Kitsap County to Host Open House on Final Shoreline Master Program Nov. 17

Kitsap County to Host Open House on Final Shoreline Master Program (SMP) The Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update received conditional approval by the Department of Ecology on October 2, 2014. The Kitsap Board of County Commissioners wishes to provide the public an opportunity to view the required and recommended changes before they take final action to adopt the SMP. Click here for more information

Members Sought For Master Hunter Advisory Group (extended to Jan. 9)

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest through Jan 9 for membership on the department’s Master Hunter Advisory Group (MHAG).

Dave Whipple, WDFW hunter education division manager, encourages certified master hunters in Washington – especially those on the east side of the state – to apply for six positions on MHAG coming open next year.

The initial application period ended Nov. 30.

“We have received a good number of applications from western Washington, but we’d like to hear from more master hunters on the east side,” Whipple said. “The advisory group is designed to represent master hunters statewide.”

The group, which represents master hunters statewide, advises WDFW on issues and opportunities affecting master hunters and the Master Hunter Permit Program (MHPP).

Six volunteer positions will be opening on the 15-member group early next year. Five appointed members will serve three-year terms, and one will serve a one-year term. All appointees must retain their certification status during their entire term.

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2014 Community Survey - Mason County Department Of Health


Shelton area community member,

We still need your input. We are still 100 surveys short of our goal of 250.

The survey will ask about your concerns regarding substance abuse among youth in our area.

The survey will help collect local data for planning and confirm or refute community and coalition assumptions. It will also guide our work to develop effective substance abuse prevention programs in our community.

Please pass the survey on to Co-workers, friends and family.

Here are your 2014 Community Survey links in English and Spanish:


The survey is designed by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to take a look at community social norms.

PUD 3 Special Meeting, Rate Hearing and 2015 Budget Hearing - November 10

The Mason County PUD No. 3 Board of Commissioners has scheduled two public hearings for Monday, November 10, 2014, to discuss modifications of electricity rates and the 2015 proposed budget. The rate hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. at 2621 E. Johns Prairie Road in the Skookum Auditorium and will be followed immediately by the hearing for the 2015 proposed budget. 
A special business meeting will follow the public hearings on Monday, November 10, due to the Veterans Day holiday falling on the regularly scheduled meeting day of Tuesday, November 11th.