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Hospital District meetings at Fire District 2

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:55am

How could the proposed hospital district affect Grays Harbor County Fire District 2, which covers Central Park, Montesano, Brady and parts of the Wishkah and Satsop River valleys?


Steven Friederich | The Vidette  Montesano City Councilwoman Marisa Salzer is sworn in by city Senior Deputy Clerk Kim Schankel, while Brenda House, a certified sign language interpreter, signs the oath to Salzer. Salzer said she was honored to have been sworn into public office. "I may not hear as well as some of you, but I promise I will listen," she said.

Deaf councilwoman files human rights complaint against Monte

Jul 11, 2014 10:30am

A deaf Montesano city councilwoman says the Montesano city administration has been ignoring her sign language interpreter needs, citing a laundry list of examples since she was sworn into office...

Mailing from McCleary mayor urges support of tax hike

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:52am

McCleary Mayor Gary Dent has sent a letter to voters in McCleary, alleging that if the city contracts out services to the Sheriff’s Office, the city will see an increase in crime and drug activity...

Guest Opinion: We deserve answers to questions on McCleary property tax levy

Jul 11, 2014 3:37pm

I took the opportunity to attend the public hearing on the upcoming election for the one-year dedicated property tax police levy of $110,000 and the six-year levy lid lift which is supposed to...

Hospital forum packed with opponents

Jul 11, 2014 3:36pm

A forum on the proposal to create a public hospital district to take over Grays Harbor Community Hospital turned into a session opposing the upcoming Aug. 5 ballot issue on several fronts.


County doesn’t need an intern at $22 per hour

Jul 11, 2014 3:38pm

Dear Editor;

My goodness, why does Commissioner Gordon have his panties in bunch over Steven Friederich’s write up on the $22 per hour intern? Maybe because the commissioner doesn’t like the...

Submitted photo The Montesano Bulldogs 12U softball team won the USSSA 12U state tournament title last weekend in Fife. The Bulldogs knocked out the Hoquiam Bombers, 10-4 and 10-2, in the championship games.

Montesano Bulldogs edge Hoquiam Bombers to win USSSA state 12-U

Jul 11, 2014 3:39pm

FIFE — The Montesano Bulldogs came out of the losers bracket to capture the USSSA 12-U Class B softball championship last weekend at Dacca Park in Fife.

The Bulldogs swept the previously...

Uncle Sid had a park named for him in California

Jul 11, 2014 3:39pm

Red and Barb Tarman and their son and his family, John, Sandy and Liz Tarman enjoyed a nice vacation this past week. Their first stop was at Roseberg, Oregon to visit Rock Creek Park that has been...

Don’t blame the Monte residents for what’s wrong in the city

Jul 11, 2014 3:39pm

Dear Editor;

This is the first letter I have ever written to a newspaper. But, after the last city council meeting on June 24, I feel the need to say a few things.

First, I would urge...

Help us solve our kitten problem

Jul 11, 2014 3:39pm

Dear Editor;

If you’ve been thinking about adopting a new kitty, the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) has lots to choose from. We have more than 30 kittens at our shelter...