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Monte Council meeting canceled for lack of certified interpreter

The Montesano City Council was forced to recess its meeting Tuesday night, just minutes after starting, after Councilwoman Marisa Salzer informed the council and city staff that the sign language interpreter provided for her was not certified and she couldn’t understand her. Mayor Ken Estes said a new interpreter and a new council meeting has been set for Thursday night.

District moving forward to take over hospital

Grays Harbor Public Hospital District 2 is moving forward with plans to take over Grays Harbor Community Hospital by becoming the “sole member” of the current non-profit corporation, though it has yet to get an official thumbs up from the state for that plan.

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County settles tax disputes with Grays Harbor Energy

After nearly a decade of lawsuits and appeals, Grays Harbor Energy at Satsop has settled its property tax appeals with Grays Harbor County. The issue had always been a dispute over how much appraisers in the county Assessor’s Office thought the gas-fired turbine on Fuller Hill was worth compared to what county officials thought.

New talk of moving offices at County Administration Building

MONTESANO — The county commissioners are seeking a local architect to help plan and implement a number of building projects around the county, including improvements to the pavilion at the fairgrounds, changes to the county-owned Grays Harbor Crisis Clinic building in Hoquiam and even potential renovations at the County Administration Building.

Hoquiam football player charged with rape

Just days after being charged with two counts of rape in Grays Harbor Superior Court and being released on bail, a Hoquiam High School student took the football field and played against Elma on Oct. 3. He also played last Friday night against Montesano.

Domestic Violence Center is ready to help

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Grays Harbor Domestic Violence Center legal advocate Kelly Toomey and Director Gloria Callaghan want people to know that the issue is preventable and something that needs to be talked about.