Mason County News
Heavy rainfall will create a threat of flooding Wednesday or Thursday. A wet and windy pattern will develop over Western Washington starting Monday night and will continue through the upcoming weekend. At this time the greatest threat of heavy rainfall amounts that would be capable of producing minor river flooding will occur Wednesday through Thursday on the Olympic Peninsula. Snow levels during the event are expected to be quite high, over 7000 feet. Continue reading Heavy Rain, Threat of Flooding This Week
The Shelton City Commission has moved its regular business meeting to Tuesday night. This change from Monday night allows the City Commissioners to attend Monday night’s candidates’ forum presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce and the Shelton Mason County Journal. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the forum live online at MasonWebTV.com and hcc.net/news.
Tuesday’s meeting will be held at 6 PM in the courtroom at the Shelton Civic Center. Continue reading City Commission Meeting Tuesday Night
MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is broadcasting two candidate forums. The first is 6 PM Monday night at the Mason County Public Works Building. This forum, presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce and the Shelton Mason County Journal, features the candidates running for Shelton City Commissioner of Public Works, and the contested races for Shelton, Hood Canal and Grapeview school boards.
At 6:30 PM Tuesday is the second candidates forum at the HUB for Senior Services in Belfair. Continue reading Candidates Forums Monday and Tuesday
The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Friday, October 13, 2017 through Sunday, October 15, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Continue reading Police Blotter 10/16/17
According to Bremerton Police, 83-year-old Carol Ferguson was last spoken to on September 26, 2017, when she cancelled plans with a friend. Neighbors have not seen signs of Ferguson or her vehicle, a red Ford Ranger, since approximately the same time period. Ferguson’s known family members have not had contact with her and she is known to keep to herself. Continue reading Authorities Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman
From Sunday, October 15 to Saturday, October 21, 2017, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers and Commercial Vehicle Division officers will spread out across the state roadways to combat unsafe driving behaviors by both truck and car drivers. The week-long operation is part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. During the seven day emphasis, troopers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers will be on the lookout for drivers of commercial vehicles and cars that are exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors. Continue reading Operation Safe Driver Week
Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4 to 4.3
Description: Mason County P.U.D. will be installing an underground power line. Drivers can expect to encounter one-way alternating traffic on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17, and southbound right-shoulder closures with intermittent one-way alternating traffic through the end of this work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 17-31. Continue reading Road Construction on State Highways 10/15/17 to 10/21/17
The Shelton football team lost to North Thurston Friday 20 to 7 in a game broadcast by MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
The Rams struck first, taking advantage of a short field after the Highclimbers failed to convert a fourth and two on their 45. Continue reading Football: Shelton Falls to NT; NM Slips By Forks; MMK Falls
Ballots for the Nov. 7th General Election will be mailed to voters on Tuesday, October 17th. As soon as voters receive their ballots, they can begin depositing them into a ballot drop box that are available 24 hours a day.
With the addition of two new permanent ballot drop boxes this year – one in Union at the Texaco Station at 1031 E McReavy Rd and the other in Grapeview at the Horton Community Center at 4350 Grapeview Loop Road, there are now eight drop boxes throughout the county.
Travelers will encounter one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures near milepost 4 during the latter half of October as crews working for the Mason County PUD 3 replace power lines. The PUD says the replacement will improve the reliability of service in the area. Continue reading Power Line Installation to Affect Traffic on SR 3