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Central Mason Fire & EMS graduates five members Central Mason Fire & EMS celebrated the graduation of five members from its annual Firefighter Recruit Academy. According to a news release,...

 

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Deadline nears for SBA disaster loans The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds private nonprofit organizations in the state that May 30 is the deadline to apply for SBA federal disaster loans for property damage caused by severe winter storms,...

 

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County records 2 COVID-19 deaths Mason County recorded two COVID-19 deaths last week. According to the Division of Emergency Management the deaths were a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s. The county recorded 17 cases on April 20 and 21. The seven-...

 

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Belfair man dies in state Route 3 crash A two-car crash Monday in Belfair on state Route 3 killed a 74-year-old man. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, William M. Cundiff of Belfair was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin wa...

 

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Rep. Kilmer tests positive for COVID-19 U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6. “Late this afternoon I tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative as recently as yesterday,” Kilmer said in a news...

 

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Special election set for April 26 A special election for Mason County Fire Protection District No. 18 and Southside School District is set for April 26. According to a news release, the emergency medical services property tax levy for Fire...

 

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Cascade Natural Gas replacing Shelton natural gas pipelines Cascade Natural Gas is going to replace natural gas main pipelines and service lines in a portion of Shelton. According to a news release, the work will occur over the next five to six...

 

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President signs Kilmer’s legislation President Joe Biden signed a 12-bill spending package into law that provides money for Derek Kilmer-supported priorities. According to a news release, Kilmer, D-Gig Harvor, the legislation included the Ukraine S...

 

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State Route 302 near Victor reopens The state Department of Transportation has reopened state Route 302 east of Victor after it was closed March 1. According to a news release, heavy rainfall triggered roadway settlement and sloughing. An 80-foot...

 

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State Route 302 near Victor closed until further notice Heavy rainfall triggered roadway settlement and sloughing, causing state Route 302 to close east of Victor in Mason County. According to a state Department of Transportation news release, An 80-...

 

Jim Ross named 2022 Shelton Yacht Club commodore

The Shelton Yacht Club announced Jim Ross is the 2022 commodore. According to a news release, Ross and his wife, Joanne, retired and moved to Washington in 2013. Ross joined the yacht club in 2017...

 

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Olympic National Forest gets money to repair damage Olympic National Forest received $1.7 million in disaster relief money to help access along Forest Service Road 29. According to a news release, the road has been closed since November due to...

 

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Mason County COVID-19 cases continue to decrease The county saw a decline in COVID-19 cases, recording 284 cases from Feb. 7 to Sunday. According to Mason County Division of Emergency Management, the seven-day case rate per 100,000 is 1,075.4 and...

 

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Hood Canal Communications receives $5.3 million in grant money Hood Canal Communications announced the award of a $5.3 million broadband grant received from the Washington State Broadband Office in...

 

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Little Creek Casino hosting vaccine clinic Friday Little Creek Casino is hosting a vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. According to a Mason Health Facebook post, Moderna and Pfizer boosters and Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson...

 

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Mason Health’s Pam Schlauderaff recognized by national organization Mason Health’s Director of Quality, Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance Pam Schlauderaff was recognized as the community star for the state by the National Organization of...

 

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County responds to tribe’s letter on water rights Mason County commissioners approved a letter in response to the Squaxin Island Tribe’s letter about a Memorandum of Agreement on water rights between the county and tribe signed in February 2019....

 

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141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

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141 county residents contract COVID-19 Mason County recorded 141 COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Two people died in the past week, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 60s. The seven-day...

 

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Car drives off state Route 106 into Hood Canal A 76-year-old McCleary man drove off state Route 106 into Hood Canal on Dec. 15. According to a news release, the man was driving east and suffered a medical emergency and drove off the road to the right...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 16, 2021

Coroner steps down

After a 16-year career as the Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell resigned from his position Nov. 29. Stockwell, 63, worked for the Washington State Patrol for 27 years before being appointed the...

 

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Mason County records 10 COVID-19 deaths Maso County reported 10 deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, according to Mason County Emergency Management. The deaths were a man and woman in their 50’s, a man and woman in their 60’s, two men and a...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    December 9, 2021

Belfair Sewer Project enters new construction phase

Mason County Public Works plans to solicit bids this month for the next phase of the Belfair Sewer project a project that has cost the county millions with a long and tumultuous history that is...

 
 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...

 

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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,...

 

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