Adopt-A-Pet: Looking For Volunteers

There is a small organization in Mason County that has been quietly helping dogs in need for 35 years.  In just 2013, Adopt-A-Pet dog shelter saved the lives of 208 unwanted dogs and placed them in caring homes.  They also offer a spay/neuter program for low income and elderly Mason County residents, as well as provide dog food for the pets of families facing hard times.
These good deeds are accomplished by a small band of dedicated volunteers, with no paid positions.   But in order to help the community, they need help from the community. According to Rachel Sedlacek, Vice President of Adopt-A-Pet, that is the struggle for any small non-profit.  You don’t have the people or money to go out and get the people or money you need to keep going. The group holds several fundraisers per year, such as plant and yard sales, a golf tournament, and pet pictures with Santa.  


Short-term I-5 Ramp Closures Scheduled In Tumwater And DuPont

 Beginning Monday, Sept. 29 at 10 p.m., construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will install guide posts on Interstate 5 on- and off- ramps that were recently paved as part of the I-5 Vicinity Tumwater Blvd. to Gravelly Lake Dr. Paving project. The work is scheduled from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on both Monday, Sept. 29, and Tuesday, Sept. 30. Depending on the width of the ramps, motorists will encounter either shoulder closures or short-duration lane closures.

The work will take place on the northbound I-5 on-ramp and southbound I-5 on- and off- ramps at the I-5/Tumwater Boulevard interchange in Thurston County. In Pierce County, crews will work on the southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps at Center Drive.

Learn of other traffic impacts by visiting WSDOT’s travel alerts and construction update webpages. TUMWATER – September 29, 2014

Free Counseling For Small Business Owners

Thinking about owning your own business? Want to learn how to grow your small business?

Richard (Dick) Larkin representing the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) of the Small Business Administration will offer free counseling and mentoring for small business owners. He will be available October 9 and December 11 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Olympic College Shelton campus, 937 W. Alpine Way. To schedule an appointment call 360-432-5400. Dr. Larkin’s experience includes commercial and military positions at Boeing, industrial engineering with an international insurance company, and owning and operating several small businesses. As a full professor at several colleges and universities, Dr. Larkin has written textbooks and taught a variety of business management classes.

Olympic College Public Notice - September 29, 2014

Upper Hoh And South Fork Hoh Rivers Will Close To Fishing

Action: Closes the Hoh River from Morgan’s Crossing boat launch upstream to the Olympic National Park boundary and the South Fork Hoh River outside Olympic National Park to all fishing.
Species affected: All species. 
Hoh River, from Morgan’s Crossing boat launch upstream about 7 river miles to the Olympic National Park boundary, and the South Fork Hoh River outside the Park.
Reason for action: Returns of spring/summer chinook to the Hoh River have been low for several years, and escapements have consistently been below the floor escapement goal. This closure is needed to protect these chinook as they stage and spawn in the upper Hoh River. This stock is generally finished spawning by mid-October. The Olympic National Park has closed the Hoh River to fishing within the Park through Oct. 15. However, the coastal strip portion of the Park remains open with the remainder of the Hoh River below Morgan’s Crossing boat launch.

September 26, 2014