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Twelve New COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Monday

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Mason County Public Health reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the County. The total number of cases in Mason County is now over 400 with 24 active cases. Four of those active cases are hospitalized with one at Mason General Hospital.

The September 21th, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (9/18/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Twelve (12) additional Mason County resident that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Four Hundred and One (401) positive cases in Mason County. Mason County staff are performing case investigations and tracing close contacts to reduce spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

PUD 3 Crew Assists Douglas County after Wildfire

Last week, a crew from Mason PUD 3 helped restore power to approximately 2,400 people in Douglas County affected by the Pearl Hill Fire. The Pearl Hill Fire torched over 223,730 acres and destroyed over 300 power poles.

Left to right: Seth St. John (Heavy Equipment Operator), Blake Knutz (Journeyman Lineman), John Clements (Line Foreman), Brian Evans (Apprentice Lineman), and Matt Schlesser (Journeyman Lineman) not pictured: Ronny McIrvin (Journeyman Lineman).

The PUD 3 crew consisted of of a heavy equipment operator, journeymen linemen, a line foreman and an apprentice. The crew (pictured above) spent five days – working in smokey, dusty, and hot conditions – replacing poles. Some of those poles were unrecognizable.

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Watch St. David Episcopal Church Service

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Sunday service from Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Shelton, WA. Live video stream begins 10 to 15 minutes before the 10:30 AM September 20, 2020 service starts.

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-729717.

St. David’s is partnering with MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to bring their services to the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Governor’s “Stay Home; Stay Healthy.” order.

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-729717.

To support Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Shelton, WA, please consider a financial donation. You can donate online at the church’s website: https://sdow.org/ or by clicking the button below.

You can also donate by mail:

St. David of Wales

324 W Cedar

P.O. Box 339

Shelton WA 98584

For more information call the office, (360) 426-8472, or email: info@sdow.org.

Watch Bikers for Babies Live

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s coverage of the  the inaugural Bikers for Babies fundraiser for Mason General Hospital Foundation. This motorcycle ride is presented with the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group #2047 of Bremerton, Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton and Brothers Powersports and is a fundraiser for the Birth Center and Labor & Delivery Unit at Mason General Hospital.

Dedrick Allan will anchor the broadcast from Mason Clinic starting at 10 AM with Hood Canal Communications’ Billy Thomas providing a roadside view as the bikers ride through Union. Look for interviews with the organizers and supporters (including IMRG #2047 President Eric Barnhart; Abel Eaton, Brand Specialist for Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton; Shannon Barnhart, member of IMRG #2047 and Director of Patient Access at Mason Health; and Mason Health Birth Center Manager Kris Gaa), check presentation and more.

State Highway Construction 9/20 to 9/26

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from September 20, 2020 to September 26, 2020.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description:  Crews are finalizing work on the Coffee Creek fish barrier removal project. All work is expected to be complete by early November. 
Work Schedule:  See below:

Weekdays
Occasional weekday one-way alternating traffic on Shelton-Matlock Road. 

8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28-29 to 6 a.m. each following day

Closures

  • Southbound US 101 exit to Shelton Matlock Road
  • Shelton Matlock Road ramp to southbound US 101

One-way alternating traffic

  • US 101 approaching Shelton-Matlock Road interchange

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.2 to 11.8
Description: Slow moving vehicle in both directions for utility work. 
Work Schedule:  8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 21-24.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 3.4
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work. 
Work Schedule:  9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21. 

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Three COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Friday

Mason County Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Friday, September 18, 2020. The number of active cases is now 16 with still two hospitalized outside Mason County.

The September 18th, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (9/17/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Three (3) additional Mason County resident that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Three Hundred Eighty-Nine (389) positive cases in Mason County. Mason County staff are performing case investigations and tracing close contacts to reduce spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

Bikers for Babies Motorcycle Ride Saturday

Motorcycles will be roaring through Mason County Saturday as part of the inaugural Bikers for Babies fundraiser for Mason General Hospital Foundation, presented with the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group #2047 of Bremerton, Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton and Brothers Powersports. This is a fundraiser for the Birth Center and Labor & Delivery Unit at Mason General Hospital.

MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will bring you live coverage of the event Saturday morning beginning at 10 AM.

Live stream on Facebook as well

MasonWebTV’s Dedrick Allan will anchor the broadcast from Mason Clinic with Hood Canal Communications’ Billy Thomas providing a roadside view as the bikers ride through Union. Look for interviews with the organizers and supporters including IMRG #2047 President Eric Barnhart; Abel Eaton, Brand Specialist for Indian Motorcycle of Bremerton; Shannon Barnhart, member of IMRG #2047 and Director of Patient Access at Mason Health; and Mason Health Birth Center Manager Kris Gaa.

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Op/Ed from Bob Harris: Randy Cares

Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin at recent potentially riotous protests in both Shelton and Belfair calmed the restless crowds and deescalated several potentially violent altercations. As a peace keeper and not a protester, he carried a BE KIND sign and reminded everyone that “this is our home and we wouldn’t go to your home and damage it”.

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