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Aaron Lavinsky | The Daily World Ken Albert performs as the priest with Jerrod Phelps as Jean Valjean during a dress rehearsal of Les Misérables last year at the Bishop Center.

Ken Albert acts like a role model

Updated: Sep 17, 2014 5:45pm

You might say that Montesano’s Ken Albert is a role model.

There are his personal roles as husband and father, along with his professional roles as a former service man in both the Air Force...

Elma senior Rio Ortega sprints away from a pack of North Mason defenders during the Eagles contest on Friday.

Elma falls to North Mason

Sep 17, 2014 5:47pm

The Elma High School football team committed just one too many turnovers.

After trailing 21-12 at halftime, the Eagles pulled back to a tie with North Mason at 27-27 and forced a punt with...

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...

Guy Bergstrom | For The Vidette A produce vendor chats with a customer at last year's festival at Lake Sylvia State Park.

Lake Sylvia Fall Fest is Saturday

Sep 17, 2014 10:28am

The fifth annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival and Art Walk will take place Saturday at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano. It runs from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature a pancake...

Mistakes cause Monte to come up short against Nooksack Valley

Sep 17, 2014 5:47pm

By Brendan Carl

The Vidette

For the second week in a row, it was the fundamental errors that caused the Montesano High School football team to come up on the losing end.


Davis Field to get temporary seating

Sep 17, 2014 5:47pm

Davis Field to get temporary seating

Those attending girls soccer and junior varsity football games at Davis Field this fall will have a place to sit thanks to an agreement with the Grays...

Monte cross country runners crack top 25 in Oregon

Sep 17, 2014 5:47pm

Monte cross country runners crack top 25 in Oregon

Three Montesano girls cracked the top 25 in the Ash Creek Invitational on Saturday on the Western Oregon University campus.


Monte volleyball shows promise at SunDome tourney

Sep 17, 2014 5:47pm

Last weekend was more about lessons learned than wins and losses for the Montesano High School volleyball team. But coach Debbie Gibson was pretty happy with the Bulldogs record as well. Monte won...

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...