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Promoting spud consumption in China a win for Washington families

Aug 27, 2015 8:00am

In China, the government has launched an “eat more potatoes” campaign – and Washington state could benefit as a result.

China’s potato push is in part an environmental effort to provide more...

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LETTER: Mayor challenged status quo, has courage

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Mayoral candidate Tyler Trimble longs to return Montesano to “The good old days” of yester- year. You know, like when the public works department was better known as “Camp Run-A-Muck.”

When...

EDITORIAL: It’s good to be in Grays Harbor County

Jul 23, 2015 8:00am

Like other transplants throughout Grays Harbor County, I often have family fly in for a visit. This week, my in-laws visited from Michigan, less than a month after my mother and aunt visited from...

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...

Samuel is low-risk, high-reward candidate

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

Being a Mayor is a tough job. I appreciate anyone who is willing to take on the challenges of trying to manage our town. When I see and read about the three candidates running...

OPINION: When forests become the “big polluters”

Jul 16, 2015 8:00am

We associate air pollution with big cities, but millions of people are feeling the impacts of pollution from wildfires burning from California to Alaska and as far east as Colorado.

It is...

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 —...

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...