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House pay tribute to late WSU President Dr. Elson Floyd

audio iconAs lawmakers in Olympia wait for a budget agreement, the House of Representatives took time Thursday to honor the life and contributions of the late Washington State University President Elson Floyd.

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Olympic National Park Enacts Campfire Restrictions

Olympic National Park has instituted a ban on all open fires in the park’s wilderness backcountry, including all locations along the wilderness coast.

As of 7:00 a.m. June 25, campfires will be permitted only in established fire grates at established front-country campgrounds. The burn restriction will remain in place until further notice.

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PUD 3 Passes 36th Straight Audit

(L-R) Mason PUD 3's Finance Department: Jenifer Sliva, Karissa Byrne, Emily Gott, Dawn Thompson, Sherry Speaks, Brian Taylor, and Dani Leboki.
(L-R) Mason PUD 3’s Finance Department: Jenifer Sliva, Karissa Byrne, Emily Gott, Dawn Thompson, Sherry Speaks, Brian Taylor, and Dani Leboki.

Mason PUD 3 has received its 36th consecutive clean bill of health from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

PUD 3 officials met with representatives of the Auditor’s Office June 16 to review the annual examination of the PUD’s finances and operations.

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PUD 1 Service Milstones

L to R: Karl Denison & Barney Bruff
L to R: Karl Denison & Barney Bruff

Mason County PUD No. 1 celebrated two 10-year service milestones for lineman Barney Bruff and commissioner Karl Denison at the PUD’s annual employee picnic at Potlatch State Park on June 19th.

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Hot Weather Expected Friday into Next Week; Rising Fire Danger

Strong high pressure over the Pacific Northwest will push temperatures into the 90s starting on Friday in parts of western Washington. Overnight temperatures will remain warm with many areas remaining in the lower to mid 60s. Saturday will likely be the hottest day with high temperatures expected to reach the lower to mid 90s around the greater Puget Sound region and the southwest interior. High clouds are expected to increase Saturday night through Sunday night allowing high temperatures to cool slightly on Sunday but the clouds will also keep overnight temperatures a little warmer.

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SPLASH making progress toward fundraising goal

SPLASH (Support & Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety & Health) of Mason County is making significant progress toward the fundraising goal of $100,000 for capital repairs at the high school pool. Currently, over $50,000 has been raised during SPLASH’s donation drive and recent events, including nearly $18,000 at the dinner and auction and a $10,000 donation from Toys for Kids Plus. While fundraising efforts have been successful, the group has just under two weeks to raise the additional funds. 

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GREEN DIAMOND TIMBERLANDS CLOSED FOR FIRE DANGER

green diamondOfficials at Green Diamond Resource Company announced today closure of the company’s Washington timberlands to the public, effective immediately.

“We are seeing dry conditions normally not experienced before August, prompting us to close our lands to all public access,” explained Patti Case, public affairs/regulatory manager for Green Diamond Resource Company.  “Any entry is prohibited until fire danger eases,” she continued. 

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Sheriff Salisbury Calls For Responsible Firework Use

With the approach of the Independence Day Holiday, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the State Fire Marshal offers some tips and information on the responsible use of Fireworks.  According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, a six year total from 2006 through 2011, there were 3,236 fireworks-related emergency incidents in Washington resulting in over $50,000.00 in property loss. 

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