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McCleary needs to keep police force

Dec 04, 2014 3:25pm


McCleary has had its good years and bad, and apparently we are having a slew of bad ones. This is my town and I am proud of it, and stand up for what I believe in, so I am writing...

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Celebrate adoptions with the courts

Nov 13, 2014 7:16am

This month, many of us will gather with our families to give thanks for our loved ones and the good things in our lives. But hundreds of foster children here in our state and our communities...

Departing WDFW director will be missed

Nov 13, 2014 10:30am

When the Washington state Fish and Wildlife Commission was searching for a new director about six years ago, Chairwoman Miranda Wecker said they were looking for a director with a strong...

Editorial: Cheers to the former school board president on a job well done

Nov 11, 2014 7:02pm

Most people in Montesano had met Jack Dwyer long before I ever did.

Dwyer recently resigned from the Montesano School Board, but I never really knew him in that capacity.

In 2010,...

Monte Schools wrong on cell phone policy

Nov 05, 2014 5:16pm


I wanted to express my concern for the Montesano School District’s recent adoption of the cell phone policy at the high school level.

It is my understanding that certain apps...

Monte administration wrong on interpreter issue

Updated: Nov 05, 2014 5:16pm

Dear Editor;

The only person who can make a clear, intelligent determination as to whether an interpreter is suitable and in compliance with ADA, or unsuitable and not in compliance, is the...

Thanks to Chief Corey Rux

Nov 05, 2014 5:16pm


I want to take this opportunity to personally thank a member of our community. The other day, I had been shopping and when we drove up home there was no place to park, so we had to...

Thanks for help at Saginaw

Nov 05, 2014 5:17pm

Dear Editor;

I wish to thank all those who supported this years Saginaw Logging Day Show. To Port Blakely, I wish to extend my appreciation for all you’ve done through the years as a steady...

Keep watchful eye on Forest Service policy

Nov 05, 2014 5:17pm

More than 100 years ago, the Forest Service had an agreement with the counties of the state of Washington, those counties that had national forests in their boundaries, to provide 25 percent of...

Editorial: We report the good and the bad, whether you like it or not

Nov 02, 2014 5:13pm

Sometimes, I think people forget we’re a real newspaper.

We will be there for the highest highs, celebrating with local businesses when they open and cheering on folks like Evan Gentry, a...

Raines’ support crosses party lines

Nov 02, 2014 5:15pm

Wikipedia defines “Lunch-Bucket Democrat” thus: “…a label that connotes an absence of lofty philosophical concerns in favor of a concern for people’s more basic needs”. That’s where I come from. I...