KELA News Headlines for Friday, April 29, 2016
Flood projects approved
The Chehalis Basin Flood Authority approved over $1 million dollars in small projects at its recent meeting. Flood Authority representative Ron Averill told the Centralia City Council on Tuesday that it includes several projects in the local area, including $200,00 for the Phase 2 design for China Creek in Centralia, $110,000 for a culvert study Dillenbaugh Creek in Chehalis and $80,000 for a backup stormwater pump for the Chehalis Airport. There is also money for basin-wide bank erosion and home flood-proofing studies.
Green Hill to launch new state ptrogram
The state’s new “My Journey Out Beyond” program, or “MyJOB”, is part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s re-entry priority. The program through the DSHS Rehabilitation Administration will provide young people with an employment plan and the necessary skills and training needed to be self-sufficient and crime-free when they return to their communities. Green Hill School in Chehalis and the Naselle Youth Camp in Pacific County are scheduled to officially launch MyJOB on July 1. Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie will start the program in January 2017.
Centralia College new Bacehlor's program
Centralia College will begin accepting applications for its new bachelor’s degree in Information Technology on Monday. The two-year degree yields a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Application Development. Classes will start in September. According to program director Patrick Allison, students interested in the program must already have an associate degree in computer science or information technology with a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
Mail-in candidate filing for August Primary
Mail-in declarations of candidacy for the August 2 Primary Election in Lewis County will be accepted beginning on Monday. Lewis County Elections Supervisor Mariann Zumbuhl says locally there are two Lewis County Commission seats and two Lewis County Superior Court Judge positions up for election. Filings submitted by mail will be retained for processing until Monday, May 16, when the in-person filing begins. In-person and online filing for the election is May 16 – 20.
Social media leads to arrest of burglary suspect
Social media helped to identify a man suspected of a burglary at a store in Malone in Grays Harbor County and lead to his arrest this week. The Daily World reports on April 18 a surveillance camera at Red’s Hop-In Market caught a man forcing his way through a window. The suspect’s picture was posted on the Elma Police Department’s Facebook page and within an hour a citizen contacted Chehalis Tribal Police with the man’s identity. The 21-year old Elma man was arrested by Tribal Police at the Lucky Eagle Casino on Tuesday.