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 By Matt Baide    News    September 30, 2021

Mason County businesses still feeling COVID strain

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to learn how to adapt, and almost 18 months later, those pandemic changes keep coming and businesses are getting used to having to adjust at a moment’s...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    September 30, 2021

COVID cases slow, eviction moratorium extended

Mason County recorded 124 in the past week, a decrease of 11 cases from the previous week. The county recorded two more deaths, bringing the total in Mason County to 55. As of Tuesday, there are six...

 

Former Washington Fish and Wildlife employees argue against Chinook salmon ocean harvesting

Former Washington Department of Fish Wildlife employees have released a paper, arguing for the halting of current levels of harvesting Chinook salmon populations in the Pacific Ocean. The paper is co-authored by Ed Wickersham and Jack Tipping....

 

League of Women Voters hears wildlife presentation

Research ecologist Chad Hanson, author of “Smokescreen: Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our Climate,” addressed the Mason County League of Women Voters about his book during its...

 

County sewer contract amended

Mason County commissioners amended a contract with Kennedy-Jenks for two projects extending sewer service to the Puget Sound Industrial Center at the Sept. 14 meeting. According to the information packet, the two projects are the sewer system...

 

County purchases two reader boards

Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of two electronic reader boards. According to the information packet, Public Works authorized the purchase of two trailer-mounted electronic message reader boards in 2009. Both reader boards are no...

 

Public Works buys retro-reflectometer

Mason County Public Works has been authorized by the county commissioners to purchase a handheld sign retro-reflectometer with an extension pole. According to the information packet, the retro-reflectometer is designed to measure the...

 

Land for future county jail location

The Mason County commissioners approved the purchase of a 16.2-acre parcel of property from Mason PUD 3. According to the information packet, the property is on West Dayton Airport Road between the Washington Corrections Center and Shelton Auto...

 

Agreement for jail keying system

Mason County commissioners approved a sole source agreement to purchase a keying system for the Mason County Jail from Morse Watchman. According to the information packet, the current system for tracking keys at the jail is a manual system that...

 

County sells property to Skokomish Tribe

County commissioners approved a sale of property to the Skokomish Tribe for $1,664. According to the information packet, the property is on U.S. Highway 101....

 

Two local students excelling at SNHU

Devyn Anunta of Tahuya and Desolee Bang of Shelton earned spots on the President’s List for the summer quarter at Southern New Hampshire University. To be eligible, a full-time student must earn a GPA of 3.7 or better....

 

Shelton School Board welcomes new member

Marty Best was sworn in as the newest member of the Shelton School Board at its Sept. 14 meeting. “Congratulations Marty, we’re pleased to have you on the board,” said School Board President Sally Karr. Best, a Shelton resident who works as...

 

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