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July 10, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-25 A section of the Mason County Journal @ Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Serving the communities of Belfair, Allyn, Grapevlew, Tahuya, Mas( South Shore Herald photos by Shawna Whelan LEFT: Tanner De Fries, 9, Ksenia Mrsny, 8, and Peyton Mrsny, 6, of Bothell wear festive hats Sturday while waiting for the Tahuya Day festival parade to begin. ABOVE: Kelcey Simbulan paints the face of Pamela Mottinger, 3, of Belfair. BELOW: A colorful locomotive pulls several loads of children and adults. BOTTOM LEFT: Burma Beach Club member Jim Longoni adjusts Devi Longoni's moss beard before the Tahuya Day festival parade. NORTH MASON BRIEFS The 35th district includes tend the advisory board's term recommendations in the nextimportant military operating all of Mason County, and on Tuesday. year. areas in Hood Canal and en- s-ea'-iJK parts of Kitsap and Thurston The Belfair Sewer Advi- sure the long-term stability of to counties, sory Committee made 20 rec- the Navy's presence at Naval at form m The event is free to the ommendations for the Belfair Base Kitsap, which will SUB- public and is sponsored by the sewer system during a brief- Could tain the jobs that depend on League of Women Voters of ing with the Mason County protect the Navy's continued presence Candidates for state Repre- Kitsap County. Commission on June 16. The in the region," Goldmark said sentative Position 1 in Wash- recommendations covered Hood Canal in a statement. ington's 35th Legislative Dis- Belfair sewer possible financial solutions The Navy purchased an trict are scheduled to speak at and suggestions on how to A conservation easement easement over DNR-owned a candidate forum in Kitsap committee life provide sewer service to the between the state of Wash- bedlands in Hood Canal. The County this month, rest of the Belfair Urban ington and the Navy will con- easement will not permit new Incumbent Kathy Haigh Growth Area. serve more than 4,800 acresconstruction by the Navy for (D-Shelton), and challengers Mason County has estimat- of Hood Canal aquatic lands, the next 55 years, and will not Dan Griffey (R-Allyn) and ed that the Belfair sewer sys- according to the state Depart- affect public access, privately Josiah Rowell (R-Union) are Members of the Belfair tem will run at an $845,000ment of Natural Resources owned lands, recreational scheduled to appear at a fo- Sewer Advisory Committee shortfall for 2015. (DNR). uses geoduck harvest or other rum at 7:30 p.m. July 21 at will continue to serve through The eight-member commit- Commissioner of Public aquaculture. the Norm Dicks Government next summer, tee will be assigned to help Lands Peter Goldmark signed Center at 345 Sixth St. in The Mason County Board the Mason County Commis- the easement this week. Compiled by reporter Bremerton. of Commissioners voted to ex- sion rank and implement its "This agreement will buffer Natalie Johnson T !t ]; :} II II