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Pioneer Seeking Volunteers for Bond Advisory Committee

pioneer SD logoThe Pioneer School District is now seeking volunteers to serve on a Bond Advisory Committee. Now that voters have passed the $25.4 Million school construction bond for an addition to the Primary School and a new Pioneer Middle School, the District is establishing the Pioneer Bond Advisory Committee (PBAC). The purpose of the PBAC is to help communicate with the public, review expenditures, develop/review the design, and provide feedback during the selection of firms. Continue reading Pioneer Seeking Volunteers for Bond Advisory Committee

Volunteers Sought for Hood Canal Coordinating Council Citizen Advisory Group

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is looking for volunteers to serve on their local  Citizen Advisory Group.

For more information check out: http://hccc.wa.gov/Salmon+Recovery/LeadEntity/default.aspx

Members Sought for Mental Health Advisory Committee

The Mason county commissioners are seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Advisory Committee. Vicki Kirkpatrick, Director of Public Health and Human Services for the County, explains what the committee does:

Anyone interested, must fill out an application. Continue reading Members Sought for Mental Health Advisory Committee

County Signs Skate Park Agreement

After a week delay, the Mason County Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Shelton and the Shelton School District to transfer the Shelton Skate Park on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard from County control to the City control. Approval was delayed one week after Commissioner Tim Sheldon voiced concern over language in the MOU which he said Tuesday night has been changed:

The MOU spells out each entity’s role in the transfer of the County Park that sits on School District property in the City. Continue reading County Signs Skate Park Agreement

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Motorcycle Collides with Dump Truck on Highway 3

DT bike crash 022415bA motorcycle collided with a dump truck on Highway 3 Tuesday evening. According to the State Patrol, the dump truck, a 2008 Ford F450 towing a 2007 utility trailer, was southbound on SR 3 about 5 PM. Just north of SE Craig Road, the truck attempted to make a right turn. At the same time, a southbound 1999 Suzuki motorcycle passed the truck illegally on the right and struck the dump truck. The motorcycle came to rest under the trailer. Continue reading Motorcycle Collides with Dump Truck on Highway 3

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Pedestrian fatalities on the rise, lawmakers hope to find life-saving solutions

audio iconWith pedestrian fatalities on the rise, lawmakers in Olympia hope some lessons learned can make walking a little less dangerous.  Continue reading Pedestrian fatalities on the rise, lawmakers hope to find life-saving solutions

Shelton Police Looking for Fleeing Driver

shelton Police patchOn Sunday, February 22, 2015 at around 7:30 PM, the Shelton Police Department pulled over a white Honda Accord on Shelton Springs Road for a traffic violation.  When the officer went to contact the driver the vehicle sped off.  The officer pursued the suspect vehicle and was able to get the license plate, and driver description.  Continue reading Shelton Police Looking for Fleeing Driver

PUD Customers Help Others

Mason County PUD No. 3 customers helped hundreds of struggling families last year. The PUD’s Manager Annette Creekpaum ran down the numbers helped in 2014 for the PUD 3 Commissioners Tuesday:

Creekpaum also told a story about a Belfair couple paying for another customer’s bill: Continue reading PUD Customers Help Others

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Small Earthquake Near Allyn

A small earthquake was reported early Monday morning near Allyn. The USGS says the magnitude 2.4 quake occurred just after midnight at 12:16 AM and was centered about a mile northeast of Allyn. No damage or injuries have been reported.

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