Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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 By Matt Baide    News    May 11, 2023

County group sues over timber sale

Mason County Climate Justice and the Legacy Forest Defense Coalition are suing the state Department of Natural Resources over two timber sales in Mason County. The lawsuit alleges that DNR, agency director Hilary Franz and the Board of Natural...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 11, 2023

Community airs permit concerns

Residents can make their voices heard about Taylor Shellfish’s proposal for an oyster-growing operation in Oakland Bay at a public hearing at 1 p.m. May 24. The meeting is with Mason County hearing examiner at the Commission Chambers at 411 North 5...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 11, 2023

Massive fire draws big response

Central Mason Fire and EMS received an "all call" dispatch May 3 after a commercial structure fire broke out at All West Coast Auto Wrecking north of Shelton on state Route 3. According to a news...

 By Matt Baide    News    May 11, 2023

Swatting locks down Shelton High School Thursday

Shelton High School was put into lockdown on Thursday due to a swatting call. According to a City of Shelton Facebook post, Shelton Police along with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Squaxin Island Police and Skokomish Police responded to an... Full story


News Briefs

Hurricane Ridge Lodge fire Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge went up in flames Sunday afternoon. According to a National Park Service news release, nobody was in the structure at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Clallam County Fire Distric...

 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    May 11, 2023

I know the right way to do the dishes

I remember this. I was around 5 years old the first time I did the dishes. It happened at the kitchen sink in my family’s house, a home that was built on the then-expanding edge of the city limits o...

 By Travis Couture    Opinion    May 11, 2023

Couture: 'I was proud to be your voice'

It has been the honor and privilege of my life to serve you and to be your voice in the House of Representatives. In my freshman year there was a certain level of uncertainty going into session....

 By Jan Parker    News    May 11, 2023

Farm Marketing Special Train comes to Shelton

In spring 1929, the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Washington State College (now WSU) entered into a joint venture to "demonstrate to farmers and other residents the last word in marketing of all...


Community Briefs

Grant School hosts plant, art, bake sale The Pickering Community Club hosts its annual Plant, Art & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grant School, 151 E. Community Club Road. Annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, succulents,...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 11, 2023

Shelton troupe stages 'Pirates of Penzance'

Consider the rapid-fire lyrics that kickstart the Gilbert and Sullivan tune "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General," probably the best-known song in the duo's 1879 operatta "The Pirates of...

 By Gordon Weeks    News    May 11, 2023

Education Briefs

Deadline Monday for Harstine scholarships The Harstine Island Women’s Club and the Judy and Charles Chase Scholarship Fund Management Committee are offering scholarships to full-time residents of Harstine Island who are entering or continuing...


'Guardians of the Galaxy' has satisfying closure

In retrospect, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" feels like the true capstone to the Marvel Cinematic Universe up through "Infinity War," because it finally addresses the last loose plot threads left...


Community events along Hood Canal in May, June

Hoodsport, Union and Belfair’s calendars are active with arts, entertainment and community events in the coming weeks, starting with the Hood Canal Improvement Club’s community market at the New Community Church of Union, at 951 E. Dalby Road in...

 By Staff report    Sports    May 11, 2023

Shelton falls to Ridgefield in District opener

The Highclimbers lost 3-2 to Ridgefield on Tuesday in the opening round of the District IV baseball tournament in Ridgefield. Shelton took an early lead but was unable to hang on. The Highclimbers...


Cindy Ann Roush

Cindy Ann Roush was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed suddenly on April 30, 2023, at age 69, after a long battle with cancer. She enjoyed spending time with family and... Full story


Ronald A. Dunham

Ronald A. Dunham passed away peacefully on February 5th, 2023. There will be a Celebration of Life on May 20th at the Mason Benson Center at 5971 E. Mason Lake Drive W., Grapeview, WA from 1:00 p.m.... Full story


Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson’s Celebration of Life will be held May 13th, 2023, at the Mason County Senior Center(The Pavilion) at 2:00 p.m.... Full story


Lynn Patrice Allen

Lynn Patrice Allen, beloved mother and sister, passed away on April 14, 2023, at the age of 75. She was the youngest daughter of Dr. Edwin and Mary Lovell of Shelton, who preceded her in death. Lynn... Full story


Recently Passed

John Lee Goetsch, 86, a resident of Shelton, passed away at Fir Lane Assisted Living in Shelton. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Tom Ashley Dale, 77, a resident of Elma, passed away April 28, 2023, at... Full story


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