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 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 30, 2022 

Fireworks illegal in Shelton

Discharging private fireworks is always illegal within the City of Shelton, including on the Fourth of July, while Mason County will allows private fireworks during specific times through Tuesday. The then-Shelton City Commission voted in 2013 to ban...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 30, 2022 

Principals depart Shelton schools

Three school principals resigned this month from the Shelton School District. June 13 was the last day for Mario Juves, the principal at Oakland Bay Junior High School for two years. Today is the last day in the district for Stacey Anderson, the...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 30, 2022 

Toddler dies at Cushman

A 2-year-old child died after being submerged in a car that plunged down an embankment into Lake Cushman on Monday. “This is still under investigation and the cause is still under investigation,” MCSO Chief Criminal Deputy of Patrol Operations...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 30, 2022 

Dog park approved near Lake Cushman

After three years of searching for a suitable location for a dog park, members of the nonprofit organization “Friends of Lake Cushman Dog Park” have found a home. Bill Long, secretary of the organization, pursued options that included a proposed...

 

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Preliminary county budget guidelines approved Mason County 2023 and 2024 preliminary budget guidelines were approved by county commissioners at the June 21 meeting. According to the information packet, the calls for budget from county departments...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

River project money at risk

The Skokomish River Ecosystem Restoration Project money is at risk due to inaction by Mason County in acquiring the land necessary to complete the project. The project was the topic of a special Mason County commissioners meeting June 2 over Zoom wit...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

Wildfire risk low - so far

People in Mason County can be cautiously optimistic about this year's wildfire and fire season, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. "Fires on the west side, especially really bad...

 

New fire marshal

Randy Collins accepted the Mason County fire marshal job after having lunch with Todd Cunningham, county building inspector. Cunningham mentioned he had just written a job description for the open fire marshal position. “He kind of bugged me about...

 

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National LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamation Mason County commissioners signed a National LGBTQ+ Pride Month proclamation at their June 7 meeting. According to the information packet, the proclamation recognizes the diverse LGBTQ+ community in Mason...

 

Weekend roadwork planned for US 101 in Shelton

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation Travelers who use US 101 in Shelton are encouraged to plan additional time to help prevent delays. From 8 p.m., Friday, June 17 through 6 a.m., Monday, June 20, both directions of US 101...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 16, 2022

Five inducted into Hall of Fame

A tireless advocate for the Latino community who was “more of an angel than a man,” a big-hearted Shelton High School secretary always ready to help students, the all-time points leader for the Shelton Highclimbers boys basketball team, a...

 

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 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 2, 2022

'He loved the land, the earth'

Mark Woytowich, the outdoors columnist for the Shelton-Mason County Journal for seven years and the author of "Where the Waterfalls and Wild Things Are," was remembered as a gregarious, big-hearted...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 2, 2022

Logging show and competition set for Saturday

The Forest Festival logging show and chainsaw exhibition is staged from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Loop Field. The logging show is hosting the STIHL Timbersports Western Qualifier for men and...

 
 By Kirk Boxleitner    News    June 2, 2022

School Board moves into next phase of redistricting

The North Mason School Board reviewed the redistricting reports and maps produced by Sammamish Data Systems so it could approve moving to the next phase of the school district’s redistricting. North Mason School District Superintendent Dana...

 

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