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Tag: Pacific


Pacific mayor fires second city clerk

Pacific Mayor Cy Sun said today that he fired his city clerk, who he brought on after he fired her predecessor in July.

“She was a new hire on (a six month) provisionary period, and our relationship just didn’t work out, so I let her go,” Sun said in a phone interview with The News Tribune. “You can call it insubordination, or whatever you want. A clerk is hard to come by, because I have to delegate a lot of power to her. We have to get a good relationship so I’m confident. It’s a great responsibility.”

The position was one

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Chainsaw carving contest in Pacific drawing international field

A chainsaw carving championship in Pacific is proving to be a popular draw with its second competition approaching in July.

Already attracting some of the top carvers in the United States, this year’s field will be international with a carver from Belgium. Other carvers are coming from Massachusetts and New York as well as from throughout the Northwest.

The second annual White River Chainsaw Carving Championships will take place July 9-11 at Pacific City Park, 600 Third Ave. S.E. For more information, press here.


Lottery winner plans dream vacation

A grandfather from the city of Pacific is  a Mega Millions ticket winner, according to a Washington State Lottery Commission press release:

Had Joseph Washington of Pacific known that he was carrying around a Mega Millions ticket worth a quarter of a million dollars, he probably would have cashed it in sooner.

Monday, a week after the purchase of the winning ticket, Joseph claimed his $250,000 at the Lottery’s regional office in Federal Way.

On his way out with friends, Joseph grabbed the six one-dollar tickets he’d bought last week, planning to stop somewhere to check if he‘d won anything.

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