At their regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 24th, the board
of commissioners for Mason County PUD No. 1 followed the path of neighboring PUD commissions including Mason PUD No. 3, Cowlitz PUD and Clallam PUD by passing a resolution to formally oppose Initiative 732 which is commonly known as the “Carbon Tax Initiative”. State legislators failed to act on the proposal so the initiative is scheduled to go to a vote of the people on the ballot this fall. If passed, PUD 1 commissioners warn that it will have serious implications to the District’s finances with no real impact on carbon reduction. Continue reading PUD 1 Commission Formally Opposes Carbon Tax Initiative→
Sparky, the orphaned bear who took refuge in a Bonneville Power Administration substation in Shelton last year, returned to the wild earlier this month.
“Folks really took to the little fellow,” said Joel Myer, spokesman for Mason County Public Utility District No. 3, the local utility that affectionately named the bear cub Sparky after he narrowly avoided electrocution. “We’re thrilled to hear Sparky is healthy and back home in the woods.” Continue reading Bear Cub Rescued in Shelton Returns Home→
There are no changes in the latest statewide results from Tuesday’s Presidential Primary. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders with nearly 53% of the vote (52.95% to 47.05%). Donald Trump has garnered nearly 76% (75.82%) of the Republican vote.
Mason County Commissioners are pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Windom as the new Director of Community Services Department and Jerry Hauth as the new Director of Public Works/Utilities & Waste Management Department. Continue reading New Leadership at Mason County→
Whether camping out or enjoying a backyard barbecue, the State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind everyone to be careful with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. “It doesn’t take much for a small fire to turn into a large blaze.” says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy, “Knowing a few fire safety tips will help everyone have a fire safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.” Continue reading Tips for a Fire Safe & Enjoyable Memorial Day→
Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee passed a bill that includes several provisions authored by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA), a member of the committee. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Commerce, Justice, & Science Appropriations Bill contains measures from Kilmer that encourage innovation and advancement in ocean acidification research, boost efforts to recover endangered salmon populations in Washington state, and increase trade enforcement. Continue reading Kilmer-Backed Provisions Included in Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill→