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Attorney fighting to get paid by county after judicial orders vanish

Aug 21, 2014 2:23pm

A former Guardian Ad Litem attorney representing vulnerable children for Grays Harbor Superior Court is fighting to get paid what she says the county owes her for services performed several years...

Washington State Parks announces ‘free day’ for Aug. 25

Aug 21, 2014 2:30pm

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit...

Campfire burn ban lifted for western Washington state parks

Aug 21, 2014 2:33pm

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced last week that the ban on campfires in Western Washington state parks has been eased as of this morning.


Kailey Jones, right, of Montesano participated in the Hobie 18 Womens North American Championship in Kelowna, British Columbia last month. It was the first time the 16-year-old Jones had competed with an 18-foot Hobie.

Love at first sail

Aug 19, 2014 10:30am

Most people wouldn’t exactly jump at the chance to compete in an international competition in only their second time setting foot on an 18-foot Hobie Cat sailboat. One might even get a little...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Dylan Ellefson, 13, is a participant in the “Chief for a Day” program, sponsored by the Hoquiam Police Department. Ellefson, who lives part-time in Montesano, is fighting leukemia and will participate in a statewide celebration at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission on Aug. 21.

Monte kid set to become ‘Chief for a Day’

Aug 18, 2014 10:30am

At three years old, Dylan Ellefson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

He thought he had it beat and was cancer free for seven years, when he relapsed and had to go back to the...

What’s next for our county’s hospitals?

Updated: Aug 23, 2014 4:31pm

MONTESANO — Voters in Grays Harbor County overwhelmingly turned out in support of a proposed hospital district to benefit Grays Harbor Community Hospital, but a drill down of precinct results show...

Cotton, Brown vying for Godfrey’s judge seat

Aug 17, 2014 10:30am

MONTESANO — The general counsel for Gov. Jay Inslee is officially soliciting candidates who could be under consideration to take over the judge seat of retiring Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge...

Why the timber industry is taking on Grays Harbor County

Aug 16, 2014 10:30am

The timber industry filed a lawsuit against Grays Harbor County on Aug. 6, challenging the county’s ordinance prohibiting large forest landowners from getting a property tax break if they charge...

DUI enforcement begins

Aug 16, 2014 10:30am

Between Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, extra law enforcement officers will be on the roads in Grays Harbor and other counties looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs...

David Haerle | The Vidette Michelle Hutchinson inspects fresh, organic produce at Organics 101 Market on Main Street in Montesano.

Organics 101 Market opens in downtowen Monte

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 3:08pm

There’s a nationwide movement of people moving away from mass-produced, highly processed and genetically modified foods and products toward organics and a healthier lifestyle.

And a new...