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Army Corps, Ecology hope to get to know their neighbors in area

Agencies hosting meetings across southwest Washington, including in Monte and Long Beach

  • Mar 5th, 2020

East County events and volunteers

Various meetings submitted to The Vidette and one request for help from Montesano High School

  • Mar 5th, 2020

Has county had its fill of fuel tanks?

Commission weighing replacing suppling gas, diesel to its fleet.

  • Mar 5th, 2020

Home & Garden Show seeking new vendors

Occasionally the Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show has openings for home- and garden-oriented vendors.

  • Mar 5th, 2020

Library offers help with census

Monte branch director describes services that will be available to city leaders

  • Mar 5th, 2020
Photo courtesy Jim Walsh                                Alexander Snow, of Montesano, shakes hands with Rep. Jim Walsh on Feb. 13, while Alexander worked as a page at the Legislature in Olympia.

Monte teen works as page at Legislature

A teenager from Montesano recently spent a week working and going to…

  • Mar 5th, 2020
Photo courtesy Jim Walsh                                Alexander Snow, of Montesano, shakes hands with Rep. Jim Walsh on Feb. 13, while Alexander worked as a page at the Legislature in Olympia.
Feeling stressed? Here’s a few things you can do to help you get by from the World Health Organization.

Preparation and business as usual at Summit Pacific

Elma hospital system is treating coronavirus as just another flu, but having staff prepared in case.

  • Mar 4th, 2020
Feeling stressed? Here’s a few things you can do to help you get by from the World Health Organization.

Two Harborites suspected of being exposed to coronavirus

County offers tips on how to cut the spread of disease

  • Mar 3rd, 2020
This flyer was put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide tips on how to stop the spread of germs. (Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

6 reported in-state deaths from virus; Washington first in nation with confirmed fatalities

  • Mar 2nd, 2020
This flyer was put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide tips on how to stop the spread of germs. (Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
A crew from John Lupo Roofing works in the fog Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, on the Grays Harbor County Courthouse, which has sprung a leak. The emergency exterior repairs were expected to finish before the end of the week. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Courthouse getting emergency repairs

Interior plaster, art also will need to be fixed.

  • Feb 27th, 2020
A crew from John Lupo Roofing works in the fog Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, on the Grays Harbor County Courthouse, which has sprung a leak. The emergency exterior repairs were expected to finish before the end of the week. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Letters to the Editor: Grateful for help

Grateful for help On Dec. 23, on the way to an appointment…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Monte seeking help to send out its bills

Backlog in ambulance billing amounts to about $250,000

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Final vote is in, Elma stadium fails

The Elma School District’s effort to fund a new stadium for the…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Analysis: Failure of Elma stadium measure a moral victory of sorts

The outcome of the recent Elma stadium bond issue can be seen…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Former addicts share concerns over needle exchange

County’s syringe exchange program began in 2004.

  • Feb 27th, 2020
Kevin Knoedler, seated, manages the Coordinated Robotics team’s robots as they make their way into and through the Beta Course on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, during the DARPA Subterranean Challenge at the Satsop Business Park in Elma. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Accelerating innovation is one goal of DARPA with contest

Subterranean Challenge wraps up this week at Satsop Business Park in Elma.

  • Feb 27th, 2020
Kevin Knoedler, seated, manages the Coordinated Robotics team’s robots as they make their way into and through the Beta Course on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, during the DARPA Subterranean Challenge at the Satsop Business Park in Elma. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)
A picnic bench sits Feb. 19, 2020, beside Lake Sylvia, just outside the new Legacy Pavilion at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Lake Sylvia pavilion nearing completion

Local group, state Legislature funded the $1.1 million building, will celebrate its opening in May.

  • Feb 27th, 2020
A picnic bench sits Feb. 19, 2020, beside Lake Sylvia, just outside the new Legacy Pavilion at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)
Team Robotika robots are lined up ahead of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Urban Circuit competition at the Satsop Business Park in Grays Harbor County. (Photo courtesy Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Robots creeping around Satsop hoping to find millions in prize money

DARPA Subterranean Challenge competition runs through Feb. 27 at business park.

  • Feb 21st, 2020
Team Robotika robots are lined up ahead of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge Urban Circuit competition at the Satsop Business Park in Grays Harbor County. (Photo courtesy Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
Aberdeen asks county to help pay for homeless camp

Aberdeen asks county to help pay for homeless camp

The City of Aberdeen is asking Grays Harbor County government to split…

Aberdeen asks county to help pay for homeless camp
COURTESY YMCA OF GRAYS HARBOR                                There are quality day care providers in Grays Harbor County, but the demand is much higher than the current providers can supply. Here preschool students enjoy watercolor painting at the YMCA of Grays Harbor’s facility on Simpson Avenue in Hoquiam.

Lack of day care options a strain on county’s overall economy

Policy makers and business leaders across the state refer to scarce child…

COURTESY YMCA OF GRAYS HARBOR                                There are quality day care providers in Grays Harbor County, but the demand is much higher than the current providers can supply. Here preschool students enjoy watercolor painting at the YMCA of Grays Harbor’s facility on Simpson Avenue in Hoquiam.