Mason County News

Jason Lyle Black to Perform In Shelton

Live On Stage, Inc. and Mason County Community Concert Association announce Award-Winning Comedic Pianist, Jason Lyle Black, as part of their 2019 – 2020 Concert Season.

Recognized for being “the most unique piano entertainer you will ever see,” Jason Lyle Black is bringing his unorthodox, but unforgettable, comedy piano show to Shelton High School Auditorium in Shelton, Washington on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Single tickets to this performance are $30 (adults), children under 18 admitted FREE. 2019-2020 Season tickets are available for $70 for 6 concerts!

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State Board of Health Bans Flavored Vapor Products

Wednesday, the Washington State Board of Health passed an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products or any products that will be used to create a flavored vapor product. The rule takes effect on October 10, 2019 and lasts for 120 days. The Board of Health and Department of Health will work closely with the Liquor and Cannabis Board on plans for implementation and enforcement now that the emergency rule is final.

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PUD 3 Receives Top Award for Communications Efforts

Mason PUD 3 is this year’s winner of the prestigious “Tom Hougan Award” from the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) for overall excellence in communications.

L-R: Asia Cline, communications & community relations coordinator; Lynn Eaton, assistant public information & government relations manager; Joel Myer, public information & government relations manager; Justin Holzgrove, telecommunications & community relations manager; Annette Creekpaum, Mason PUD 3 manager.

Mason PUD 3 won eight awards in NWPPA’s 2019 “Excellence in Communications” competition. The awards were presented on September 17 at the Northwest Communications & Energy Innovations Conference (NIC).

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Watch Information Meeting on NMRFA Bond

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee’s Munch and Meet where officials will discuss North Mason Regional Fire Authority’s bond to construct a new headquarters and Emergency Management Campus. Program starts at 12 PM.

The Fire Authority is asking voters to approve a 25-year, $10 Million general obligation bond. The measure is on the November 5th General Election Ballot. Ballot will be mailed to voters on October 18th.

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Learn About Pioneer's Capital Levy

The Pioneer School District is holding Community Forums on its Capital Levy this month.

On November 5th, the Pioneer School District is asking voters to approve a three-year Capital Levy to finance the District’s share of costs to expand and renovate Shelton High School in the Shelton School District, a designated high school district serving Pioneer students. If approved, property owners in the Pioneer School District would pay an additional 81 cents per thousand of assessed value in property taxes.

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County Begins 2020 Budget Workshops

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission started 2020 budget workshops Monday afternoon. These briefings allow the Commissioners to ask about specific budget requests for next year. The WSU Extension Office and Noxious Weed Control were first followed by the Commissioners’ budget, non-departmental budget and Commissioners’ special fund budgets – Rural Sales & Use Tax (.09) Fund (#103); Reserve for Technology (#119); National Forest Safety (#134); Lodging Tax (#163); Veterans Assistance (#190); Mason Lake Management (#194); Spencer Lake Management (#195); Island Lake Management (#199); Unemployment Fund (#502).

Tuesday saw the Mason County Assessor Patti McLean discuss her budget requests.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the October 8, 2019 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 Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Watch Port of Allyn Commission

[VIDEO] The Port of Allyn Commission utilizes the services of MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to record their business meetings. The video of the Port of Allyn Commission’s October 7, 2019 meeting is now available.

Top item on the Port Commission’s agenda was the Port’s 2020 Budget. A second public hearing on the budget is set for 6:30 PM October 21, 2019.

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