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First Salmon Ceremony is Friday

1st salmonThe Squaxin island Tribe is holding the First Salmon Ceremony at noon Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Arcadia Boat Launch at the head of Totten and Hammersley Inlets.

According to ancient tradition, if the first salmon caught each season is treated with reverence, his spirit will return to the salmon village under the sea, where he will gather his relatives and lead them back to the rivers and streams.

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Shelton NNDCC Attend Youth Leadership Conference

nndcc at NWYLCStudents from the Shelton High School NNDCC participated in the Northwest Youth Leadership Conference (NWYLC) held at Pacific Lutheran University on June 21-25.   The conference is sponsored by the Northwest Youth Leadership Conference Foundation a non-profit which is made up of past and present military officers who are members of the Puget Sound Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars.

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UPDATE: Murder Suicide At Lake Limerick

Lake Limerick murder-suicide 072415 AOn Thursday night, 07/23/2015 around 5:59 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call received by MACECOM Dispatch stating that a female was requesting a welfare check on her estranged husband and two small children who were residing at a residence located within the 700 block of E. Road of Tralee, which is located in the community of Lake Limerick. The lake community is located about six miles north of Shelton, WA.

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NM Chamber July Member of Month

North Mason Chamber of Commerce July Member of the Month

July Member of the Month

Hood Canal Communications Darren Eisele, Marti Depoe, and John Oblizabo pictured here with President/CEO Stephanie Rowland.

Salmonella illness outbreak appears to be linked to pork

More than 50 cases in eight Washington counties (including Mason County) in 2015 so far

doh logoState health officials are working with state and local partners to investigate several cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that appear to be linked to eating pork. The ongoing investigation of at least 56 cases in eight counties around the state includes food served at a variety of events.

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BPA announces new wholesale rates

BPA-Logo-color-220The Bonneville Power Administration today adopted a 7.1 percent average wholesale power rate increase and a 4.4 percent average transmission rate increase for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The rate increases support investments in the federal hydropower system and expansion of BPA’s high-voltage transmission system to meet regional needs. The new rates will take effect Oct. 1.

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Update: Hopper Fire at Simpson Mill 3, Downtown Shelton

crews at hopper fireWednesday, July 22, 2015 around 10:00 pm, Central Mason was dispatched to the report of a possible commercial structure fire in downtown Shelton at Simpson’s Mill 3. Central Mason units arrived on scene and found a fire at one of the Mill 3 hoppers. Crews put water on the inside and outside of the hopper to help cool and wet down the materials. Once crews felt confident the material in the hopper was wet enough, the hopper was slowly opened so the leftover materials could be emptied onto the ground without a dust explosion.

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Structure Fire at Kingston Way, Shorecrest

central mason fire & EMSWednesday, July 22, 2015 around 11:45 pm, Central Mason units were on scene of a structure fire at the Simpson Mill 3 when they were dispatched for a structure fire at Kingston Way. Crews responded from the Simpson fire in downtown Shelton to Kingston Way in Shorecrest community. Due to safety issues, crews staged and waited for law enforcement before proceeding into the scene. Crews found an outbuilding full of garbage on fire. The fire was intentionally set and law enforcement arrested one suspect for possible 2nd degree arson.

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