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LETTER: Support Elma stadium

Oct 08, 2015 8:00am

Dear Editor:

I ask you for a moment, to close your eyes and try to imagine. For some of you it’s way back in the corners of your minds. For some it’s as fresh as yesterday.

You hear it...

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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...

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...

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...

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...