New businesses open in East County

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

  • Apr 18th, 2019


Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

The garbage is accumulating in “gyres” which are large systems of circulating ocean currents, kind of like slow-moving whirlpools. Though the oceans are home to many gyres, there are five that have a significant impact on our environment.


Elma Chamber gives award

Award recognizes Elma Variety Store’s generations of support for community

  • Apr 17th, 2019


Brunell: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty…

Grays Harbor County ranks ninth in unemployment

Grays Harbor County placed ninth in the state in total unemployment in…

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Thompson joins Monte’s Premier Realty

Noelle Thompson is the newest agent to join Premier Realty Olympic Peninsula. She has more than 10 years experience in personal and business financing and has a great deal of knowledge in consumer loan and investment products, a release states.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Brunell: Beware of the darker side of renewable energy

By Don C. Brunell For The Vidette Before our country, in haste,…

Brunell: Free market would beat ‘New Green Deal’

Oil companies betting on electric technology

  • Mar 21st, 2019

CCAP to present at Business Forum Lunch

This month’s Business Forum Lunch, hosted by Greater Grays Harbor Inc., is…

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Brunell: No quick fixes in powerline debate

By Don C. Brunell For The Vidette November’s Camp Wildfire was California’s…

  • Mar 6th, 2019

Community Hospital losses at $12.4 million for 2018

Grays Harbor Community Hospital finished 2018 with a net loss of about…

Governments need those pesky tax incentives?

By Don C. Brunell Darned if you do, or darned if you…

  • Feb 27th, 2019

Resistance grows to corporate incentives

Just as roadbuilders carefully engineer, excavate and pave the highway before opening it to traffic, companies have to build the foundation for their projects. That’s reality today.

America headed down wrong track

America’s drift away from our market-based economic system is perplexing. Equally, mystifying is the new push to replace entrepreneurs with government bureaucrats in planning and controlling services and products offered to us—the consumers.

Brunell: Student debt draining retired income

On average student borrowers in their 60s owed $33,800 in 2017 up 44 percent from 2010. Student loan debt for seniors rose 161 percent between 2010 and 2017. It was the largest increase of any group.

Washington farmers need tariff relief

U.S. farmers are hopeful current trade negotiations will bring relief to the tariffs imposed between China and the U.S.

Wheeled drones may be coming to a sidewalk near you

State Department of Transportation wants more safety features.

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Brunell: Grays Harbor benefits from private sector’s tourism investment

There are parts of rural Washington which can benefit from statewide tourism promotion especially places with fresh and saltwater beaches.

Brunell: East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

Washington needs to improve infrastructure to remain competitive.

Brunell: Boeing hopes to build upon record year

This year will be pivotal for Boeing’s 777x program. The company has invested over a billion dollars on its new composite wing plant at Everett. It is programmed to build and test six new 777s.