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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...

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Stolen mailbox more valuable than money

Feb 05, 2015 1:45pm

Dear Editor:

This letter is to the person(s) who stole our brand new mailbox and cedar post up near the middle fork of the Satsop River on the night of Jan. 29. This act was devastating to...

Elma resident thankful power back on

Jan 29, 2015 10:45am

Dear Editor:

I want to thank the wonderful crew that restored my power after being without for a year, after my garage burned.

I was asked what it was like, and I remember cold and...

McCleary Subway owners announce sale, thank community

Jan 29, 2015 10:40am


By now some, if not all, of you have heard rumors about the McCleary Subway selling — well it is true. We sold our store to a wonderful family who is excited to join the McCleary...

Thanks from Faith Lutheran

Jan 29, 2015 10:40am

Dear Editor:

East Grays Harbor Christmas for Kids is indeed fortunate to live in a community where people and businesses are so generous. Our 2014 campaign for toys and money assisted 223...

Letters of Thanks

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm


It seems every year the Montesano students get more organized at Food Bowl time and work harder to bring in food and money for the Montesano Food Bank.

This year, their efforts...

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...

Rules not always followed same in county

Dec 04, 2014 3:25pm


I read in The Vidette recently about a resident out the Wynoochee Valley who has 5.9 acres and has asked for a variance to place a temporary home on his place. Out here in the Satsop...

A letter to the editor of The Vidette in 2025 on the oil trains

Nov 26, 2014 12:17pm

Dear Editor;

The year you get this should be 2025. You are probably new in your position, or haven’t been on the Harbor long. By now, there has most likely been an oil train derailment here...

Letter to the Editor: Brooklyn Tavern owner bemoans access fees

Nov 26, 2014 12:25pm

Dear Editor;

My name is Ciara Brough, and my husband, Warren Brough, and I own The Historic Brooklyn Tavern. It saddens me to have to say that we are cutting back to being open only four...

A $15 minimum wage makes no sense

Nov 26, 2014 12:25pm

Do you want $20 Hamburgers or minimum wage?

For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let’s do some math.

At $15 an hour, Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually.