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September 26 is Fee Free & Healthy Parks, Healthy Communities Day at Olympic National Park

200px_US_NationalParkService_ShadedLogoSaturday, September 26 will be a special day at Olympic National Park, with free entry and special free activities throughout the day to help people find, enjoy and be active in their park!

In addition to National Public Lands Day, celebrated throughout the country, September 26 will beHealthy Parks, Healthy Communities Day at Olympic National Park.

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MC Community SummittUnited Way of Mason County is partnering with Mason Transit Authority (MTA) to host a Volunteer Summit at the Transit-Community Center (T-CC) on October 7, 2015. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the organizations in Mason County that provide social services to the community, the services they provide, as well as promote the volunteer positions those organizations have available and are currently recruiting for. And for some, they are desperate to find volunteers.

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MGH logoHarmony Hill Retreat Center and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics co-sponsor a “Cancer Support Group” that meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Pershing Meeting Room, at the Hospital.

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Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner to leave state service

DOC logoState Department of Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner announced Tuesday that he is leaving state service on October 16 to start a new job in the private sector.

Warner, who started his career with the Department 35 years ago, returned to Washington 5 years ago. He was appointed Secretary by former Governor Gregoire in 2011 and then reappointed by Governor Inslee in 2013.

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Purse snatcher suspectOn Sunday, September 20, 2015, around 4 PM, a male grabbed a purse sitting next to a woman at the Little Creek Casino near the valet entrance. Several citizens and an employee attempted to stop the suspect who got into a waiting red Buick 4 door occupied by three other people which was last seen headed up the Northbound ramp of Highway 101.

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PUD 3 Customers on the Leading Edge of Solar Energy Program

MCPUD Logo-ProcessDawn will soon break over the first local shared solar project in Mason County. Customers will be pooling their money to build a 75-kilowatt solar array at Mason PUD 3’s Johns Prairie operations center.

Mason PUD 3 conducted a random selection Thursday (September 17) to allocate nearly 2,900 “solar units” to customers who had registered to participate in the project. Customers signing up for the program requested nearly twice as many units than were available.

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Scout Leader Found Alive & Well On Mt. Washington After Missing For 24 Hours

Mason County Sheriff’s Office released the following information on the Boy Scout leader who was separated from his troop on Mt. Washington over the weekend:

hiker reunited with family 091915On September 18, 2015, around 8:29 PM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a call that a Scout Leader was missing somewhere up one of the Mt. Washington trails. It was explained to responding Deputies that there was a sick Scout, so one of the Scout leaders stayed behind while the other Scout leaders lead a hike up Mt. Washington with the rest of the troop. When the rest of the troop returned before 4 PM, they found the sick Scout, but the Scout leader was missing.

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Tunring Pointe celebrates Domestic Violence Awareness Month with annual event

Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services will hold their third annual Power of the Purse event on Friday, October 9th   at the Little Creek Event Center from 4:00 P.. – 7:00 P.M.

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A silent auction is the main event for Power of the Purse, and there will also be a live auction. Both auctions will feature purses, scarves and other items from local boutiques, hair salons and small businesses around the area. All proceeds benefit Turning Pointe.

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Road Construction on State Highways 9/20 to 9/26

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County during the week of September 20, 2015 through September 26, 2015. 

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