Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:52:27 -0800 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) PUD3 Financial Reporting Wins 10th Straight Award http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19994-pud3-financial-reporting-wins-10th-straight-award http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19994-pud3-financial-reporting-wins-10th-straight-award PUD3 FinancialMason PUD 3 has received its tenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting. PUD 3 was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:51:33 -0800
Animal Control Officer In International Magazine http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19965-animal-control-officer-featured-in-international-magazine http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19965-animal-control-officer-featured-in-international-magazine jackfrAn article written by and about Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer and her K-9 “Jack” was in the latest international magazine, “NACA NEWS” Fall 2014 edition. Printed by The National Animal Care and Control Association, the magazine was distributed to over 4,800 government and nonprofit agencies throughout the United States and 8 different countries. Kelley McIntosh also assisted in the writing of the article.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:58:38 -0800
Legal pot Business Growing in Grays Harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19964-legal-pot-business-growing-in-grays-harbor http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19964-legal-pot-business-growing-in-grays-harbor maryjanemoneyIn spite of the many hurdles a prospective business owner must overcome to open a business under I-502 Grays Harbor is beginning to get the wrinkles ironed out and expecting a 'Tier 3' growing operation which could span between 10,000 and 30,000 square feet to begin production soon.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:46:37 -0800
County Approves Use Of Late Comer Agreements http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19959-county-approves-use-of-late-comer-agreements http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19959-county-approves-use-of-late-comer-agreements masoncountylogoBrian Matthews, Director of Public Works, presented recommendations for revisions to Mason County Code, Title 13, Utilities (sewer code), and Title 15 ( Development Code), which would allow developers the use of Latecomer Agreements. Latecomer Agreements are a commonly used method to encourage development by allowing developers a process to recoup some of their project's infrastructure cost.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:22:29 -0800
Mason County 2015 Preliminary Budget http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19943-mason-county-2015-preliminary-budget http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19943-mason-county-2015-preliminary-budget MC logo moneyA revised 2015 county budget is on line for Mason County department heads and managers to review for accuracy. Citizens can and should look at the budget, after all it is your (tax payer's) money, and you should agree that the Mason County Commissioners are making the best use of your money. Link to budget.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:57:57 -0800
Second Death In 2 Weeks On Olympia Bridge http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19942-second-death-in-2-weeks-on-olympia-bridge http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19942-second-death-in-2-weeks-on-olympia-bridge olybridgefenceOne lane of northbound Interstate 5 was closed Tuesday evening near the Capitol Boulevard bridge in Olympia, after a man reportedly jumped from it. A 20-year-old Tumwater man was confirmed dead on the roadway, according to WSP trooper Guy Gill. This is the second death in the same area in less than two weeks, with the other taking place Nov. 6.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:55:52 -0800
Outsider's View Of Tourism In Mason County http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19923-outsider-s-view-of-tourism-in-mason-county http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19923-outsider-s-view-of-tourism-in-mason-county mc wastateThe Mason County Commission voted 2 to 1 (Commissioner Sheldon against) to proceed with the Lodging Tax (LTAC) Committee's recommendation to employ Blue Collar Interactive, LLC for the "Discovery" period of Tourism Development Services. The contract total is $8,665 and will be effective January1, 2015. The outcome of Blue Collar's "discovery" will be a recommendation of a work plan for Tourism Development. Initial concerns were centered around the selection of an out of county, out of state company being selected to do the job.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:35:29 -0800
The Final Nail Is In The Coffin, R.I.P. http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19922-the-final-nail-is-in-the-coffin-r-i-p http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19922-the-final-nail-is-in-the-coffin-r-i-p fair signThe Mason County Commission took care of what was referred to as "clean up details" at Tuesday’s Commission meeting. The Commissioners approved unanimously to approve a resolution repealing Mason County Code Chapter 2.80, Mason County Convention Center and Fair. The lease with the Port of Shelton was cancelled in 2009 and the Convention Center and Fair are no longer funded or managed by the County. JE KMAS News – November 19, 2014

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:32:32 -0800
October Food Establishment Report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19914-october-food-establishment-report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19914-october-food-establishment-report kitchen2Recently released inspection reports from Environmental Health Specialist / Food Program, Mason County Public Health. Food establishments are routinely inspected one or two times a year, depending on the complexity of their menu. During the inspection process, the inspector looks for critical violations (Red) as well as non-critical violations (Blue).

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:12:40 -0800
Sewer Funding Coalition http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19909-sewer-funding-coalition http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19909-sewer-funding-coalition sheltoncom2014Mayor Cronce and City Administrator Dave O'Leary have drafted an Interlocal Agreement to collaborate with other cities within the state to establish a Sewer Funding Coalition (SFC). The SFC is a statewide coalition of smaller local governments that will lobby the legislature for wastewater grants during 2015's legislative session. According to O'Leary, 14 cities joined the coalition, with $10,000 collected so far. The SFC intends to raise at least $12,000 to hire a lobbyist for the legislative session.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:24:47 -0800
Olympia FD Battle Home Fire; Save Cat http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19897-olympia-fd-battle-home-fire-save-cat http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19897-olympia-fd-battle-home-fire-save-cat firecatOlympia Firefighters responded to 9-1-1 call from a residence at 2018 Allen Rd. SE around 11:05 this morning. The fire damaged one room and spread smoke throughout the house. Additional fire units arrived at 11:09 and found active flames and smoke in the home. The first arriving engine entered the structure and extinguished the fire. Firefighters searched the rest of the structure and found no extension of the fire but smoke damage throughout.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:46:39 -0800
Pacific Beach Meeting On Electronic Warfare Games http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19894-pacific-beach-meeting-on-electronic-warfare-games http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19894-pacific-beach-meeting-on-electronic-warfare-games The Navy is holding a public meeting Wednesday at Pacific Beach to give Olympic Peninsula residents a chance to comment on its plans to conduct electronic warfare exercises over the Olympic National Forest. KBKW reports radar-jamming Growler jets from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station would "attack" 14 trucks with electromagnetic equipment placed in the forest. The Navy says there is no threat to the public and little environmental impact. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific Beach Elementary School.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:26:13 -0800
Police Cams, Washington Public Records Law Clash http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19884-police-cams-washington-public-records-law-clash http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19884-police-cams-washington-public-records-law-clash officercamera2Poulsbo police may stop using body cameras because of a blanket request for all of the video recorded by officers. Chief Al Townsend says it would take too long to review all of the video recorded in the six months the program has been rolling. The department needs to edit the content to prevent releasing video inside homes and some other situations.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:27:18 -0800
Mason General Applies For ACO Status http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19873-mason-general-applies-for-aco-status http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19873-mason-general-applies-for-aco-status MollMason General Hospital & Family of Clinics has applied to become an Accountable Care Organization. Once accepted, the area’s only local hospital and family of clinics will become a part of a national model for high quality, patient-centered health care. “By forming a Northwest Rural ACO, we have the opportunity to become one of the few rural health care systems in the country to make such an ambitious commitment to the health of our community,” said Hospital Commissioner Scott Hilburn.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:47:56 -0800
Boat Explodes At Arcadia Point http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19867-boat-explodes-at-arcadia-point http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19867-boat-explodes-at-arcadia-point boatfireA small boat exploded Saturday morning about 50 feet off-shore of Arcadia Point, injuring one person. Pictures posted online by the Mason County Sheriff's Department show a raging fireball and thick plume of smoke erupting from the 22-foot vessel. According to reports, the explosion happened around 11 a.m. as the boat was being launched at the dock. 

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:08:09 -0800
PUD3 Commission Lays Out New Rates For 2015 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19865-pud3-commission-lays-out-new-rates-for-2015 http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19865-pud3-commission-lays-out-new-rates-for-2015 PUD3 new1Mason PUD 3 Commissioners conducted a public hearing on proposed electricity and telecommunications rates, and it was recommended that the per kilowatt-hour price of electricity for residential and small commercial customers be increased three percent, and an increase of ten cents per day for the daily system charge. A customer using 1,000-kilowatt-hours of electricity per month would see their bill increase approximately $5.00.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:12:04 -0800
MTA 2015 Preposed Budget Public Hearings Scheduled http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19843-mta-2015-preposed-budget-public-hearings-scheduled http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19843-mta-2015-preposed-budget-public-hearings-scheduled masontransit400The Mason County Transit Center will be holding a series of public meetings to receive comments regarding their proposed budget for 2015. Topics will include the organizations operating reserve, and how it relates to the new Transit-Community Center currently under construction in downtown Shelton, as well as budget items regarding the opening and first-quarter operations of the center. Also scheduled for discussion is an increase in funding through state sales tax.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:12:45 -0800