Mason County News

State Highway Road Construction 12/17 to 12/23

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from December 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017.


SR 8 – Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek – Remove Fish Barriers
Highway: SR 8 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 4.3 to 7.5
Description: Crews will remove barriers to fish by constructing bridges across the Middle and East Forks of Wildcat Creek.
Project web page Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 12/17 to 12/23

Basketball: Shelton Girls Win, Boys Fall; Losses for NM & MMK Girls

The Shelton girls’ basketball team dominated Central Kitsap Friday 69 to 42 in a game broadcast by MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.

The Lady Highclimbers started the game on a 5-0 run and led by as many as 12 in the first quarter. The Lady Cougars were able to trim that lead to three points in the second quarter but the ‘Climbers responded and pulled away in the second half. Continue reading Basketball: Shelton Girls Win, Boys Fall; Losses for NM & MMK Girls

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Watch Shelton Girls Host Central Kitsap

Watch the Shelton girls’ basketball team host the Central Kitsap Cougars. Tip off in the Mini Dome is 7 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Maple Glen ~ Senior Living Pregame Show at 6:50 PM.

The Lady Highclimbers are 3-and-2 on the season, 2-and-1 in the South Sound Conference. CK is 1-and-5 overall, 0-and-3 in the conference.

Changes for County Solid Waste

Mason County is making some changes to its solid waste program to include new hours of operation and increased rates.

Disposal rates at all Mason County Transfer and Drop Box stations will increase by 2.9% beginning January 1, 2018. As directed by Resolution No. 61-13, fees will be increased each year by the amount of the October to October Consumer Price Index (CPI U) for the Olympia Metropolitan Area. This increase is to cover the annual cost increase experienced by the County to operate and maintain the Shelton, Hoodsport, Union, and Belfair transfer and drop box station locations.

The county will be extending the hours of operation at the Eells Hill Transfer Station next year. Continue reading Changes for County Solid Waste

High School Sports Results from 12/14/17

SHS Bowling Win, Swimming loses; NM Girls Wrestlers Compete in Sequim

The Shelton girls’ bowling team knocked off Timberline Thursday 5 to 0. The Lady Highclimbers have beaten the Blazers twice this season and improved to 12-and-1 on the season, 9-and-1 in the South Sound Conference. The Shelton bowlers are off until January 3, 2018 when they take on Black Hills at Tumwater Lanes.

The Shelton boys’ swim team lost at Peninsula Thursday 103 to 83. Continue reading High School Sports Results from 12/14/17

Port of Shelton Receives Clean Audit

The Port of Shelton has received a clean audit report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. An Exit Conference was held Thursday, December 13, 2017. This was a three-year audit that focused on accountability and financial statements during 2014, 2015 and 2016. During that time period, the Port also had converted from an accrual basis of accounting to a cash basis which added another layer to the audit as the state must audit the conversion.    Continue reading Port of Shelton Receives Clean Audit

Police Blotter 12/14/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Thursday, December 7, 2017 through Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Continue reading Police Blotter 12/14/17

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