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County Briefs

County responds to tribe’s letter on water rights Mason County commissioners approved a letter in response to the Squaxin Island Tribe’s letter about a Memorandum of Agreement on water rights between the county and tribe signed in February 2019....

 

County Briefs

141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

County Briefs

141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

Commission Briefs

American Rescue Plan Act money items approved The Mason County commissioners authorized County Administrator Mark Neary to use Americans Rescue Plan Act money for two items. According to the information packet, $42,000 will be used for the Lakeland...

 

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Car drives off state Route 106 into Hood Canal A 76-year-old McCleary man drove off state Route 106 into Hood Canal on Dec. 15. According to a news release, the man was driving east and suffered a medical emergency and drove off the road to the right...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners appoint Jaime Taylor as acting coroner Mason County commissioners approved the appointment of Jaime Taylor as acting coroner Jan. 1 until a replacement coroner has been appointed at the Dec. 21 meeting. According to the information...

 

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Mason County records 10 COVID-19 deaths Maso County reported 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, according to Mason County Emergency Management. The deaths were a man and woman in their 50’s, a man and woman in their 60’s, two men and a...

 

Commission Briefs

American Rescue Plan Act money appropriated Mason County commissioners approved County Administrator Mark Neary to use American Rescue Plan Act Money for county purposes at the Dec. 7 meeting. According to the information packet, Mason County...

 

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Christmas tree permits available online and through local vendors Olympic National Forest holiday tree permits are available to purchase online through recreation.gov and in-person at vendors around the peninsula. According to a news release,...

 

News Briefs

COVID cases declining in Mason County Mason County recorded 230 COVID-19 cases in the past 13 days and the case rates have dropped in recent weeks. According to the Mason County Emergency Management data, the county has seen four additional deaths...

 

County Briefs

County awarded Public Services community development block grant Mason County commissioners signed a sub-recipient agreement with Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston counties at the Nov. 8 commissioner’s meeting. According to the...

 

Commission briefs

Sheriff’s Office gets approval for interview room video recording system The Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of a new interview room video recording system for the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at Tuesday’s meeting. According...

 

News Briefs

One injured in two-car accident near Hoodsport A 61-year-old Seattle man was injured in a two-car accident Sunday near Hoodsport. According to a news release, the Seattle man was driving south and crossed the center line and struck a car with a...

 

County roads designated as primitive

County commissioners approved Primitive Road designations at the Oct. 12 meeting. According to the information packet, the designation provides lower liability for warning signing on low volume unpaved access roads. Roads with 100 vehicles or fewer...

 

Load limits, one-lane travel change to county bridges

Seven bridges had designation changes at the Oct. 12 commissioners meeting after Mason County Public Works inspections. According to the information, Stretch Island and Rossmaier bridges each had maximum load limits established. Hliboki, Gosnell...

 

Second half property tax payments due by Nov. 1

Mason County property owners have until Nov. 1 to pay their second half property taxes. According to a news release, Mason County Treasurer Lisa Frazier noted there are options to make property tax payments. There is a drive-up property tax payment...

 

US Highway 101 work zones may delay travelers

Travelers who use U.S. Highway 101 near Hoodsport may see a workzone in separate locations, possibly delaying travel. At milepost 331.4 in Hoodsport, there will be one-way alternating traffic during daylight hours each weekday until Friday, Oct. 29....

 

Restrooms closed at Potlatch State Park

Restrooms are closed in the day-use area at Potlatch State Park until further notice, according to the Washington State Parks Twitter account. Restrooms in the campground area are still available....

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Boys Tennis Shelton hosted Tumwater last Wednesday and traveled to Centralia last Thursday to end the regular season, but no results were posted. Volleyball The Highclimbers traveled to Aberde...

 

Students in Kilmer's district urged to apply for service academies

Rep. Kilmer encourages students to apply for military service academy nominations U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, encourages students in Washington’s 5th Congressional District to apply for the nation’s military service...

 

Hilyard is Mason Health employee of the month

Candi Hilyard named September 2021 Mason Health employee of the month Candi Hilyard has been named the Mason Health employee of the month for September 2021. Hilyard, a technician with environmental services at Mason Health, joined Mason Health in...

 

Washington State Patrol trooper dies of COVID-19

Washington State Patrol’s Eric Gunderson died of COVID-19 on Sunday morning in Olympia. According to a news release, Gunderson contracted COVID while in service to the state of Washington. He was 38 and had served the patrol for almost 16 years....

 

Shelton Timberland Library closed for remodeling

The Shelton Timberland Library closed Monday until Oct. 18 for remodeling. The library will be providing “takeout” during the closure, which means the library can bring you’re your books, movies and print jobs. Other “takeout” services...

 

County sewer contract amended

Mason County commissioners amended a contract with Kennedy-Jenks for two projects extending sewer service to the Puget Sound Industrial Center at the Sept. 14 meeting. According to the information packet, the two projects are the sewer system...

 

County purchases two reader boards

Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of two electronic reader boards. According to the information packet, Public Works authorized the purchase of two trailer-mounted electronic message reader boards in 2009. Both reader boards are no...

 

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