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Green Diamond Opens Washington Lands for Hunting

Green Diamond 125 yearsGreen Diamond Resource Company officials Tuesday announced that the company plans to open its lands in Western Washington for hunting and other recreation, effective immediately. Over the next few days, company representatives will be opening gates and posting signage accordingly.

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Washington Service Corps needs people now

wa service corpsTutoring and mentoring children, helping youths and adults live healthier lifestyles, connecting veterans and their families to community resources, helping the unemployed get jobs: these are the kinds of meaningful work available to those who join the Washington Service Corps to help make Washington a better place to live and work.

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Drive By Shooting Suspect Apprehended

sheriff badgeOn Sunday, September 6, 2015, at approximately 4:45 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 800 block of Golden Pheasant Road, one mile south of Shelton, WA, to the report of shots being fired. A person identified by witnesses, was a passenger in a vehicle and discharged a firearm at another vehicle occupied by several individuals. The suspect vehicle then fled away.

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Road Construction on State Highways 9/6 to 9/12

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County during the week of September 6, 2015 through September 12, 2015.

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Burn Restrictions Eased – Campfires Now Allowed

Due to recent rains and cooler temperatures, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 the Mason County Fire Marshal’s Office, in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association, is relaxing the current burn ban and allowing campfires in time for the Labor Day weekend.

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North Shore Road Closure Starts Tuesday

road closed signNorth Shore Road will be closed for nearly two months beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015. North Shore Road will be closed at approximately milepost 3.47 beginning at 6 AM Tuesday. A detour route will be in place on nearby Beck Road but Beck Road will be closed to all over-dimensional loads while the detour is in place.  

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Inslee announces grant funding to assist communities with wildfire recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday directed the Washington State Department of Commerce to make funding available to assist disaster recovery efforts in communities devastated by this season’s wildfires.

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Hunting prospects look good, but wildfires may limit access

fish & wildlife logoWildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have compiled information to help hunters have a successful hunting season.

The reports include information on deer, elk, waterfowl, turkey, upland birds and other species, as well as suggestions on techniques and places to hunt. Staff reports for all 17 wildlife districts in the state are available online at

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Sunnyside Fire Update 9/3/15

Here is an update on the Sunnyside Fire burning in the Skokomish Valley as of 7 AM 9/3/15:

Management of this fire has transitioned from a Type 3 Team to a Type 4 Team


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90 personnel

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New Principal at Shelton High School

shelton school district logoSuperintendent of Shelton School District, Dr. Alex Apostle, has named Jennifer Deyette as the principal of Shelton High School beginning with the 2015-16 school year.  Wanda Berndtson, who has served as principal for the past eleven years, will be assuming the role of Director of State and Federal Programs, a position formerly held by Ms. Deyette.

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