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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022 

City eyes homeless mitigation camp

Establishing a mitigation site for a year where homeless people could erect tents would cost the City of Shelton about $35,000, while employing staff to oversee the encampment at night would cost about $100,000. The Shelton City Council discussed...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022 

School board member dies

Marty Best, the vice chairman of the Shelton School Board, died Nov. 20. He was 67. The Shelton resident joined the board in 2021 and represented District 2. The board and the district mourned his death at the Nov. 22 meeting in the Mountain View...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022 

Holiday Magic arrives in downtown Shelton

A “reverse” parade, performances by school choirs, photos with Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas tree are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic events staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in downtown Shelton. The Kristmas...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Love INC hosts workshops The Shelton-based nonprofit Love INC (In the Name of Christ) and its partner churches host free community workshops this month. Belfair resident Dilma Demartino teaches a tamale-making class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022 

Shelton group stages Christmas Carol musical

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has been brought to life in many ways since its publication in 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge was immortalized by Mr. Magoo, voiced by Jim Carey, portrayed as "Ms....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 1, 2022 

Harstine group stages comic Christmas play

The rowdy Herdman children have taken over the major roles in the annual holiday show in the comedy play "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," staged by the Harstine Island Theater Club at 7 p.m. Friday...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 17, 2022

City approves $40.5-million budget

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday passed a $40.5-million budget for 2023. The $40,492,117 budget also has a General Fund appropriation of $15,949,791. The budget must be approved by the end of the year. Last November, the council approved a $41.1...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Donate blood in Belfair today, Friday Bloodworks Northwest is accepting donations of blood today and Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1171 N.E. Sand Hill Road, Belfair. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-398-7888 or go to...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 17, 2022

Republicans win three 35th District races

Three Republicans will represent the 35th District in the state Legislature. The ballot count from the Nov. 8 general election released Monday gave Republican Drew MacEwen a lead over Democrat...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 17, 2022

Southside, Fire 17 levies pass; Fire 16 short

The Southside School District’s replacement levy and Mason County Fire Protection District 17’s levy passed, and Mason County Fire Protection District 16’s levy failed on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Southside School District’s replacement levy was...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 17, 2022

'Night of Musical Theater' opens tonight

Shelton High School stages its annual "Night of Musical Theater" production at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school's Performing Arts Center. Admission is the suggested...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

UPDATE: Challengers dominate second ballot count

WEB UPDATE: In Wednesday’s second ballot count, slightly more than 3,600 votes were added to results in Mason County, helping Republican challengers Steve Duenkel (auditor) and Charles Rhodes (clerk) to erase leads held by their incumbent Democrat...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

City, county talk jail

The Mason County Jail has space for 93 inmate beds and a current target population of 60, but staffing shortages mean only people arrested on felony charges are being booked into the facility in...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

Shelton schools place levy on Valentine's Day ballot

Taxpayers in the Shelton School District on Valentine's Day will vote on a proposed three-year levy. The Shelton School Board on Tuesday night authorized the request for a Feb. 14 vote to collect...

 

School Briefs

Shelton High students star in two shows Shelton High School stages its annual “Night of Musical Theater” production at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Admission is the suggested donation...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

UPDATE: Republicans still lead in 35th District

WEB UPDATE: None of the 35th District races saw lead changes in Wednesday's second ballot count. The three Republican candidates maintained or expanded their respective leads. Republicans leading in...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

UPDATE: Mixed results for Mason County levies

WEB UPDATE: There were no lead or significant margin changes among the three levies in the county, nor the PUD 3 race after Wednesday’s second ballot count. Mixed results for Mason County levies In the initial election ballot count Tuesday evening,...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Choirs, quintet perform concerts Women of Note, the Harstine Island Community Choir and the Evergreen Brass Quintet perform a "Sounds of Christmas" concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at Faith Lutheran Church,...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

State considering Lynch Cove land

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on the proposed purchase of up to 64 acres on Lynch Cove south of Theler Wetlands to promote fish and wildlife conservation and...

 

North Mason Briefs

Churches accept donations of gifts for children Calvary Fellowship of Shelton and The Bridge Church in Belfair are accepting donations of gifts packed in shoe boxes for the annual international Operation Christmas Child drive. Calvary Fellowship of...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

City could get money

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer say they want the City of Shelton and Mason County to benefit from a new $1 billion federal grant program to help bring businessses to the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

Better managing your private forest

In 1993, Leslie Coulter and Bruce Santy bought 10 acres of woods and wetlands at the end of a dirt road near Cranberry Lake. They started building on the property two years later. The couple, who...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Churches accept donations of gifts for children Calvary Fellowship of Shelton and The Bridge Church in Belfair are accepting donations of gifts packed in shoe boxes for the annual international Operat...

 

School Briefs

Pioneer schools host dinner, science fair The Pioneer School District hosts a Community Dinner and Science and Engineering Fair Nov. 9 in the middle school commons. Dinner is served beginning at 5...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

Relabeling racist names on Tahuya lakes

The state is proposing renaming a lake and a slough north of Tahuya, changing names derogatory to Black people to new monikers celebrating two former slaves who lived in the area. The Washington...

 

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