News

Cause of fire that destroyed Forks-area mill undetermined

By Paul Gottlieb Peninsula Daily News FORKS — The fire that destroyed…

  • Sep 13th, 2018
The new school discipline rules will guide discipline policies to ensure rules are applied fairly across the state and will be enforced over the next two school years. Courtesy photo

Washington schools update student discipline rules

The new rules will minimize suspension and expulsions for minor offenses.

The new school discipline rules will guide discipline policies to ensure rules are applied fairly across the state and will be enforced over the next two school years. Courtesy photo
A flock of shorebirds flies en masse in April 2018 over the mudflats of Bowerman Basin in Hoquiam. The shorebird festival continues throughout the weekend. Photo by Macleod Pappidas, The Daily World file

Port, Hoquiam trying to clear the way for potash facility

Australian company considers Port of Grays Harbor for $440 million potash export facility.

  • Sep 12th, 2018
A flock of shorebirds flies en masse in April 2018 over the mudflats of Bowerman Basin in Hoquiam. The shorebird festival continues throughout the weekend. Photo by Macleod Pappidas, The Daily World file

Change in leadership at county Emergency Management

Chuck Wallace is no longer the deputy director of Grays Harbor County’s…

  • Sep 10th, 2018

Work resumes on US 12

Work by heavy equipment operators at two sites on the highway were put on hold by strike.

  • Sep 7th, 2018
Twenty-six artists and many food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival.
                                The artist and food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the park. Photo Courtesy of Helen Hepp.

Ninth Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival coming Sept. 15

Plenty of family-friendly activities will return this year.

  • Sep 6th, 2018
Twenty-six artists and many food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival.
                                The artist and food vendors will return this year for Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the park. Photo Courtesy of Helen Hepp.
A young orca chases a chinook salmon last year in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island. Image obtained under National Marine Fisheries Service permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).

Task force to save orcas meets in Anacortes

With just 75 Southern resident orcas remaining, a group is taking action…

A young orca chases a chinook salmon last year in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island. Image obtained under National Marine Fisheries Service permit #19091. Photograph by John Durban (NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center), Holly Fearnbach (SR3: SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research) and Lance Barrett-Lennard (Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute).
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Susan Hutchison, Republican challenger for Maria Cantwell’s U.S. Senate seat, stopped by The Daily World Tuesday as part of her campaign tour of southwest Washington.

Hutchison’s campaign trail brings her to Grays Harbor County

Republican Susan Hutchison, who will challenge Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell for her…

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Susan Hutchison, Republican challenger for Maria Cantwell’s U.S. Senate seat, stopped by The Daily World Tuesday as part of her campaign tour of southwest Washington.
A skateboarder passes Summit Pacific Medical Center, where the new Wellness Center, right, begins to take shape behind the hospital Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Elma. Photo by Michael Lang, The Vidette

Summit Pacific responds to Montesano’s desire to change hospital district

CEO Josh Martin released a statement Thursday.

  • Sep 4th, 2018
A skateboarder passes Summit Pacific Medical Center, where the new Wellness Center, right, begins to take shape behind the hospital Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Elma. Photo by Michael Lang, The Vidette
The Montesano Clinic on Pioneer Avenue is part of the Grays Harbor Community Hospital organization. It has one doctor and one advanced registered nurse practitioner.

Monte requests to be removed from Hospital District 2

The Montesano City Council unanimously passed a resolution requesting withdrawal from the Grays Harbor Public Hospital District No. 2.

  • Aug 30th, 2018
The Montesano Clinic on Pioneer Avenue is part of the Grays Harbor Community Hospital organization. It has one doctor and one advanced registered nurse practitioner.
Rep. Derek Kilmer, back to camera, presented 63 pins to Vietnam War veterans and their family members during a ceremony to honor Vietnam vets Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Elma. Photo by Michael Lang, The Vidette

Kilmer helps honor Vietnam veterans on war’s 50th anniversary

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, of Washington’s 6th Congressional District, pins area veterans and thanks them for their service during the Vietnam War.

  • Aug 30th, 2018
Rep. Derek Kilmer, back to camera, presented 63 pins to Vietnam War veterans and their family members during a ceremony to honor Vietnam vets Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Elma. Photo by Michael Lang, The Vidette
Photos by Michael Lang | The Vidette
                                Above, Commander Kyle Winkle, from left, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2455 in Montesano, presents Ambassador For Peace medals to Korean War veterans Herb Beck of Montesano and Maurice Fox and Lloyd Jorgensen, both of Aberdeen, during a ceremony Aug. 21, 2018, at the VFW hall in Montesano. At left, Grand Edwards receives recognition for his 60-year membership at the VFW from Winkle. Edwards is believed to be the oldest veteran in the county. At right is the Ambassador For Peace medal.

Area veterans honored for service

Three veterans received medals and a fourth was recognized for his longevity.

  • Aug 30th, 2018
Photos by Michael Lang | The Vidette
                                Above, Commander Kyle Winkle, from left, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2455 in Montesano, presents Ambassador For Peace medals to Korean War veterans Herb Beck of Montesano and Maurice Fox and Lloyd Jorgensen, both of Aberdeen, during a ceremony Aug. 21, 2018, at the VFW hall in Montesano. At left, Grand Edwards receives recognition for his 60-year membership at the VFW from Winkle. Edwards is believed to be the oldest veteran in the county. At right is the Ambassador For Peace medal.

As school nears, most teachers don’t have contracts

Only one out of five school districts in East County has settled its union negotiations.

  • Aug 30th, 2018

Commission schedule changes

The Grays Harbor County Commission new meeting schedule kicks in next week.…

  • Aug 30th, 2018
Mindy and Jason Schaefer are the new owners of Oakville’s Holy Lamb Organics as of November. They already have expanded the nearly 20-year-old business to include a showroom in Olympia and to have received organic certification. Photo taken Aug. 24, 2018, in Oakville, by Michael Lang, The Vidette

Holy Lamb Organics’ new owners are expanding

Oakville manufacturer of premium bedding and mattresses opens showroom in Olympia, wants to do more.

  • Aug 30th, 2018
Mindy and Jason Schaefer are the new owners of Oakville’s Holy Lamb Organics as of November. They already have expanded the nearly 20-year-old business to include a showroom in Olympia and to have received organic certification. Photo taken Aug. 24, 2018, in Oakville, by Michael Lang, The Vidette

Superior Court case log for Aug. 30, 2018.

This new criminal, civil and domestic case list is transcribed from information…

  • Aug 30th, 2018
Dan Hammock | Twin Harbor Newspapers
                                AnnMarie Shuck is flanked by her mother, Holly, and dad, Travis, as she faces the media after Superior Court Judge Ray Kahler amended his ruling of AnnMarie’s accused abductor to guilty of second-degree attempted kidnapping.

Judge Kahler amends ruling in Gusman case

Superior Court Judge Ray Kahler, who almost two weeks ago, set off…

Dan Hammock | Twin Harbor Newspapers
                                AnnMarie Shuck is flanked by her mother, Holly, and dad, Travis, as she faces the media after Superior Court Judge Ray Kahler amended his ruling of AnnMarie’s accused abductor to guilty of second-degree attempted kidnapping.

Montesano wants out of hospital district

Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel has given official notice that her city wants…

  • Aug 28th, 2018
Now that U.S. Highway 12 is narrowed to one lane in each direction just west of Montesano, a work stoppage by the crane operators union has brought construction of a fish passage to a halt. A state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said she did not know when work would resume. Photo taken Thursday, Aug. 12, 2018, by Michael Lang, The Vidette.

Strike slows work on U.S. 12

The heavy machine operators’ union strike has forced stop to work west of Montesano and slowed work East of Montesano.

  • Aug 28th, 2018
Now that U.S. Highway 12 is narrowed to one lane in each direction just west of Montesano, a work stoppage by the crane operators union has brought construction of a fish passage to a halt. A state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said she did not know when work would resume. Photo taken Thursday, Aug. 12, 2018, by Michael Lang, The Vidette.

After hand recount, MacLean and Thomas in auditor race

Edges fellow Democrat Jasmine Dickhoff by 10 votes for spot on general election ballot