Practice Burn Feb. 6 On Pickering Rd.

Central Mason Fire will be conducting a Training Burn at 541 Pickering Rd on 2/8/14 starting at 9:00 AM. The purpose of the Training Burn is to practice Firefighter skills and to maintain proficiency. Practice burns are a very controlled evolution to ensure life safety of all participants and to minimally impact surrounding citizens. All participating apparatus will be off of the road. Training will be conducted interior of the structure. Once interior operations are complete, the fire will be allowed to consume the structure. Crews will be exterior in a defensive strategy to control the evolution.

Fire operations should be complete no later than 2:00 PM.

February 3, 2014

Washington Student Achievement Council Begins Roadmap Implementation

On February 3, the Council will receive its first update on implementation of Roadmap recommendations. The 2013 Roadmap Report , a plan to increase educational attainment in Washington, was submitted to the Legislature and Governor in December 2013. The report set two statewide attainment goals and recommended 12 strategies to achieve these goals by 2023.
The Council will review the work of three committees developed to inform implementation of Roadmap recommendations:

  • Committee for Academic Affairs and Policy.
  • Committee for Student Support.
  • Committee for Funding and Affordability.
  • Committee members will meet throughout 2014.

The Council will also review progress on the Roadmap communication plan and legislative efforts. Tim Wilson, Apprenticeship Program Manager at Department of Labor and Industries, will present an overview of the apprenticeship process.
The meeting will be held at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in Olympia and is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Cascade Room.
Materials will be available online the day of the meeting.

January 30, 2014

Mark Reed ScholarshipProgram

January 30, 2014)  Officials from Green Diamond Resource Company’s Mark E. Reed Scholarship board announced recently that eight $3000 scholarships will be awarded to high school and under-graduate college students in 2014. Eligible individuals must be Green Diamond Resource Company employees, sons or daughters of employees, or students in one of Green Diamond’s Mason and East Grays Harbor operating communities. The scholarship program was established in 1947 in the memory of Mark E. Reed, who was Simpson Logging Company president from 1914 until his death in 1933.
Applications for the Mark E. Reed Scholarship program are available on the Green Diamond website, Questions may be directed to Diana Goldy, secretary of the Washington Scholarship Board, at 360-427-4703 or e-mail to

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The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, February 28, 2014.
Headquartered in Seattle, Green Diamond Resource Company owns and manages working forestland in Washington and California.

Mason County Civil Service Commission Vacancy

The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applications to fill a vacated position that will expire December 31, 2018 on the Mason County Civil Service Commission. Full Press Release HERE.