Shelton School District Board of Directors Meeting April 17

Location: Board Room, CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA from 10AM to 1PM. Purpose: 1) Public Officials Liability training; and 2) Executive session to discuss potential litigation.

Kitsap Great Give May 6

On May 6, Kitsap Community Foundation in concert with Give Local America, will be sponsoring the KITSAP GREAT GIVE. Any donations made that day on their online donation page  will receive matching funds through the generosity of the Kitsap United Way and other local sponsors.

Kitsap Community Foundation also serves adjacent areas, so FAITH IN ACTION SENIOR SERVICES are able to participate. They will be asking folks to contribute towards the HUB CENTER for SENIORS on that day, by logging onto their website a and giving a donation to Faith in Action. The HUB is scheduled to begin site prep early summer, and open in winter 2014/2015. They will be serving seniors from both Mason and Kitsap County. They have the money for a basic building, but still need your help to make it not just a good facility - but a great facility.


2 Weeks width and Lane Restrictions on I-90 E of Snoqualmie Pass

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will open to two lanes eastbound and one lane westbound three miles east of the summit until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. After 8 p.m., I-90 will open to two lanes westbound and one lane eastbound until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 20. After 9 p.m. on Sunday, I-90 will be reduced to a single lane in both directions 24 hours a day until April 25.

Drivers will also experience minor delays Monday through Friday due to shoulder and ramp closures at the Oakes Ave Interchange near Cle Elum (milepost 85) and the Thorpe Road Interchange near Ellensburg (milepost 101). The eastbound Indian John Rest Area will close to travelers at 6 a.m. Monday, April 21 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24. Drivers will need to watch for signs directing them to the next rest area.


From 10 p.m. Saturday, April 12, until 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will reduce traffic along a 4-mile stretch of I-90 between milepost 56 and milepost 60 to a single lane in each direction. Crews will be busy preparing detours for the 2014 construction season and removing the 64-year-old snowshed near milepost 58.

“We can’t stress how important it is for drivers to know before they go,” said Don Whitehouse, WSDOT regional administrator. “Before heading out the door, drivers should plan ahead—or consider changing their travel plans altogether—in order to avoid major delays during the lane closures.”


Technology For Converting Woody Biomass Into Fuel Through Mobile Unit

Demonstration of mobile pyrolysis unit, OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sponsoring a demonstration of mobile pyrolysis technologies on May 8 in Bingen, Washington. The mobile pyrolysis units will demonstrate the conversion of woody biomass into bio-oil, bio-char, and syngas. This technology uses high temperatures to convert woody debris from forest harvests into bio-fuel directly in the field, making this renewable energy source more cost effective.

The demonstration is open to the public; however, registration is required. Register early as space is limited. There is no cost to attend. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.