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Allyn woman dies from crash in Mason County

McCleary man’s vehicle crossed center line and struck woman’s vehicle head on.

  • Apr 18th, 2019

 

New businesses open in East County

New dining options and a barbershop open or soon to open in area.

  • Apr 18th, 2019

 

(Photo courtesy Josh Jessen) Officers in camouflage armed with rifles take up positions on the west and south sides of a Montesano home as a negotiator attempts to bring a suspect out of the residence on Tuesday.

Suspect in Montesano standoff dies from wounds

Standoff lasted more than four hours Tuesday.

  • Apr 17th, 2019

 

Daylight saving time year-round passes Senate

Dependent on U.S. Congress approval; other states have similar legislation in the works

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Paint, new railing work will slow SR 107 traffic

Heading south of Monte? Expect to be a little delayed for the next few months.

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Mother’s Day is coming; are you ready?

Two East County FFA chapters to hold plant sales

  • Apr 17th, 2019
Pinwheels like Fleet Park last year in Montesano in an effort to promote prevention of child abuse and child trauma. Connections (formerly the Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor) will set up another display beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 22 in the park at Fleet Street and Pioneer Avenue. The public is encouraged to come help and learn more about the prevention of child abuse. Photo courtesy Nickie Gill | Connections

Connections fighting child abuse

Fleet Park effort will raise awareness for prevention of abuse and trauma.

  • Apr 17th, 2019
Pinwheels like Fleet Park last year in Montesano in an effort to promote prevention of child abuse and child trauma. Connections (formerly the Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor) will set up another display beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 22 in the park at Fleet Street and Pioneer Avenue. The public is encouraged to come help and learn more about the prevention of child abuse. Photo courtesy Nickie Gill | Connections

Monte’s Beacon Elementary registering kindergartners

Open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year begins Monday, April 22

  • Apr 17th, 2019
Officers from several different departments respond to a standoff situation Tuesday at a home on Academy Street in Montesano. One man, who officers say charged at them with swords, was shot and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with what were described in the police statement as life-threatening injuries. (Josh Jessen photo)

Officer-involved shooting in Montesano

One man taken to hospital after police say he charged them with swords.

Officers from several different departments respond to a standoff situation Tuesday at a home on Academy Street in Montesano. One man, who officers say charged at them with swords, was shot and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital with what were described in the police statement as life-threatening injuries. (Josh Jessen photo)

State bill to reduce rape kit processing time passes House, Senate

Currently 10,000 untested kits in Washington; sets the goal of ending the backlog by 2021; would reduce testing time to 45 days beginning in 2022

  • Apr 11th, 2019

Community center menus for April 11

What’s for lunch?

  • Apr 11th, 2019
New Montesano City Council Member Megan Valentine (left) is sworn in by Mayor Vini Salmuel after being unanimously selected by the council to fill Robert Hatley’s Position 5 seat at the Tuesday, April 9, 2019, meeting at City Hall in Montesano, Washington. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Montesano Council fills vacancy

Business owner and lawyer Megan Valentine takes over Robert Hatley’s Position 5 seat.

  • Apr 10th, 2019
New Montesano City Council Member Megan Valentine (left) is sworn in by Mayor Vini Salmuel after being unanimously selected by the council to fill Robert Hatley’s Position 5 seat at the Tuesday, April 9, 2019, meeting at City Hall in Montesano, Washington. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)
(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) The Satsop River is the likely target of a dredging and floodplain management project as part of a bill in the state Legislature.

Bill would likely approve dredging and flood-prevention project on Satsop River

An amendment to a bill designed to build up salmon runs in…

(Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group) The Satsop River is the likely target of a dredging and floodplain management project as part of a bill in the state Legislature.

PUD rate increase smaller than first expected

Improving financial conditions and a colder winter will allow the Grays Harbor…

  • Apr 10th, 2019
Ian Wagreich | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, left, accepts the Spirit of Enterprise Award April 4 from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue.

Congressman presented with national award for business support

Congressman Derek Kilmer received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of…

Ian Wagreich | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
                                Congressman Derek Kilmer, left, accepts the Spirit of Enterprise Award April 4 from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue.
Lanni Johnson sitting in front of the capitol building steps where she has been on a hunger strike for the last 9 days to save the Southern Resident Orcas. Johnson is joined by supporter, Phil Myers, who can be seen in an orca onesie.
                                (Emma Epperly | Washington Newspaper Publishers Association)

Woman on a 17- day hunger strike to save the Southern Resident Orcas

Lanni Johnson on a hunger strike in front of the Capitol building; Johnson hoping for immediate action to “feed” the orcas; planning a larger event Friday.

  • Apr 10th, 2019
Lanni Johnson sitting in front of the capitol building steps where she has been on a hunger strike for the last 9 days to save the Southern Resident Orcas. Johnson is joined by supporter, Phil Myers, who can be seen in an orca onesie.
                                (Emma Epperly | Washington Newspaper Publishers Association)

Suspect in Montesano standoff dies from wounds

A Montesano man is dead after a violent standoff with police Tuesday.…

  • Apr 17th, 2019
(Josh Jessen photo)Officers from several different departments responded to standoff situation at a Montesano home Tuesday afternoon.

Officer-involved shooting in Montesano

Story updated April 17 at 10 a.m. A man was shot by…

(Josh Jessen photo)Officers from several different departments responded to standoff situation at a Montesano home Tuesday afternoon.

Seventh-grader faces felony harassment charges

Messages referenced past school shooting, specific students, official says

  • Apr 8th, 2019
Onalaska High School junior Riley Christianson helps collect Steelhead from the high school’s hatchery to release into Gheer Creek Wednesday morning in Onalaska. The fish will make their way to the Newaukum River, then to the Chehalis Basin.
                                Katie Hayes/khayes@chronline.com

Onalaska High School Students Release 25,000 Steelhead Headed to Chehalis River

Onalaska High School’s hatchery program — the only one of its kind…

  • Apr 10th, 2019
Onalaska High School junior Riley Christianson helps collect Steelhead from the high school’s hatchery to release into Gheer Creek Wednesday morning in Onalaska. The fish will make their way to the Newaukum River, then to the Chehalis Basin.
                                Katie Hayes/khayes@chronline.com