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 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021 

City aims to muffle nighttime noise

Repeatedly blasting loud music, continuously revving your engine, or allowing your dog to bark excessively at night could land you a ticket if the City of Shelton passes a new noise ordinance. The Shelton City Council discussed the proposed new...

 

New details about stabbing

Details about what happened leading up to a student being stabbed at Shelton High School on Sept. 20 have been released. According to the Shelton Police Department documents, two students got into a fight and one student was the victim of six stab...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 2, 2021 

Meet Mason County's first county administrator

Mark Neary is excited to be in Mason County and see what the county can accomplish after being hired as the county administrator. Neary was born in Walla Walla and graduated from Oregon State...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021 

Two Sallys leave the Shelton School Board

Sally Brownfield and Sally Karr bid farewell to the Shelton School Board after serving for six years. The Nov. 23 regular meeting was the last for the two Sallys. At that meeting, Marilyn Stevenson...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    December 2, 2021 

Get right with nitrogen

I have written a lot about nitrogen and its production in and out of the soil. My knowledge is always expanding because it's only recently that humanity has been rethinking how we make and apply this...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021 

Deadline nears for comments on ex-C Street dump

Tuesday is the deadline to comment on the state's proposed cleanup of the city's former C Street dump. The state Department of Ecology's draft cleanup plan calls for adding a soil cap to the site to...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021 

Holiday Magic hosted in downtown Shelton

A "reverse" parade, Christmas karaoke, photos with Santa Claus, and performances by the Shel-Town Strummers are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic event staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and...

 

Commission Briefs

Commissioners approve money for Belfair Sewer project Mason County commissioners approved an award of $450,000 a year from the Rural County Sales & Use Tax Fund to be used for the Mason County Belfair Sewer fund for the next two years. According to...

 

County Briefs

Christmas tree permits available online and through local vendors Olympic National Forest holiday tree permits are available to purchase online through recreation.gov and in-person at vendors around the peninsula. According to a news release,...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 2, 2021 

COVID cases declining in Mason County

Mason County COVID-19 cases are in decline with 142 confirmed cases since Nov. 23. The 7-day case rate per 100,000 has declined from 167.6 on Nov. 23 to 88.4 on Nov. 30. The 14-day case rate per...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    December 2, 2021 

Belfair Self-Storage hosts local artworks through February

In the wake of Belfair Self-Storage hosting Native American musician Vince Redhouse and painter Tai Connell for a holiday reception before Thanksgiving, Belfair Self-Storage owner and manager Barbara...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021 

No change with two ballot recounts

The recount of two close races in the Nov. 2 general election did not change the results, with Miguel Gutierrez beating George W. Blush by five votes for a seat on the Shelton City Council, and Arla Bull Shephard defeating Michael Curtin for another...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 25, 2021

Holiday Magic arriving

A “reverse” parade, Christmas karaoke, photos with Santa Claus, and performances by the Shel-Town Strummers are among the highlights of the Holiday Magic event staged from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 in downtown Shelton. The Kristmas Town Kiwanis Cl...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 25, 2021

Longtime parking lot plan moves forward

The City of Shelton is moving forward on plans to transform its eastern Civic Center parking lot, including adding a basketball and pickle ball court, benches, garbage cans and landscaping. At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Shelton City Council voted to ex...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 25, 2021

Fire District 12 facing accountability audit

Mason County Fire District 12 addressed public concerns that the district has violated state law that turned heated during public comment before the state Auditor’s office spoke to the fire...

 

News Briefs

COVID cases declining in Mason County Mason County recorded 230 COVID-19 cases in the past 13 days and the case rates have dropped in recent weeks. According to the Mason County Emergency Management data, the county has seen four additional deaths...

 

City OKs new gallery exhibit

The Shelton City Council on Nov. 16 approved a new art exhibit for display from Nov. 30 through Feb. 28 at the Rotating Art Gallery in the Shelton Civic Center. The council followed the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 25, 2021

MET Academy building opens Nov. 30

On Nov. 30, Shelton High School students eying careers in engineering, electronics and robotics will take their first steps into the campus' new Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology (MET)...

 

Tiny mutualism

Have you ever wondered how an old growth forest can maintain such stupendous productivity without any inputs? Maybe you've tried to figure out how even younger forests have such resilience when the ra...

 

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