MCPT Advisory Board Opening

Mason County Parks and Trails Department are currently recruiting for one opening to serve on the Mason County Parks and Trails Department Advisory Board. Check HERE for information.

The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

You don't have to be a kid to be excited about this: The first ever White House Student Film Festival launched Nov. 27— and it's open to U.S. students, grades K-12. We're asking you to answer these big questions:

What’s your education story & how does technology and connectivity fit into how you learn at school or on your own? How do you imagine technology will change the educational experience for kids in the future?

Films can be short – in fact 3 minutes tops. The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts. In fact, if selected, you may have a chance to attend the film fest yourself at the White House.


Mason County PUD 1 Has Another Clean Audit & Adopts 2014 Budget

Potlatch, Washington- The Washington State Auditor’s Office presented their annual audit report for Mason County PUD No. 1 for the year 2012. Results showed a clean audit report of the district’s financials with no findings or letters to management. PUD commissioner Ron Gold attended the State Auditor’s exit conference and reported the excellent news to the board at the November 12, 2013 commissioner meeting. District auditor and director of finance Greg Kester commended his team for their high level of accountability in financial practices and reporting. PUD 1 preserves its status of never having received a negative finding from the State Auditor’s Office in its history.


Road Usage Charge Options And Tolling Being Discussed Next Week

Washington State Transportation Commission meets Dec. 10 and 11.   OLYMPIA – Transportation revenue options are a focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s meeting next week in Olympia. The commission is completing an evaluation of the business case for ways to replace the gas tax with a road usage charge system. Commissioners also will hear a SR 520 tolling update and discuss the future Interstate 405 express toll lanes.

The meeting will start at 9 a.m. each day, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 11, at the Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled at the end of each day.