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Prosecutor campaign could be most expensive ever

Oct 29, 2014 11:39am

Attorney Mike Spencer is spending three times as much money as Acting Chief Criminal Deputy Katie Svoboda in his bid to take back the Prosecutor’s Office.

For Spencer, the rush of direct...

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Steven Friederich | The Vidette Grays Harbor Deputy Prosecutor William Leraas stands next to former Montesano Police Chief Ray Sowers in February. Sowers had promised a Pierce County Drug Court would help change his ways, but he was caught selling heroin this week in Tacoma.

Former Monte Police chief busted for selling heroin

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 4:58pm

Former Montesano police chief Ray Sowers was arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 16 for allegedly selling heroin and unlawfully possessing a firearm, which he kept under...

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,...

The yellow highlighted areas the two parcels up for debate along the Wishkah River in this map augmented by The Vidette.

County considers eminent domain to advance Wishkah flood project

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 4:44pm

The Grays Harbor County commissioners are considering using eminent domain to condemn two parcels along the Wishkah River in order to move forward with a potential multi-million dollar flood...

Jeff Myers | For The Vidette Dylan Ellefson waves from the top of a car as part of the Loggers Playday Parade on Sept. 6 through downtown Hoquiam. Ellefson, who splits his time between Montesano and Hoquiam, wore a police badge and uniform as part of the “Chief for a Day” program — which lasted for several weeks at the Hoquiam Police Department, instead of just a single day. Ellefson, 13, is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the second time since he was 3 years old. Community members across the Harbor raised thousands of dollars for Ellefson.

Chief for a Day celebrated one more time in Hoquiam

Sep 15, 2014 8:48pm

Jeff Myers | For The Vidette

Dylan Ellefson waves from the top of a car as part of the Loggers Playday Parade on Sept. 6 through downtown Hoquiam. Ellefson, who splits his time between...

State Auditor says city to blame for missing paint

Sep 12, 2014 12:14pm

An official with the Washington State Auditor’s fraud division says that the city of Montesano’s lack of oversight led to dozens of gallons of paint to go missing in recent years — but a lack of...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Grays Harbor County Commissioner Frank Gordon had some fun with recent criticism that he was running the county like a “king,” by wearing a crown to the county commissioner’s meeting on Monday. Gordon stands next to fellow County Commissioner Herb Welch and Deputy Prosecutor Jim Baker.

Tough budget choices ahead for county

Updated: Sep 17, 2014 10:30am

The Grays Harbor County commissioners will be faced with some difficult budget decisions in the next few months as they deal with lower revenue projections for 2015 and ever increasing...

Drawing of how McCleary School could be accessed under a proposed revision of Main and 3rd Streets.

McCleary considering improvements to downtown core

Sep 12, 2014 12:10pm

The city of McCleary is considering proposals to improve 3rd Street through the downtown corridor in an effort to be more user friendly — and to make needed improvements on visibility on the main...

Elma police to patrol Strawberry Hill

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 8:39pm

ELMA — The Elma City Council unanimously agreed to allow local police to patrol the private roads of the Strawberry Heights subdivision on Strawberry Hill and issue speeding citations. Because the...

County Commissioners terminate PDA

Sep 12, 2014 12:11pm

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners terminated the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority during their regular scheduled meeting Monday.

The PDA was created in 1998 to take over the...

Commissioners set fee for mandatory arbitration

Sep 12, 2014 12:17pm

Individuals filing for mandatory arbitration in Grays Harbor Superior Court will now be asked to pay a filing fee for the service.

On Monday, the Grays Harbor County Commissioners...