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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...

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Brown favored to be superior court judge by local attorneys

Sep 10, 2014 4:00pm

Grays Harbor District Court Judge Stephen Brown is the overwhelming favorite among Grays Harbor County Bar Association members in his bid to succeed Gordon Godfrey as a Superior Court judge.


Monte man dies in vehicular accident

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 10:21am

Investigators are still trying to sort out what happened a week after a 57-year-old Montesano man was struck and killed by a car as he was crossing Monte Elma Road.

The Montesano Police and...

Firefighters work to extinguish a grass fire off Schouweiler Road just outside of the Elma city limits on Wednesday.

Fast-moving brush fire in Elma at same time ‘red flag warning’ issued

Sep 10, 2014 5:30pm

Firefighters were able to extinguish a grass fire which ignited just more than 20 feet away from a home without any structural damage Wednesday afternoon.

Crews from Grays Harbor District 5...

Montesano revises land sale policies

Sep 08, 2014 11:51pm

MONTESANO — The city of Montesano has revised its policies to sell city-owned land at the same time another piece of waterfront land is being considered to be sold to developer Paul Willis.


Monte woman accused of negligence in horse death

Sep 08, 2014 11:54pm

A Montesano woman has been charged with animal cruelty in the second degree in Grays Harbor District Court after her horse was found dead on her property off Minkler Road.

Kathryn Lewis, 58...

Poll shows hospital annexation would have passed

Sep 05, 2014 12:50pm

A paid survey found that voters likely would have approved annexing the Montesano and Brady areas into nearby Summit Pacific Medical Center. However, the results are moot since the hospital...

McCleary will let school kids decide name of lake

Sep 05, 2014 1:03pm

There’s a pond, or a really small lake depending on how you look at it, that has gone unnamed at the south end of the city of McCleary for years. But Public Works Director Todd Baun state...

Elma approves growers; still waiting on retail pot at Porter

Sep 05, 2014 1:05pm

While the state is gradually implementing I-502, which legalizes retail marijuana, the process has seemed to slow to a snail’s pace in Grays Harbor County, where no new growing, processing or long...

Fixes finally arrive for Main Street

Sep 05, 2014 1:08pm

It’s taken about a year, but Olympia-based South Bay Excavating was back in downtown Montesano fixing the issues on Main Street.

A crew began work late last week on fixing a one-inch dip in...

Mike Sinclair takes a moment to admire the construction of the new shelter at Schafer State Park before getting back to work.

New Schafer building perfect fit at state park

Sep 03, 2014 10:30am

Schafer State Park has a brand-new and stylish large picnic shelter for its group campground, thanks to the industrious work of dedicated volunteers — with something of a big assist from storms...