The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a sex offender who has absconded from his registration requirements. According to a bulletin, 18-year-old David Lee William Johnson failed to notify the Sheriff’s Office that he was no longer residing at his registered address, moved to another registered address, and then later for living as transient/homeless, possibly within the area of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation. Johnson is required to register as a sex offender due to a 2013 conviction of Rape of a Child 2nd Degree and Child Molestation 1st Degree. This conviction stems from when Johnson was 16 years old, he sexually assaulted two different young girls ages 10 and 13.
Gov. Jay Inslee today requested a federal Emergency Declaration to provide additional resources to cover some of costs related to multiple wildfires burning in Eastern Washington.
The governor’s request was sent to President Obama through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and pointed out that currently 11 counties and four tribes are affected or threatened by fires. Officials have confirmed that the fires have already destroyed more than 50 homes, 60 other structures, and more than 235,000 acres of land.
Drought worsening this normal phenomenon in waters
Lakes, rivers and Puget Sound are experiencing more intense and widespread algae blooms this summer and scientists believe warm water due to the state’s drought is partly to blame.
Washington experienced modest job growth in July, resulting in a 5.3 percent unemployment rate for the month, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The sidewalks in downtown Shelton were filled with colors and messages Tuesday as part of Chalk the Walks.
Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk.
As MasonWebTV.com first reported on August 5, the Rustlewood Wastewater Treatment Plant received the 2104 Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance award from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Erika Schwender, Deputy Director of Mason County’s Department of Utilities and Waste Management, has more:
The two sewer plants in the City of Shelton also received outstanding performance awards for last year.
The Mason County Commission is requesting proposals from qualified firms for multimedia marketing services to promote events and festivals in the County. The contract would be for one year and should not exceed $65,000. According to Commissioner Terri Jeffreys, the funds for this contract will come from lodging taxes.