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Green Diamond Makes Major Purchase in Oregon; Appoints VP

green diamondGreen Diamond Resource Company has purchased approximately 600,000 acres of timberland in South Central Oregon from JWTR LLC of Klamath Falls, Ore. With this acquisition, Green Diamond Resource Company owns and manages over 1.3 million acres of forests in California, Oregon, and Washington. Continue reading

Chair of Public Safety & Criminal Justice Task Force Speaks at Sheriff’s Breakfast

mcintosh & salisburyThe Chair of the Mason County Public Safety & Criminal Justice Task Force,  Kelley McIntosh, recently spoke at Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury’s monthly Breakfast.  Ms. McIntosh explained to the audience of  public safety officials from sheriff offices, police departments, fire districts, emergency communications and state law enforcement agencies that the Mason County Commissioners formed the task force to answer the question “Does Mason County spend enough on criminal justice services?” Continue reading

Head-On Crash Near Lilliwaup

WSPlogo150A Shelton woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a head-on collision north of Lilliwaup Saturday. According to the State Patrol, a 2014 Volkswagon Jetta was southbound on U.S. Highway 101 while a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban was northbound. About 12 PM, the VW crossed the centerline at milepost 329 and struck the Suburban head-on. Continue reading

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Washington Corrections Center Celebrates 50 Years

The Washington Corrections Center in Shelton celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday with a brief ceremony. WCC Superintendent Scott Russell was the Master of Ceremony:

During his speech, Russell talked about the changes that have occurred at the prison in the past 50 years: Continue reading

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNING: Imposter Calling To Steal Your Credit Card Information

MCsheriff logo smallThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an unknown person identifying themselves as a Law Enforcement Officer working in the Warrants Division of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, advising the receiver of the call that there is a warrant for their arrest and if they do not provide their credit card information to pay for the warrant, bail, etc., then they will be arrested and taken to jail.
THIS TYPE OF CALL IS A SCAM! Continue reading

Sheriff Honors Eleven for Acts of Heroism

sheriff patchFriday, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury honored eleven Law Enforcement Officers from multiple agencies for their acts of heroism within Mason County. The awards were presented during the Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino. Continue reading

Opening on Pioneer School Board

The Board of Directors of Pioneer School District is accepting applications to fill a board vacancy until the next regular election in 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, along with resume, to Martin A. Brewer, Secretary to the Board, Pioneer School District, 611 E. Agate Road, Shelton, WA 98584. Continue reading

Burn Ban Lifted

burn ban liftedAt 8 AM Thursday, September 25, 2014 the burn ban in Mason County will be lifted. This decision was made in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and other area Counties. Those wishing to burn must adhere to the County’s burn regulation which can be found by clicking here.

Four Outstanding Sewer Plants in Mason County

ecology logoFour wastewater treatment plants in Mason County have received the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Awards. Two are operated by Mason County, North Bay Case Inlet Water Reclamation Facility and Rustlewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. The other two plants are in Shelton: the City of Shelton Water Reclamation Facility and the City of Shelton Wastewater Treatment Plant. Continue reading

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County Commission Starts Budget Review

The Mason County Commission began its review of the 2015 Preliminary Budget which has a deficit of about $7 Million between budget requests and anticipated revenue.  Frank Pinter is the County’s Budget Manager:

The Commissioners held the first “listening session” Tuesday night but no input was given. The Commissioners’ next listening session will be next Tuesday night in Belfair and then on October 7. Continue reading

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