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Editorial: Great Shakeout good reminder to prep for emergencies

Oct 10, 2014 10:30am

At 10:54 a.m., Feb. 28, 2001, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the Nisqually Valley. I was working at the Puyallup Herald and was in its warehouse-sized building in downtown Puyallup.

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Editorial: McCleary mayor puts employee on leave for daring to ask questions

Dec 12, 2013 4:38pm

McCleary Mayor Gary Dent has put his public works director on administrative leave for asking too many questions and giving unsolicited feedback to the public. It’s anyone’s guess when he’ll be...

Satsop News: Busy times at Harvest Dinner

Updated: Oct 17, 2013 5:23pm

This week started with going to the Satsop Methodist Church on Monday to help peel the potatoes for the church Harvest Dinner on Tuesday. About 150 pounds of potatoes were peeled and cut up for...

Cheers & Jeers

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:02pm

The Vidette is introducing a new regular feature on our opinion page, where we take a look at our communities and celebrate our successes and point out issues that may need attention. If you have...

Cheers & Jeers

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 3:01pm

The Vidette is introducing a new regular feature on our opinion page, where we take a look at our communities and celebrate our successes and point out issues that may need attention. If you have...

Wild Olympics is good for business

Jul 25, 2013 11:47am

More than 100 Olympic Peninsula and South Puget Sound CEOs and local businesses from multiple sectors of the economy have announced their support for the Wild Olympics Campaign, adding to the long...

Cheers and Jeers

Jul 25, 2013 11:49am

Cheers to Montesano resident Herb Beck, who was featured in the June/July issue of the national VFW Magazine. Beck and brother John Beck, who died in 2009, were featured in the magazine in a story...

Fall chores fall by wayside; signs signal election

Oct 18, 2012 10:30am

You’d think with almost two months of no rain, I could have found a day to paint peeling facia boards. You’d think wrong. As summer weather continued far into fall, I did my best impersonation of...

Guest Opinion: Upholding teaching on marriage is good for all

Updated: Oct 04, 2012 1:30pm

On Nov. 6, we will be making a very important decision regarding the definition of marriage in our state. Voters will be asked to “approve” or “reject” a new law that completely changes the...

About Town: Readers share stories of Peninsula’s oil history 08/30/12

Sep 20, 2012 10:52am

In response to the recent Vidette About Town column (“A history Oil and Gas exploration in Grays Harbor,” Aug. 16, 2012), I have been receiving many letters relating firsthand accounts. Apparently...

Guest Opinion: Spring fling was a success thanks to generosity — 06/21/12

Sep 19, 2012 1:00pm

On behalf of the Montesano Community Center Board I want to thank everyone involved in this year’s Spring Fling. This was our fourth annual fundraiser and it was our best yet! We sold all 150...