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Mason County News

Wildfire Burning Near Timberlakes

Fire crews remain on the scene of a wildfire that is burning between Phillips Lake and Timber Lake off East Bertelsen Road in the Agate area. Officials estimate that the Kings Landing Fire has burned 62 acres and at last report was 0% contained.

The fire was first reported about 4:30 PM Monday and two helicopters were called in to assist ground crews with containment efforts. However, those efforts were hampered by private drones being flow in the area. Continue reading Wildfire Burning Near Timberlakes

Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the July 17, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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Primary Election Ballots Being Mailed

Ballots for the August 7th Primary Election will be mailed to registered voters beginning Tuesday, July 17th. On the ballot are federal, state and local positions that include: U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative (Congressional Dist. #6 and #10), State Senator, State Representative (Positions 1 and 2), Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Prosecutor, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Commissioner Dist. 3, and District Court Judge.

Click here to view interviews with candidates.

Ballots must be returned to the Mason County Auditor’s Office or in a ballot drop box by 8:00 PM on election night or by mail which must be postmarked by August 7th in order to be counted.  Continue reading Primary Election Ballots Being Mailed

Watch Pee Wee Reese World Series

Watch select games from the 2018 Pee Wee Reese World Series. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will be broadcasting three games on Saturday from Mason County Recreation Area (MCRA) Field 7. These games include one semi-final (JC Sports Climbers vs. Sandbergl) at 9 AM, the 3rd/4th Place Game at 11 AM, and the Championship Game at 1 PM.

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Semi-Final between JC Sports Climbers and Sandberg

3rd/4th Place Game

Championship Game

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City Construction Schedule for 7/14 to 7/20

Crews continue working on several infrastructure improvement projects in the downtown area of Shelton that are impacting travel around the city. There are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures currently in effect. Traffic revisions mentioned in this update are subject to change without notice, and may not include all potential revisions and/or lane closures that could be implemented. However, here is the schedule for July 16 to July 20. These projects are the Basin 3 Rehabilitation Project, Downtown Connector Project, Cascade Natural Gas updates, and the Turner Avenue Revitalization Project:

Downtown Connector Project:

  • Olympic Highway North will be open. The roadway will be reduced to two lanes, one in each direction.
  • Intermittent closures on Alder St., and adjacent side streets, between 2nd St. and 7th St.

Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

State Highway Road Construction 7/15 to 7/21

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from July 15, 2018 to July 21, 2018.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 102, WA ST Corrections Center St to US 101 – Chip Seal
Highway: Dayton Airport Road (SR 102) Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0.01 to 2.9
Description: Crews will install a protective weatherproofing following previous chip seal activities.
Work Schedule: See below:
Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and reduced speed limits during daylight hours on Saturday, July 14. Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 7/15 to 7/21

SR 102 Chip Seal Work Rescheduled for Saturday

Work previously scheduled to occur today (Friday, July 13th) on State Route 102 (West Dayton Airport Road) north of Shelton has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, July 14th). During daylight hours on Saturday, drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic and reduced speed limits.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will continue efforts to apply a chip seal – crushed rock embedded into liquid asphalt – on the highway between US 101 and the Washington Corrections Center. Subsequent work activities will include sweeping and installation of a protective weatherproofing.

Emphasis Focuses on Commercial Vehicle Safety

Washington State Patrol (WSP) District 8 Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD) Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers (CVEO) will conduct a week-long emphasis focused on safe driving for commercial vehicles this month.

The “Operation Safe Driver” emphasis kicks off Sunday, July 15, 2018, and continues through Saturday, July 21, 2018, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The purpose of the emphasis is to target unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial vehicle drivers, as well the motoring public driving in the vicinity of commercial vehicles. Continue reading Emphasis Focuses on Commercial Vehicle Safety

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