Green Diamond Makes Large Land Buy In Ore. - Hires Manager

GDRC-ORG-BuyElsbreeGreen Diamond Resource Company President Douglas Reed today announced that the 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.

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Beware: Phone Call Scams Increasing

smartphoneImpostor Calling To Steal Credit Card Information, checking account numbers, social security card numbers, etc. Residents have been receiving scam phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as either a Law Enforcement Officer working in the Warrants Division of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office or from someone claiming to be from the ‘power company’.

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Task Force Chair of the Speaks at Sheriff’s Monthly Breakfast

On Friday, September 26, 2014, at the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino, Kelley McIntosh, Chair of the Mason County Public Safety & Criminal Justice Task Force, was the keynote speaker.  In attendance were public safety officials from sheriff offices, police departments, fire districts, emergency communications and state law enforcement agencies. Ms. McIntosh explained to the audience that the Board of Mason County Commissioners formed this task force with a question as to “Does Mason County spend enough on criminal justice services?”

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Mason Co. Sheriff Awards 11 Men For Heroism

CopAwardsThis Friday, at the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury presented awards to eleven Law Enforcement Officers from multiple agencies for their acts of heroism within Mason County. WA State Department of Fish & Wildlife Officers Chris Smith and Matt Jewett, and Skokomish Tribal Police Officer Chris Pickens were all awarded a Commendation of Merit Ribbon for an incident that occurred on July 4, 2014, for life saving actions on the Hood Canal, just south of Hoodsport.

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Olympic HS Grad Serves on USS John S. McCain

Paul JosephA 2004 Olympic High School graduate and Bremerton, Wash. native is serving aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), living and working at a Navy base in Japan. Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Paul is a boatswain’s mate aboard the ship operating out of Japan. Often called “the tip of the spear,”Yokosuka is located approximately 35 miles south of Tokyo and accommodates our nation’s furthest forward deployed naval forces.

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WA Corrections Center Celebrates 50 Years

WCCTourThe Washington Corrections Center in Shelton hosted it's 50th anniversary Saturday. The day began with a speech from the center's Superintendent Scott Russell, who has held the position since 2010. This was followed by a video presentation covering much of WCC's history, and the contributions it makes locally. The ceremony came complete with a presenting and retiring of colors by the WCC Honor Guard.

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Who Gets The Money From Legal Weed?

MJ med2Taxes and revenues for legal marijuana are starting to add up, but where will they end up? State economists estimate that over $4 million has been generated since legal sales began this summer, and expect to see $636 million over the next five years. This money is, at the moment, kept separate from the state's general fund.

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