Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Mon, 25 May 2015 18:32:39 -0700 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) SR 3 Reopens Early After Successful Culvert Work http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23130-sr-3-reopens-early-after-successful-culvert-work http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23130-sr-3-reopens-early-after-successful-culvert-work roadopenSHELTON – Following successful culvert replacement work on State Route 3 south of Shelton, crews reopened both lanes to traffic at milepost one Thursday, May 21. The highway had been closed to all traffic since Monday, May 18, and was originally scheduled to reopen Friday, May 22. During the total roadway closure, Washington State Department of Transportation crews replaced a damaged 1930s-era culvert. Crews excavated the road surface, installed the new culvert, and repaved the roadway section.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 21 May 2015 20:02:51 -0700
Two Men Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23125-two-men-hospitalized-after-police-involved-shooting-in-olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23125-two-men-hospitalized-after-police-involved-shooting-in-olympia olympia shootingUPDATE: 2PM - Law enforcement officials have released surveillance video from Safeway. The video released by the Thurston County, Washington, Sheriff's Office on Friday shows two young black men walking into a store holding skateboards. One is seen leaving with what appears to be a case of beer. When confronted by a store employee, the man tosses it near her and the case breaks, splattering liquid on the ground. The man then runs away.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 21 May 2015 17:40:48 -0700
Olympia Officer Shot Men Who Tried To Steal Beer http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23122-olympia-officer-shot-men-who-tried-to-steal-beer http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23122-olympia-officer-shot-men-who-tried-to-steal-beer olympia shootingOLYMPIA, WA (AP) - Police in the capital of Washington state say an officer shot two men in their 20s suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts said at an early Thursday news conference that both men were shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. He says one man is in stable condition and one is in critical condition.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 21 May 2015 13:10:20 -0700
Shelton Man Inducted Into Distinguished Alumni http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23091-shelton-man-inducted-into-distinguished-alumni http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23091-shelton-man-inducted-into-distinguished-alumni Denny BaileyDenny Bailey, a 1965 graduate of Shelton High School and long-time coach at Olympia High School is being named to the Olympia High School Alumni Hall of Fame along with a multi-agency executive, Bill Jacobs and a local rock singer, George Barner.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 20 May 2015 13:44:36 -0700
Shelton Man Receives Volunteer of the Year Award http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23090-shelton-man-receives-volunteer-of-the-year-award http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23090-shelton-man-receives-volunteer-of-the-year-award riverThe state Department of Fish and Wildlife recognized Bill Young during its 2015 citizen awards ceremony. Young was awarded "Volunteer of the Year” for helping the department survey cutthroat trout in Skookum Creek in Mason County. He's been doing the census work for the past 10 years, and WDFW says it helps them get a clearer picture of the habitat requirements of this species. Young is a retired fish biologist and ecologist.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 20 May 2015 13:37:21 -0700
22nd Hood Canal ShrimpFest May 23rd & 24th In Brinnon http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23089-22nd-hood-canal-shrimpfest-may-23rd-24th-in-brinnon http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23089-22nd-hood-canal-shrimpfest-may-23rd-24th-in-brinnon shrimpfestBrinnon WA News Release - The Emerald Towns Alliance will present the Hood Canal Shrimpfest 2015. Shrimpfest, now in its 22nd year will be held in Brinnon, WA over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Tue, 19 May 2015 20:16:40 -0700
Mason County Financials Reviewed http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23078-mason-county-financials-reviewed http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23078-mason-county-financials-reviewed Pinter250Budget Manager Frank Pinter updated the county commissioners on the county's financials though April 2015. Most of the current expense revenue streams tracked are showing an upward trend when compared to last year's revenue:

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 19 May 2015 15:25:46 -0700
TBD Moves Forward In Shelton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23067-tbd-moves-forward-in-shelton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23067-tbd-moves-forward-in-shelton sheltoncom2014The Transportation Benefit District Board put the final touches on the Transportation Benefit District with Resolution #TBD 02-0515, clarifying and simplifying the Charter Resolution for the TBD. Resolution #TBD 02-0515 outlines how the newly formed district will be managed, i.e. future meeting schedules, officer responsibilities, and organizational requirements of the TBD Board officers. 

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 19 May 2015 02:32:45 -0700
Interim Superintendent Takes New Job In Renton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23062-interim-superintendent-takes-new-job-in-renton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23062-interim-superintendent-takes-new-job-in-renton dr art jarvis(SSD Press Release) Dr. Art Jarvis, Interim Superintendent for the Shelton School District, has accepted a similar position with the Renton School District for the coming school year, 2015-2016.  He will begin the transition to his new position this spring and will be spending one or two days per week in Renton in addition to his time in Shelton.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 18 May 2015 18:51:19 -0700
Brinnon Booster Club Street Dance & Fundraiser http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23021-brinnon-booster-club-street-dance-fundraiser http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23021-brinnon-booster-club-street-dance-fundraiser reynolds hayesThe Boosters need a boost. The non-profit Brinnon Booster Club hopes to raise a ruckus and some money for the many services they provide by hosting a spring street dance from 8-11 pm on Friday, May 22nd. The indoor/outdoor event at the Booster Clubhouse in Brinnon will feature show and dance music by the vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll trio Greased Lightning and pre-show entertainment by the Brinnon Bluegrass Boys.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 18 May 2015 13:19:07 -0700
Five-Day Consecutive Closure Of SR 3 South Of Shelton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22918-five-day-consecutive-closure-of-sr-3-south-of-shelton http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22918-five-day-consecutive-closure-of-sr-3-south-of-shelton roadwork signSHELTON – Drivers who use State Route 3 just south of Shelton are encouraged to plan ahead for an upcoming around-the-clock closure and detour. - Closure specific:  Beginning 7 a.m. Monday, May 18, crews will close SR 3 near milepost 1. The closure could potentially last through Friday evening, May 22. During the closure, drivers will detour via US 101, West Railroad Avenue and SR 3. Drivers in the area are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destinations.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Sun, 17 May 2015 15:53:00 -0700
National Senior Health & Fitness Day Coming Soon http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23048-national-senior-health-fitness-day-coming-soon http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23048-national-senior-health-fitness-day-coming-soon MapleGlenMaple Glex News Release — Maple Glen Senior Living will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 22nd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 27th, 2015.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 17 May 2015 15:51:45 -0700
Broadband Expo Hosted By PUD #3 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23011-broadband-expo http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23011-broadband-expo FullSizeRender250PUD#3 hosted a Broadband Expo with a few of their business partners to display opportunities for Mason County citizens to learn more about broadband and the service providers of broadband within the county. The event, which ran from 3 to 8 PM, was very well attended; hundreds of people showed up throughout, eager to learn about broadband and the services currently available or when the high speed broadband service would be available in their area. PUD#3 was marking a location on a map of Mason County to visually demonstrate locations with the largest demand for the service.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 15 May 2015 01:49:18 -0700
Walk-In Clinic Added To MHG's Services http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23006-walk-in-clinic-added-to-mhg-s-services http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/23006-walk-in-clinic-added-to-mhg-s-services mgh walkinclinic groupMason General Hospital & Family of Clinics announced in a press conference Thursday, the opening of a Walk-in Clinic, located next to the Shelton Family Medicine office. Previously the space was occupied by Quest Diagnostics. The Clinic will complement the variety of services currently offered to Mason County and Shelton. Hospital District #1 Commission Chair Nancy Trucksess welcomed the  press, gave a brief description of the clinic and quickly turned the microphone to CEO Eric Moll.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 14 May 2015 19:36:25 -0700
Olympia Selects New Economic Development Director http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22994-olympia-selects-new-economic-development-director http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22994-olympia-selects-new-economic-development-director RenéeSundeOlympia City Manager Steve Hall announced Wednesday the selection of Renée Sunde for the new position of Economic Development Director. For the past ten years, Sunde has been a key member of the Thurston Economic Development Council’s team – currently as Deputy Director, and previously as Business Development Manager and Marketing Director. She is expected to start her new position with Olympia about July 1.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 14 May 2015 13:16:16 -0700
Central Mason 5/ EMS Will Ask Voters To Increase & Extend Levy http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22971-central-mason-5-ems-will-ask-voters-to-increase-extend-levy http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22971-central-mason-5-ems-will-ask-voters-to-increase-extend-levy firefighterAccording to Fire Chief Tim McKern of Mason County Fire District 5, the time has come to address a six year shortfall in funding the local fire department. The last District EMS Levy Rate of $.25 per thousand, coupled with the decline in property tax assessments is not adequate to fund the Mason County Fire and EMS.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 13 May 2015 16:27:32 -0700
First Annual Cannabis Olympics - June http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22969-first-annual-cannabis-olympics-june http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22969-first-annual-cannabis-olympics-june hempapaloozaThe first annual Cannabis Olympics, featuring a team of celebrity entrepreneurs and activists headlined by Matt Shotwell of Discovery Channel’s Weed Country will take place June 19-22, 2015 in Brinnon, WA. Hempapalooza was founded to raise awareness about the value of community based economic development, localization, farm to fork programs, and other progress emboldened by the hemp and cannabis movements.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 13 May 2015 14:11:07 -0700