Mason County News

Shelton PD: School is in Session – SLOW DOWN!

Shelton Police Department added extra patrol officers to each school zone Wednesday in an effort to improve traffic and pedestrian safety. Several drivers were contacted, and citations were issued for a variety of offences – most were for speed violations in the school zones.

Officers also went downtown to focus on pedestrian safety along Railroad Avenue. An officer dressed in plain clothes – posing as a pedestrian – repeatedly crossed the street in the designated crosswalks. Continue reading Shelton PD: School is in Session – SLOW DOWN!

City Lifts Complete Burn Ban - Recreational Fires Allowed

The City of Shelton has lifted it complete ban on burning and now recreational fires are allowed effective 8 AM Thursday. According to a news release, the Fire Marshal has determined that current weather conditions have eliminated the need to continue the complete burn ban enacted in the City of Shelton. Effective Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., restrictions on recreational fires will be lifted.

The standard burn restrictions will continue, and the requirements for recreational fires will still be maintained.

MMK Football Player Named WIAA Athlete of the Week

Mary M. Knight football player, Austin Fries, was named one of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athletes of the Week for September 10-September 16, 2017. The WIAA announced the winners for week three on Wednesday.

Fries rushed for 309 yards on 13 attempts and four touchdowns in last week’s game. He also had one reception, good for an 84 yard touchdown. (MasonWebTV Powered by HCC was at the game against Evergreen Lutheran and counted six TDs by Fries.) Continue reading MMK Football Player Named WIAA Athlete of the Week

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County Unemployment Lowest Since 1999

The unemployment rate in Mason County dropped slightly in August but has hit the lowest mark since 1999. According to the State Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 5.7 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised July rate of 5.8 percent and down more than two percentage points from August 2016’s rate of 8 percent. This marks the seventh month in a row Mason County has seen a decrease in unemployment and is the lowest rate since October 2007. The last time the County saw an unemployment rate at 5.7 percent was August of 1999. Continue reading County Unemployment Lowest Since 1999

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the September 19, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website: You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: 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

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Overnight House Move to Slow SR 3 in Mason County

Night owl drivers using State Route 3 in Mason County may want to consider rescheduling or delaying trips as a house will be moved down the highway about a mile late Friday night/early Saturday morning.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has given Nickel Bros USA a permit to move the 35-foot wide, 21 foot tall house from milepost 8.5 to milepost 7.5.

This is approximately between Agate Road and Mason Lake Road. During its journey, this oversized load will occupy both lanes of Highway 3 and travel at just 5 MPH. Continue reading Overnight House Move to Slow SR 3 in Mason County

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REALTORS® Contribute to Mason County YMCA Project

The Mason County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), one of the County’s largest business organizations with its more than 100 members, presented $7,500 to South Sound YMCA CEO Kyle Cronk and several members of the South Sound Y Shelton Branch Advisory committee to aid in continued plans for the new area YMCA. The presentation was made at the Association’s General Membership meeting in Shelton on Friday, September 15.

Mason Realtors present check to support the new YMCA project in Mason County. South Sound YMCA CEO Kyle Cronk, second from left. Mason Realtor President Lori Brady-Dolby, far right

The Realtors’ contribution is to assist with Phase Two of the project that was initiated last spring when the South Sound YMCA board voted unanimously to move forward on efforts to bring a Y facility to South Mason County. Phase II is the “Pre-design and Feasibility Study” to be conducted this fall that will specifically define the project scope and size. Continue reading REALTORS® Contribute to Mason County YMCA Project

City Commission Holds Special Meeting Monday Morning

The Shelton City Commission has canceled its 6 PM business meeting Monday night and instead held a special meeting that started at 10:30 AM. On the meeting’s agenda was a consent agenda that included vouchers and meeting minutes. No other action was taken. However, the Commission did take public comment during which Marilyn Vogler asked the Commissioners to lower their salaries.

Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading City Commission Holds Special Meeting Monday Morning

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