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Articles from the June 2, 2022 edition

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 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

Forest Festival returns

The Mason County Forest Festival returns to its full format for the first time in three years, kicking off today with the carnival at a new location on First Street, and culminating with the Shelton Car Show Off and the Duck Race on Sunday. The...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

Rules for homeless camps?

The City of Shelton is considering amending its codes on camping on private property that could grant community groups permits to accommodate up to 30 people - with many proposed rules and...

 
 By Kirk Ericson    Opinion    June 2, 2022

The imaginary violence that resides inside

I’m not a violent person. I’m a flighter, not a fighter. I don’t like to be intimately involved in the slaying of anything, even vermin in our home. I’ll escort spiders and moths to the door....

 

Decolonizing permaculture

When I gave presentations on permaculture last year, I mentioned that Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, the Australians who first codified what became known as "permaculture," borrowed heavily from...

 

School Briefs

Harstine theater group offers scholarship The Harstine Island Theatre Club is offering a $500 scholarship. Applications and guidelines are available at CHOICE, Cedar, Shelton, Mary M. Knight and North Mason high schools, and at Olympic College...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Make appointment to give blood People can donate blood today and Friday at the Church of Nazarene, 1331 E. Shelton Springs Road. To make an appointment, go to www.Schedule.BloodworksNW.org or call...

 

Commission Briefs

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...

 

County Briefs

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...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 2, 2022

Dog park proposal near Lake Cushman tabled

A resident’s proposal to work with the Port of Hoodsport on creating a public dog park was tabled after port commissioners voted 2-1 on May 11 not to proceed with investigating the proposal. While Port Commissioner Terry Brazil said he intended to...

 

Great Bend Center for Music creates community

It's never too late to join a choir or learn an instrument, and the Great Bend Center for Music in Union is an organization that hopes to help kids and adults find their sound. Founder and general...

 

'Maverick' delivers crowd-pleasing adrenaline rush

My review of "Stranger Things" Season 4, Part 1, will be forthcoming next week. I wasn't about to binge seven episodes in a single weekend. Instead, we'll be looking at another recently released tribu...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

'He loved the land, the earth'

Mark Woytowich, the outdoors columnist for the Shelton-Mason County Journal for seven years and the author of "Where the Waterfalls and Wild Things Are," was remembered as a gregarious, big-hearted...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 2, 2022

Logging show and competition set for Saturday

The Forest Festival logging show and chainsaw exhibition is staged from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Loop Field. The logging show is hosting the STIHL Timbersports Western Qualifier for men and...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    June 2, 2022

Carstens captures state titles

Shelton's Alauna Carstens ended her senior year with an exclamation point, winning the State 2A 1,600- and 3,200-meter races Thursday and Saturday at the state 2A, 3A and 4A track and field meets at...

 
 By Matt Baide    Sports    June 2, 2022

Bulldogs' Varick second in javelin

North Mason senior Addilyn Varick saved her best for last to earn second place in the state 2A girls javelin throw Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School. Varick's final throw of her high school career...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 2, 2022

Belfair Park & Ride officially open

After many delays, Mason Transit Authority’s Belfair Park & Ride officially opened May 23 on Northeast Log Yard Road. “I’ve been hearing from a couple of drivers that have been up here that they’re really enjoying having a space to work out...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    June 2, 2022

Mary and Sam take in the sights of Oregon

This was a very enjoyable week. Mary and Sam were on the move the whole week and when they got back from their travels, Sam took off with Bill Cady to go fishing. All the places they traveled to brought back wonderful memories from my life being in...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 2, 2022

School Board moves into next phase of redistricting

The North Mason School Board reviewed the redistricting reports and maps produced by Sammamish Data Systems so it could approve moving to the next phase of the school district’s redistricting. North Mason School District Superintendent Dana...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 2, 2022

North Mason schools upgrade bus fleet

North Mason School District Transportation Director Maurine Simons shared with the school board May 19 details about the return of the “Fill the Bus” event, scheduled to take place Aug. 20 at the QFC parking lot in Belfair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

 

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