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Green Diamond Celebrates 100 Millionth Tree Planting, 125 Years

Green Diamond 125 yearsGreen 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.

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Mason Transit Authority Opens Nation’s First Transit-Community Center

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.

MTA Transit-Community Center 4/1/15, pictured left.

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.

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Stolen Vehicle Leads to Meth

shelton Police patchThe Shelton Police Department arrested a 28-year-old Renton man after a stolen car led to the discovery of meth. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

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.  

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PUD 1 Places 2nd in South Sound for AWWA Water Taste Test Competition

PUD1logoThe 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

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Sheldon to receive NWPPA public service award

TimSheldonSen. 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.

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Five Local Schools Struggling – OSPI Pledges Help

OSPI logoThere 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.  

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House budget fully funds education, eases or eliminates B&O tax for thousands of businesses

audio iconHouse Democrats in Olympia Friday rolled out a state budget they say meets their obligation to fund K-12 schools while starting to rebuild public services that were eroded during the great recession. 

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