Carol Hungerford

Carol Hungerford

My husband, Steve, and I first purchased “The Cannon Beach Gazette” in the fall of 2006. As an Oregon girl who had been living in the Midwest, I was thrilled with the opportunity to move “home.”

We had a fabulous time living and working in Cannon Beach. I volunteered for every opportunity I could: serving on the Chamber of Commerce board, helping put on “Stormy Weather Arts Festival,” working on the beach during “Sandcastle Days,” staffing the information booth at the farmers market.

But life happens … my health hit a serious hiccup and it seemed best to relocate, which also meant selling “The Gazette.” But my heart never left Cannon Beach.

So when my health returned and the opportunity to reacquire “The Gazette” presented itself, we jumped.

That said, I’m sorry to report that our first couple of issues were not of the quality this community deserves or should expect. Let me apologize for that right off the bat. We can and will do better.

With your help, we expect to continue “The Gazette” as your primary source of information about all things Cannon Beach.

You’ll see in this issue the first of our “Look Who I Met!” columns. We plan to use this regular feature to introduce you to people in the community you might not otherwise get to know. We’ll interview community leaders. We’ll interview support staff, those people who help to keep the doors of our businesses open. We’ll interview young and old, permanent residents and “guests” to our community.

If you have a story idea, or somebody we should interview, please let me know. I can be reached at We want this newspaper and its associated website to be stuffed with the stories you want to read.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Carol Hungerford, Publisher


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