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Mason County awarded $2 million for bridge projects Mason County Public Works was awarded $2.027 million by the Federal Local Bridge Program. According to a news release for the Mason County commissioners, the federal bridge program provides funding...

 

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Woman dies while diving in Hood Canal A 57-year-old Oregon woman died July 24 while diving in Hood Canal. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the woman experienced a medical problem while diving and died when she came back to the...

 

Hoodsport woman dies in U.S. 101 wreck

A 91-year-old Hoodsport woman died in a two-car crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and state Route 102 on July 16. According to a news release, a 25-year-old Shelton man was driving south...

 

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WSDOT striping roads this weekend The state Department of Transportation crews from Tacoma will be striping roads this weekend. According to a Twitter post, the striping takes place annually and usually takes a day and a half to complete. Crews will...

 

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Mason County included in settlement Mason County commissioners approved a proposed settlement between multiple parties, including Mason County, and the state Department of Natural Resources regarding DNR-managed forest lands. According to the...

 

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State Parks urge Fourth of July responsibility The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe gatherings in state parks during the Fourth of July weekend. According to a news release, the commission urges visitors to check for c...

 

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Preliminary county budget guidelines approved Mason County 2023 and 2024 preliminary budget guidelines were approved by county commissioners at the June 21 meeting. According to the information packet, the calls for budget from county departments...

 

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National LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamation Mason County commissioners signed a National LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamation at their June 7 meeting. According to the information packet, the proclamation recognizes the diverse LGBTQ+ community in Mason...

 

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East Agate Loop Road closure starts June 27 Mason County commissioners approved a county road closure of East Agate Loop Road to replace the upper Uncle Johns Creek culvert on East Agate Loop Road. According to the information packet, the culvert...

 

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U.S. 101 bridge repairs scheduled for June 17-20 U.S. Highway 101 over Shelton-Matlock Road will be repaired June 17 to 20 in both directions. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, the repairs will begin at 8 p.m. June 17...

 

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County administrator approved to sign services agreement County Administrator Mark Neary has been approved by Mason County commissioners to sign a professional services agreement with Cabot Dow Associates for labor employment services. According to...

 

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Tahuya Peninsula outage will affect 2,300 customers Mason PUD 3 announced an outage on June 14 that will affect about 2,300 customers on the Tahuya Peninsula for 10 hours. According to a news...

 

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Central Mason Fire & EMS graduates five members Central Mason Fire & EMS celebrated the graduation of five members from its annual Firefighter Recruit Academy. According to a news release,...

 

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Career incentive pay policy approved Mason County commissioners approved the adoption of a new pay and benefit policy and added it into the Mason County Personnel Policy. According to the information packet, the budget will be affected for Public...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton baseball falls to Ellensburg to end season The Highclimbers had a lead against Ellensburg on May 21, but were unable to hang on as Ellensburg won 6-5 to end Shelton’s season in the State 2A baseball tournament at Davis High School in...

 

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PUD 1 plans Bellwood water outage Thursday Mason County PUD 1 announced a water outage for Bellwood A&B system users from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday to do electrical work to install a generator. According to a Twitter post, PUD 1 is asking peopl...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton softball The Highclimber softball team lost its final three games of the regular season last week in Evergreen Conference games. Shelton traveled to Chehalis and fell 15-5 to W.F. West on May 10. The Highclimbers went to Aberdeen on May 11...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners approve list of county projects Mason County commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2022-23 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Project list as recommended by the Mason County Economic Development Council. According...

 

Prep Roundup

North Mason soccer The North Mason boys soccer team wrapped up its season with a 2-1 loss to North Kitsap on May 5 in Poulsbo. The Bulldogs ended the season 2-13 overall and 1-13 in league games. Softball The Bulldog softball team dropped two games l...

 

County Briefs

Deadline nears for SBA disaster loans The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds private nonprofit organizations in the state that May 30 is the deadline to apply for SBA federal disaster loans for property damage caused by severe winter storms,...

 

County Briefs

County records 2 COVID-19 deaths Mason County recorded two COVID-19 deaths last week. According to the Division of Emergency Management the deaths were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. The county recorded 17 cases on April 20 and 21. The seven-...

 

Commission Briefs

County requests architectural professional services Mason County commissioners approved allowing the county to issue a request for qualifications for architectural engineering professional services at their April 26 meeting. According to the...

 

Prep Roundup

Shelton baseball Shelton faced Black Hills in a pair of games this past week. The Highclimbers won 3-1 at home April 19 before traveling to Tumwater on Monday and earning a 5-2 win. Shelton (11-5 overall, 6-4 league) hosted Crosspoint Academy on...

 

County Briefs

Belfair man dies in state Route 3 crash A two-car crash Monday in Belfair on state Route 3 killed a 74-year-old man. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, William M. Cundiff of Belfair was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin wa...

 

County Briefs

Rep. Kilmer tests positive for COVID-19 U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6. “Late this afternoon I tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative as recently as yesterday,” Kilmer said in a news...

 

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