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Mason County News

Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the November 14, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.  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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Shelton Officers Fired; No Charges in Beating Homeless Man

The two Shelton Police officers investigated for beating a homeless man in May have been fired and will not be charged.

According to a news release, the officers’ terminations were effective November 6, 2017 and followed an internal investigation of their actions on May 25, 2017 which revealed several violations of Shelton Police Department Policies.

Monday, Mason County Prosecutor, Mike Dorcy announced his decision not to file any criminal charges against the former employees of the Shelton Police Department. Continue reading Shelton Officers Fired; No Charges in Beating Homeless Man

Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the November 13, 2017 Shelton City Commission meeting.  There are two ways to watch live at 2 PM: hcc.net/news, or  MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Shelton City Commission

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Police Blotter 11/12/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Thursday, November 9, 2017 through Saturday, November 11, 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.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Continue reading Police Blotter 11/12/17

State Highway Road Construction 11/12 to 11/18

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from November 12, 2017 to November 18, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

US 101 – Hoodsport Vicinity – Slide Debris Fence Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)331.4
Description: Crews will repair a debris fence.
Work schedule: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday from Monday, Nov. 13  through December, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic. Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 11/12 to 11/18

Fantasy Forest Events Friday & Saturday

Events for the 23rd Annual Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Fantasy Forest are Friday and Saturday. The Foundation’s Holiday celebration is being held once again at Alderbrook Resort and Spa in Union. The fundraiser supports the heartfelt mission to enhance the quality of healthcare for all residents of Mason County. Funds raised help support the purchase of medical and healthcare related equipment for MGH&FC and this year’s funds will go toward the purchase of a new 3D Mammography System.

There are two events on Friday and one on Saturday:

More information is available online: https://www.masongeneral.com/community/events/fantasy-forest Continue reading Fantasy Forest Events Friday & Saturday

February Vote on Cooperative High School

Voters in the Pioneer and Hood Canal school districts will decide in February whether the build a cooperative high school. The school boards held a joint meeting Thursday night to discuss the concept with residents.

During the meeting, held at the new Pioneer Middle School, Superintendents Marty Brewer and Shawn Batstone told residents they are looking to build the new high school in the MacEwan Prairie area which is where the two districts share a border. The school would be 100,000 square feet, built on 40 to 50 acres, house up to 750 students and is estimated to cost $60 Million to $70 Million. Each district will be asking its voters to approve 30-year, $30 Million construction bonds and since the school is a cooperative effort, the state match could be as much as $10 Million. Continue reading February Vote on Cooperative High School

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Deputies Support Special Olympics & Men’s Health

If you notice a change in the appearance of Mason County Sheriff’s Offices Deputies, it is for two great causes. From now until the 31st of December, Deputies and staff have the opportunity to wear jeans and sport beards in a fun effort to raise awareness for men’s health and Special Olympics.

Movember- also known as No-Shave November or Moustache November, is meant to bring awareness to men’s health. To help raise that awareness, instead of wearing a colored ribbon, men are encouraged to grow a moustache as their “ribbon” reminding each of us of the importance of men’s health. Continue reading Deputies Support Special Olympics & Men’s Health

General Election Results Updated 12 PM 11/9/17

The only changes in latest General Election results show a narrowing of the gap between City Commission Candidates and new leaders for Grapeview and Mary M. Knight school boards.

In the race for Shelton City Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement, Kevin Dorcy lead incumbent Tracy Moore by 10 votes. That gap was 16 Tuesday night. As of the last ballot count, Dorcy has 719 votes (50.35%) to Moore’s 709 votes (49.65%).

The measure to change the City’s form of government from a three-member commission to a seven-member council is now passing with 64.33 percent approval. That’s 936 voting “Yes” and 519 voting “No.”

In the race for Grapeview School Board Director Position No. 5, Casey Breeze has taken the lead from Timothy Gero. Breeze has a 15-vote lead with 394 votes (50.97%) to Gero’s 379 votes (49.03%). After the first count, Gero had a 10-vote lead.

In the Mary M. Knight School District, Jennifer Phipps has taken a three-vote lead on incumbent Leroy Valley for School Board Director Position No. 1. After the initial count, Valley had a two-vote lead. The latest results show Phipps with 148 votes (50.51%) to Valley’s 145 votes (49.49%). In Grays Harbor County, the two candidates both received 17 votes.
The MMK construction bond is failing 60.12 percent of the vote. That’s 208 voting to reject and 138 voting to approve.

No change in the other races. Continue reading General Election Results Updated 12 PM 11/9/17

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3 Redneck Tenors to Perform In Shelton

Live On Stage, Inc. and Mason County Community Concert Association announce ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalists as part of their 2017 – 2018 Concert Season. The 3 Redneck Tenors are a “new breed” in the world of tenors. The three classically trained Broadway and opera stars are bringing a show unlike any you’ve ever seen before to Shelton High School Auditorium in Shelton, Washington on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Single tickets to this performance are $30 (adults), $2 (children under 18). 2017-2018 season tickets are available for $70. Continue reading 3 Redneck Tenors to Perform In Shelton

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