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'j_; ......... !L; ,] It[ I 1 I IL III J ;, i , .............. .. Page A-0 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 24, 2014 NEWS BRIEFS Swimmer drowns in Lake Cushman A swimmer who drowned Saturday afternoon at Lake Cushman was identi- fied Monday by Mason County Coroner West Stockwell as Calvin White, 18, of Sequim. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. White was swimming alone on the lake Saturday and was reported miss- ing at 12:36 p.m., said Detective William Adam of the Mason County Sheriffs Of- rice. Rescue divers found White's body at 3:48 p.m. in the lake's swimming area. Adam said swimming in high mountain lakes can be dangerous because of low water temperatures. Olympia driver's truck crashes into Hood Canal An Olympia driver feel asleep at the wheel Friday evening and drove into Hood Canal, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 61-year-old woman was driving south on state Route 101, 8 miles north of Shelton in a white Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck when the vehicle veered off the road, over an embankment and into Hood Canal. The driver was injured and taken to Mason General Hospital. Charges are pending, according to the state patrol. • Compiled by reporter Natalie Johnson By NATALIE JOHNSON a fire in Spokane. son Regional Fire Authority traveled news@masoncoun com On Friday, many were redeployedto the Leavenworth area to fight the to fight fires in the Carlton Ccomplex Chiwaukum Creek Fire last week. Crews from several Mason Countyof fire in Okanogan County. They were tasked, along with other fire districts traveled to Leavenworth, "Some of the people were home fire crews, with protecting 850 homes Spokane and Pateros in the past week only long enough to wash their threatened by the fire. to fight wildfires that have burned clothes," McKern said. "I have been in the fire business hundreds of thousands of acres.Okanogan County Department of for nearly 20 years and this is the Mason County crews first provided Emergency Management has esti- worst fire season in Washington state assistance at the Mills Canyon fire in mated that 150 to 200 homes have that I have seen, and it's only July," Leavenworth on July 9 and returned been destroyed by the fire, which has said Chief Beau Bakken of the North July 15, said Chief Tim McKern of burned about 300,000 acres. Mason Regional Fire Authority in an Central Mason Fire & EMS. McKern said Mason County could email. "Please keep in mind that there As of Friday, Mason County had not send any more firefighters to help. is a burn ban in effect, and while the brush rigs from Fire Districts 3, 4 %Ve don't have anything more tofires' activity is currently concentrated and 12 and personnel from several deploy ... we're pretty much tapped in Eastern Washington, fire fuels here districts. Central Mason Lt. ILC. out," he said. at home continue to dry out, becoming Whitehouse led a strike team to fight Firefighters from the North Ma-more and more susceptible to fire." County works to attract housing development By NATALIE JOHNSON nated by Mason County. "It will provide equiva- county has to designate nata/ie@masoncounly.com The County Commission lent residential units, in those areas they find to be voted unanimously to cre- other words hook ups to our eligible for the program The Mason County ate three residential tar- system,"he said. and lacking in affordable Board of Commissioners geted areas -- one each in Barbara Adkins, Mason housing." took a step Tuesday toward the Shelton, Allyn and Bel- County director of commu- The county has been au- being able to allow a tax fair Urban Growth Areasnity development, said the thorizedtoofferthetaxbreak break to developers of mul- (UGA). bill amended state law to for five years, said Commis- tifamily, low-income hous- "It should help us attract allow the tax break, which sioner Terri Jeffreys. ing in the county, some housing," said Com- is already allowed in more "I want to get moving on A bill passed by the Leg- missioner Tim Sheldon. populated counties, in this," she said. "I do believe islature earlier this year Sheldon is also a stateUGAs served by sewer inthat we will have the op- allows Mason County to of- senator in the 35th district Mason County. portunity to open up other fer eight-year tax breaks to and sponsored the bill in "The goal of this is ba- areas. We only have five qualifying housing. Accord- the Senate. Sheldon said sically to encourage more years, that isn't to say we ing to the law, the develop- more housing in Belfairaffordable housing in ar- can't go back and ask for an ments must be in "residen- could help support the Bel- eas where it is not readily extension from the Legisla- tial targeted areas" desig- fair Sewer System. available," she said. "The ture later." $2014 in additional Mason County Journal advertising just for being a member of the She.on-Mason County Chamber of Commerce. Each quarter one lucky chamber member will win an additional $2,014 worth of Mason County Journal advertising to help promote their business. 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