between the Grays Harbor County commissioners, the Washington Forest Protection Association and three timber companies coasted onto the afternoon agenda...

Streeter confirmed as Monte CFO

Mar 03, 2016 10:30am

The Montesano City Council confirmed the mayor’s appointment of Doug Streeter to the newly created Chief Financial Officer position for the City of Montesano.

Streeter currently is the CFO...