WSP Seeks Witnesses

Port Angeles—Detectives are seeking additional witnesses to the collision which occurred on October 7, 2013 at approximately 8:18 PM on US101 at 2001 E 1st St in Port Angeles. A female pedestrian was crossing US101 from South to North. She was struck in the outside lane of West Bound US101 by a 1988 Chevrolet Beretta that was travelling West Bound. This vehicle stopped at the scene. The female victim was wearing dark clothing and was using the assistance of a walker with a small basket attached. Detective Joi Haner is asking anyone who may have witnessed the victim crossing the roadway at any point or may have seen the actual collision, to call and speak with him. Detective Haner can be reached at 360-473-0147.

Skokomish Flood Control Zone (FCZD) Advisory Committee

Mason County is seeking two applicants that reside or own property within the Skokomish Flood Control Zone District to serve on a five-member Advisory Committee.  Three members were appointed during the FCZD meeting held October 1, 2013.  The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to develop funding and boundary recommendations for the Skokomish FCZD Board of Supervisors by March 1, 2014 and specifically whether to:

  • revise the FCZD boundary to remove Lake Cushman platted lots; or
  • abolish the FCZD then re-establish a boundary that excludes Lake Cushman platted lots.

It is anticipated that Advisory Committee members will attend a total of 5 - 6 meetings supported by Mason County Public Works staff.  Members should represent each of five Skokomish watershed sub-basins depicted in the map below, varying stakeholder perspectives and work constructively together.
Applications to serve on the Skokomish FCZD Advisory Committee will be accepted until November 8, 2013, and should be submitted to Mason County Commissioners, 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA  98584.  For an application, please contact the Commissioners’ office at 427-9670 ext. 419 or visit the website at

America State Parks Ambassador Program

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites eligible young people to apply to the America’s State Parks Ambassador Program, a non-profit organization promoting the value and beauty of state park systems across the country.

Young adults between the ages of 16 and 28, who enjoy the outdoors and like to write, blog, take photos or videos and use social media are eligible to apply. Prizes of outdoor gear are being offered to new ambassadors as an incentive to join the movement. The recruitment effort for 2013 ends November 1.

Any eligible person who applies in October will receive a welcome gift ($10 value). In addition, people who are chosen to be ambassadors and who meet other criteria before Nov. 1 will be eligible for prizes with a starting value of $100. To be eligible for prizes, active ambassadors need to have fulfilled contest criteria by Nov. 1. Different levels of prizes are available for those who fulfill eligibility requirements that include providing America’s State Parks with three blogs, recruiting at least three new ambassadors or entering a Creative Ambassador contest. For detailed information, prize qualifications and program application, visit online at


MTA: Public Hearings On Proposed 2014 Budget

Mason Transit Authority’s Board of Directors will hold public hearings to receive comments on the proposed 2014 Budget at meetings on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm and on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Final comments and adoption of the 2014 Budget will be held at the Authority Board meeting on December 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm. All meetings will be held at 790 East John’s Prairie Road, Shelton, WA.

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