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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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Friday Night Lights Dinner & Auction

SHS Touchdown club logoTickets for the Friday Night Lights dinner/auction benefiting the Shelton Football program are now available but limited. Dinner will be prepared by Kern Dolby. Climber alumni will share some stories, you can talk with the coaches, and bid on a vast array of exciting items.

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Rabies exposure risk rises in summer months

Parents and pet owners can help with rabies prevention

doh logoIn summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened. Avoiding contact with bats and vaccinating pets are the keys to reducing the risk of rabies.

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Lt. Governor Owen named to leadership of nation’s lieutenant governor association

brad owenLt. Governor Brad Owen has been re-elected to the leadership committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA).  NLGA is a professional association enabling policy discussion and progress at the state level.

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