Mason County News
Watch the March 28, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 6 PM: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel (46), 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 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
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the following the Skokomish River. The flood warning is in effect from late tonight to Thursday morning. Forecasters say heavy rain over the Olympic Peninsula will drive the Skokomish above its 17-foot flood stage around 2 AM Wednesday and crest near 17.1 feet around 11 AM Wednesday. Minor flooding is expected.
At 17.0 feet, the Skokomish River will cause flooding of pasture lands and roads int he Skokomish Valley including West Bourgault Road and Skokomish Valley Road.
Mason County’s unemployment rate dropped in February. According to preliminary numbers from the State Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 8.1 percent. That’s down four-tenths of a percentage point and down a half a percent from the February 2016 revised rate of 8.6 percent. Continue reading County Unemployment Rate Down in February
Watch the March 28, 2017 Mason County Board of Health meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 3 PM: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel (46), 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.
Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Board of Health
Mason County Commissioner Kevin Shutty was the featured guest at Monday night’s North Mason Community Voice. The County’s newest Commissioner spoke about his priorities and his first three months in office. Commissioner Shutty touched upon the five questions he asks to help make decisions and answered questions about budgeting, the Belfair Sewer, Webb Hill and traffic and roads.
Off the Walls Gallery announces the “Our Community Rocks!’ project. Residents are encouraged to paint rocks with colorful images and positive messages to plant in the front garden of the gallery for everyone to enjoy.
Democrats in the state House of Representatives outlined their four-year spending plan Monday in Olympia, one they say will make the Supreme Court and middle-class taxpayers very happy. Dan Frizzell has that story.
Results from SHS softball and SHS & NM golf
The Shelton softball team came from behind to beat Capital 13 to 8. The Highclimbers scored four runs in the 4th inning and six runs in the sixth before holding off the Cougars in picking up their second win in the South Sound Conference. Shelton was led by Alyssa Jorgensen who went 3 for 3 at the plate and hit a home run. Alexandra Walters was also 3 for 3 with a double. And Taylor Rasler and Matti Mecham each were 2 for 4. The ‘Climbers are now 4-and-2 on the season, 2-and-1 in the SSC. Shelton plays North Thurston Wednesday.
The Shelton boys’ golf team beat North Mason 62 to 31 while the Lady Bulldogs knocked off the Lady Highclimbers 40 to 22. Tim Nail shot a 37, one over par to lead Shelton while Megan Jackson was the top golfer for North Mason with 13 points under modified Stableford scoring. Continue reading High School Sports Results from 3/27/17
The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Specific details have not been released. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency. Continue reading Police Blotter 3/27/17
A Hoodsport man was injured when his pickup rolled over on Highway 119 (Lake Cushman Road) Sunday afternoon. The State Patrol says the 1995 Dodge Ram pickup was northbound on SR-119 just after noon. About a mile west of Hoodsport, the driver lost control of the truck. The Dodge spun 180 degrees across the roadway, rolled onto the driver’s side and came to rest in the southbound ditch facing south. Continue reading Driver Injured in Hoodsport Rollover