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Former Montesano Vidette Editor Steven Friederich recently honored by WCOG

Four Washington citizens were recognized by the Washington Coalition for Open Government on Saturday, March 14 at the organization’s annual Open Government Conference in Tacoma. The four were honored with the organization’s Key Award which is given throughout the year

Cantwell, Murray, Baldwin, and Feinstein Introduce Oil Train Safety Legislation

Cantwell speaks on CBR

Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation that would set strong new safety standards for trains hauling volatile crude oil, to better protect American communities along the tracks.  

U.S. Coast Guard rescues Two near La Push

Coastguard Medvacs

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a couple of hikers yesterday near La Push. A hiker that suffered a knee injury and mild hypothermia seven miles southeast of La Push, was airlifted out Tuesday morning. Hiker An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew

Friends Landing near Montesano is now taking reservations

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The Port of Grays Harbor’s newest waterfront access facility, Friends Landing, is now taking reservations for the 2015 camping season. The popular recreation area on the Chehalis River, just outside of Montesano, WA, offers RV and tent camping with 29

Hoquiam preps again for Simpson Avenue Bridge closures

Simpson Avenue Bridge Hoquiam, WA

A closure of the Simpson Avenue Bridge later this summer will affect Hoquiam businesses again as highway traffic is diverted over the Riverside Bridge. The City council last night suspended their sign ordinance to allow businesses to use sign boards

Hoquiam council sets workshop for zoning restrictions on Liquefied Petroleum Storage

Hoquiam CBR

The City of Hoquiam last night held their second public hearing on a moratorium adopted earlier this month that halts new oil export facilities on their side of the Port of Grays Harbor. “There are many reasons why oil and

Mason County head-on collision claims one driver, sends second to hospital

Mason County wreck

A head on collision on the Johns Prairie Road in Mason County claimed the life of one driver yesterday. The Sheriff’s Office had initially said on their twitter page that alcohol may have been involved, however later said that a

Washington Nonprofits provide over 7 percent of the state’s jobs and wages

Washington Nonprofits

If the nonprofit sector had its own industrial classification, it would be the fourth largest private sector employer in the state, according to a new report released this week by Washington Nonprofits. Washington Nonprofits (WN), the state association for the nonprofit

Hoquiam business owner expands to include U-Haul, celebrates 22 years living the American Dream

Uhaul at Sunshine Deli in Hoquiam

John Ham came to America more than 22 years ago from Seoul, South Korea with plenty of entrepreneurial ambition and the goal of achieving a successful career. Ham has made the most of his opportunities as a gas station and

Cantwell, Heitkamp Lead 20 Other Senators in Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments

Cantwell speaks on CBR

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today led a letter with 20 other Senators calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to support robust investment for a Safe Transportation of Energy Products program to address increasing safety concerns