Wes Humboldt is the owner of Dog River's combination liquor store/insurance agency. He also coaches a softball team, the Wild Ones.

Wes's father died saving his platoon in the Korean War, which was a closely-guarded town secret in Dog River. Brent Leroy revealed this when reading a book on the town's history; this upset Wes as the residents told him his father ran off and joined the circus.

Mike O'Brien, who played Wes, passed away due to cancer, on May 24, 2015.