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Montesano man, said to be Islamic State supporter, faces federal gun charges

Feb 11, 2016 8:30am

A Montesano man who allegedly talked to a federal undercover officer about killing police officers, attacking military facilities and his allegiance to the Islamic State is being held at the...

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Reception for newly elected Monte leaders set for Jan. 12

Updated: Jan 06, 2016 1:57pm

A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at City Hall before the city council meeting at 7 p.m.

Mayor-elect Vini Samuel will be sworn in during the council meeting. Samuel...

Monte dinged by auditor for federal funding issue

Dec 31, 2015 12:08pm

The City of Montesano has received a new federal audit finding on its already published 2012-2013 audit. The State Auditor’s office republished the audit report and findings on Dec. 21.


(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Retired honor guard and VFW Post 2455 member Herb Beck recently received this 40-year-pin from the post.

Monte’s Beck honored with VFW 40-year pin

Dec 31, 2015 12:09pm

When asked why he had enlisted in the Army in 1951, Herb Beck of Montesano offered a logical and understated answer.

”My number was up in the draft, so I figured maybe that way I’d get a...

Department of Transportation photo A Washington State Department of Transportation representative discusses the Schouweiler Road intersection project with some local residents at an open house at the Elma High School commons on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Three options discussed for Schouweiler intersection

Dec 31, 2015 12:10pm

The Washington State Department of Transportation held an open house at the Elma High School commons on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to get public feedback about options being considered to reduce the...

Commissioners hear property value concerns from Cosi superintendent

Dec 31, 2015 12:10pm

Cosmopolis School District Superintendent Cherie Patterson addressed the Grays Harbor County commissioners during the public comment portion of an afternoon meeting on Monday, Dec. 21, regarding a...

First Day Hike at Lake Sylvia on New Year’s Day

Dec 31, 2015 12:12pm

Lighthouse, Lake Sylvia, to host ‘First Day Hikes’

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the first day of 2016 with First Day Hikes taking...

Grays Harbor sees small uptick in unemployment

Dec 31, 2015 12:16pm

Grays Harbor and Pacific counties’ unemployment rates have increased slightly and remain among the state’s highest, according to November data the Employment Security Department released on Dec....

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Rich Swiergula, Montesano Police Chief Brett Vance, Abbi Vance, Joyce Anderson and Doug Iverson work to sort through some 16,000 pounds of donated food on Dec. 16 at the Montesano Food Bank. The donation (along with a check for more than $38,000) is the Montesano Food Bank's haul from the 2015 East County Food Bowl.

Monte wins 5th food bowl in row

Dec 24, 2015 8:30am

Montesano High School has claimed its fifth consecutive Food Bowl victory against rival Elma High School.

Food Bowl is the annual fundraiser for local food banks that pits Montesano and Elma...

Commissioners plan for retirement of public works director

Dec 24, 2015 8:00am

The Grays Harbor county commissioners spent the majority of a special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, discussing strategies for handling the upcoming retirement of one of the county’s department...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette)  Flood waters at Elma High School's Davis Field on Friday, Dec. 11.

What’s next for Elma stadium plans?

Dec 24, 2015 10:30am

The Elma community is continuing the debate about how to move forward with the construction of a hoped-for stadium for school sports.

An $6.9-million bond to fund the construction of a...