Salmon Fishing Will Close At Hoodsport Hatchery Zone

Action: Closes salmon fishing in the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone, excluding the ADA-accessible fishing platform.  Effective Date:  Aug. 30, 2014, until further notice.Species affected:  Salmon.

Location:  Hoodsport Hatchery Zone waters within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of the yellow marker buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek.

Reason for action:  Chinook broodstock collection efforts at the Hoodsport Hatchery are well behind the goal (~2,000). As of Aug. 26, only 36 adult chinook broodstock have been trapped at the hatchery.  The closure of the salmon fishery contained within the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone will work in conjunction with a tribal fishery closure to fulfill broodstock collection requirements.  The salmon fishery may re-open if broodstock collection efforts indicate the goal will be met.

Other information:  The Hoodsport ADA-accessible fishing platform remains open to anglers with disabilities following the same regulations for the Hoodsport Hatchery Zone regulations found in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.  Other waters in Marine Area 12 remain unaffected by this rule change. 

Mason Transit Authority Hearings

 Mason Transit Authority (MTA) will be conducting two public hearings on our six-year (2014-2019) Transit Development Plan and 2013 Annual Report.

The schedule for the hearings is:
•    7:00pm September 9, 2014 at the MTA Business Office located at 790 E Johns Prairie Road in Shelton, Washington
•    4:00pm September 16, 2014, at the North Mason School District Board Room located at 71 E Campus Drive in Belfair, Washington
Final comments and adoption of the document will occur at the regular meeting of the MTA Authority Board immediately following the September 16th hearing.

The Final Draft Document will be available via link through the MTA Website and hard copy at the MTA business offices on or before September 8, 2014. We welcome your questions and comments on the TDP.

Mason Transit Authority Public Notice- Aug 28 2014


Special School Board Meeting Aug. 27

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATE: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 TIME: 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Board Room CHOICE High School 807 W. Pine Street Shelton, WA PURPOSE: 1) Approval of the 2014-2015 district budget. 2) Executive Session to discuss professional negotiations.

Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees Meeting Aug. 27

The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 1:00 pm at the Hoodsport Timberland Regional Library located at N Schoolhouse Hill Road, Hoodsport, WA 98548. The meeting is open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend. Agenda Below.