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May 24, 2013 11:13am

West Coast Hearing Clinic’s Dr. Mark Scoones wants folks to be aware that loud sounds can damage hearing. May, Better Hearing and Speech Month, is a good time for everyone to check noise levels in...

Hearing Tips

May 24, 2013 11:13am

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<p>In her home office of Ostwald Graphic Design, Amy works on one of her many projects currently in the mill. Ostwald has helped produce many of the things that we see on a daily basis from information and business fliers to signage along nature trails and most recently the &#8220;Guide to Walks and Trails of Grays Harbor County.&#8221;</p>

Nature is her life and business — 9/27/2012

Sep 27, 2012 10:51am

Chances are that you know this month’s random reader. If not personally, then by viewing materials that she has produced for Grays Harbor Tourism or area businesses.

Amy Ostwald of Ostwald...

<p style="text-align:center;">On the Cover</p><p>Betty Schlaht is retiring as co-owner of Selmer&amp;#8217;s Home Furnishings in Aberdeen to spend more time playing pinochle.</p>

Feature: Pinochle passion

Updated: Oct 04, 2012 1:14pm

Betty Schlaht plays pinochle nearly every day. She could play every day, but is busy making the family dinner Wednesday.

Mondays, she and her sister, Maxine Cogburn, head out to the Lucky...

<p>The world&#8217;s largest Western Red Cedar tree is Washington&#8217;s largest tree and is the sixth biggest tree in the United States. It is located on a short trail across from the Lake Quinault Resort on the North Shore Road. Though visitors can stand inside the tree&#8217;s hollow trunk, those who look up will notice a small sign of life near the top of the tree. At 931 AFA points, it stands 159 feet tall with a circumference of 761 inches and a spread of 45 feet.</p>

Grays Harbor — home of the biggest trees!

Sep 27, 2012 10:51am

Of course Grays Harbor is well-known for its logging history, but did you know that Grays Harbor is home to four living specimens of trees that are the largest in the world? Not only that, but to...

<p>Belly dancers perform a variety of songs to wow the crowd.</p>


Sep 27, 2012 10:54am

June 2012


Saturday, June 30

• Ventures performance. 6 p.m. D&R Theatre, 205 S. I Street. $20-55.

Grays Harbor Area


<p>Leif Nesheim | The Vidette The Ocean Shores Interpretive Center offers a bit of area history for visitors.</p>

Ocean Shores is a magnet for ocean goers

Sep 27, 2012 10:56am

Ocean Shores

Pop. 5,569

Incorporated 1970

Ocean Shores is on a six-mile long peninsula bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Grays Harbor. The first white settler...

North Beach: Enchanting isolation

Sep 27, 2012 10:56am

The North Beach covers the 60-some mile area on Grays Harbor’s coastline from Ocean Shores to Taholah. The expanse of shoreline often wanders into scenic timber and windblown pines, to peek back...

<p>Finding objects such as the remnants of this boat buried in the sand dunes at Damon Point in Ocean Shores, leaves a lot to the imagination.</p>

Keep your eyes on the prize

Sep 27, 2012 10:57am

What are those people doing with their heads facing down, walking up and down the beach, instead of looking at the ocean? No, they’re not texting — most likely they’re beachcombing.


<p>Surfers play in the waves at the Westhaven State Park jetty.</p>

Westport — a working marina

Sep 27, 2012 10:58am


Pop. 2,099

Named 1890, incorporated 1914

Westport is a working marina community on the Washington coast with plenty of recreational opportunities for visitors. If your...

<p>Despite grey skies, throngs of people make their way to the beach for the clam tide. The overcast skies help diggers see the clam shows better.</p>

Razor clamming on the coast

Sep 27, 2012 11:01am

Razor clamming can be extremely rewarding or extremely disappointing for the digger. Various factors determine the difference between limiting-out and walking away empty-handed.

Much larger...

Get crabs in Grays Harbor

Sep 27, 2012 11:02am

When you think of crabbing, do you think of terror on the high seas and brutal, demanding physical work?

Fortunately, crabbing (for both Dungeness and Red Rock Crab) in Grays Harbor is as...