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L-Tax Advisory Committee Members Sought

The Mason County Commission is seeking individuals to serve on the County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. According to Commissioner Terri Jeffreys there are two open positions for spenders or individuals involved in activities authorized to use the L-Tax:

Those interested in applying need to fill out an application

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Civil Service Commission Vacancy

The Mason County Commission is seeking applications from residents interested in serving on the Civil Service Commission.

Those interested in applying need to fill out an application

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Task Force makes arrest in child pornography investigation

wsp logo3Detectives from the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Childrens Task Force arrested an Olympia man today after getting a search warrant to check his home computer for child pornography.

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Change of Command Ceremony for Shelton NNDCC

photo allThe Shelton High School NNDCC (Navy National Defense Cadet Corps) received its Annual Military Inspection on April 2nd. The inspection was conducted by LCDR Meyer from Carson City, Nevada. LCDR Meyer a 30-year veteran of the US Navy is the Senior Naval Science Instructor at Carson High School in Carson City.

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Green Diamond Celebrates 100 Millionth Tree Planting, 125 Years

Green Diamond 125 yearsGreen Diamond Resource Company Chairman Colin Moseley hosted a recent ceremony in the company’s working forests south of Shelton, Wash., planting the company’s 100 millionth tree in Washington and kicking off 125 years since the company was founded. Congressmen Denny Heck (D-Wash., 10th district) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash., 6th district) helped to plant the ceremonial tree.

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Mason Transit Authority Opens Nation’s First Transit-Community Center

On April 1, 2015, approximately 400 people attended Mason Transit Authority’s (MTA) Rededication Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their Transit-Community Center (T-CC). The event included speeches of support from political leaders, cheering community members, patriotic and bus-themed songs sung by Mason County youth and community choirs, flag ceremonies led by the Shelton High School ROTC and members of the National Guard, as well as tours of the facility. The event celebrated innovation, transit-oriented development, local history and community.

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MTA Transit-Community Center 4/1/15, pictured left.

Located at 601 West Franklin Street, the T-CC will serve as MTA’s transit center and a community center where tenants will provide a variety of human and social services. Additionally, the facility has event space, meeting rooms, and street-front retail spaces for small business enterprises.

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Stolen Vehicle Leads to Meth

shelton Police patchThe Shelton Police Department arrested a 28-year-old Renton man after a stolen car led to the discovery of meth. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

On 040215 at around 4:00 PM, a Shelton Police Officer on proactive patrol located an occupied stolen vehicle parked in the 1900 Block of S. 1st Street.  Upon seeing the police officer the suspect and passenger ran into a nearby home.  Officers surrounded the house and the occupants ultimately surrendered without incident.  

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