Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids and Hood Canal Communications invite Mason County-area kids to meet SpongeBob, star of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Community & Business Expo inside the SHS Mini-dome. The Nickelodeon costumed character will be roaming about the Hood Canal Communications booth in twenty-minute intervals from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. SpongeBob will also be available to pose with kids and families to take photos.
Mason County officials have revised the burn ban issued last month and now includes all types of fires:
COUNTY-WIDE OUTDOOR BURN BAN
EFFECTIVE July 2, 2015
The Mason County Fire Marshal’s Office in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Mason County. This burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, including land clearing, yard debris and recreational fires.
Police arrested a 45-year-old Shelton man after a stabbing in downtown Shelton Wednesday. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:
On July 1, 2015 just after midnight, Shelton Police Officers responded to a stabbing that was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of South 1st Street. Officers were initially unable to locate a victim of this reported crime, but a short time later the dispatch center received a phone call indicating that the victim was awaiting Officer contact at Olympic Hwy South and Arcadia.
“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks. No matter what people have done with fireworks in past years, these conditions require us all to exercise an extraordinary amount of caution and safety this year.
Green Diamond Resource Company officials today announced the company’s Cougar Smith Road will be closed and locked each weekend during fire season, starting this weekend. The road, privately owned by Green Diamond Resource Company, is a popular shortcut for recreationists seeking to access the Wynoochee River watershed from Mason and eastern Grays Harbor Counties.
In preparation for the busy summer tourism season, in partnership with Little Creek Casino Resort, the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center is offering FREE customer service training for employees from Mason County businesses. The next class is Tuesday, July 7, 11am-12pm, at Little Creek Casino Resort, featuring speaker Stephanie Rowland, Chamber Pres/CEO and owner of Top Dog Etiquette, LLC.