Fatal Shooting Justified By Investigation Team

cop lightsThe fatal shooting incident on January 2, 2015, where a senior sergeant with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office shot an armed man was determined justified by a Critical Incident Investigation Team (CIIT). The investigation was handled by the WA State Region 3 CIIT Detectives led by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.

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$40 Million Expansion For Lucky Eagle

Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel will begin construction on a major expansion project February 2nd, Chehalis Tribal officials announced last week. Plans call for a 41,000 square foot expansion of gaming, food service and support spaces, 8,600 square feet of administrative space, and a 120,000 square foot parking garage. “We are very excited to enhance the entertainment experience of our guests,” said Lucky Eagle CEO John Setterstrom. “This project will introduce amenities never before seen in the gaming industry in the Pacific Northwest.” In addition to expanded gaming areas, the project will include a new sports bar & grill, increased meeting and entertainment space, and a new player’s club and lounge.

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County Announces L&A Test On Ballot Machines


your vote countsThe Elections Division of the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will conduct a Logic and Accuracy test on its ballot tabulation machines on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for the 2015 Special Election. A Logic and Accuracy test, or “L&A,” is a collection of pre-election procedures that ensures voting equipment and ballots used during the upcoming election will properly display the ballot, collect votes and tabulate results. “The Logic and Accuracy test is a critical step to ensuring accuracy in counting every single vote,” said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. “We are always eager to demonstrate to the public the accuracy in tabulation and openness in ballot processing.”

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Mason General Elects 2015 Board Of Commissioners

masongeneralPublic Hospital District No.1, the governing body of the Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics: MGH Ankle & Foot, MGH Eye Clinic, MGH Family Health, MGH Hoodsport Family Clinic, MGH Mountain View Women’s Health, MGH Oakland Bay Pediatrics, MGH Olympic Physicians, MGH Shelton Family Medicine, MGH Shelton Orthopedics, and MGH Surgery Clinic recently announced its officers on the Board of Commissioners for 2015.

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2015 Mason County Rodeo Relocates

RmotorsportsparkThe location of the 2015 Rodeo has been changed. Julie Gray, Director of the Mason County NPRA Rodeo broke the news to KMAS Wednesday. After the closure of the Mason County Fairground, both the fair and rodeo were forced to find a new location. Julie Gray informed KMAS the new location for the rodeo will be the Ridge Motorsport Race Track, 1060 West Eells Hill Road, Shelton, WA 98584.

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Skatepark May Survive

skateparkThe local skatepark currently operated by Mason County on property leased from the Shelton School District may soon be controlled by the City of Shelton. The county approached the city to assume operations of the skatepark and execute a new lease agreement with the district. Recent negotiations between the three entities produced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and lease agreement which was presented to the city commission for consideration.

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Shelton Man Arrested For Armed Robbery Spree

robbery1Olympia Detectives arrested Shelton resident Eric M. Collier on Tuesday for eight counts of first degree robbery, and they suspect he may have been involved in as many as sixteen robberies in a crime spree dating back to September of last year. The heists spanned much of the South Sound; including Lacey, Puyallup, Tacoma and Kent.

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