The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Thursday, October 8, 2015. Specific details have not been released (unless otherwise indicated).
Assault: 300 block E Agate Drive in Timberlakes;
Disorderly Conduct: 600 block W Franklin Street in Shelton;
DUI: on SE State Route 3 south of Shelton; Continue reading Police Blotter 10/9/15
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents. Only five awards are set to be funded nationally. Continue reading DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds With Children
Gov. Jay Inslee this week asked President Obama to approve his requests for two Major Disaster Declarations to provide much needed federal assistance to help families, business owners, local jurisdictions and tribes attempting to recover from this summer’s massive wildfires as well as a late August windstorm. Continue reading Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for summer wildfires, windstorm
Just because you can burn yard waste doesn’t mean you should.
Burning at any time adds to the air pollution levels in your local neighborhood, and residents are encouraged to seek alternatives to burning throughout the year, according to the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA). Continue reading Residents ask to consider Air Quality as Burn Season Opens
Prevent bats from roosting in your attic, garage, or cabin by covering entry points
When temperatures begin dropping, bats search for places to stay warm for the winter, increasing chances of contact with people. Their hibernation sites can include attics in homes, cabins, and outbuildings. The Department of Health suggests people “bat-proof” their homes now to keep bats and the rabies virus they may be carrying outside. Continue reading Bats begin hibernation in fall; time to “bat-proof” your home
The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington’s Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office coordinated assistance to local fire jurisdictions in an unprecedented 30 fires this summer, beginning on June 13 with the Cold Springs Fire in Douglas County. The most recent Mobilization fire was the Horsethief Butte Fire in Klickitat County, which started on September 13. The previous record was 17 fires in 2012, Continue reading State Mobilization Has Record-Setting Fire Season
The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Specific details have not been released (unless otherwise indicated).
Burglary: 200 block NE Schooner Loop in Belfair; 200 block W Oak Meadows Road near the Grays Harbor County Line;
Assault: 3700 block Shelton Springs Road near Shelton High School; on SE Fir Lane north of Taylor Town; Continue reading Police Blotter 10/8/15
Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, has been named an honorary co-chair of the commissioning committee for the USS Washington, a Virginia-class submarine currently under construction. The Virginia-class submarine is expected to be commissioned in 2016. Continue reading Mac Ewen named honorary co-chair of the USS Washington Commissioning Committee
The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) is accepting public comment on a draft Air Operating Permit (AOP) for Olympic Panel Products, LLC (OPP) located in Shelton, Washington. The DRAFT AOP is available for review and comment. Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act requires AOPs for large sources. The permits help ensure a facility complies with all applicable air quality regulations and standards. The federal Clean Air Act requires AOPs be re-opened when new air requirements become applicable and to correct errors when necessary. OPP’s AOP is being revised to correct the reference to applicable federal requirements for boilers. This revision will not result in any change in emissions from OPP. Continue reading Public Comment Sought on Draft Air Operating Permit for Olympic Panel Products
Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer shall serve on the Board of the National Animal Care & Control Association for the next two years. Recently elected by her peers, Officer Brewer’s responsibilities shall include serving on committees, writing magazine articles, as well as educating and mentoring individuals working in the field of animal control. Continue reading MCSO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER ELECTED TO NACA BOARD