Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:36:07 -0800 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) Fatal Shooting Justified By CIIT http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/21013-fatal-shooting-justified-by-ciit http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/21013-fatal-shooting-justified-by-ciit cop lightsThe fatal shooting incident on January 2, 2015, where a senior sergeant with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office shot an armed man was determined justified by a Critical Incident Investigation Team (CIIT). The investigation was handled by the WA State Region 3 CIIT Detectives led by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:08:58 -0800
$40 Million Expansion For Lucky Eagle http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/21012-40-million-expansion-for-lucky-eagle http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/21012-40-million-expansion-for-lucky-eagle Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel will begin construction on a major expansion project February 2nd, Chehalis Tribal officials announced last week. Plans call for a 41,000 square foot expansion of gaming, food service and support spaces, 8,600 square feet of administrative space, and a 120,000 square foot parking garage. “We are very excited to enhance the entertainment experience of our guests,” said Lucky Eagle CEO John Setterstrom. “This project will introduce amenities never before seen in the gaming industry in the Pacific Northwest.” In addition to expanded gaming areas, the project will include a new sports bar & grill, increased meeting and entertainment space, and a new player’s club and lounge.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:57:59 -0800
County Announces L&A Test On Ballot Machines http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20992-county-auditor-announces-l-a-test-on-ballot-machines http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20992-county-auditor-announces-l-a-test-on-ballot-machines
your vote countsThe Elections Division of the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will conduct a Logic and Accuracy test on its ballot tabulation machines on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for the 2015 Special Election. A Logic and Accuracy test, or “L&A,” is a collection of pre-election procedures that ensures voting equipment and ballots used during the upcoming election will properly display the ballot, collect votes and tabulate results. “The Logic and Accuracy test is a critical step to ensuring accuracy in counting every single vote,” said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. “We are always eager to demonstrate to the public the accuracy in tabulation and openness in ballot processing.”

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:21:33 -0800
Mason General Elects 2015 Board Of Commissioners http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20970-mason-general-elects-2015-hospital-board-of-commissioners http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20970-mason-general-elects-2015-hospital-board-of-commissioners masongeneralPublic Hospital District No.1, the governing body of the Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics: MGH Ankle & Foot, MGH Eye Clinic, MGH Family Health, MGH Hoodsport Family Clinic, MGH Mountain View Women’s Health, MGH Oakland Bay Pediatrics, MGH Olympic Physicians, MGH Shelton Family Medicine, MGH Shelton Orthopedics, and MGH Surgery Clinic recently announced its officers on the Board of Commissioners for 2015.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:40:42 -0800
2015 Mason County Rodeo Relocates http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20947-2015-mason-county-rodeo-relocates http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20947-2015-mason-county-rodeo-relocates RmotorsportsparkThe location of the 2015 Rodeo has been changed. Julie Gray, Director of the Mason County NPRA Rodeo broke the news to KMAS Wednesday. After the closure of the Mason County Fairground, both the fair and rodeo were forced to find a new location. Julie Gray informed KMAS the new location for the rodeo will be the Ridge Motorsport Race Track, 1060 West Eells Hill Road, Shelton, WA 98584.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:33:57 -0800
Skatepark May Survive http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20944-skatepark-may-survive http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20944-skatepark-may-survive skateparkThe local skatepark currently operated by Mason County on property leased from the Shelton School District may soon be controlled by the City of Shelton. The county approached the city to assume operations of the skatepark and execute a new lease agreement with the district. Recent negotiations between the three entities produced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and lease agreement which was presented to the city commission for consideration.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:24:30 -0800
Shelton Man Arrested For Armed Robbery Spree http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20943-shelton-man-arrested-for-4-month-armed-robbing-spree http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20943-shelton-man-arrested-for-4-month-armed-robbing-spree robbery1Olympia Detectives arrested Shelton resident Eric M. Collier on Tuesday for eight counts of first degree robbery, and they suspect he may have been involved in as many as sixteen robberies in a crime spree dating back to September of last year. The heists spanned much of the South Sound; including Lacey, Puyallup, Tacoma and Kent.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:22:55 -0800
MCSO Stats Show Focus On North End Is Working http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20945-mcso-stats-show-focus-on-north-end-is-working http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20945-mcso-stats-show-focus-on-north-end-is-working  

The culmination of a campaign promise made by Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury to have a full time North Precinct demonstrates a drop in crime in the north end of Mason County. The specific statistics are as follows, comparing 2013 to 2014.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:21:55 -0800
2015 Special Election Ballots Now Available http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20946-2015-special-election-ballots-now-available http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20946-2015-special-election-ballots-now-available Ballots are available at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, located at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Building 1, Room 118 in Olympia, for the February 10, 2015 Special Election. The Tenino and Yelm school districts have measures on the ballot. Voters should receive their ballots by Friday, January 23 or Saturday, January 24. Any registered voter who has not received a ballot by Thursday, January 29, 2015 should contact the Thurston County Auditor’s Office at (360) 786-5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us, or come to the Auditor’s Office for a replacement ballot.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:21:55 -0800
Volunteers Needed For 2015 Beach Clean-up http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20934-volunteers-needed-for-2015-beach-clean-up http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20934-volunteers-needed-for-2015-beach-clean-up CamaBeachThe GrassRoots Garbage Gang and Ourbeach.org are happy to invite local residents to join them for their first Beach Clean-up Day of the year. Interested parties can sign in and pick up supplies on Saturday, January 24th, at any major beach approach at 9:30am.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:33:36 -0800
MCSO Volunteers Exceed 3,000 Hours http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20924-mcso-volunteers-exceed-3-000-hours http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20924-mcso-volunteers-exceed-3-000-hours volunt mcsoA report of statistics was recently compiled showing that Mason County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers contributed 3,328.5 hours of service in 2014. Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury stated that without the dedication and support of those that volunteer their time, many services to the citizens of Mason County would not be possible. Mason County Sheriff’s Office volunteers are responsible for 100% of the administrative duties at the North Precinct in Belfair, such as working the front counter, answering phone calls, helping fill out forms, issuing permits, taking finger prints, etc.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:37:35 -0800
Small Tornado Confirmed At Gig Harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20908-small-tornado-confirmed-at-gig-harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20908-small-tornado-confirmed-at-gig-harbor treedebrisThe National Weather Service confirms it was a small tornado that knocked down some trees and blew around loose objects Sunday afternoon at Gig Harbor. A Weather Service survey team Monday determined the tornado was on the ground for 10 to 15 minutes and traveled 4 miles with a maximum width of 175 feet. There were no injuries. Washington typically has one or two small tornadoes a year. GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) - January 20, 2015

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:28:16 -0800
Body Found At Day Camp Site In Lacey http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20893-body-found-in-lacey http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20893-body-found-in-lacey cop lights dayPolice say a man found dead Sunday in Lacey may be a transient. The body of a man around 60 years old was found on a tree-covered hill between Interstate 5 and a fast-food restaurant. Sgt. Terence Brimmer says there were signs of the scene being used as a day camp. The man apparently died earlier in the weekend. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP and the Daily Olympian) – January 19, 2015

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:37:38 -0800
Weak Tornado Reported Over Gig Harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20892-weak-tornado-reported-over-gig-harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20892-weak-tornado-reported-over-gig-harbor admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:35:52 -0800 Weekend Storm Causes Local Outages http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20891-weekend-storm-causes-local-outages http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20891-weekend-storm-causes-local-outages flagswindstormPower outages were scatted throughout Mason County PUD 3 service territory from the rain and windstorm that socked Mason County Saturday night and Sunday morning. The hardest hit areas were the west Tahuya Peninsula (3,400 customers) and the Lake Cushman area, where almost 2,000 customers lost electricity overnight. By Sunday afternoon, Mason County PUD 3 linemen were able to wrap up their restoration of electricity to the few remaining scattered and isolated outages.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:31:30 -0800
Thurston County Officials Warn Of Potential Landslides http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20888-thurston-county-officials-warn-of-potential-landslides http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20888-thurston-county-officials-warn-of-potential-landslides landslideOfficials in Thurston County have notified a handful of homeowners of a potential landslide hazard in the Lacey area. The Thurston Conservation District warned the county's emergency management late Friday that a slope near Marian Drive NE is actively sliding. They say it extends to neighboring properties. Officials say the landslide potential is increasing, thanks to heavy rains and high groundwater in recent weeks. Rain drenched the area on Saturday and showers were in the forecast for Sunday.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:30:28 -0800
Mason PUD 3 Commission Report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20884-mason-pud-3-commission-report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/20884-mason-pud-3-commission-report PUD3400Mason County PUD 3 held its Commission Report Meeting on Tuesday, covering the end of 2014 budget. Sherry Speaks, finance manager, reported that December expenditures were $5.4 million, expenditures for 2014 were $58.9 million, or 95 percent of the adopted 2014 budget. Receipts for December were $5.8 million. Receipts for 2014 were $58.9 million, which is 95 percent of the adopted 2014 budget.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:20:14 -0800