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Statement from Inslee cautioning risks posed by use of fireworks during drought

gov jay inslee“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks. No matter what people have done with fireworks in past years, these conditions require us all to exercise an extraordinary amount of caution and safety this year.

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With the prospect of extreme hot weather conditions, Mason County Public Works in cooperation with several other agencies will open cooling centers beginning Thursday, July 2, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, and open until the weather cools.

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green diamondGreen Diamond Resource Company officials today announced the company’s Cougar Smith Road will be closed and locked each weekend during fire season, starting this weekend. The road, privately owned by Green Diamond Resource Company, is a popular shortcut for recreationists seeking to access the Wynoochee River watershed from Mason and eastern Grays Harbor Counties.

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Waterborne diseases pose a risk during swimming and other outdoor fun

doh logoSwimming pools, beaches, lakes, and streams provide an opportunity to cool off during a summer that’s warmer than usual. Yet germs in the water can make people sick, especially young children, elderly people, and people with weak immune systems.

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Charm Farm Guest Services Training Tuesday

NM chamberIn preparation for the busy summer tourism season, in partnership with Little Creek Casino Resort, the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center is offering FREE customer service training for employees from Mason County businesses. The next class is Tuesday, July 7, 11am-12pm, at Little Creek Casino Resort, featuring speaker Stephanie Rowland, Chamber Pres/CEO and owner of Top Dog Etiquette, LLC. 

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Shelton Kiwanis Foundation awards $9,000 to local students

kiwanis logo full white b-gShelton Kiwanis Foundation has awarded six $1,000 scholarships and two $1,500 scholarships to graduates of Shelton High School this spring.  Three of the eight scholarships are provided through the Dell Abelein Endowment for students who major in the education field.   The additional five scholarships are funded by Pancakes in the Park and other Shelton Kiwanis Club events as well as donations made directly to the charitable Foundation.

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One should never go through cancer treatment alone.  To help make this happen, Harmony Hill Retreat Center and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics host a monthly Cancer Support Group on the  3rd Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday July 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Mason General Hospital’s Pershing Room, through the Hospital’s Main (south) Entrance.

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House Passes Transportation Revenue Package Agreement

$16.1 billion investment will create jobs, reduce congestion

 The House of Representatives has passed a package of bills making significant new investments in Washington’s transportation system, following a deal reached over the weekend between House and Senate negotiators.

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