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Mason Transit Authority Awarded Best in the Nation

CTAA Award_Plaque 03JUN2015On June 3, 2015 Mason Transit Authority was named the 2015 Rural Community Transportation System of the Year by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) at its annual Awards Banquet, held this year in Tampa, Fla. The system was recognized for its efforts in improving service to its passengers and serving the community.

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SPLASH Holding Dinner & Auction for Shelton Pool


splashevent June 12SPLASH of Mason County (Support & Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety & Health) is holding a dinner and auction to benefit capital maintenance for the Shelton High School Pool. The event will be held on June 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Oakland Bay Junior High School. Cost of tickets for the dinner is $10 and can be pre-purchased at the Chamber of Commerce or at the door the night of the event.

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Make-over for the Shelton Timberland Library’s Front Face

TRL logoVolunteers and supplies are ready to go for this year’s selected project in the United Way of Mason County’s Day of Caring. Tuesday, June 23, the Shelton Timberland Library’s front entrance area will get a fresh coat of paint. The library will be closed to the public on that day.

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Kilmer to Hold Campaign Finance Focused Telephone Town Hall on June 11th

Derek_Kilmer_113th_CongressRepresentative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) will hold a telephone town hall with constituents focused on how campaign finance reform is one important way to revitalize our democracy. The event on Thursday, June 11th, at 6:20 p.m. Pacific Time will feature special guest Trevor Potter, former Federal Election Commission Chairman. Along with working as General Counsel to the presidential campaign of John McCain, Potter was the lawyer that helped Stephen Colbert form his Political Action Committee (PAC) – Making a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

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Crab fishing to open early in Hood Canal

fish & wildlife logoThe recreational crab fishing season in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) will open June 15, more than two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

Recent test fisheries indicate that crab in the Canal are in hard-shell condition, allowing for an early start to the season, said Rich Childers, shellfish policy lead for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

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Burglars Apprehended After Report From Alert Neighbor

sheriff badgeFour suspects were arrested on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, on suspicion of Residential Burglary after a neighbor interrupted a possible burglary in progress on Franjo Beach Drive.  Three Deputies conducted a high risk traffic stop along State Route 3 on a vehicle matching the description of the one seen leaving the unoccupied residence 12 minutes after the initial report to dispatch.

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Update: Bomb Threat Causes NMHS Evacuation

NMHS bomb threat vehicles 060315The following is a news release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on last week’s bomb threat at North Mason High School:

On Wednesday June 3, 2015 at approximately 10:40 AM, an unknown person with a male voice called MACECOM 9-1-1 Dispatch Center and advised that he was going to blow up the new North Mason High School and then hung up.

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Special Three Day Candidate Filing Period

The Mason County Auditor’s Elections Department announces a Special Three Day Filing Period – July 7-9, 2015, for eight offices as no one filed for these positions during the regular filing period.

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Murray & Kilmer Renew Wild Olympics Push

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2015 to protect environmentally sensitive parts of the Olympic Peninsula, support outdoor recreation opportunities, and preserve and grow jobs on the Olympic Peninsula.  

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