Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:09:43 -0700 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) Man Rescued From Fall At High Steel Bridge http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17547-man-rescued-from-fall-at-high-steel-bridge http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17547-man-rescued-from-fall-at-high-steel-bridge steelbridgerescue A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state's highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday. A Special Operations Rescue Team from several Mason County agencies found the 25-year-old Bremerton man under High Steel Bridge, about 20 miles northwest of Shelton. Mason County sheriff's detective William Adam says the man had been hiking in the Olympic National Forest when he slid down a steep embankment under the bridge, which spans the Skokomish River.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:41:07 -0700
Reclamation Ridge Brush Fire http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17546-reclamation-ridge-brush-fire http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17546-reclamation-ridge-brush-fire fire ridge1Monday, July 28, 2014 around 3:15pm Central Mason Fire & EMS was toned for the report of a small 4 X 4 ft. brush fire on Reclamation Ridge behind Lakeland Village in Allyn, WA. Upon arrival crews found an approximate 250 X 100 ft. brush fire burning in the grass and scotch broom underneath the power lines.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:46:31 -0700
City's Poverty Task Force Falls Short Of Members http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17508-city-s-poverty-task-force-falls-short-of-members http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17508-city-s-poverty-task-force-falls-short-of-members sheltoncityCommunity Development Director Steve Goins asked the City Commission to reconsider requirements for potential task force members. Goins requested Resolution 1065-0414 be modified to reduce the wording from ‘seven members’ to ‘five to seven members’ to get the task force moving.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:16:16 -0700
SR3 Park & Ride Project http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17507-sr3-park-ride-project http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17507-sr3-park-ride-project Steve Goins, City of Shelton's Community Development Director to investigate potential property purchase in support of the SR3 Park & Ride. Progress continues on the SR3 Park & Ride/ Corridor Enhancement Project. City Staff and the design consultant are diligently working on revised design documents, updating the National Environmental Policy Act and the State Environmental Policy Act, and permit applications. In the course of reviewing and updating the site survey, it was discovered that a portion of the proposed project is not located on property owned by the City of Shelton. Specifically, a significant portion of the proposed park & ride facility is designed on lands within the US Navy railroad easement with the Simpson Timber Company having an underlying ownership.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:02:51 -0700
Blue Grass In The Forest http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17506-blue-grass-in-the-forest http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17506-blue-grass-in-the-forest Mark Ziegler,representing Kristmas Town Kiwanis, reported to the city commission on the 2014 (10th annual) Blue Grass in the Forest event and statistics of those who attended. Per Ziegler; there were over 2,000 people in attendance, with 420 people traveling 50 miles or less, another 250 people traveled over 50 miles, 91 from Oregon and 40 out-of-state/out-of-county (England) attended.

Blue Grass in the Forest was held May 14-16, 2014, with at least 156 people staying in Shelton motel/hotels.

Ziegler announced next year’s event will be on May 15, 16,& 17. He noted the importance of planning well ahead of time to ensure a successful event.

JE KMAS News – July 28, 2014

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:49:24 -0700
Potlatch Boat Ramp To Close 8/5 & 6 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17499-potlatch-boat-ramp-to-close-8-5-6 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17499-potlatch-boat-ramp-to-close-8-5-6 fishhatchfrThe Skokomish Park boat launch site in Potlatch will be closed Aug. 5 and 6 to accommodate work on Tacoma Power’s new sockeye hatchery.  The launch site is owned and operated by the Skokomish Tribe.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:20:13 -0700
Former Thurston PUD Commissioner Corwin Dies http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17498-former-thurston-pud-commissioner-corwin-dies http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17498-former-thurston-pud-commissioner-corwin-dies Alan Corwin, 74, a former Thurston County Public Utility District commissioner known for his financial expertise, died last week in Portland from stroke-related complications. According to the Olympian, Corwin was elected to the PUD commission in 2004 and was re-elected in 2010. Commissioners serve six-year terms, but in 2012, following the PUD’s highly publicized exploration into offering public power — Proposition 1 was defeated in the general election that year — Corwin resigned. Before he became PUD commissioner, Corwin was a longtime Dean Witter financial adviser. Earlier in life, Corwin was a management analyst for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland. In the 1980’s Alan did stock reports for AM1030 KMAS. July 28, 2014

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:15:45 -0700
Gas Price Update and Outlook http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17490-gas-price-update-and-outlook http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17490-gas-price-update-and-outlook gaspump blueAverage retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.91/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:48:35 -0700
Small Quake Near Belfair http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17486-small-quake-near-belfair http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17486-small-quake-near-belfair earthqakebelfairA magnitude 3.5 earthquake shook the Belfair area shortly after 4:00 a.m. Monday. Dispatchers said there are no reports of damage so far but people in Bremerton reported feeling the quake on the U.S. Geological Survey website. People also took to social media to say they felt the shake from as far away as Kent and Tacoma.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:35 -0700
Missing Boy From Lake Cushman Area Found http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17389-missing-boy-found http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17389-missing-boy-found sarjuly2514A 10 year old boy missing overnight in the Lake Cushman area was found about 10AM Friday morning. Nathan Hernandez was picking berries with his sisters yesterday when they lost track of him. The family searched from noon until dark before they called for help.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:37:33 -0700
C Street Landfill Now On Hazardous Sites List http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17388-c-street-landfill-now-on-hazardous-sites-list http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17388-c-street-landfill-now-on-hazardous-sites-list cstreetlandfillIn a recent post by the Department of Ecology Toxics Cleanup Program, the C Street landfill has been ranked as a 3 on the States Hazardous sites list. Sites are ranked from 1-5, 1 representing the highest level of potential risk. Ecology recently completed a Site Hazard Assessment on the C Street landfill and the next step is to name the potentially liable person responsible for cleaning up the site.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:46 -0700
2014 Mason Area Fair Starts Today http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/16663-2014-maf-main-stage-music-announced http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/16663-2014-maf-main-stage-music-announced maf music(SHELTON)- The Mason Area Fair & Rodeo kicks off today Mason County Fairgrounds in Shelton. 2014 Mason Area Fair main stage musical lineup. Dubbed “Mason County Musical Showcase” this year’s featured acts are all musicians from the south sound area, and all are talented, creative artists eager to show their particular brand of music.

Entertainment co-chair, Dale Hubbard had this to say about the fair’s main stage schedule, “The Northwest has long been a hotbed of musical innovation, from Jimi Hendrix, to Heart, and from Pearl Jam to Nirvana, bands from the northwest achieved national and international acclaim by staying true to their styles, and believing in their music.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:23:00 -0700
Pot Moratorium Repealed http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17324-pot-moratorium-repealed http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17324-pot-moratorium-repealed MJ potsMarathon Meeting: 2-1 to repeal the County's Moratorium on Marijuana. The grand finale of the three hearings in a packed house was definitely the best and had the most testimony. The hearing was to give the public an opportunity to comment on Ordinance #32-14, adopted on July 1, 2014, enacting a zoning moratorium prohibiting the production and processing of marijuana in all zoning districts with the exception of Agricultural Resource Lands and Industrially Zoned districts.  

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:11:36 -0700
Zones Approved For Multifamily Housing http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17336-zones-approved-for-multifamily-housing http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17336-zones-approved-for-multifamily-housing A continuation of a hearing to designate Residential Targeted Areas for the purpose of a Multifamily Housing Incentive Program pursuant to Chapter 84.14 RCW was heard at Tuesday’s Mason County Commission Meeting. Community Development Director Barb Adkins gave an overview of the requirements of this program that offers tax incentives for developers of multi-family low income/affordable housing.

The hearing was to first identify and designate areas for multiple family housing structures, followed by amendments to building codes. Maps were on site for a visual of Shelton, Belfair and Allyn. All of phase 1 of the Belfair Sewer Plan was included in the target area for Belfair. Allyn and Shelton approved areas were all on the existing sewer systems. UGA Locations without sewer service were not included or approved.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:58:58 -0700
Hilburn Fund receives $25,000 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17312-hilburn-fund-receives-25-000 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17312-hilburn-fund-receives-25-000 hilburnjonesThe Karen Hilburn Breast & Cervical Cancer Fund, a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, was presented – for the fourth year in a row – with a check for $25,000 from the Charitable Trust of Margery Jones, a former Shelton resident and cancer survivor. Miss Jones left her estate to be donated to charitable non-profits.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:13:26 -0700
Washington Denies Request To Fly Drone At Capitol http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17313-washington-denies-request-to-fly-drone-at-capitol http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17313-washington-denies-request-to-fly-drone-at-capitol The public affairs network TVW wanted to use a drone to film the state Capitol in Olympia for a documentary on drones. The state Department of Enterprise Services said no. The Olympian reports the agency says filming the campus may violate the privacy of tenants and visitors as well as posing an unnecessary public safety risk. It also said the drone could disrupt normal conduct of state business. TVW hoped to capture the footage for a one-hour documentary it's preparing on the use of drones. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - July 23, 2014

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:12:55 -0700
MGH Hoodsport Welcomes Hilary Otorowski, ARNP http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17307-mgh-hoodsport-welcomes-hilary-otorowski-arnp http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/17307-mgh-hoodsport-welcomes-hilary-otorowski-arnp otorowskiMGH HOODSPORT FAMILY CLINIC WECOMES HILARY OTOROWSKI, ARNP MGH Hoodsport Family Clinic and Mason General Hospital are pleased to welcome board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Hilary Otorowski, ARNP, to their medical staff, as she joins the Hoodsport Family Clinic headed by Margene Fields, ARNP.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:29 -0700