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Mason County 00Shelton track team gears U 'smcel6$1 Pioneer to run school bond for fifth time District reduces cost by 3 million By NATALIE JOHNSON nata/ie@masoncoun com The Pioneer School District will ask voters on April 22 to approve a $23.8 million bond. The district has run the bond four times, most recently for $26.9 million. The bond would finance the construction of a new middle school and add classroom space to Pioneer Primary School. see BOND, page A-11 -.T. . t  _- ,N - INSIDE TODAY Opinion Page A-4 Journal of Record Page A- 12 Living Page A-19 Business News Page A-21 Obituaries Page A-22 Belfair Herald Page A-25 Sports Page B-1 Classifieds Page B-8 Legals Page B- Crossword Page B-11 Sudoku Page B-11 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1!1111 8 53263 001 1 Journal photos by Gordon Weeks With tears:in her eyes, AraLiljas, a senior at Shelton High School, is crowned Queen of the Forest by outgoing Queen Alyssa Castro at the Mason County Forest Festival coronation Saturday. . A queen crowned Seven-member Forest Festival court selected By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty, com nna Liljas was crowned Queen of the Forest at the annual Mason County For- est Festival coronation Saturday eve- ning in the high school's Performing Arts Center. Also named to the Forest Festival court were Shel- ton High School senior Sarah Miranda, Princess of Cedar; Shelton High School senior Gabriela Garcia, Princess of Douglas Fir; Shelton High School senior Alona Davis, Princess of Spruce; Shelton High School Mario Garcia introduces his daughter, Shelton High School senior Gabriela Garcia, at Saturday's pageant. Garcia was crowned Princess of Douglas Fir. She also won the award for writing the best essay. junior Shelbie Garrick, Princess of Hemlock; Shelton High School senior Michael Sobotka, Paul Bunyan; and Shelton High School senior Alan Medina, Smokey Bear. The selection process included a formal interview before the coronation ceremony, a one-page essay on the 2014 Forest Festival theme, "Our Logging Legacy" presented orally at the program and an impromptu question. see PAGEANT, page A-28 Blast linked to hash production injures 4 in Shelton By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com A butane explosion at a Shelton home injured four people Tuesday, sending two to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with burns. The explosion, which offi- cials linked to the production of hash oil, occurred at 12:39 p.m. in the downstairs bath- room at a house at 512 Grand- view Ave. in Shelton. "It was an attempt to con- vert marijuana to hash oil," said Lt. Les Watson of the Shelton Police. According to Central Ma- son Fire & EMS, which re- sponded to the blast, there is "internal explosive damage to walls inside the home." The West Sound Narcot- ics Enforcement Team will serve a warrant at the house and conduct an investiga- tion of the incident along with help from the Shelton Police Department, Watson said. Early media reports incor- rectly linked the explosion to methamphetamine produc- tion. "It's not a meth production, that seems dear," he said. Three 20-year-olds and one 17-year-old, all males, left the scene after the explosion and went to Mason General Hospi- tal, officials said. see EXPLOSION, page A-11