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Kilmer Calls for New Study of Jet Noise over Olympic National Park

Derek_Kilmer_113th_CongressTuesday, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called for a new study of military jet noise over Olympic National Park. Kilmer urged the National Park Service to collect new noise samples and data for the Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise (FICAN). He also asked FICAN to review the NPS findings along with previous studies from other agencies like the Department of Defense.

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Controlled Practice Burn on John’s Prairie

197 fd11 deCentral Mason Fire & EMS will be conducting a practice burn located at 3290 E John’s Prairie Rd Shelton WA on Saturday, May 16th 2015 starting around 8:00 am.

The purpose of this exercise is to provide training to your firefighters under realistic conditions. This exercise will be under controlled conditions, monitored by veteran firefighters and officers.

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County Recruiting for Workforce Development Board

Mason County is helping with recruitment for the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Board of Directors. Commissioner Terri Jeffreys explains why:

The County is seeking nominations from local business and trade associations to fill three positions on the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (WDC).

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Changing of the Guard (Dog)

Dep Dodge & K-9 KonaAfter the better part of a decade of dedicated service, Mason County Sheriff’s Office narcotics K-9 Deputy “Kona” is retiring.

“Kona” and her partner Deputy Sheriff Sean Dodge were the first K-9 working team in many years and were instrumental in the bringing the K-9 Unit to the level of professionalism and performance we enjoy today.

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WSP honors fallen employees, celebrates good work done in their names

150506 memorialGovernor Jay Inslee joined Chief John R. Batiste today at the Washington State Patrol Training Academy in Shelton for a ceremony in remembrance of WSP employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Washington.

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Pollution restricts shellfish harvest in Pierce, Mason and Whatcom counties

doh logoDeclining water quality threatens 17 additional areas

State health officials are restricting shellfish harvesting in portions of three commercial growing areas due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Another 17 areas are now defined as “threatened” due to declining water quality.

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