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DNR plans public hearing on proposed boundary expansion The state Department of Natural Resources is having a public hearing April 20 at Mason County Fire Hall District No. 4 about a proposed expansion of the boundary of the Skookum Inlet Natural...

 

County Briefs

Special election set for April 26 A special election for Mason County Fire Protection District No. 18 and Southside School District is set for April 26. According to a news release, the emergency medical services property tax levy for Fire...

 

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Sheriff’s Office contract with Monarch Children’s Advocacy Center approved Mason County commissioners approved a contract extension between the Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division with Monarch Children’s Advocacy Center. According to the...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Baseball The Highclimber boys split a pair of games against Tumwater last week in EvCo action. Shelton defeated Tumwater 5-1 on March 29 at home. The Highclimbers traveled to Tumwater March 30 and fell 4-0. Shelton (5-3, 1-3) faced Olympic on...

 

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Cascade Natural Gas replacing Shelton natural gas pipelines Cascade Natural Gas is going to replace natural gas main pipelines and service lines in a portion of Shelton. According to a news release, the work will occur over the next five to six...

 

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County invites comments about county road project Mason County invites the public to comment on alternative plans for the Uncle John Creek lower culvert fish barrier correction project on Agate Loop Road. According to a news release, an open house...

 

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President signs Kilmer’s legislation President Joe Biden signed a 12-bill spending package into law that provides money for Derek Kilmer-supported priorities. According to a news release, Kilmer, D-Gig Harvor, the legislation included the Ukraine S...

 

Commission Briefs

County seeking planning applicants The Mason County Planning Advisory Commission is taking applications for the Commissioner District 2 open seat. According to a news release, District 2 represents the areas of Kamilche, Matlock, Hoodsport and...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton Softball Shelton softball earned its first win of the season against Lakes 18-16 on March 15 in Shelton. The Highclimbers fell to Rochester in its first Evergreen Conference game 9-7 on March 18 at home. Shelton took on Tumwater on Monday...

 

Commission Briefs

Electronic home monitoring contract approved Mason County commissioners approved a contract for electronic home monitoring services for Mason County Juvenile Court Services at its March 15 meeting. According to the information packet, Juvenile Court...

 

County Briefs

State Route 302 near Victor reopens The state Department of Transportation has reopened state Route 302 east of Victor after it was closed March 1. According to a news release, heavy rainfall triggered roadway settlement and sloughing. An 80-foot...

 

Health Briefs

Mason Health reveals new patient access center A patient access center officially opened at Mason Clinic with a ribbon-cutting event for staff March 8. According to a news release, plans to remodel the former clinic and office space was delayed in...

 

Prep Roundup

Track & Field The Owls kicked off the track season with a jamboree at Montesano on March 10. Mary M. Knight’s Danny Goeders finished eighth in the 400-meter dash and he placed ninth in the discus. Junior Drake Jenkins finished 10th in the shot put...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners sign SR3 Freight Corridor funding letter County commissioners signed a letter to the legislative transportation committees regarding the state Route 3 Freight Corridor. According to the information packet, the letter is addressed to...

 

County Briefs

State Route 302 near Victor closed until further notice Heavy rainfall triggered roadway settlement and sloughing, causing state Route 302 to close east of Victor in Mason County. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, An 80-...

 

Legislative Briefs

MacEwen introduces bill to divest public funds from Russia Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, has introduced a bill that would require state agencies in the state to cancel outstanding contracts with Russian companies. Because the legislative session is...

 

Commission Briefs

Contract amended for fire investigation services Mason County commissioners amended an agreement between the city and the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association at its March 1 meeting. According to the information packet, the scope of work includes...

 

Jim Ross named 2022 Shelton Yacht Club commodore

The Shelton Yacht Club announced Jim Ross is the 2022 commodore. According to a news release, Ross and his wife, Joanne, retired and moved to Washington in 2013. Ross joined the yacht club in 2017...

 

County Briefs

Olympic National Forest gets money to repair damage Olympic National Forest received $1.7 million in disaster relief money to help access along Forest Service Road 29. According to a news release, the road has been closed since November due to...

 

Assault, larceny and car theft rise in 2021 crime numbers

Crime was up in 2021 compared to 2020, according to data from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Calls for service were 23,836, which is about the level expected, according to Patrol Division Chief Ryan Spurling. In 2019, calls increased about...

 

Commissioners request Fire 12 share audit information

Sewer hearing moved to 6 p.m. Mason County commissioners approved moving the time of a Belfair sewer public hearing to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. During the meeting, county resident Ken Vanbuskirk asked commissioners why the meeting was moved from...

 

Commission Briefs

Sewer hearing moved to 6 p.m. Mason County commissioners approved moving the time of a Belfair sewer public hearing to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. During the meeting, county resident Ken Vanbuskirk asked commissioners why the meeting was moved from...

 

County Briefs

Mason County COVID-19 cases continue to decrease The county saw a decline in COVID-19 cases, recording 284 cases from Feb. 7 to Sunday. According to Mason County Division of Emergency Management, the seven-day case rate per 100,000 is 1,075.4 and...

 

Commission Briefs

Annas Bay Closure Response Plan amended An amendment to the closure plan for Annas Bay Shellfish Protection District was approved at the Mason County commissioners Feb. 1 meeting. According to the information packet, the original plan was completed i...

 

County Briefs

Hood Canal Communications receives $5.3 million in grant money Hood Canal Communications announced the award of a $5.3 million broadband grant received from the Washington State Broadband Office in...

 

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