3 reasons you should go solar

first_imgNone of us are Tony Stark, so it’s unlikely any of us have an arc reactor that can turn our homes into “a beacon of self-sustaining clean energy.” But if you’re looking for a way to save money on energy costs in your home, look no further than solar panels. Here are three reasons you should go solar…It’s a great investment: Having a solar system (not the space kind) can do wonders for the resale value of your home. In 2016, a nationwide study by the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, saw resale values increase by an average of $4 for every solar watt installed. So, for a standard 5,000-watt system, your home’s value could increase by $20,000!It feels good to go green: Most of us do our best to recycle, and some of us even pick up trash when we see it. Having a solar system in your home is a great way to do even more. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, solar can reduce it by up to 20% annually.You’ll save a lot of money: Going solar provides you with a great chance of completely eliminating your power bill. Did you catch that? Even if you’re consuming more energy than your system produces, your power bill will still be drastically reduced. Who wouldn’t love for their power bill to be a smaller factor in their budget? 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more


Wellington police notes: Monday, August 19, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, August 19, 2013:•12:08 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 1000 block Shady Lane Ct., Wellington by known subject(s).•8:38 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 500 block S. F, Wellington.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 100 block N. High, Wellington.•10:30 a.m. Officers investigated Cruelty to Animals in the 400 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers took a report of found medication bag in the 200 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•On August 16, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Brandon R. Randall, 25, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.•Tyler D. Booth, 23, Wellington was served a Summons/Complaint to appear for domestic battery and disorderly conduct.•6:18 p.m. Charles E. W. Callahan, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in the 500 block W. 14th, Wellington.•8:17 p.m. Brian S. Boor, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seat belt violation and child restraint violation.last_img read more


ACU Awarded Lakewood Chamber’s Large Business of the Year

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by America’s Credit UnionAmerica’s Credit Union (ACU) was recognized by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding support at the Chamber’s recent Annual Meeting.ACU has been a member of the Lakewood Chamber since 1991 and supports and sponsors several Chamber related activities and events, especially benefiting the military.ACU consistently provides in a significant way to the financial stability of the organization by participating in functions such as the Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic, Annual Commencement Bay Cruise, Christmas Auction, Chili Cook Off, and ShowCase Lakewood.“Their wonderful staff continues to volunteer, support and show up for Chamber functions and events, playing a key role in our local community. But their generosity doesn’t begin and end with the Chamber.  ACU gives back to the community tenfold,” said Linda Smith, Lakewood Chamber President/CEO. “We have enjoyed the terrific relationship with ACU’s staff over the past 20 years—and hope the next twenty will be just as positive.”About America’s Credit Union (ACU)Providing financial services to thousands of military personnel and their families for over 59 years, ACU’s headquarters are located on Joint Base Lewis McChord. For more information about ACU visit www.youracu.org.last_img read more


High School, College & NFL Football On KMAS Newsradio

first_imgSubmitted by KMAS NewsradioKMAS Newsradio 1030 AM, 104.1 FM in Mason County, and 92.9 FM in Thurston County will broadcast NFL football Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights.  Broadcast start times are Sundays and Thursdays at 5 PM, and Monday at 4:45 PM.  KMAS Newsradio airs all Seattle Seahawks games for the 2014 season.In addition to NFL football, KMAS airs the Washington State University Cougars with the pregame two hours before kick-off and local high school football Friday nights with Brandon Sparks and John McGlamery starting at 6:45.2014 High School Football Broadcast Schedule on KMASSept. 12 – Capital vs. Olympia – Ingersoll StadiumSept. 19 – Shelton vs. Foss – Highclimbers StadiumSept. 26 – Timberline @ Olympia – Ingersoll StadiumOct. 3 – Shelton vs. Wilson – Highclimbers StadiumOct. 10 – Tumwater vs. Centralia – Tumwater StadiumOct. 17 – Shelton vs. North Thurston – Highclimbers StadiumOct. 24 – Tumwater vs. Black Hills – Tumwater StadiumOct. 31 – Shelton @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


Leadership Thurston County Honors Class of 2016

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Leadership Thurston CountyLeadership Thurston County and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to congratulate the 39 members of the Class of 2016. This is the 22nd LTC class, and over 600 graduates have completed the program since 1994.A recognition luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 8, at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Presented by TAGS Awards and Specialties, the event begins at 11:30 am and is part of the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum. Reservations are requested at www.ThurstonChamber.com or by calling 360.357.3362.Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) educational, non-profit organization. During the 10-month program, participants examine community issues, expand networks, and explore leadership opportunities.  For information, go to www.LeadThurstonCounty.com, or call 360-357-8515.LTC Class of 2016 GraduatesShari Aldrich, Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy & MessageSusan Bowe, Washington State Department of TransportationKelsey Browne, LOTT Clean Water AllianceAmanda Carroll, Tiburon SystemsDonovan Cathey, Tumwater Firefighters UnionMaria Chiechi, Adult Family Home CouncilSam Costello, Olympia Police DepartmentSteve Craig, City of TumwaterLeatta Dahlhoff, Washington Department of EcologyTina Davis, TwinStar Credit UnionJohn Duerr, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic RealtyShawna Dutton, Habitat for HumanityLen Faucher, Port of OlympiaAnthony Ford, Capitol City PressSytease Geib, Thurston County Chamber of CommerceJoy Gerchak, Intercity TransitKasandra Jaquez, Thurston First BankJoshua Johnson, Brown & CaldwellKaren Johnson, Sunset AirRon Jones, City of OlympiaMatthew Klifman, US BankJim Ladd, Evergreen Christian CommunityJennifer LamontMeryl Lipman, Local Public Relations ProfessionalJennifer Lord, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeTanya Mote, South Puget Sound Community College FoundationTeri O’Neal, City of LaceySonia Ramirez, Yelm Municipal CourtRyan Reynolds, Weichert Realtors, Reynolds Real EstateChris Richardson, Chehalis Tribal EnterprisesScott Sawyer, SCJ AllianceTyler Schmitt, Puget Sound EnergyBarbara Soule, AAA Washington, Olympia OfficeMark Steepy, KPFF Consulting EngineersHeidi Thomsen, Thurston County Sheriff’s OfficeBridget Vidonne, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development CouncilDaniel Vining, Thurston First BankKyle Wiese, Thurston Economic Development CouncilKim Young, Wolf Haven Internationallast_img read more