Mason County News
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the May 21, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ 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
The week of May 19th through May 25th is National Public Works Week and the City of Shelton is honoring those professionals who provide and maintain public facilities and services. And the role public works professionals play in keeping the community safe and functioning smoothly.
The City’s Public Works Department is also holding a fill a public works truck food drive this week.Continue reading National Public Works Week & Food Drive
With summer-like weather already here, travelers hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend should prepare for additional traffic – especially during peak travel times.
By following these steps, travelers can plan ahead for wherever they’re headed during the three-day weekend:Continue reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Travel
After two days of competition in the WCD/SWD 3A District Track & Field Meet at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, four from Shelton have qualified for the 3A State Track & Field Championships in five events.
The Highclimbers were led by McKenzie Salazar-Fox who took the District Championship in the girls’ shot put.
Victoria Silverman placed 2nd in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and was 3rd in the 300-meter hurdles.
William Johnson finished 2nd in the boys’ 1600 meters.
Brock Knowles was 4th in the boys’ 800 meters.
After two days of competition in the WCD III 2A Track & Field Championships at Bremerton High School, five individuals and a relay team from North Mason have qualified for the 2A State Track & Field Championships in seven events.
The Bulldogs were led by Christopher Ramsey who took 2nd in the boys’ long jump and 3rd in the triple jump.
Noah Hasselblad was 2nd in the boys’ 3200 meters.
Grady Durbin placed 4th in the boys’ shot put.
Carli Durbin finished 5th in the girls’ javelin.
Miller Campbell was 5th in the boys’ javelin.
The relay team of Kira Schwerzler, Averie DuPont, Sierra Morin and Morgan Shumaker placed 6th in the girls’ 4 x 400.
The North Mason baseball team’s season came to an end Saturday in the Class 2A State Round of 16 at Daniels Field in Anacortes. The Bulldogs lost to Liberty 4 to 3 in 8 innings.
The Renton school scored three runs in the 2nd inning and held that lead until the top of the 6th when the Bulldogs scored two runs with two out. Ethan Collins batted in Preston Macomber and an error on a Troy McCormick fly ball allowed Bently Fisk to score.
The boys from Belfair tied the game in the top of the 7th when Brenden Kimball hit a solo home run with two out.Continue reading NM Baseball Falls in State
Candidate Filing week wrapped up Friday with a flurry of activity as a total of 74 candidates are vying for 56 offices. There will be Primary Elections in the City of Shelton and Southside School District.
Four people filed for Shelton City Council on the last day.
The Council Member No. 2 seat went from one candidate on Thursday, Donald Coots, to four by Friday’s 4 PM deadline with Dean Jewett, Steven Peters and incumbent Kathy McDowell entering the race.
James Boad filed to challenge George W. Blush for Council Member No. 1 (the seat currently held by Gary Cronce.)
And Deidre Peterson is running unopposed for Council Member No. 5.
Six people are vying for three seats on the Southside School Board.
Don Robbins, John E. Johnson and Tim Tyler are running for Director Position No. 1.
Brandon Homan, Laurie Cox and Megan Pierce are running for Director Position No. 2.
And Don Pogreba, Eugenie (Gigi) Olsen and Matt Jewett are running for Director Position No. 4.
In the Shelton School District, Cheryl Williams is challenging incumbent Sandy Tarzwell for School Board Director District No. 1.
Incumbent Dan Cooling is running unopposed for School Board Director District No. 2.
And incumbent Keri Davidson is running unopposed for School Board Director Position 2.
The City of Shelton has extended the closure of Northcliff Road between Birch and Poplar streets through the end of May.
A news release says the closure of Northcliff has been extended due to the unanticipated failure of the subgrade material underneath the existing roadway. In short, issues with moisture levels need to be addressed before crews can continue work on repaving the road. Unfortunately, this has extended the duration of the closure. However, the City explainse, it is absolutely necessary that these unforeseen issues are addressed in order to maintain the long-term structural integrity of the roadway.Continue reading City Construction Update: Northcliff Closure Extended
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from May 19, 2019 to May 25, 2019.
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 352.6
Description: Several rolling slowdowns for both northbound and southbound US 101. Traffic will also be delayed at the SR 3 on-ramp southbound US 101 and the SR 108 on-ramp to northbound US 101. This will occur for installation of new transmission lines across US 101.
Work Schedule: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 332 to 333
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, June 5. No work Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday, May 24-27 or Wednesday, May 29.
Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) .08 to 10.8
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through May 31. No work Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday, May 24-27.
The fourth day of Candidate Filing Week has brought a crowd for Southside School Board seats up for re-election.
There are now nine people vying for three positions:
Tim Tyler entered the race for Director Position No. 1, joining John E. Johnson in challenging Don Robbins.
Megan Pierce has filed for Director Position No. 2, taking on incumbent Laurie Cox and Brandon Homan.
Matt Jewett filed for Director Position No. 4 facing Eugenie (Gigi) Olsen and incumbent Don Pogreba.
Donald Coots filed for Shelton City Council Member No. 2 – the seat currently held by Kathy McDowell.Continue reading Candidate Filing Day 4