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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...

 

Commission Briefs

Mason County included in settlement Mason County commissioners approved a proposed settlement between multiple parties, including Mason County, and the state Department of Natural Resources regarding DNR-managed forest lands. According to the...

 

County Briefs

State Parks urge Fourth of July responsibility The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe gatherings in state parks during the Fourth of July weekend. According to a news release, the commission urges visitors to check for c...

 
 By Alex Fethiere    News    June 30, 2022 

Keeping the culture in agriculture

I've never used Zoom intensively, so when I attended Tuesday's "Keeping the Culture in AgriCulture: First Annual Food Sovereignty Symposium" hosted by Tahoma Peak Solutions, I was trepidatious about...

 
 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...

 

News Briefs

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...

 

Nonprofit Briefs

Tickets on sale for annual Love INC golf tourney Tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Love INC Charity Golf Tournament, which will be hosted July 18 at the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union. Teams of up to four golfers can register for...

 
 By Justin Johnson    News    June 23, 2022

Heat Wave Coming

After a mild and wet spring, temperatures are expected to rise dramatically this weekend. On Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service issued a special weather statement that temerperatures...

 

How do you spell that?

The Voskuhl Family Spellers – from left, Justin, Clair and Sara - placed second in Sound Learning's 26th Spell-E-Bration fundraiser Friday at the Shelton Civic Center. See the story and more photos...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 23, 2022

No new shelter beds

A City of Shelton hearing examiner rejected Community Lifeline's request to increase the number of beds at its homeless shelter from 35 to 50, saying the expansion would "add gasoline to a fire." In...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 23, 2022

City, county recognize Pride

The Mason County Board of Commissioners and the Shelton City Council each signed proclamations recognizing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-plus month, commonly known as Pride Month. According to the Library of Congress, LGBTQ+ Pride...

 
 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...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    June 16, 2022

Booster group provides library support, money

If you see some art or participate in a program at the North Mason Timberland Library, chances are the Friends of the Library helped provide it in some way. The Friends of the Library is a group that...

 

News Briefs

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 Alex Fethiere    News    June 16, 2022

Bamboozled

Many have been fooled about the uses of bamboo. Its applications are nowhere near as limited as industry would have us believe. Sure, it can produce all kinds of consumer products once requiring wood...

 
 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...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    June 9, 2022

Rain doesn't dampen fun

For the first time since 2019, downtown Shelton hosted a full weekend of Forest Festival events, including the Paul Bunyan Grand Parade. Thousands lined downtown streets to take in the parade,...

 

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