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GUEST OPINION: 10 years after Katrina, are we more prepared?

Sep 03, 2015 8:00am

Aug. 23, 2005, marked the first notice of a tropical depression near the Bahamas, which would grow one day later to a Category 1 hurricane called Katrina.

By Aug. 27, the circulation of...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Hold politicians to standards of everyday workers

Jul 02, 2015 11:02am

Dear Editor:

White-shirted and tied politicians in suits know when they take the job they have to do the budget.

Blue collar workers in Levis know when they win a contract (perhaps...

Former editor not problem, The Vidette can do better

Jul 02, 2015 11:03am

Dear Editor:

I am writing this in response to Mr. Emery and Mr. Powell’s letters. (Monteano resident Emery Haggin’s letter to the editor published June 11, 2015, “Former editor now openly...