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Belfair Man Flown to Seattle Hospital after Crash

A 24-year-old Belfair man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the car he was driving rolled over on Highway 3 near South Shore Road early Thursday morning.

A Washington State Press Memo says a 2001 BMW 330 was southbound on State Route 3 at a high rate of speed about 1:30 AM. At milepost 25, the driver failed to negotiate a curve, the car crossed the northbound lane and struck an embankment. The BMW continued to travel along the ditch until its rear caught which caused the car to roll.

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CARES Act Shelter Grants Available

Mason County Public Health is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the federal CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant COVID- 19 (ESG- CV) and a comprehensive Shelter Grant Program.

The Shelter Grant Program is designed to create new overnight shelter bed capacity and expand emergency shelter service s for people experiencing homelessness. The goal is to bring more people inside and help shelter residents find permanent housing quickly. The intended grant start date is August 1, 2020. Funds will be available until June 2023.

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Inslee Issues, Extends COVID-19 Proclamations

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a new proclamation in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Inslee also announced the extension of the Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act proclamation and the DOH Health Care Facilities and Hand Sanitizer proclamation

A July 7 letter from the Legislature extends proclamation 20-28.6 and 20-36.2 until August 1. 

Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act Extension20-28.7 

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Fall High School Sports Delayed - UPDATED

Updated News Release from the WIAA:

The WIAA Executive Board took action on July 7th, 2020 to push back the start date for fall sports.  The action was taken in an attempt to relieve pressure on member schools as they prepare for the opening of schools to in-person and/or online learning.  The current dates to commence fall sports practices are September 5th for football and September 7th for all other sports.  These starting dates (Saturday and Monday of Labor Day weekend) allow for contests to begin as early as September 18th.

On July 21st, the Executive Board will review other options for fall sports should further delays become necessary, with an announcement to be made on July 22nd.  In the interim, a planning committee made up of Executive Board members, WIAA staff, and representatives from WIAA member schools will review possible options and make recommendations.

The Executive Board recognizes this recent action creates many questions, and it will work to provide answers on July 22nd.  In the interim, we suggest schools avoid any rescheduling of games in Arbiter until a decision is made on how the delayed start impacts the fall season.

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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 Port Commission met via Zoom video conferencing on July 6, 2020. The video of that meeting is now available.

Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the July 7, 2020 Shelton City Council meeting.  Council members and City staff are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 6 PM. If you would like to provide public comment please email jeff.niten@sheltonwa.gov or call (360) 432-5105. Your comments will be relayed directly to the Council. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 6 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the July 7, 2020 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.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 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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Two More COVID-19 Cases in Mason County

A woman in her 40’s and a man in his 20’s are the latest Mason County residents to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Mason County Public Health announced the additional cases Monday, July 6, 2020. This brings the total positive cases in Mason County to 56 and increases the active case number to nine.

The news release announcing these latest COVID-19 cases only said Mason County Public Health is continuing contact interviews.

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