Timberland Regional Libraries Add Hours

trl-logoLibrary patrons in the five-county Timberland Regional Library (TRL) service area asked for longer hours; starting September 2, they’ve got them! District-wide, 26 libraries and the Ask-A-Librarian service will add hours - a total of 58 more each week. The increased schedules come at no additional cost.

TRL administration, branch librarians and staff members gathered public comments in the libraries, at public meetings and from online surveys.

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Jeff And Dale Take Ice Bucket Challenge

icebucketDale Hubbard and Jeff Slakey of the Daybreak Show on KMAS News Radio get iced for a good cause - fighting Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease. They challenged Port of Shelton Executive Director John Dobson; Port of Shelton Commissioner Dick Taylor; City of Shelton Senior Planner Jason Dose; City of Shelton Commissioner of Streets Tracy Moore; and City of Shelton Commissioner of Finance Mike Olsen. See the video on the KMAS Radio youtube channel.

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KMAS To Broadcast Highschool Football

football highschoolOne week until highschool football season starts and Newsradio 1030 AM KMAS, in conjunction with OlySports.com, will expand their high school football coverage for the 2014 season to include Shelton High School football and four prime matchups featuring Thurston County powerhouses. KMAS will be the only local radio station providing over-the-air broadcasts of Olympia area games this season.

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UPDATE: Axe Found

parade2014The axe has been found. The Axe has some scratches and needs to be fixed up a bit. It was found up by Lake Cushman Tuesday evening. No other details at this time. Previous Story:  Paul Bunyan lost his axe somewhere between the Dayton Airport road and the Wal-Mart exit on Highway 101.  The axe is 12 feet tall with a brown handle, very hard to miss.  If you have seen the axe or have information regarding the axe please call Sheriff's Deputy Fox at 360-427-9670 ex. 313.  Or Lloyd Prouty at 360-426-7135.

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Skatepark Maintenance Closure

skateparkMason County Parks and Trails Department will be performing maintenance on the skatepark and as a result, they are asking the County Commissioners today to consider a a temporary closure of an undetermined time to complete the work. The park is located at 110 Wallace Kneeland Park - next to the Shelton Wal-Mart store.

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Sheriff Swears In A New Deputy Sheriff

Monday, August 25, 2014, in front of fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in John Roberts, the newest Deputy Sheriff of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Salisbury stated the Sheriff's Office is fortunate to hire Deputy Roberts and he will be a worthy addition to our agency. After reciting the oath of office, Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling spoke about the integrity of wearing the badge, then pinned the badge of office onto Deputy Roberts. IMAGES Below:

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Thurston County Testing Water After Diesel Spill

Well water is being tested at seven Tumwater, Washington, homes after a diesel spill contaminated about 1,000 square yards of land. KOMO-TV reports that Tacoma Rail says "malicious mischief" was involved when a locomotive hauling freight hit some sort of obstruction on the tracks on Aug. 16. The fuel tank was punctured and 1,700 gallons of diesel leaked out. The Thurston County Public Health Department is conducting the testing. No word yet on whether any diesel has been detected. TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) – August 26, 2014