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 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2022

Fatal crash

A pedestrian was killed on West Railroad Avenue in a possible vehicular homicide late Saturday night.  According to a Shelton Police Department news release, the collision occurred in the 1600 block of Railroad Avenue, just outside of the city...

 
 By Staff report    News    May 5, 2022

Chamber honors members at annual gala

The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce honored its members and celebrated its 100th anniversary at its awards gala April 29 at the Little Creek Casino and Resort in Shelton. The sold-out event drew 326 guests. Jamie Mell, owner of John L....

 
 By Staff report    Sports    May 5, 2022

Prep Roundup

North Mason Baseball The Bulldogs lost three games in the past week as the regular season winds down. North Mason fell 13-2 on April 28 to Bainbridge in Belfair. The Bulldogs traveled to Poulsbo on...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2022

North Mason fire starts Resource Access Program

The North Mason Regional Fire Authority wants residents to know about a new program that might reduce the strain on the 911 system. According to fire district Executive Assistant Renee Wassenaar,...

 

Thomas picked as new NMHS head football coach

North Mason High School has hired Rob Thomas as its new head football coach, athletic director Lexi Hadfield announced in a Friday news release. Thomas was the Bulldogs' defensive coordinated and...

 

Harlequin postpones productions until March

Harlequin Productions in Olympia is postponing further production until March because of the surge in COVID-19. “Murder for Two” is now scheduled for March 11 to April 2. The production initially planned for that period, “Samuel Beckett’s End...

 
 By Staff report    News    November 25, 2021

Program helps Mason County residents in need

You can brighten the lives of 16 Mason County residents in need by donating money to the Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging. The agency connects older and disabled adults with social and health services to help them remain in their homes....

 

Recreational fire ban lifted

Mason County Community Development director in partnership with the Mason County Fire-Chief’s Association, lifted the burn ban on recreational fires Tuesday. According to a news release, Director of Community Development Dave Windom said recent...

 

Missing backpacker found

A weeklong search for backpacker Jerren Fisher came to an end Sunday when National Park Service search and rescue teams found him. According to a news release, the park requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard to locate Fisher and a helicopter...

 

WDFW asks for public input

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comments on a draft management plan for South Puget Sound Wildlife Area. The plan includes 5,790 acres spread across Mason, Kitsap, Pierce and Thurston counties. The plan will guide...

 

Volunteers needed for fair

The Bite of Reality is looking for volunteers for an event Nov. 2 and 3 at Shelton High School. The Financial Reality Fair is sponsored by Peninsula Credit Union with assistance from Our Community Credit Union, the Economic Development Council of...

 

Shelton driver injured

A 50-year-old Shelton woman driver was injured in a two-car accident on state Route 109 in Grays Harbor County Sept. 15. According to a news release, the Shelton driver rear-ended another vehicle after failing to notice the car in front of it...

 

Mason PUD 3 honored

Mason PUD 3 was awarded the Paul J Raver community service award from the Northwest Public Power Association at its annual meeting in Kennewick. According to a news release, the award was in recognition of its community service efforts in response...

 

Bat-killing fungus detected

An invasive fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats continues to spread in Washington and has been detected in Mason County. According to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release, the fungus is often fatal in hibernating...

 

Port of Shelton, PUD 1 awarded state grants

The Port of Shelton has received a $50,000 grant and Mason PUD 1 was awarded a $797,040 grant from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board. According to a news release, the money is a planning grant that will be used to help...

 

National forests launch free use firewood program

The national forests of Washington in Region 6 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service are transitioning their firewood program to become a free-use program to the public. According to a news release, those who receive free-use firewood...

 

Chamber awards open for nominations

The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Chamber's awards. The Chamber recognizes businesses, individuals and organizations through its annual awards. There are five categories open for nominations, including...  Website

 

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