Sunday, June 7, 2015

Have you considered sending a check to support the Pool?

Have you considered sending a check to support the Pool? If you do it by June 15th your donation will be matched by a very generous anonymous family. Send donations to MGH Foundation c/o SPLASH PO Box 1982 Shelton, WA 98584
Thank you for your support and please ask your contacts to donate too!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Simpson to shut down Shelton operations

Simpson to shut down Shelton operations


Over the next 60 days, Simpson Lumber mill operations in the Shelton area will wind down and close altogether. Up to 270 people will lose their jobs.

Sierra Pacific Industries, which completed a deal to acquire Simpson's remaining assets in downtown Shelton, the nearby Johns Prairie Complex and Dayton, announced that it will not continue operating the sawmills. Instead, it will construct at least one new, state-of-the-art sawmill and lumber planing operation on the Shelton waterfront site. That should be operational sometime in 2017.
"I deeply appreciate our employees. They are hardworking, driven and dedicated to the success of this company, as they have been for our nearly 100 years of sawmill operations in Shelton," said Colin Moseley, Simpson chairman. "The decision to sell was extremely difficult because Shelton has always been the heart of our lumber manufacturing business and we have enjoyed great support from the Shelton community."

All employees in good standing will be eligible for severance benefits, according to a letter sent out to employees on April 27, and company leaders at Simpson will be working to secure government economic aid or retraining support for displaced employees.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Notice of Special School Board Meeting!


Joint Meeting between the Board of Education and Mason General at the PUD palace.

Pictures donated to Shelton Blog by Shawna Whelan photography

Just look at all the frowns in the background
Entire room

Hospital board frowning
Some nice light here


Shelton city commissioner Mike Olsen


Former County commissioner and school board commissioner  Ross Gallagher

The CEO of Mason General is tall...
Citizens meet with a hospital commissioner after the meeting
At the regular school board meeting former Board of education chair  Dean Hirshi
 spoke in favor  of working with the Hospital to keep the pool open.
This man and his group donated  a $2000 check to help homeless children in the district


Envelope with the check in it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shelton School Board Meeting - Art Jarvis Announcement regarding the Pool

  Photo and video submitted to Shelton Blog by Shawna Whelan Photography.


video


Interim Shelton School superintendent Art Jarvis announces the Mason General Hospital that the School Board will be working on "a possible collaboration regarding the pool"











Dr. Art Jarvis steps away from the podium after announcing that he and the CEO of Mason General are working on a "possible collaboration regarding the pool"
Young pool supporter addresses the board
Guardedly optimistic pool supporters in the hallway outside the board room after Art Jarvis made the announcement.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Friends of the Shelton Dog Park Loop Field Fund Raiser Today


Pictures donated by Shawna Whelan Photography:





Gunner and Runner want to join in on the fun






Pool fund raiser


Pictures donated to Shelton Blog from Shawna Whelan photography.