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Former Monte police chief gets 5 months for theft charge

Nov 26, 2014 12:03pm

Former Montesano police chief Ray Sowers was ejected from the Pierce Count Drug Court last month and ordered to spend five months in jail for a theft charge stemming from an incident that...

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Olive Westbrooke gives her dad, Aaron, some help pushing in a wagon full of pumpkins in from the patch at Chapman Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze.

Time for pumpkin huntin’

Oct 21, 2014 4:49pm

Photos by Brendan Carl

Some people pick their pumpkin based on size alone as they look for the biggest one they can hold. Some search high and low for...

Elma man charged with possessing child porn

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

An Elma man appeared in Grays Harbor County Superior Court on Monday for a preliminary appearance on two counts of first degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit...

Monte council rejects building sale

Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

MONTESANO — The Montesano City Council on Oct. 14 rejected another effort to sell the city’s former shop building because the city would have had to put the money upfront and the buyer would be...

Retaliation complaint filed against Assessor Hole

Oct 17, 2014 10:30am

A longtime employee in the Assessor’s Office has filed a formal “retaliation” complaint against Assessor Rick Hole, alleging intimidation in the office, and has been granted a week of paid leave...

New book on John Tornow claims he was the victim

Oct 16, 2014 3:59pm

To many, John Tornow was an infamous outlaw. He’s accused of killing his nephews a century ago. He led police on a 19-month manhunt and killed four deputies who chased him down through the dark...

Hoquiam football player charged with rape removes himself from the team

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 4:48pm

Hoquiam School Superintendent Mike Parker said that the Hoquiam High School football player who was charged with two counts of rape in late September has voluntarily removed himself from the team...

Elma forum packs in the candidates

Oct 16, 2014 10:30am

Candidates for various county offices gathered at an Oct. 8 candidates forum held by the Elma Chamber of Commerce at the GuestHouse Inn & Suites in Elma. Each candidate made a brief statement...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Assessor Rick Hole speaks to The Daily World’s editorial board last week. In front of him are screen shots of the software being developed, which he says helps proves it works. His challenger says the software isn’t working right.

Will assessor software work? A question of confidence

Oct 15, 2014 11:17am

The issue of confidence is proving key in the Assessor’s Office election between incumbent Rick Hole and challenger Dan Lindgren, especially whether there’s confidence in Hole’s management style...

Several of the 17 citizens who spoke against crude oil being transported through Montesano at the city council meeting on Tuesday wore buttons to show their position.

Monte council says ‘no’ to oil trains

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 4:47pm

The Montesano City Council says it doesn’t want oil trains to run through the city and approved a resolution condemning the possible construction on three marine terminals for crude oil on the...

Superior Court Judge Dave Edwards, right, swears in new colleague Judge Stephen Brown in a brief ceremony Friday afternoon at the county Courthouse.

Judge Stephen A. Brown sworn into Superior Court

Updated: Oct 17, 2014 3:28pm

Judge Stephen Brown served his final day in District Court and was sworn in as the newest Superior Court judge on Friday. Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Brown to the position last week. Brown runs for...