Mason County News

State Highway Construction 3/24 to 3/30

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from March 24, 2019 to March 30, 2019.


Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 17 to 17.6
Description: Drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers and occasional traffic stops for Green Diamond tree felling adjacent to the highway. 
Work Schedule:  6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31. 

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 9.7 to 11.8
Description: Utility crews for Mason County PUD #3 will raise power lines. Drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 
Work Schedule:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, May 3. 

Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0.8 to 10.9
Description: One-way alternating traffic with flaggers as utility crews replace lines. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Wednesday, May 1.

Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 2 to 5
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility crews. 
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Monday through Thursday, through Thursday, March 28.


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Watch Shelton Baseball Host Brewster

Watch the Shelton baseball team host Brewster. If the weather holds, first pitch for this non-conference game between the Highclimbers and the Bears is set for 4 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Our Community Credit Union On-Deck Show at 3:50 PM.

Shelton is 2-and-3 on the season. This is the season opener for Brewster who finished 2nd in the State last year among Class 2B schools.

Empty Bowls 2019 - Making Art for a Cause

The Shelton Arts Commission is pleased to report that the 2019 Empty Bowls Project raised over $1,650 for the Saint’s Pantry Food Bank.

Picture courtesy of Cooper Studios

The annual Empty Bowls Project is a three-night creative effort to fight hunger in our community. Participants create, paint, and glaze ceramic bowls over the course of three weeks, and then celebrate their work with a delicious soup and bread fundraising dinner. This year, participants enjoyed a variety of soups and breads donated by several local restaurants,
including The Olympic Bakery, The Strip, Kern’s Kitchen, Sisters Restaurant, Smoking Mo’s, and Taylor Shellfish. All proceeds are donated to the Saint’s Pantry Food Bank.

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Remove Studded Tires by March 31st

With a record-setting winter finally in the history books, the arrival of spring means drivers in Washington have until Sunday, March 31, to remove studded tires.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day March 31. Starting at midnight on Monday, April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 fine.

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Losses for SHS Softball and Soccer

The Shelton fastpitch softball team lost a non-conference game to Forks Thursday 13 to 2. The Lady Highclimbers are 2-and-2 on the season. They open South Sound Conference play Monday at Peninsula.

The Shelton boys’ soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday dropping a two-nil (2 to 0) decision at Gig Harbor. The Highclimbers are 3-and-1 on the season, 2-and-1 in the South Sound Conference. They travel to Central Kitsap Saturday.

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Shelton Police Searching for Burglary Suspect

The Shelton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who attempted to burglarize one of Shelton School District’s construction area.

According to a news release, the person entered the construction site at approximately 4:30 AM Thursday. During his attempt to steal a selection of construction equipment, Shelton Police officers arrived at the scene. The suspect fled the area before he could be apprehended but he was captured by surveillance cameras.

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