Former Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers has won the vote and been elected as the new Kittitas County Fire District No. 7 Commissioner. This news comes as no surprise to those familiar with Myers' exceptional leadership skills and dedication to public service. Having served as the Hoquiam Police Chief, Myers has proven himself as a capable and reliable individual, always putting the needs of the community first. With his experience in law enforcement, Myers brings a unique perspective to the role of fire commissioner, ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents of Kittitas County. Congratulations to Jeff Myers on his well-deserved victory!

Council member Miles Wenzel has submitted his letter of resignation from the
Cosmopolis City Council, effective September 23, 2023.

While Wenzel told staff that the decision was not easy, personal reasons and
changes brought the need to step down from his position.

Mayor Kyle Pauley stated, “Miles played a vital role on the City Council in his
two years serving residents. His work on numerous committees and insight into
difficult issues was invaluable.”, adding, “With this resignation it will mean an
entirely new slate of public officials within Cosmopolis as the remaining four
council seats are up for election with candidates who have not held local office.”


Elma City Wide Garage Sale happening this weekend June 23rd - June 25th 
Map will be available to be picked up at 222 West Main Street, Elma, on Thursday, June 22. There will also be a digital map that will go live on June 23.

Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze in Westport this weekend, June 23rd - June 25th
Annual outdoor fun event with food, beer garden, pirate fun, music, vendors, costume contest, and parade all on the Westport Marina. Get ready for a fun 3 days!

Montesano Timberland Library is hosting Altered Altoid
Drop in during open hours and turn Altoid Tins or other small containers into works of art. For Adults & Teens.  Tuesday, Wedensday and Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM

Ocean Shores Five Star Dealerships Sand and Sawdust Festival, Ocean Shores

As the largest chainsaw show in Washington State, the Sand and Sawdust festival pays tribute to the natural beauty and resources of the Pacific Northwest.
Watch chainsaw carvers from around the world tranform raw wood into stunning works of art. You’ll be able to purchase your favorite creations at the live auctions on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss the “quick carve” on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon!
Down on the beach you’ll be amazed as artists compete in creating life-size sculptures out of sand. Want to advance your own sand art skills? You will be able to learn how to make beautiful sand creations from Form Finders. There will also be a variety of arts, crafts and food vendors inside and outside the Convention Center.
Sun, sand, sawdust and smiles – more reasons to come and Explore the Shores at another fun-filled event at the Ocean Shores Convention Center!

If you were thinking you could make a change by running for office in the primary elections this year, your time is running out. 

The deadline is end of the day tomorrow and many seats are either going unopposed or not being filled in general. 

Hoquiam Mayor Ben Winkelman is running for re-election and as of Thursday, is unopposed.  Looking at the Montesano Mayor seat, the currently only councilman Tyler Trimble is on the ticket for mayor.  Cosmopolis is showing currently Linda Springer as the only community member running for their mayor. If no other person submits their name for candidacy, these will all run unopposed. 

The city of Aberdeen has had several persons who have submitted their name for the top slot of Mayor, a position that rarely is given much praise in this day of criticism.  Debi Ann Pieraccini, Dee Anne Shaw and Douglas C Orr have all declared their intent to run for mayor. 
The City of Elma is seeing two contenders right now for mayor, Josh Collette and john Heater.  

The city of Westport is also not short on candidates with currently Edward Welter, Greg Barnes, Brennan Jarnes and Rose Jensen who have all thrown their names into the hat for mayor. 

For a current listing of all positions being filed for, click on this link