Salmon Sportfishing Advisory Group Nominations

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations through Dec. 6 for membership on its Puget Sound Salmon Sportfishing Advisory Group.

Up to 15 qualified individuals will be chosen to serve on the Puget Sound Salmon Sportfishing Advisory Group for 2014 and 2015. Those selected will provide guidance to WDFW on issues affecting recreational salmon fisheries in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Members of the Puget Sound Salmon Sportfishing Advisory Group are expected to meet three or four times a year and participate in the annual salmon season-setting process known as North of Falcon. Members also are expected to communicate policy decisions to sportfishing groups in their areas.

"We're looking for people with first-hand knowledge of marine and freshwater sport salmon fisheries in Puget Sound, and have the ability to communicate their ideas to fishery managers and with fellow anglers,” said Ryan Lothrop, WDFW’s Puget Sound recreational salmon manager.

Nominees do not have to be affiliated with an organized group, and current members of the advisory group may be reappointed.

Nominations must be submitted in writing with the following information:

•    Nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
•    Relevant experience and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group.
•    Nominee’s effectiveness in communication.
•    Name and contact information for any individual or organization submitting a nomination.

Nominations must be received by Dec. 6. Nominations may be submitted to Ryan Lothrop by mail: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information, contact Lothrop at (360) 902-2808.

November 20, 2013/WDFW Public Notice

Cove City OutReach Looking For Financial Supporters

Cove City OutReach (CCO) Food Bank collects food and other donated items from small businesses and distributes them directly to the community and other social service programs. The items distributed by CCO reach hundreds of people throughout the city of Shelton each week. CCO will goal is to expand this highly effective program. CCO provides welfare services to reduce the hunger by providing food and other life essentials to the needy. Services are provided to low income families, children and seniors without financial or other qualifications. CCO has aligned with other community services programs such as CareNet, South Sound Freedom in Recovery, and Community Action Council TEFAP to mention a few. Our fiscal year Sept 2012-Aug 2013 CCO serviced over 3,000 families 10,076 individuals. Our sponsors reside outside Mason County. Last year our sponsors donated $170,788.74 in food. Our volunteer staff of seven (7) work 312 hours each week totally 3,744 hours for 2013. Sorting, cleaning, packing & serving our community. We received this year (2013) $5,209.89 from independent donations received outside Mason County and awarded $1,000.00 grant from United Way of Mason County. Totaling $6,209.89. CCO is faced with an substantial rent increase effective January 1st 2014 which will ultimately force the closure of the Food Bank. With our limited income we are asking for financial supporters in order to continue serving Mason County. IN SHORT WE NEED YOUR HELP SO WE MAY CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY. Thank You! November 19, 2013/Press Release, CCO Frank Martinez, Shelton

Port of Shelton Nov. 19 Meeting Cancelled

The Port of Shelton is cancelling their regularly scheduled meeting on November 19, 2013. The next meeting will be held on December 3, 2013 @ 2PM

Programs and Services Focus Group - Shelton School District

As a Teacher, Parent, or Community Member of the Shelton School District You Are Invited to a Focus Group on Programs and Services For Highly Capable Students

Who should attend? Staff, parents, and members of the community with an interest in programs for highly capable students.  Translation will be available for those who speak Spanish.

Why? Washington State has changed the requirements for services for Highly Capable students beginning in the 2014-15 school year.  We want your input on how Shelton School District should respond to the changes in state requirements.
When? 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19th or Monday, December 9th (a repeat of the November 19th session)
Where? Olympic Middle School Commons
What will we do? Hear a brief presentation on the new state requirements, participate in structured small-group conversations, and complete an (optional) written survey.

Como Maestro, Padre o Miembro de la Comunidad del Distrito Escolar de Shelton Usted  está Invitado a un Grupo de Discusión de Programas y Servicios para Estudiantes Altamente Capacitados

Quien debe asistir?
Personal, padres y miembros de la comunidad con un interés en programas para estudiantes altamente capacitados. Habrá traductores disponibles para los que hablan español.

Por qué?         
El Estado de Washington ha cambiado los requisitos para los servicios de los estudiantes Altamente Capacitados empezando el año escolar 2014-15. Nos gustaría saber su opinión  acerca de cómo el Distrito Escolar de Shelton debe responder para los cambios en los requisitos del estado.

5:30 a 6:30 p.m. el martes 19 de Noviembre o el lunes 9 de diciembre (una repetición de la sesión del 19 de Noviembre)

Salón Comunal de Olympic Middle School

Que haremos?
Escuchar una corta presentación de los nuevos requisitos del estado, participar en conversaciones de grupo pequeño estructuradas y completar (opcional) una encuesta escrita.