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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...

 

Public Works buys retro-reflectometer

Mason County Public Works has been authorized by the county commissioners to purchase a handheld sign retro-reflectometer with an extension pole. According to the information packet, the retro-reflectometer is designed to measure the...

 

Land for future county jail location

The Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of a 16.2-acre parcel of property from Mason PUD 3. According to the information packet, the property is on West Dayton Airport Road between the Washington Corrections Center and Shelton Auto...

 

Agreement for jail keying system

Mason County commissioners approved a sole source agreement to purchase a keying system for the Mason County Jail from Morse Watchman. According to the information packet, the current system for tracking keys at the jail is a manual system that...

 

County sells property to Skokomish Tribe

County commissioners approved a sale of property to the Skokomish Tribe for $1,664. According to the information packet, the property is on U.S. Highway 101.... Full story

 

State lands free day Saturday, Sept. 25

State lands free day Saturday, Sept. 25 Free entrance to state lands will be permitted Saturday in recognition of National and Washington Public Lands Day. According to a news release, Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Natural...

 

Campfire ban lifted for Olympic and North Cascades National Park

Interagency fire managers announced the campfire ban in Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and North Cascades National Park Service Complex has been lifted. According to a news release, the ban was lifted last Thursday, and the decision...

 

News Briefs

Mason Health hosting Bikers for Babies Mason Health is hosting the second Bikers for Babies event this Saturday, Sept. 18. The Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton, Indian Motorcycle Riders Group #2047 and Brothers Powersports is hosting the event and mone...

 

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