Recently, the Town Crier has published articles about the City of Winlock and some of the activities of the City have been questioned. As a result, the City of Winlock has decided they will no longer use the Town Crier as their legal publication of record.
Winlock City Clerk Tedi Curry sent an email to our main office in Raymond on December 26, 2018, that states, "We should have only one final public notice for the Crier but it will be after Thursday so it will have to publish after the first of the year. Due to bias and inaccurate reporting we plan to change our adopted newspaper after the first." In defense of her statement, not once has City Hall called or emailed and stated that we have published anything that was not accurate nor have they asked for a retraction.
It is important for the citizens of Winlock to understand that changing the city's legal publication of record will affect your knowledge of activities within the city.
The Town Crier is a free publication to the community, the only free publication, with the largest distribution in the area. Unless you subscribe to the city's new publication of choice you will no longer have access to information and activities within the city, such as ordinances, amendments to ordinances, special meetings, budget amendments, etc.
The Town Crier will not change it's reporting styles due to threat of losing the City of Winlock's business. We are here to provide you, the citizens with accurate factual information provided by the city through public records requests.
We have a records request outstanding from November 15, 2018, that has not been received. We will continue to request information from the city so you the citizens of Winlock can stay informed.