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  • Property-tax exemption income limits increase for '24

    Submitted|Feb 8, 2024

    The income threshold for Mason County’s property-tax exemption program for senior citizens and people with disabilies has increased. A news release from the Mason County Assessor’s Office states that effective for the 2024 tax year, income thresholds for Mason County have increased to $55,000 due to subsitute House bill 1355. Exemption recipients enrolled in the Senior Citizen & People with Disabilities exemption program received an automatic adjustment to their 2024 tax statement. Taxpayers who meet the qualifications are encouraged to app...

  • WSU, Sea Grant offer training to spot invasive crabs

    Submitted|May 4, 2023

    A new program will enable anyone who walks the shorelines of Puget Sound to identify one of Washington’s most concerning invasive species: European green crab. In response to the shore crab’s booming population, Washington State University Extension and Washington Sea Grant outreach specialists are rolling out the Molt Search program in May. WSU Extension and Sea Grant are recruiting volunteers for training to support early detection efforts along Washington’s inland shorelines by searching for European green crab shells and reporting evide...

  • Mason County Republicans elect new leadership

    Submitted|Dec 15, 2022

    On Dec 3, the Mason County Republicans had their biannual reorganizational meeting. In spite of the weather conditions, 27 precinct committee officers and many guests gathered at the meeting. Mason County Prosecutor Michael Dorcy asked the newly elected PCOs to raise their hands as he swore them into office. Sen.-elect Drew MacEwen served as the temporary chairman and led the precinct committee officers in electing the executive board that will serve for the upcoming two-year term. Elected to the executive board were chairman Melissa Upson,...

  • After 33 years, Wilson retires from hospital commission

    Submitted by Mason Health|Nov 17, 2022

    Don Wilson has retired after 33 years of service on the Public Hospital District commission of Mason County. According to a news release, Wilson announced his retirement at the November meeting. The Board of Hospital District Commissioners appointed Don Welander to fill Wilson’s seat as commissioner No. 1 and on the finance and facility committees. “It is with gratitude that I announce the retirement of Don Wilson from our public hospital district board,” Public Hospital District No. 1 Superintendent & Mason Health Chief Executive Offic...