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(Corey Morris | The Vidette) Sue Shultz was sworn in as Elma’s police chief before the city council on Feb. 17. She officially began work on Feb. 9.

Communication is key for Elma’s new police chief

Feb 26, 2015 12:02pm

A career that began as a position at a correctional facility in another county, eventually led Susan Shultz to Elma where she was sworn in as police chief on Feb. 17.

Taking the helm of the...

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Saturday bus service coming back Jan. 3

Nov 24, 2014 10:30am

When the Grays Harbor Transportation Authority voted to cut all weekend bus service in 2013, it also decided to go to the ballot box, hoping Grays Harbor voters might help restore the service...

Improvements finally coming to Beacon Park?

Nov 22, 2014 10:30am

Mayor Ken Estes is hoping to to revive talk of improving Beacon Park, which has languished without much development since it was purchased in 2002.

At this point, Estes said he’s just hoping...

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Shirley McQuaid to be honored with Margaret Downey Award

Nov 21, 2014 10:30am

MONTESANO — Shirley McQuaid is this year’s recipient of the Margaret Downey Memorial Community Service Award. She will be honored at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland...

Commissioners interview 3 candidates for District Court robe

Updated: Nov 26, 2014 12:02pm

MONTESANO — The county commissioners on Nov. 19 interviewed three potential candidates for the county’s District Court vacancy and could make a decision for the position as early as this week, but...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Residents float down the river at Schafer State Park near Elma this past summer.

County sends state a bill for unfunded Discover Pass mandates

Nov 19, 2014 8:27am

MONTESANO — Grays Harbor County has sent a bill to the state for $4,425, seeking compensation for the time Grays Harbor District Court spent dealing with citations involving the Discover Pass last...

Photo by Sgt. Leon Cook An infantry fire team from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment moves through colored smoke as they advance toward the abandoned Satsop nuclear power plant Nov. 12. The plant played an important role in Gryphon Longsword, a joint exercise between the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and 4/23 Inf. The plant represented a chemical weapons plant to secure and eliminate. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leon Cook, 20th Public Affairs Detachment)

Army trains for the worst disasters at Satsop

Nov 19, 2014 8:27am

The abandoned cooling towers at the Satsop Business Park were the backdrop for an unusual drama played out there, Nov. 12. What started out as a quiet, cold morning heated up when soldiers moved...

Debate swirling in McCleary over police services

Updated: Nov 26, 2014 12:08pm

More than 50 residents packed the McCleary City Council meeting Nov. 19 to hear debate about the future of the McCleary Police Department. There were so many people, it was standing-room only and...

Federal Way man charged with molesting Oakville girl

Nov 19, 2014 8:34am

A 20-year-old Federal Way man has been charged with child molestation in the second degree for having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl at Oakville High School.

Gervin O...

Elma chief issue still in air, but court cuts on table

Nov 19, 2014 8:34am

Elma Mayor David Osgood has presented a $1.8 million operating budget, which eats up every bit of reserve money in the city’s coffers, and even Osgood has deemed it an “unacceptable” budget,...

County will trim $800k from operating budget

Nov 19, 2014 8:34am

The Republican majority on the county commission stuck together during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to refuse another road levy shift and authorized cuts of nearly 3 percent to the county’s...