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LETTER: Samuel has much-needed qualities

Jul 30, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

I support Vini Samuel for mayor of Montesano.

I believe she is the best qualified candidate because she has a great deal of integrity and maturity, qualities which are...

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Former Monte business owner supports Estes

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

I’m writing to urge Montesano voters to re-elect Mayor Ken Estes.

I’ve lived in Montesano for 18 years and in Grays Harbor for 39 years. I’ve known Ken Estes for more than...

OPINION: Elma all school reunion well attended

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

The Fourth of July has been here and gone. I hope everybody had a safe holiday. I enjoyed relaxing with friends at Jim and Joann Hliboki’s camp ground on the Satsop River. Beautiful weather —...

Former Monte councilwoman says don’t vote incumbent mayor

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

Election time is coming up and there are three individuals running for the position of mayor for the City of Montesano.

Although I do not live within the city limits and...

Former editor of The Vidette endorses Samuel

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

I have had the pleasure of knowing Vini Samuel for the past 12 years.

Sometimes we have agreed. Sometimes we haven’t. Trust me. We have had some hefty debates — and yet we...

I didn’t need to fear cataract surgery

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Fear can be a protective emotion. Consider countless things that could harm us if we didn’t have a “healthy” fear of them: sticking a hand in the fire, crossing a busy street with our eyes closed...

Ocean Shores resident endorses Estes

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

I’ve known Ken Estes for over 10 years.

We worked on a nonprofit board in Ocean Shores, Fresh Waterways Corp.

He was instrumental in getting out convention center...

Award winning former editor sought truth

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

Several letters in The Vidette, attacking the professionalism and integrity of the former editor, Steven Friederich, have come to my attention. I want to weigh in with my...

OPINION: WSU’s Dr. Floyd is a hard act to follow

Jul 09, 2015 8:00am

Dr. Elson Floyd leaves big shoes to fill at Washington State University.

He was just 59 when he died of colon cancer on June 20. From the day he stepped onto the WSU campus in 2007 he was...

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...

Citizens need to question candidates and vote

Jul 02, 2015 11:02am

Dear Editor:

As it is soon time for the election of City Council and Mayor positions in Montesano, I ask that you consider each candidate carefully.

This mayor and council have been...