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

Grays Harbor Scanner is excited to announce a new program for helping share information to the community and our subscribers.  As we all know, GHScanner is staffed by mostly and all volunteer team.  And sometimes we just can't staff the page like we would like to.  We have team members that take time off for family, being out sick, vacation time, meetings, and even work (ya some of us have real jobs too). 

The biggest component of our Facebook Page, Website and Alert Subscriptions is catching what is going on out there by listening to scanners as well as our online scanners and our communications with partnering agencies. And every so often our staff just cannot be online to monitor all of our sources to create the alerts and informational posts. 

Starting today, April 13th, 2023 we are launching our Incident Tips Raffle program as a trial.  It is free to enter our raffle and giveaway with submission of an accurate tip and details that our team members can use as a post or subscriber alert. 

This is a great opportunity for those of you that like to listen to the scanners online or with one you own and have the opportunity to  help us out with an entry into our raffles.

Every two weeks, we will draw one winner out of the submissions of tips sent to us for the raffle item of the term.  The first raffle item will be a $30 Dutch Brothers Gift Card and will be drawn on April 27th.

Every tip entry is recorded with a name and IP address and the information and we will use this to enter users into the drawing. 

We will be extending the gift card raffle items soon with other local offerings and businesses and will also be looking for new partners in these offerings, giving them an opportunity to reach more customers down the road. 

To review the raffle entry rules and information, CLICK HERE

Those wishing to fill out the entry form with accurate incident details after reading entry rules can either use our app GHScanner and click on MORE on the main interface and then TIPS or can visit our website and use the menu item GHS Incident Raffle and use the submission form

To be very clear, GHScanner will not tolerate fake submissions – IP addresses are tracked and users that submit fake and false information will be blocked from all GHScanner Services.  GHScanner will make every effort to verify information received and will use the word TIP – before every alert, or posting indicating that the information came from a tip and may not be as accurate as one of the GHScanner Admins gathering the information