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Brendan Carl | The Vidette Morgan Jump presents her champion market lamb to the crowd at the Grays Harbor 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction on Saturday.

Fair livestock auction brings in record sales

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 9:34pm

The 30 seconds to three minutes inside the ring of the Grays Harbor 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction could seem like an eternity for the young individuals who rounded the enclosure with their...

Brendan Carl | The Vidette Nikki DeWald, 5, of Hoquiam enjoys a pony ride on the first day of the fair.

Country superstar helped bring in the crowd at this year’s fair

Aug 13, 2014 9:38pm

Country superstar Thomas Rhett and a good week of warm weather helped bring in the crowd.

The free day at the races, under new management, probably didn’t hurt either.

Altogether, the...

Calendar from August 14

Aug 13, 2014 9:33pm

Thursday, August 14


• McCleary Timberland Library presents America’s Music series: “Rock.” 6-7:30 p.m. America’s Music is a free film and...

Not a Lemmon: Elma drivers comes out of retirement to win street stocks

Aug 13, 2014 9:34pm

It may not go down in the same part of sports history as Tom Brady for Drew Bledsoe, nor will it be as permanent, but Grays Harbor Raceway was the site of a fill-in for the ages story Saturday....

Montesano Chamber to donate to turf project

Aug 13, 2014 9:34pm

The Montesano Chamber of Commerce board has decided to donate $10,000 toward the effort to install artificial turf at Rottle Field.

Chamber president Dennis Brumbaugh said the board pledged...

New FOX Sports will include East County football games

Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

By Vidette staff

Radio station 1490 KWOK AM will start its schedule of night football games off at Montesano next month.

The radio program, which broadcasts games live for audiences...

What next for McCleary after police levies are rejected?

Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

The residents of McCleary showed they are fed up with rising taxes and higher costs of living as voters rejected two propositions during the primary election that would have provided dedicated...

In face of recount, Raines outspent all three commission challengers combined

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 4:57pm

County Commission candidate Vickie Raines raised and spent more money combined than her three challengers in the primary election, helping her earn a clear first-place finish in last week’s...

Steven Friederich | The Vidette Savannah pets an American alligator held by Dave Coleburn of the Predators of the Heart exhibit at the county fair.

Another record-breaking fair

Updated: Aug 11, 2014 8:20am

This year’s fair has come and gone — but has left behind another record-breaking attendance year.

The 2014 fair’s total attendance is sitting at 66,935. According to Fair Director Mike...

County budget dips into reserves for first time in 4 years

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 9:37pm

MONTESANO — County officials are on track to spend about $2 million more this year than last and will have to dip into reserves for the first time in about four years. But higher sales tax figures...