Fall Hiring Event Friday Sep. 19

Hiring event  Friday, September 19th, great opportunities to meet employers that are hiring.  Approximately 30 employers attending; Costco, Home Depot, Great Wolf Lodge, Burlington Coat Factory, Lucky Eagle Casino, Best Buy, Washington state agencies, and many more.  More information HERE.

Lane & Ramp Closures during I-5 Construction in Lakewood, Dupont

LAKEWOOD – Numerous lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 through Lakewood and DuPont will take place next week as crews continue electrical, striping and paving work for two construction projects.
Additional lane and short duration ramp closured are also scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Lakewood, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and DuPont. Adjacent ramps will be closed consecutively, not concurrently. The work will be a moving operation, so numerous ramps will close each night for short durations.


LWVMC -September Meeting

The Mason County League of Women Voters will hold the first meeting of the 2014 - 2015 year, Tuesday, September 16, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the library at Olympic College.  An important element toward building a healthy community, is civic engagement.  This means reconciling citizen activism and government responsiveness within the context of an anti-government era.  "We the people" is the new rallying cry of both the right and the left.  The pervasiveness of special interests, outside money, and hidden agendas. has elicited a cautionary attitude, if not outright mistrust of elected officials.

Our speaker, Cheryl Simrell King, PhD is a member of the faculty in the Master of Public Administration Program at Evergreen State College in Olympia.  She will discuss the dilemma of citizen participation in this anti-government era, with an emphasis on engaging young people as they attempt to establish their place in the community.

Please remember, we collect annual dues in September.  
For dues schedule, you may go to our website:  www.lwvmasoncounty.org and look under "Form"

September 15, 2014

WDFW Seeks Public’s Assistance To Monitor Hoof Disease In Elk

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers are seeking help from hunters and the general public in monitoring the spread of hoof disease among elk in 10 counties in southwest Washington.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) asks that anyone who spots an elk with hoof deformities in the area that is limping or dead report their observations at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/hoof_disease/. A map on that website shows the department’s primary focus of interest.

Sandra Jonker, WDFW regional wildlife manager, said the department is primarily interested in receiving reports outside the primary area of infection around Cowlitz County, where the disease is already well documented.

“Our focus now is on assessing the spread of the disease to other parts of the region,” Jonker said. “Gaining more information about the incidence and geographical distribution of the disease will help determine how best to manage it.”