Boulevard Road And 22nd Avenue Road Closures

Plan Ahead! Asphalt Paving September 27 from 7 am to 6 pm
Boulevard Road between 18th Avenue and Holly Lane, and 22nd Avenue east of Wilkins Place will be CLOSED to through traffic on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for final paving of the roadway. If poor weather conditions prevent paving on September 27, work will be done on the next available good weather day.

Why are we closing the roads? To ensure safety within the work area, we decided that the best option is to complete paving operations with temporary (one day) closures. We chose a Saturday closure to minimize commuter and resident impact.

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Fuel Spill Cleanup Will Cause Slowdowns On SR8

Crews that specialize in hazardous spill clean-ups are expected to finish clean-up work associated with a 3,700-gallon fuel spill resulting from a collision on State Route 8 earlier this summer. Clean-up efforts have been extensive and have required an around-the-clock closure of the right westbound lane of SR 8 since late July. Crews have excavated the lane and removed the contaminated soil, and are now rebuilding the lane in preparation for reopening it. 

Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m., motorists should expect intermittent rolling slowdowns throughout the day on westbound SR 8 near Summit Lake Grocery between mileposts 17.5 and 19 so crews can remove roadway barrier and install crushed rock in preparation for final paving of the lane.  The rolling slowdown is in addition to the around-the-clock lane closure.

As long as the weather cooperates, final paving is expected to begin on Thursday, Sept. 25, with the lane reopening shortly thereafter.

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State Seeks To Purchase Forest Conservation Easements

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking landowners who wish to apply for permanent conservation easements through its Rivers and Habitat Open Space Program (RHOSP). Since 2002, the state of Washington has invested $3.9 million to purchase easements through the program. “The program is about finding ways to achieve endangered species protections in partnership with economically viable forest management,” said Washington State Forester Aaron Everett. “This year’s program funds will be targeted in areas where recent science shows us that Northern spotted owls can benefit from strategic habitat protection.”

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November First Aid/CPR/AED Course Hosted By MGH&FC

SHELTON, Wash. – We are never too young or old to learn how to save a life. The next opportunity to learn the basic skills to assist in a medical emergency will be Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

Combining First Aid, CPR, and AED training in a four-hour course, the class is open to anyone in the community and provides a “course completion card” at the end. A non-refundable fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials, and a Spanish interpreter can be assigned, if needed. Class size is limited to 16 persons and comfortable clothing is recommended.

Early registration must be made by November 1 by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609. MGH&FC is approved by the Joint Commission, and MGH is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information go to www.MasonGeneral.com

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Public Notice – September 23, 2014