City of Montesano seeks Parks Board members

City of Montesano

The Montesano Parks Board has two open positions to fill. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the evening at 7:00 pm. The mission of the Parks Board is to develop and maintain a high quality, diversified parks and recreation system that preserves our existing opportunities, while creating new recreation and leisure time opportunities to support the growing needs of our community.
Parks Board members are appointed by the Mayor with Council confirmation. Candidates must have a Montesano address, an interest in the management and enhancement of the Montesano park facilities and recreation programs, and a lot of energy and commitment to serve. The position has no compensation and the term of appointment is for three (3) years.
The Parks Board currently has no city staff assistance. Councilor Tyler Trimble is the City Council liaison to the Board. The Board has the responsibility to:
1) make recommendations to the Council regarding parks, facilities, programs and budgets,
2) develop rules for use and management of the parks and facilities, and
3) coordinate and cooperate with user groups and other agencies such as the school district,
county and state.
If you are interested in providing this public service in Montesano as a member of the Parks Board, please submit a letter of interest along with a current resume to Mayor Ken Estes, City of Montesano, 112 North Main Street, Montesano, WA 98563 or submit the same information via email to: [email protected] Please respond prior to Friday October 24, 2014.
For more complete information about the City of Montesano, city facilities, staff and services, please visit the City of Montesano website at

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” performance to benefit Food for Thought assistance program

Grays Harbor College

A benefit performance of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” is planned for Friday evening, September 26, at the Bishop Center. Directed by Julie Skokan, the play by Nora and Delia Ephron ran this Summer at the Driftwood Theater.
Skokan and her cast planned this additional September 26 show as a fund-raiser for Grays Harbor College’s Food for Thought assistance program. There are three food drawer locations on the main GHC campus where hungry students can grab simple snacks. In lieu of tickets for the play, donations of healthy snack items, cash or grocery gift cards may be made at the Bishop Center.
The Grays Harbor College Foundation is handling monetary donations for food for Thought. For more information about the food program, contact Skokan at 360.538.4036, [email protected]

Log truck loses load on Hoquiam industrial route

Logtruck load

A semi truck lost it’s load of logs on the Hoquiam industrial route this morning, no injuries were reported. Hoquiam Sgt. Bryan Dayton tells us a 42-year-old Rochester man lost the load off his log truck when he was negotiating the turn onto airport way from Willis Enterprises. Dayton said “it appears he had an equipment malfunction on the trailer and is the reason of the collision at this time.”

The Washington State Patrol is investigating at the intersection of South Adams street and Airport Way, the truck’s logs are alongside the roadway.

Search warrant on familiar home nets two arrests in Aberdeen

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department

Drug Task Force agents served a search warrant on a familiar home in the 700 block of West First street in Aberdeen Tuesday morning.
Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel tells us the multi-agency task force detained 11 people total, two were arrested on various charges. Pimentel said the investigation is ongoing.
Five people were arrested at the same home in April after a tip was submitted to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office that drug activity was occurring there.


Grays Harbor Scanner also reported on this:

Montesano wreck sends one to hospital

Washington State Patrol

A Wreck on State Route 12 yesterday sent a Hoquiam woman to the hospital. The Washington State Patrol reports a 98 Toyota Corolla turning onto the Monte Brady Road collided with an oncoming 2011 Toyota Tacoma truck just before 6 Tuesday evening.
The 79 year old Hoquiam woman was a passenger in the Corolla, she was transported to Summit Pacific Hospital with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the Corolla, a 58 year old Elma woman, was cited for failure to yield. The driver of the truck, a 23 year old Elma woman, was not injured.

Railway wants to build second bridge in N. Idaho

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad wants to build a second bridge in northern Idaho to handle an expected increase in traffic that includes coal and oil trains…. …read more

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Bullet in suicide attempt almost hits 3 people

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima police say a bullet that a man used to shoot himself almost hit three people in an adjacent apartment…. …read more

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Anti-government activist’s house auctioned

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County government has auctioned off the house of a long-time anti-government activist who owed taxes…. …read more

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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

By By KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot…. …read more

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22 years for Wash. man who fatally stabbed wife

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 33-year-old man who fatally stabbed his wife on a Monroe, Washington, sidewalk as she tried to hand him a protection order has been sentenced to 22 years in prison…. …read more

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