Mason County PUD1 Board Meeting Changes

The November board meeting dates have changed and the commission will also hold budget workshops for electric and water. These will be held at the District board room 21971 N. Hwy 101 in Potlatch.

November 4, 2014:
Water Budget Workshop        10:00 a.m. to Noon
Regular Business Meeting      1:00 p.m.

November 18, 2014:
Electric Budget Workshop      10:00 a.m. to Noon
Regular Business Meeting      1:00 p.m.

October 15, 2014

Water And Power Outage Information For PUD1 Customers

WATER OUTAGE for VIEWCREST BEACH WATER SYSTEM this Friday, October 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to relocate a water main. Please have extra drinking water on hand and turn off the breaker to your hot water heater.
POWER OUTAGE for BRINNON AREA overnight from 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31st. BPA is replacing a switch that feeds power to PUD 1’s Duckabush Substation.

For more information on this outage and a SECOND OUTAGE to connect the switch that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 20th from 4:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. click HERE. There is also a map that shows which customers will be impacted.

League of Women Voters Meeting Oct. 21, 2014

The Oct 21 meeting will be at the Olympia College Johnson Library, Shelton. The business meeting is at 11:30 AM and the program at 12:00 (noon). The program will focus on the initiatives that are on the ballot. Kathy Sakahara from the State League will speak on I594 and the other issues. Public is invited to attend.

Nisqually River Reopens To Retention Of Hatchery Chinook Salmon

Action: Retention of hatchery chinook salmon is permitted.  Salmon fishing is open at the mouth of Kalama and Clear creeks.
Effective dates: Oct. 15, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015.
Species affected:  Chinook salmon.
Location: Downstream of Military Tank Crossing Bridge and at the mouth of Kalama and Clear Creeks.
Reasons for action: Egg-take goals have been met at the Nisqually River fall chinook hatcheries.   In order to meet conservation goals, anglers are required to release wild chinook and wild steelhead.  
Other information: Regulations on the Nisqually River now allow for the retention of hatchery chinook salmon as described by the sportfishing rules pamphlet.  Effective immediately through Oct. 31: Up to 3 adults may be retained of which only 2 may be any combination of coho and chum.  Nov. 1-Jan. 31: Up to 2 adults may be retained.  Release wild chinook salmon.