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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,...

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Summit Chef pours Argentine chimichurri sauce on some beef before putting it in the oven.

Summit chef is going local

Jul 31, 2014 10:30am

When Brandon Smith drives down the road, he is always on the lookout for his next meal. He isn’t looking for the next great restaurant, he pays more attention to the fields as he watches for local...

Wagging dog tails helps kids tell tales

Jul 30, 2014 1:05pm

Have you ever talked to a dog?

Give them a command and they’ll follow instructions — if they’re trained properly. But, have a conversation with a dog and it just ends up being therapeutic....

Records show how McCleary might cut services in the future

Jul 30, 2014 1:12pm

If McCleary voters approve both property tax measures, then it will solve all of the city’s current financial problems for at least the next year.

However, it won’t restore services already...

Car show fun for all, rain or shine

Jul 30, 2014 1:01pm

Despite gray clouds and the constant threat of rain, more than 180 participants braved the weather to take part in the 12th annual Historic Montesano Car Show on Saturday.

“Considering the...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Lanny Foss, left, accepts a plaque from Montesano Mayor Ken Estes last week.

Monte Street Task Force chairman honored

Updated: Jul 30, 2014 1:56pm

Montesano Mayor Ken Estes recognized the efforts of Street Task force chairman Lanny Foss at last week’s City Council meeting.

“During the summer of 2012 and 2013, he walked nearly every...

From Left to right: Association Vice President Brad Shumate, Association Treasurer, Larry Willis, Darla Sauer, Roger Sauer, Association President Monty Mattson, Association Member Charles Maloney.

Lotto winner donates thermal imager to Fire District 2

Jul 30, 2014 1:07pm

Darla Sauer grew up in a household where her father, Lester Willis, responded regularly to calls for help from residents in the surrounding area.

“Association volunteers always saw the need...

Elma moves forward on regs for growing, processing pot; retail aspects on pause

Jul 30, 2014 1:11pm

ELMA — The Elma City Council is moving forward with an ordinance allowing for marijuana growers and processors to locate within the city of Elma, but it will take a while longer before the city...

AT&T wants a tax refund

Jul 30, 2014 1:11pm

AT&T has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Revenue and every county in the state, alleging state and county officials have not been appraising their personal property properly...

City of McCleary pays for political ad on levy lid lift

Jul 30, 2014 1:11pm

The city of McCleary paid for the recent political advertisement mailed to the voters in the city limits about a police levy on the ballot.

The mailer talked about the six-year levy lid lift...

Courtesy Photo Firefighter Bert Haubrick, left, and Brady Firefighters Association President Monte Mattson.

Bert Haubrick named firefighter of the year

Jul 30, 2014 1:16pm

Herbert “Bert” Haubrick was named firefighter of the year by the Brady Firefighters Association for 2013. He has been a member of Fire District 2 since 2002.

At the age of 16, Haubrick...