Olympic National Park has instituted a ban on all open fires in the park’s wilderness backcountry, including all locations along the wilderness coast.
Incoming Shelton High School senior Alec Dodge spent a day with Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, learning about the Legislature, budget process, and what it is like to be a state representative.
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.
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.
“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.
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.