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No cat licenses in new ordinances

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3 to pass new animal ordinances that allow residents to own five hens, but no roosters, on residential lots of up to 5,999 square feet, and up to 12 hens on lots between 6,000 square feet and 1 acre. By...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

CHOICE celebrates 37 graduates

CHOICE High School celebrated the graduation of 37 students at a commencement ceremony June 2 in the Shelton High School Performing Arts District. CHOICE Principal Stacey Anderson pointed out the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Cedar grads ride to ceremony in style

The 19 new Cedar High School graduates arrived in style June 3 at their commencement ceremony at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center. Ninety minutes before the start of the event, members...

 

School Briefs

Women can try welding at free workshop Olympic College Shelton hosts a free “Women in Welding” workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the campus at 937 West Alpine Way. Attendees can try welding and create a metal rose. Students must be 18...

 
 By Jan Parker    News    June 9, 2022

Ida's story: Kept busy in Hoodsport, buried in Shelton

In 1913, Ida Finch had only her youngest son to care for and was beginning to feel lonely and unneeded. For most of her life, activities in Hoodsport had rotated around Ida and her family. She had...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Donate blood to help ease shortage People can donate blood June 15-17 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1171 NE Sand Hill Road, Belfair. To make an appointment with Bloodworks Northwest, call 1-800-398-7888 or go to Schedule.BloodworksNW.org. Join...

 

Commission Briefs

East Agate Loop Road closure starts June 27 Mason County commissioners approved a county road closure of East Agate Loop Road to replace the upper Uncle Johns Creek culvert on East Agate Loop Road. According to the information packet, the culvert...

 

County Briefs

U.S. 101 bridge repairs scheduled for June 17-20 U.S. Highway 101 over Shelton-Matlock Road will be repaired June 17 to 20 in both directions. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, the repairs will begin at 8 p.m. June 17...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 9, 2022

North Mason commemorates passings, service

North Mason School Board members marked the deaths of two people before recognizing the civil service of two others during their May 19 meeting. District 4 Director John Campbell moved to amend the meeting’s agenda to discuss sending the board’s...

 
 By Clydene Hostetler    News    June 9, 2022

President Truman visits Belfair, Mary swims in the canal

More Chapter meetings, gardening, cleaning house, ironing, daily swimming in the canal and guess what? President Truman drove through Belfair. I bet that was exciting. Starting to get warmer too. Friday, June 4, 1948...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 9, 2022

Youngberg named North Mason schools' WIAA representative

Erik Youngberg, the new director of District 1 on the North Mason School District Board of Directors, assumed another role during the board’s May 19 when District 3 Director Laura Boad nominated him to be the board’s Washington Interscholastic...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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