Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:33:38 -0800 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) Public Forum For Superintendent Search http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20445-public-forum-for-superintendent-search http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20445-public-forum-for-superintendent-search ssd logoThe Shelton School District will be holding two community forums to gather input from interested community members on the superintendent search process. Community members are invited to attend the forums on January 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakland Bay Junior High Commons and January 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room located at CHOICE High School. Shelton School District Press Release – December 19, 2014

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:21:25 -0800
Life Sentence For Longshore In Shelton Double Homicide http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20429-life-sentence-for-longshore-in-shelton-double-homicide-case http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20429-life-sentence-for-longshore-in-shelton-double-homicide-case LongshoreSentence"Like many cases, these murders were the result of the defendant who, because they placed a higher premium on greed and drugs than human life, cruelly took two lives." This was the reasoning presented by Mason County Supreme Court Judge Toni Sheldon on Thursday as she sentenced Charles Longshore to life in prison without the chance of parole. He was convicted on charges of aggravated first degree murder in November for the shooting deaths of Anitrea Taber and Tyler Drake on May 28, 2012.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:07:05 -0800
K-9 Receives Bullet Proof Vest http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20417-k-9-receives-bullet-proof-vest http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20417-k-9-receives-bullet-proof-vest Dep-Cotte-K9-SoloThe founder and president of “All K-9’s Go To Heaven”, Marti Tennant, joined together with a Seattle Seahawks football player and purchased a K-9 Storm Kevlar “bullet proof” vest for $2,300.00. The vest was then donated to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol K-9 “Solo”. The Seattle Seahawks football player requested to remain anonymous, but without his very generous donation, the vest could not have been purchased.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:09:28 -0800
Belfair Sewer System – 20 Year Payoff Plan http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20400-belfair-sewer-system-20-year-payoff-plan http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20400-belfair-sewer-system-20-year-payoff-plan Neatherlin RandyCommission Neatherlin proposes a solution to pay off the notorious Belfair Sewer System, a system estimated to go broke by 2017 under the current financing assumptions. At Tuesday's briefing session, Commissioner Neatherlin with the aid of Budget Director Frank Pinter presented a recommended solution utilizing REET 1 & 2 Funds, .09 Money*, growth factors and a $2M settlement.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:52:30 -0800
Man, 80, Fatally Shoots Younger Man http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20387-man-80-fatally-shoots-younger-man http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20387-man-80-fatally-shoots-younger-man shelton shooting

UPDATE - 80-year-old Charles Lewis Anderson appeared in court Wednesday. His attorney states Anderson was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot 51-year-old Scott Tracey Jeffries, a long-time friend. Anderson claims he 'had no choice' and 'shot because he was being assaulted'. As the claims are investigated it remains unclear what, if any, charges will be pressed against Anderson.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:50:30 -0800
Senior Food Drive http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20396-senior-food-drive http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20396-senior-food-drive mealswheelsThe 2014 Senior Food Drive brought in more than 1000 pounds of food to support Meals On Wheels and low-income Seniors in Mason and Thurston County. The donations will provide two days worth of emergency food rations for over 225 home-bound Meals On Wheels clients and an additional 102 low-income seniors. Over four vans full of non-perishable food items were sent out for distribution.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:54:51 -0800
More Need For Abatement? http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20386-more-need-for-abatement http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20386-more-need-for-abatement derelictbuildingSeveral citizens spoke out against Community Development Engineer Steve Goins proposed provisions to the current Shelton Municipal Code (SMC Chapter 8.70), relating to public nuisances adopted in 2013. The current code is part of an "Abatement Strategy" of the City of Shelton to address derelict properties, blight, and other public nuisances in Shelton. The Ordinance established new regulations allowing the city to cite property owners with large accumulations of junk and trash in yards, and for other public nuisances, as a means to achieve compliance. Goins is proposing expansion of the current provisions for enforcement and abatement to include unpermitted building activity that results in dangerous and/or unfit structures not in compliance with the International Building Code (IBC).

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:31:58 -0800
Calling All Citizens! http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20385-calling-all-citizens http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20385-calling-all-citizens The City of Shelton requests your participation in the Growth Management Act (GMA) mandated Comprehensive Plan update. During the 2014 Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) audit, a noted audit requirement was that the city commission adopt a Public Participation Plan pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 36.70A.035. Community Development Director Steve Goins presented to the commission, a Washington State planning document created to gather public input for comprehensive planning and updates. This document is meant to aid in updating the City's Comprehensive Plan. Review the planning document.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:21:16 -0800
City of Shelton's 2015 Budget http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20384-city-of-shelton-s-2015-budget http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20384-city-of-shelton-s-2015-budget sheltoncom2014City of Shelton Commissioners Adopt Ordinance #1862-1214. The Final Budget for the year ending December 31, 2015:

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:26:36 -0800
Shelton Considers Solid Waste Rate Increase http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20383-shelton-considers-solid-waste-rate-increase http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20383-shelton-considers-solid-waste-rate-increase wastetruck sheltonCity Engineers Mike Michaels and Greg Clark presented their case for increasing the rates for solid waste/ city garbage service. The Solid Waste Utility has not had a rate increase since 2011, which was the end of a four-year series of increases identified in the now outdated utility comprehensive plan. Since 2011 the utility has been running well, but has been using previously collected cash reserves as operational costs have increased.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:25:08 -0800
Firewood For Those In Need http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20379-firewood-for-those-in-need http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20379-firewood-for-those-in-need li gapminis 121614The Green Diamond Company recently gifted the Shelton Nazarene Church two truckloads of logs for its firewood ‘Gap Ministry’, which the church facilitates on behalf of Love INC of Mason County, according to Love INC Board President, Bill Kendrick. When cold weather comes to Mason County, those most affected are low income individuals, especially those who heat their homes with wood. Shelton Nazarene Church is helping make firewood available through the efforts of 12 to 20 volunteers who split, haul, and deliver wood to individuals and families in need who have been screened to receive services through the Love INC Clearinghouse.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:34:20 -0800
Mason EDC Head: Things Looking Up http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20362-mason-edc-head-things-looking-up http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20362-mason-edc-head-things-looking-up mc wastateLynn Longan, director of the Mason County Economic Development Council, says there is only one direction that Mason County is going: Up. All of the general barometers of success are showing modest increases. Taxable sales, with growth from unincorporated Mason County, have been going up since the great recession. In turn, retail has been remaining steady, hovering above $200 million and seeing a slight increase in 2013. Longan expects further growth when the Shelton Hills retail project is completed.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:48:40 -0800
Tips For A Safe Christmas Tree http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20344-tips-for-a-safe-christmas-tree http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20344-tips-for-a-safe-christmas-tree christmaslightsEach year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. A bit of well-informed caution when choosing and decorating your tree can go a long way toward ensuring you don't become one of those calls this year. With that in mind, KMAS, with help from Central Mason Fire & EMS, would like to offer some tips to ensure your holiday decorating is as safe is it is beautiful.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:05:00 -0800
PUD3 Commissioner Reappointed to APPA Policy Makers Council http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20345-pud3-commissioner-reappointed-to-appa-policy-makers-council http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20345-pud3-commissioner-reappointed-to-appa-policy-makers-council

gottThe American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors this week appointed Mason County PUD 3 Commissioner Linda Gott to a three-year term on its Policy Makers Council. Gott had previously been selected by the board to a one year term.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:04:55 -0800
Playlive Nation Gaming Lounge Opens In Shelton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20337-playlive-nation-gaming-lounge-opens-in-shelton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20337-playlive-nation-gaming-lounge-opens-in-shelton playliveDo you like video games, but haven't had a chance to try out the newest X-Box One games? Are you already a die-hard gamer who wants to hang out with like-minded peers? Do you want to schedule a special event for your child or friends? Shelton's newest addition has solutions for all of these and more.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:02:16 -0800
Singing Bowls Support The Needy http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20330-singing-bowls-support-the-needy http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20330-singing-bowls-support-the-needy singingbowlThis Sunday Saint David's Episcopal Church is hosting its second year of "Open Heart Open Mind Singing Bowls”, to benefit the Community Lifeline cold weather center. It's a unique musical experience which has to be heard to be believed. Actually, scratch that; it must be felt to be believed.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:28:00 -0800
Thousands Lost Power From Thursday Storm http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20316-power-outages-in-mason-county http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20316-power-outages-in-mason-county trees downPower was knocked out to more than 150,000 customers in Western Washington. Power companies worked all evening and through this morning to restore power. PSE is still assessing potential damage to infrastructure - power poles and power lines that have come down, reporting as of 8:30AM, 45,000 PSE cutomers are still without power.  Check the outage map for more info. Mason PUD 3 said they restored electricity to about 2,700 customers and PUD 1 reported reported a power outage at Duckabush to the Mason-Jefferson line about 9PM, Thursday. They were able to restore power in about an hour.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:58:31 -0800