BPA Seeks Research Partners To Advance Northwest Energy

Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration is looking for partners to develop, advance and demon strate technologies that can improve the operation of the Northwest electric power system through breakthroughs, increased efficiencies and avoided costs. BPA's Technology Innovation Office is accepting proposals for its 2015 research and development portfolio until March 27, 2014.

"We're looking for new concepts and technologies that can address operational gaps and challenges," said Terry Oliver, BPA's chief technology officer.


Press Release from Shelton School Board President Brenda Hirschi

Lately it seems that the funding of public schools is in the news nearly every day.   While the District is thankful the voters soundly passed the recent levy, we are facing some tough funding decisions this school year as well as next year.    

Today we'd like to address two areas of challenge facing the School Board and Superintendent.  Aging facilities require more and more maintenance and upkeep and at the same time we have state mandates without accompanying resources that are resulting in overcrowding in our buildings.


2014 Professional Dive Safety Conference

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that online registration is now open for the 2014 Professional Dive Safety Conference taking place April 7-8 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Registration is free, but required.

The 2014 Professional Dive Safety Conference is designed for divers who earn their living working in underwater professions such as geoduck harvesting, scientific research, salvage removal, and water rescue and recovery. The conference will bring together local, state and national dive experts to present the latest scientific research, technology, and best management practices.


Mason County Forest Festival 2014 Coronation Ceremony

Saturday March 8th at 7:00PM. Shelton High School Performing Arts Center. Mason County Students compete for Queen, Princess, Paul Bunyan and Smokey Bear!

Mason County Forest Festival Coronation Ceremony organizer Jessica Smith is happy to announce “We have a great turn out this year! A total of 12 contestants have applied to fill the 2014 Mason County Forest Festival Royalty Court. Because of the large number of kids applying, we’ve expanded the number of Princesses to four!” This year’s court includes: The Queen of the Forest, Princess of Cedar, Princess of Douglas Fir, Princess of Hemlock and Princess of Spruce. Plus, Paul Bunyan and Smokey Bear.”