Green Diamond Resource Company Chairman Colin Moseley hosted a recent ceremony in the company’s working forests south of Shelton, Wash., planting the company’s 100 millionth tree in Washington and kicking off 125 years since the company was founded. Congressmen Denny Heck (D-Wash., 10th district) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash., 6th district) helped to plant the ceremonial tree.
On April 1, 2015, approximately 400 people attended Mason Transit Authority’s (MTA) Rededication Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their Transit-Community Center (T-CC). The event included speeches of support from political leaders, cheering community members, patriotic and bus-themed songs sung by Mason County youth and community choirs, flag ceremonies led by the Shelton High School ROTC and members of the National Guard, as well as tours of the facility. The event celebrated innovation, transit-oriented development, local history and community.
Located at 601 West Franklin Street, the T-CC will serve as MTA’s transit center and a community center where tenants will provide a variety of human and social services. Additionally, the facility has event space, meeting rooms, and street-front retail spaces for small business enterprises.
On 040215 at around 4:00 PM, a Shelton Police Officer on proactive patrol located an occupied stolen vehicle parked in the 1900 Block of S. 1st Street. Upon seeing the police officer the suspect and passenger ran into a nearby home. Officers surrounded the house and the occupants ultimately surrendered without incident.
Here is a video update from 35th District State Representative Dan Griffey:
The South Sound subsection of the American Water Works Association’s Pacific Northwest Region held its 7th Annual Water Taste Test competition in Puyallup on March 27th. Mason PUD No. 1 entered a water sample from its Canyonwood Beach Water System. The sample was chosen through a District tasting competition by the PUD commissioners. They tasted samples from nine of the District’s water systems before deciding on Canyonwood
Sen. Tim Sheldon, Energy Northwest executive board member and former Mason County Public Utility District No. 1 commissioner, will receive the Northwest Public Power Association’s John M. George public service award. The award will be presented at the association’s 75th annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska in May.
There are five schools in Mason County referred to as struggling by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction but help for those schools is also pledged. State Superintendent Randy Dorn Tuesday released a list of schools that will receive additional state and federal funding and support services to help them meet the needs of all their students. On the list of “Priority Schools” are Hood Canal Elementary and Junior High, Hawkins Middle School in the North Mason School District, and Evergreen Elementary and CHOICE High School in the Shelton School District.