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EDITORIAL: City Wi-Fi won’t solve city’s problems, but it’s a start

Jun 23, 2016 1:30am

You are about the read the most lukewarm endorsement that possibly ever has been written.

So lukewarm is this endorsement that you may even walk away thinking you’re reading a neutral...

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Grays Harbor County residents should not worry about Zika

May 05, 2016 10:20am

(Editor’s note: With cases of Zika virus in Washington State, including in nearby counties, The Vidette recently asked for a medial professional at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma to...

OPINION: Let’s move Montesano forward with free Wi-Fi downtown

Apr 21, 2016 8:30am

Free Wi-Fi downtown was a big focus when I ran for mayor, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to any business owner that we’re moving fast to get it done.

Rich Hartman offered to pay the entire...

Timber companies shouldn’t get tax break for forests if they don’t share the forests

Mar 10, 2016 8:30am

I am writing this guest opinion piece because I continue to be asked questions about Ordinance 412, more commonly known as “fee for access.” It is a convoluted issue so I am happy to explain the...

OPINION: Shop Local — Go with local gift certificates

Dec 17, 2015 8:30am

A gift card to a massive box store? I think you can do better than that. In the way of a gift certificate to one of the areas local merchants? Now we’re talking.

Gift cards and certificates...

Dan Boeholt The highlight of the thinning plan, creating habitat for spotted owls and elk, is this one-acre helicopter landing that was to be forage seeded for a meadow. It was left scattered with debris and deliberately dug up. Invasive weeds and thousands of tree seedlings are starting to take over.

Opinion: Piled forest roads harmful to public access, wildlife habitat

Aug 20, 2015 8:00am

The “Forest Circus” isn’t just clowning around here. With two hands tied behind its back, it is able to single-handedly destroy public access and wildlife habitat with ease.

The Olympic...

GUEST COMMENTARY: 1955 was good year, class member says

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

I am honored to be a member of the graduating class of Montesano High School in the fabulous year of 1955. Our class will join together on Saturday, Aug. 1, for our 60th reunion and, at our age,...

Do your part to prevent wildfires

Jul 09, 2015 10:30am

It’s dry out there.

Where’s Smokey Bear when you need him? (Incidentally, he’s online,

The forecast shows temperature highs hanging in the low 70s to close out the...

EDITORIAL: County likely could recover from deficit with clear goals

Apr 23, 2015 10:45am

Last week, the Grays Harbor County commissioners approved hiring Shelli Hopsecger, a private consultant, to help the county develop a strategic plan.

With a $2.5-million deficit, it’s a...

Legislators push to strengthen coastal economies

Apr 02, 2015 10:30am

Editor’s note: This commentary was submitted by The Nature Conservancy and the Wild Fish Conservancy.

A few days ago, the Washington State House of Representatives Capital Budget Committee...

Failing businesses a sign of weak economy

Apr 02, 2015 10:30am

For the first time in American history, entrepreneurship is in decline.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, businesses are dying faster than they’re being formed. Each year, 400,000 new...