Mason County News
Watch the 2016 Kristmas Town Kiwanis Christmas Town USA Christmas Parade. Join Brianne Christensen and Dedrick Allan at 5 PM as they bring you the parade from the Angle Building at corner of 4th Street and Railroad Avenue in Downtown Shelton. You can also watch the parade live on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel 46.
Friday morning at around 11:55 AM, a red 2001 Dodge Durango struck two vehicles on Olympic Highway North and Wallace Kneeland Boulevard while driving in a reckless manner. Police got behind the suspect vehicle after the crash and attempted to stop it. Continue reading Shelton Police Seek Information on Hit & Run Driver
The North Mason boys’ basketball team fell to Port Townsend Friday night 62 to 49 on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
The Bulldogs fell behind early in the first quarter but were able to over take the Redhawks to lead by four after the first eight minutes. Continue reading North Mason Boys’ Basketball Fall to Port Townsend
A wet weekend is forecast with snow predicted by Monday. National Weather Service forecasters expect rain through Sunday with a mix of rain and snow Sunday night before 11 PM. After 11 PM, a chance of snow showers is possible with less than a half of an inch expected and a low temperature of 32. Predictions for Monday have one to two inches of snow possible with a high near 39 and a 70% chance of precipitation. The chance of snow stays in the forecast through Wednesday night before changing to rain.
A Belfair man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Highway 3 at the intersection with Sunnyslope Road. The State Patrol reports that a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was southbound on SR-3 about 4 PM. The driver attempted to turn from the highway onto Sunnyslope and collided with a northbound 2016 Harley Davidson in the northbound lane. Continue reading Belfair Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on SR-3 at Sunnyslope
The minimum wage in Washington will increase to $11 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2017. Since the recent election, the Department of Labor & Industries has received scores of calls asking for clarity on the details of the new law.
The new minimum wage, a result of the passage of Initiative 1433, applies to all jobs, including those in agriculture. Workers under 16 years old can be paid 85 percent of the adult minimum wage, or $9.35 per hour, in 2017. In addition to minimum wage, the initiative addresses paid sick leave. Continue reading Minimum Wage Climbing to $11 in 2017
The Shelton boys’ basketball team opened the 2016-2017 season Thursday night with a 76 to 44 win over Elma on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
The Highclimbers jumped on the Eagles early building an 11-point first quarter lead which they doubled in the second quarter and expanded to 30 in the third. Continue reading Shelton Boys’ Basketball Win Season Opener
The City of Shelton is stopping work on the 17-year-old project known as the SR-3 Historic Entryway Corridor Improvement (commonly called the “Pear Orchard”) and SR-3 Park & Ride Entryway Corridor Improvement. The City will also have to repay over $400,000 in expended grant funding.
This project is one of several identified in October that City staff has failed to move forward and the first to be axed by the Shelton City Commission. The City Commissioners held a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss their options on the Park & Ride project. Continue reading City Halting Work on SR3 Pear Orchard/Park & Ride
The State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind citizens to be fire safe with their holiday decorations this season, especially Christmas trees. If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, keep the tree well-watered. Improper care and decoration of a live or artificial tree can lead to catastrophic fires. “It takes only seconds for a tree to ignite and the entire room to become engulfed in flames,” says State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy. Continue reading A Season for Sharing Fire Safety
The average premium for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will go up less than 1 percent in 2017. Wednesday, the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced the rate will rise by an average of 0.7 percent next year. Continue reading 2017 Workers’ Comp Rates to Increase Less Than 1%