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Opinion: Revive Black Rock Reservoir plan

Jul 02, 2015 11:06am

Yakima Valley farmers have the same problem as their California counterparts: there just isn’t enough water for crops, migrating fish and people.

In California this year, an estimated 564,...

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OPINION: Six months into commission term, planning ahead

Jun 18, 2015 8:00am

We as a county are fractured. To put it simply: we are so broken we are broke.

Being District 3 county commissioner for the past six months has been interesting and eye opening. January...

OPINION: Elma seniors work with police chief to prevent crime

Jun 18, 2015 8:00am

In the wee hours one morning last April, I had trouble sleeping. Intending to read just long enough to doze off again, I turned on my bedside lamp.

Immediately, a sort of chirp or whistle...

OPINION: Graduations enjoyed by many throughout Satsop community

Jun 18, 2015 8:00am

I attended the Elma High School graduation to see my grandsons Ben and Jacob Borden graduate. It’s so hard to believe they are 18 and soon off to college this fall. They just grew up much too fast...

Opinion: Other states cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth

Jun 11, 2015 11:02am

In Olympia these days, lawmakers are high centered in a second special session over the budget to operate the state for the next two years. The stalemate has come down to the choice of raising...

OPINION: Flu going around; family visits

Jun 04, 2015 8:00am

I am not sure about other places in Grays Harbor, but here in the Satsop area we have had several down with either pneumonia or the 24- to 48-hour flu bug. Norene Dotson spent several days in the...

OPINION: Reusing water can help farmers and fish

Jun 04, 2015 8:00am

Over the last few years, one of the remarkable successes is the record salmon returns to the Columbia River and its tributaries.

Conversely, one of the biggest disappointments is low...

OPINION: Looking at fossil fuels through a different lens

May 28, 2015 10:30am

While protesters were trying to block a Shell oil rig from docking in Elliott Bay, a team of surgeons and nurses at Vancouver’s Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital was replacing my left hip.


OPINION: End of school year brings stress and changes

May 28, 2015 10:30am

Hello everyone.

The end of school is coming up really soon, but not soon enough. I don’t want seventh grade to start and I don’t want sixth grade to go on. Boy, I feel like I’m stuck in a...

Larry Quinn Memorial Park is just what Monte needs

May 21, 2015 9:54am

With candidate filing week in our wake, I had an opportunity this week to speak with several candidates who are running for a Montesano City Council position.

My objective was to obtain a...

Easy to throw rocks when own interests not at risk

May 21, 2015 10:08am

There’s an old saying that people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. The moral is that before criticizing others, you should make sure your own house is in order.

Companies, such...