Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Wed, 06 May 2015 08:26:25 -0700 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) No Mas! Concerned Citizen Done With County http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22822-no-mas-concerned-citizen-done-with-county http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22822-no-mas-concerned-citizen-done-with-county tomdavis chambersTom Davis one of the most involved citizens of Mason County threw in the towel today. Davis stated after six years of being an advocate of the public he came to the conclusion he was having little or no influence on the decisions made by the Mason County Board of Commissioners, so he would not be coming back to air his opinions or offer a citizen's perspective on county issues.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 06 May 2015 12:58:13 -0700
County Road Engineer Recognized http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22821-county-road-engineer-recognized http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22821-county-road-engineer-recognized Melissa AwardMelissa McFadden was recognized by the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) with a certificate of good practice.  The CRAB is a Board of elected officials and county engineers that oversee management practices of the state's road engineers.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 06 May 2015 12:43:58 -0700
Transportation Benefit District Update http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22810-transportation-benefit-district-update http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22810-transportation-benefit-district-update sheltonIn March of this year the City of Shelton Commission established a Transportation Benefit District (TBD), for the purpose of repairing, constructing, improving, preserving and funding transportation improvements within an established district, the boundaries of which are identical to Shelton city limits. This action in accordance to RCW Chapter 36.73 established the district and identifies the city commission as the district's board of directors, according to a report by Shelton's Public Works Director Greg Clark.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 05 May 2015 14:05:23 -0700
Shelton WA: Downtown Vision Plan http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22800-shelton-wa-downtown-vision-plan http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22800-shelton-wa-downtown-vision-plan shelton downtownvp(City of Shelton News Release) - The Shelton Downtown Vision Plan walking audit and public workshop held on April 11 was a huge success. In part to better accommodate the substantial public interest in this project, the meeting scheduled for May 7th is being rescheduled for June 13, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Shelton Civic Center, located at 525 W. Cota Street.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 04 May 2015 14:16:40 -0700
Police Blotter – May 4 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22801-police-blotter-may-4 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22801-police-blotter-may-4 cop lights day3-Year Old Found Wandering In Neighborhood  (MCSO Press Release)  - Monday, May 04, 2015 at approximately 7:54 AM, a woman living in the 400 block of NE Schooner Loop, Belfair, WA found a 3 year old little girl wearing pajamas, walking down the street and asking for her “mommy”.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 04 May 2015 14:06:24 -0700
Filing For Public Office Begins Next Week http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22781-filing-for-public-office-begins-next-week http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22781-filing-for-public-office-begins-next-week flagdayThis year candidate filing will occur on Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th. There are over 65 positions open for filing.  In addition to the open, non-partisan positions for the city, port, school, fire, water, hospital and cemetery districts, the new Superior Court Judge is open for an initial one year partial term. 

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 03 May 2015 15:52:35 -0700
MTA TCC - A 1 Month Retrospective http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22753-mta-1-month-retrospective http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22753-mta-1-month-retrospective MTAneon1cropOne month ago, April 1st, the Mason Transit Authority commemorated the opening of the MTA Transit-Community Center. To get some perspective on what the TCC's first month of operation has been like, KMAS spoke with MTA General Manager Brad Patterson. According to Mr. Patterson the TCC has been performing remarkably through the month of April. Though it hasn't yet become the hub of activity that it hopes to be in the future, Mr. Patterson says progress was swift in reaching the first major goal of the center: becoming financially self-sustaining.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 01 May 2015 13:22:20 -0700
Parks Board Launches Fundraiser Website http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22752-parks-board-launches-fundraiser-website http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22752-parks-board-launches-fundraiser-website mcrafundraisingCounty Parks and Recreation Director John Keats is taking the lead along with the Mason County Parks and Trails Advisory Board to improve ball parks within the county's park system. They are starting a fundraising effort. The board has until May 30, 2015 to raise matching funds to a State Recreation and Conservation grant.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:21:51 -0700
Pool Gets Second Chance http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22743-pool-gets-second-chance http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22743-pool-gets-second-chance pool mghssb2At a special meeting called by the Shelton School Board Thursday morning, the school boarded voted (5-0) to accept the agreement with Hospital District #1 for the shared maintenance and operation of the Shelton Pool. The Board stated they had time to review the agreement.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:34:18 -0700
Boards Meet To Discuss Shelton Pool Operation http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22720-boards-meet-to-discuss-pool http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22720-boards-meet-to-discuss-pool pool mghssb2The Boards of Mason General Hospital District 1 and the Shelton School District No. 309 met to review a proposal put together by Eric Moll, Superintendent of Public Hospital District 1 and Art Jarvis, interim Superintendent of Shelton School District. The proposal was a five year plan for the Joint Operation of the Shelton Pool.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:02:06 -0700
Fatality on SR3 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22718-fatality-on-sr3 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22718-fatality-on-sr3 SR3fatalOne person was killed on SR3 early Tuesday evening when a Hyundai and a Chevrolet collided. The Hyundai heading north on SR3, about 5:50PM, approached a stopped vehicle attempting to turn left on Anthony Rd. The Hyundai crossed the center line to pass the stopped car and hit an oncoming vehicle, a Chevrolet K1500 traveling south on SR3.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:40:29 -0700
Simpson/Sierra Pacific Industries Deal http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22697-simpson-sierra-pacific-industries-deal http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22697-simpson-sierra-pacific-industries-deal simpsonlumber1Today's news release announcing the sale of Simpson's sawmill operations in Shelton was another sting to the economic conditions for both Shelton and Mason County.  The decision to put the Shelton Mills up for sale came a couple months ago. Now  the reality of the situation is uncertain, especially for those directly involved, the employees.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:26:51 -0700
Simpson Lumber To Close Shelton Mills http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22683-simpson-lumber-to-close-shelton-mills http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22683-simpson-lumber-to-close-shelton-mills simpson sheltonSimpson Lumber is closing its mills and gave all employees a 60 day notice. The new owner, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) will acquire all of Simpson's sawmill operations. SPI will not operate the mills, but instead will construct at least one new, state-of-the-art sawmill operation on the Shelton Waterfront site. SPI said the new mill should be operational by 2017.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:50:35 -0700
Olympic College Job Fair, Bremerton Campus http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22682-olympic-college-job-fair-bremerton-campus http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22682-olympic-college-job-fair-bremerton-campus jobfair BREMERTON – Job seekers may meet 54 employers at the Olympic College Job Fair on Wednesday, May 6. Attendees can expect to network with representatives from private industry, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Conversations about employment opportunities will include full-time, part-time and summer positions.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:16:04 -0700
No One Hurt In Shooting At North Thurston High School http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22671-no-one-hurt-in-shooting-at-washington-high-school http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22671-no-one-hurt-in-shooting-at-washington-high-school nthurstonstadium22nd UDATE: Teacher Brady Olson releases statement. A joint media statement is released by Lacey Police Department and North Thurston Public Schools. 

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:51:51 -0700
No Fatalities In Olympia Church Fire http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22652-no-fatalities-in-olympia-church-fire http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22652-no-fatalities-in-olympia-church-fire churchrubbleOlympia Deputy Fire Chief Greg Wright has declared no remains were found after an abandoned church burned down in Olympia on Monday. An exhaustive search effort had been underway for several days since cadaver dogs detected signs a body may have been buried beneath the burned-out rubble where the church had stood.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:04:06 -0700
Local Unemployment Rates Decrease http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22613-local-unemployment-rates-decrease http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/22613-local-unemployment-rates-decrease employappUnemployment rates dropped in March, but unemployment numbers in the South Sound still remain above the national unemployment rate, which was 5.5 percent. Mason County’s jobless rate fell to 7.8% in March, down more than a percent from February’s revised rate of 9.1% and down a percent and a half from a year ago, according to the State Employment Security Department.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:11:51 -0700