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Twin Harbor jobless rates at lowest since 2008

Jul 30, 2015 8:30am

Grays Harbor’s unemployment rate fell by .3 percent in June to its lowest level yet this year at 8.5 percent. The jobless rate in Pacific County dropped by the same amount to 8.1 percent.

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Joyce I. Lougheed

Jul 30, 2015 8:30am

Joyce I. Lougheed, longtime resident of Montesano, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the home of her son, Hal Carlstad, with whom she lived for the past six years.

Joyce was born to...

Public records: Marriage licenses, July 30

Jul 30, 2015 10:30am

Brian D. Patterson, 29, and Brenda L. Sinclair, 28, both of Aberdeen.

Jarrod L. Zuvela, 32, and Xavia Skinner, 41, both of Ocean Shores.

Joseph R. Reece, 28, and Barbara A. Lenz, 25,...

Monte council agrees to outside investigation of harassment

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 9:43am

Following a brief executive session on Tuesday, July 28, the Montesano City Council voted to authorize the mayor pro tem to enter into contract negotiations with a private investigator to review...

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) The entry to Twin Bridges Park at 29 County Farm Road near Montesano currently has a no trespassing sign posted. The county recently ceased negotiations on a long expired lease to the park held by the Aberdeen Elks. The park will be opened to the public beginning next year.

County and Aberdeen Elks disagree about park lease

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

County and Aberdeen Elks disagree about park lease

When the Grays Harbor County commissioners ended negotiations with the Aberdeen Elks 593 regarding a county park near Montesano last month...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Allan and Ann Mustard pose for a photo at Fleet Park recently. Allan Mustard, originally of Brady, is the current U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan.

“Brady farm boy” becomes ambassador

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Allan Mustard says he was “just your basic Brady boy.”

Growing up on a farm his family had owned since 1912, about three-quarters of a mile east of the Brady Fire Hall, Mustard was a member...

OPINION: Why does your child play Little League baseball?

Jul 23, 2015 3:00am

Why does your child play Little League baseball?

What are they learning from the experience?

A common slogan I have seen posted at various sports venues, from youth to high school is...

(Justin Damasiewicz | The Vidette) Braden Dohrmann fields a ground ball, but has nowhere to throw as Cyrus Parsons scrambles to get to first base in Montesano’s 12-7 loss to Aberdeen in a District III 11-12 Little League tournament contest on July 15 at Failor Field in Aberdeen.

Monte 11-12s knocked from district tournament

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Capitalizing on Montesano miscues, Aberdeen jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 12-7 win in a District III 11-12 Little League tournament contest on July 15 at Failor Field in Aberdeen....

From left, Mike Machowek of Aberdeen, Tyler Renz and Emily Wamsley, both of Elma, analyze water quality at Vance Creek Park in Elma during the Natural Resources and Ecology Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education training.

Elma hosts institute for teachers throughout nation

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Elma High School recently hosted an eight-day professional development institute for 21 participants.

Participants traveled from Washington, Idaho and Iowa to participate in the institute,...

Monte 10-11s bounced from state tourney

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Washington 10-11 Little League District III champion Montesano was ousted from the state tournament in Vancouver in just two games on Saturday and Monday.

Montesano opened tourney play with...