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Reps. Griffey & MacEwen praise first responders, pledge support in wake of Deckerville wildfire

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Rep. Dan Griffey
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Rep. Drew MacEwen

Reps. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, and Drew MacEwen, R-Union, are pledging support for those affected by the Deckerville Fire in the Matlock area of Mason County. The fire burned more than 150 acres in the rural area west of Shelton, and was brought under control late Sunday.

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County Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

Mason County LOGOIn a ceremony held Tuesday, July 21 at the Colonial House in downtown Shelton, 37 Mason County employees, including elected officials, were recognized for 10 or more to the County. Of special note were four employees who are celebrating 35 years of service: Lisa Frazier, Patsy Robinson, Becky Rogers and David Sushak.

Employees Recognized:

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Love INC Golf Tournament Successful

love INC logoAlderbrook Properties and Mason County’s Love INC held its 5th Annual Golf Tournament, Dinner, Auction and Ball Drop on July 20, 2015, at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club. “It was called the ‘best event ever’,” said Bill Kendrick, president of Love INC and chairperson of the event.

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Utility relocation work could cause delays on SR 3 at Belfair

Drivers on State Route 3 in Belfair may encounter daytime delays next Highway 3 signweek.

Lane closure specifics

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-14, crews working for Belfair Water District 1 will move one direction of traffic into the center turn lane from milepost 26.2 to 26.5 roughly from Northeast Belfair Street to Clifton Lane. Left turns from both directions within the work zone will be prohibited.

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Update on Deckerville Fire – 8 PM – 100% Contained

Update on the Deckerville Fire as of 8 PM Sunday, August 2, 2015:

ACRES
CONTAINMENT
TOTAL RESOURCES

150

100%

207 personnel

On Saturday and Sunday, fire crews were able to take advantage of favorable weather to remove unburned fuel and extinguish hot spots along fire lines. Several interagency strike teams (engine crews with water tenders) and several state and federal hand crews were able to quickly secure the fire line. By Sunday evening the fire was 100% contained.

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Update on Deckerville Fire

Here is an update on the Deckerville Fire as of 8 AM Sunday, August 2, 2015:

ACRES
CONTAINMENT
TOTAL RESOURCES
150 50% 179 personnel

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The Deckerville Fire started on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm. The fire burned an area north of the Deckerville Road approximately 3 miles west of Matlock. The fire burned across Decker Creek and moved in the direction of Ford Rd. The total area burned is estimated to be about 150 acres. The fire burned 13 structures and five of those were residences.

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Road Construction on State Highways 8/2 to 8/8

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County during the week of August 2, 2015 through August 8, 2015.

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Salmonella illness outbreak that may be linked to pork expands to 90 cases

Federal disease investigation team to join state and local health doh logoofficials next week

The outbreak of Salmonella infections that may be linked to pork products has grown to 90 cases in several counties around the state. The ongoing outbreak is under investigation by state, local, and federal public health agencies.

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Registration for Shares of 1st Community Solar Open

Mason County’s first local shared solar project is coming to Mason PUD 3’s Johns Prairie offices at Shelton. PUD 3 customers will have the chance to apply online for shares of a solar energy system beginning August 1, 2015.
A satellite view of PUD 3’s Johns Prairie Operations Center shows the existing 225-kilowatt solar power system (on the right) and a representation of the future 75-kilowatt community solar power system (on the left).
A satellite view of PUD 3’s Johns Prairie Operations Center shows the existing 225-kilowatt solar power system (on the right) and a representation of the future 75-kilowatt community solar power system (on the left).
The PUD’s Shared Solar system will be 75 Kilowatts, enough to power seven Mason County homes. It will be on one of the operations buildings at the PUD Johns Prairie operations center. The PUD has a 225-kilowatt system on a nearby operations center building. It generates enough electricity to power up to 20 homes.

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Goldmark Talks Fire Danger at Sheriff’s Breakfast

Sheriff Casey Salisbury presenting a coffee cup to Commissioner Peter Goldmark
Sheriff Casey Salisbury presenting a coffee cup to Commissioner Peter Goldmark

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark served as keynote speaker at the Law Enforcement Breakfast in July hosted by Sheriff Casey Salisbury.   Commissioner Goldmark wanted to remind everyone that Western Washington is in a historic period for weather. Prolonged drought combined with record heat and wind have created explosive fire conditions, a significant risk to public safety. He cautioned everyone to be as careful as possible to keep fire risk down to protect our communities and wildlands.

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