Mason County News
Two people from Belfair were injured Friday afternoon in a two-car collision on State Route 3 near Lake Flora Road. The Washington State Patrol reports that a 2005 Dodge Neon was stopped for traffic on northbound SR-3 just north of Lake Flora Road about 12:45 PM. A northbound 2007 Toyota Yaris rear-ended the Dodge.Continue reading Two Belfair Residents Injured in Crash
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.
ConstructionContinue reading State Highway Construction 3/24 to 3/30
The Shelton baseball team lost a rain shortened non-conference game Friday falling to Brewster 5 to 3 in five innings.
The Highclimbers got on the board first in the 2nd inning. Brenden Wagner had a sacrifice fly to center that scored Austin Ramsfield. Ty Smotherman batted in the other two runs on a single that scored Matthew Osberg and Josh Deemer.Continue reading SHS Baseball Loses, Wins for NM Softball & Baseball
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.
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.
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.
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.Continue reading Remove Studded Tires by March 31st
Influenza activity is high across the state and the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have increased sharply over the past several weeks, according to health officials at the Washington State Department of Health. Medical facilities, particularly in western Washington, are seeing high numbers of patients for flu symptoms.Continue reading Flu Activity Surges, Increasing Demand on Healthcare Facilities
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.Continue reading Losses for SHS Softball and Soccer
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.
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the March 21, 2019 North Mason School Board meeting. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC provides a live video stream of the meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. The North Mason School Board meets on the third Thursday of each month.