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 By Matt Baide    News    November 17, 2022

3 arrested in child sex sting

Three Mason County residents were among 12 arrested in Lewis County last weekend as part of “Operation Net Nanny,” a multi-agency operation identifying people allegedly involved in the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. According to a...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 17, 2022

City approves $40.5-million budget

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday passed a $40.5-million budget for 2023. The $40,492,117 budget also has a General Fund appropriation of $15,949,791. The budget must be approved by the end of the year. Last November, the council approved a $41.1...

 

Port of Hoodsport approves 2023 budget

The Port of Hoodsport’s budget hearing last week saw its port commissioners unanimously approve all three budget-related measures, which included a $40,000 transfer of money to the port’s parks and a $5,000-per-year increase in the annual...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 17, 2022

Brothers plead guilty

Almost two years after the crime, Jordan and Jareau Afo each pled guilty to criminal charges Nov. 8 in Mason County Superior Court. The Afos are scheduled for a sentencing hearing Dec. 20. According to court records, Jareau U. Afo, 28, pled guilty...

 

After 33 years, Wilson retires from hospital commission

Don Wilson has retired after 33 years of service on the Public Hospital District commission of Mason County. According to a news release, Wilson announced his retirement at the November meeting. The Board of Hospital District Commissioners appointed...

 

Mason County Light of Hope seeks donations

The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging’s Case Management and Information and Assistance programs connect adults with disabilities with social and health services to help them remain in their homes. Most clients have modest means and health...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 10, 2022

City, county talk jail

The Mason County Jail has space for 93 inmate beds and a current target population of 60, but staffing shortages mean only people arrested on felony charges are being booked into the facility in...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 10, 2022

Fire 12 recall petitions move forward

Recall petitions for Mason County Fire Protection District 12 were allowed to proceed after a motion hearing on Nov. 3 in Mason County Superior Court. Judge Monty Cobb presided over the hearing....

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 10, 2022

Quiet fire season in Mason County

Mason County Fire Marshal Randy Collins said the 2022 fire season was “quieter than most” regarding wildfires within the county. Collins said he thinks most of that has to do with the late spring rains and not having any mega heat waves, like...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 3, 2022

City could get money

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer say they want the City of Shelton and Mason County to benefit from a new $1 billion federal grant program to help bring businessses to the...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 27, 2022

Parents seek language improvement

Members of the group Multilingual Shelton are asking the Shelton School District to hire an administrator to coordinate the English Learner and Dual Language programs, hire more dual language-certifie...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 27, 2022

North Mason investigates alleged acts of racism

The North Mason School District is investigating alleged racist behavior during and after a volleyball game against Bremerton on Oct. 18 in Belfair. The allegations were against North Mason students and parents. According to a news release,...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 27, 2022

Court dismisses Union Fire recall petitions

Recall petitions for Mason County Fire Protection District 6 commissioners Richard Heinrich, Mike Sheetz and Troy Woodard didn’t move forward after a hearing Oct. 4 in Mason County Superior Court. Fire 6 is also known as Union Fire. The case was...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 27, 2022

Fire District 12 hearing set for Nov. 1

The motion hearing for the recall petition for Mason County Fire Protection District 12 commissioners is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in Mason County Superior Court. Judge Monty Cobb will be presiding over the hearing. Fire commissioners John Pais, Brian...

 

Hoodsport mulls grand reopening of parks in spring

Port of Hoodsport commissioners devoted much of their Oct. 12 meeting to an update on the progress of tree and debris clearing at the port’s park spaces. Port Operations Manager Kathleen Wyatt reported revenue of more than $10,000 from the more...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 20, 2022

Fire 12 recall petitions

Recall petitions have been filed for Mason County Fire Protection District 12 commissioners Brian Jutson, John Pais and Albert Wilder. According to the documents, Wilder, Pais and Jutson “committed several acts of misfeasance and malfeasance and...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 20, 2022

Levy loss could end Southside district

If Southside School District's replacement levy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot fails, the 120-year-old school district might be absorbed into the Shelton School District. The district, which...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 20, 2022

County begins 2023 budget prep

Mason County has begun the process of establishing the 2023 county budget with commissioner workshops earlier this week. The commissioner’s 2023 preliminary budget is due to the public by Nov. 21. A public hearing to certify levies must occur...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 13, 2022

City reveals proposals to help homeless

The City of Shelton's homelessness task force recommends the city create a mitigation site for homeless people for one year, support grant applications for current shelters and for rapid re-housing,...

 

State rebuts Duenkel claims

Election systems in Mason County and around the state are fully certified in accordance with Revised Code of Washington requirements. Citing increasing misinformation around the certification and...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 13, 2022

Crash on 101

A four-car, chain-reaction accident sent two people to hospitals and partially blocked U.S. 101 near Shelton for almost four hours Tuesday night. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, a 65-year-old Shelton man was southbound in a 2017...

 

HUB needs fashion designs by Halloween

The HUB (Hospitality, Unity, Belonging) Center for Seniors is reviving its runway show next year. Beth Gizzi, executive director of the HUB, said the center has had a fashion show “on and off” since 2007, but COVID prompted an extended break....

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    October 6, 2022

Preliminary city budget for 2023 approved

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a $40.2 million budget for 2023. The council will host a second public hearing on the proposed budget at its meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 1. The budget must be approved by the end of the...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    October 6, 2022

Fire 12 starts internal probe

Mason County Fire District 12 in Matlock has begun the process of an internal investigation to look into the allegations raised in the state Auditor’s Office fraud investigation and accountability audit reports. The reports were released Sept. 20...

 

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