Readers’ Choice: GraysHarborTalk’s Most-Read Stories in November

GraysHarborTalk’s most-read stories of November are as diverse as the people who live in our coastal county. From farming to football, these stories reflect the lives we all live and the ties that bind us together. If you haven’t had a chance to read these highlights from November yet, grab a mug of coffee and settling in to enjoy the most popular stories from the past month.

1. Longtime Elma Farmer Nourishes Land and Wildlife

Elma farmer Jay Gordon farms about 900 acres of land off of U.S. Highway 12 in Elma. On this rainy morning in mid-October, Gordon was getting ready to harvest the remainder of his corn crop before the rain ruined it.

One of the treasures of Grays Harbor County are the wild salmon who return each year to spawn in the area’s streams and rivers. This story profiles a fourth generation farmer whose dedication to dairy farming on his family’s Elma acreage is matched by his commitment to salmon conservation on the Chehalis River running through his land.

2. The Country Christmas Bazaar

The 38th annual Country Christmas Bazaar was a huge success. Photo credit: Prim and Proper & Ginger Cottage.

The Country Christmas Bazaar, located at the Grays Harbor County Fair and Event center, was a smashing success in it’s 38th year. Held November 19 and 20, this annual shopping tradition kicked off the season and Kathryn Millhorn’s preview of the event helped shoppers prepare their lists. While this Bazaar has passed, there are many more local shopping opportunities in this Holiday Bazaar round-up story on GraysHarborTalk.

3. Hoquiam Football’s Artimus Johnson

Hoquiam’s Artimus Johnson was a strong factor in the Grizzlies making it to post-season play. Photo courtesy: Artimus Johnson

Artimus Johnson featured strongly in the Grizzlies’ ground game all season long in the seniors’ new position of running back. Sports writer Grant Clark shares Johnson’s accomplishments on the field as well as his ambitions for the future in this popular sports story.

4. Editor’s Pick: Grays Harbor Christmas Tree Farms

Big or small, the perfect tree is waiting at a local u-cut tree farm. Photo courtesy: KC’s Christmas Tree Farm.

‘Tis the season….to put on your boots and hats and head to the muddy fields of a local tree farm in search of the perfect tree. I always choose one that is too tall, so I’ll be taking my tape measure this year. If you haven’t already ventured out to cut your tree yet, use Amira Umphres list of local options and make a family memory that may turn into an annual tradition.

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