Fund A Park, Save A Kid

thurstoncountyfastpitchMason County Recreation Area, commonly known to Shelton residents as the MCRA Park held a series of softball and baseball opening day Jamborees  hosting an estimated 600 Thurston County  fast pitch teams on Saturday , followed by another 300 or more kids from Mason County Youth Baseball Association on Sunday, demonstrating  the growing interest in this Mason County Park.

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Recent Burglaries In Shelton

suspect 042115Several businesses in the Mt. View area have been robbed in the past week according to a Shelton Police report. The burglaries have been taking place in the early morning hours. The report says in three burglaries, the suspect entered the businesses with a key or a similar mechanism to gain entry. Another burglary was accomplished with breaking a window.

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WSU Mason County Extension Welcomes New Director

JustinGSmithDr. Justin G. Smith has been hired as Director of WSU Mason County Extension. He comes to us from Austin Texas where he is serving his postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resources and Extension at Cornell University. As a WSU faculty member in Community & Economic Development, he will serve as a catalyst for capacity building within Mason County, linking WSU and county government resources to evolving community economic development, natural resources, and food systems opportunities. Smith’s selection follows a national search that involved WSU Extension faculty, staff and stakeholders.

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MTA Awarded Grant For Amenities

(MTA Press Release) - Mason Transit Authority (MTA) has announced they were selected to receive a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant of $80,000, which includes a local match requirement of $10,200. The grant funds were awarded by the Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO), through the Federal Highway and Federal Transportation Administrations.

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Woman Rescued From Roof In Fire At Former Church

fire042015OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Firefighters in Olympia rescued a woman from a former church after flames drove her to the roof. The Olympian reports that firefighters were called to the site at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. The building had been empty for years. Most recently it was Capitol City Studios. It originally was the Foursquare Gospel church of Olympia. A ladder truck rescued the woman from the roof about an hour before it collapsed.

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Power Outage Monday Morning

Electricity was restored about 4:00AM Monday to about 600 Mason County PUD3 customers in the Kamilche area, south of Shelton. The outage was reported at 1:00AM. The cause is under investigation.
Areas involved were Bloomfield Road, Kamilche Point, Kamilche Point Road, Old Olympic Highway and the Squaxin Housing Project. KMAS News Radio – Information from PUD3, April 20, 2015

Olympia Partners With Low-Income Housing Group

OlyHousingCity of Olympia/LIHI News Release- The City of Olympia and the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) announced today that they are working in partnership to create a new, affordable housing project for the community. The goal is to provide well-designed, attractive apartment homes for homeless veterans, disabled individuals, and homeless youth. An added benefit is revitalization of a currently vacant parcel on downtown Olympia’s State Avenue corridor.

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