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 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 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 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 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....

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 2, 2022

Port of Dewatto watches funds as camping season begins

The Port of Dewatto has been ensuring it maintains enough money in the bank to address expenses. During the port’s April 13 meeting, campground coordinator Joe Newman reported the campground’s initial turnout numbered “just a few” campers,...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 26, 2022

Hawkins eighth-graders seek to stop school shootings

Hawkins Middle School eighth-graders Bradley Williams, Dylan Prideaux, Sophia Mairs, Owen Oblizalo and Yariel Barajas presented their "Project Citizen" to the North Mason School Board on May 19....

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 19, 2022

North Mason School Board selects Youngberg

The North Mason School District selected Erik Youngberg on May 10 to fill the District 1 School Board position left vacant by Art Wightman, whose resignation was accepted at the board's March 24...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

Port, Salmon Center make park progress

When the Port of Allyn followed up on Sweetwater Park during the port commissioners' May 2 meeting, Port Executive Director Lary Coppola said Kathleen Barrantes, the grant writer the Salmon Center hir...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 12, 2022

Port of Allyn reviews technical matters

The Port of Allyn reviewed several technical matters during the port commissioners’ May 2 meeting. Port Executive Director Lary Coppola said he sent a letter to Mason County commissioners to say the port was reducing its Comprehensive Economic Deve...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    May 5, 2022

North Mason superintendent criticizes funding

North Mason School District Superintendent Dana Rosenbach spoke out at the school board’s April 21 meeting about how the decade-old McCleary v. Washington decision has affected funding for smaller school districts. Rosenbach criticized the effect...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    April 28, 2022

Sweetwater Creek Waterwheel Park project updated

Mendy Harlow, executive director of the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, provided an update to the Mason County commissioners on the Sweetwater Creek Waterwheel Park project at the April 18...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    April 28, 2022

After long wait, 'Addams Family' takes North Mason stage

7 p.m. on May 13 marks the first of North Mason High School’s six presentations of its spring musical production “The Addams Family,” which NMHS Drama Club Adviser Hilary Gennaro noted is long overdue. “We were set to produce this two years...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 24, 2022

Fishery task force meets with Squaxin Island Tribe

Port of Grapeview officials received a monthly update last month on the work of the Case Inlet Fishery Task Force from task force facilitator Brad Pomroy. The task force is supported by the Grapeview...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 24, 2022

Port of Grapeview putting property up for sale

The Port of Grapeview agreed to put property up for sale for a minimum price of $100,000 after a public hearing at the port’s March 15 meeting didn’t draw any negative reactions. The 1.74-acre parcel designated as 12108-21-90041 is zoned...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 17, 2022

Cleaning up Dewatto campground

The Port of Dewatto closed out its regular meetings for the winter with an update from port campground coordinator Joe Newman, who said he visited the campground several times during the winter to...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 17, 2022

Port of Allyn rethinking community survey

Port of Allyn commissioners initially agreed last month that they were ready to move forward with a comprehensive scheme update before two of the three commissioners reacted favorably to a suggestion on how to solicit more public comment before...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    March 10, 2022

Sewer hearing highlights pros, cons of project

The Belfair sewer public hearing March 1 went into more detail about how the project will affect Belfair residents. County Administrator Mark Neary highlighted the ways the county can pay for sewer debt. Neary talked about the rural county public...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 10, 2022

North Mason fire looking for community art

As the North Mason Regional Fire Authority's headquarters building at Fire Station 21 nears completion, the district aims to make it a place where they can get business done while also providing a...

 

Helping a neighbor

The HUB Center for Seniors in Belfair on Friday hosted a fundraiser for Belfair resident Cindy Signal, who lost her home in a fire in January and is staying at a motel. The spaghetti dinner and...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    March 3, 2022

Port of Allyn provides updates on Oyster House

Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola presented updates on the port's finances, a community survey, the well project and the status of the Oyster House. Coppola said Feb. 7 that the port...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    February 24, 2022

Public weighs in on proposed Theler land transfer

The North Mason School Board hosted a public hearing Feb. 17 to discuss the proposed transfer of surplus Theler Wetlands property to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Board member Leanna...

 
 By Staff report    News    February 17, 2022

North Mason fire starts Resource Access Program

The North Mason Regional Fire Authority wants residents to know about a new program that might reduce the strain on the 911 system. According to fire district Executive Assistant Renee Wassenaar,...

 

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