Mason County News

Help with Medicare Open Enrollment Available

Medicare’s 2019 annual open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans starts Oct. 15, 2018 and runs through Dec. 7. The Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program is ready to provide Medicare counseling help in your local community. Here are the dates, times and locations in Mason County: Continue reading Help with Medicare Open Enrollment Available

North Mason Band Competing in Tumwater

The North Mason High School Marching Band & Color Guard will be competing at the 12th Annual Tumwater Festival of Bands on Saturday. Competition begins at 9:30 AM and 18 bands are scheduled to attend. The Bulldogs will be in Division A and are tentatively scheduled to perform at 11:15 AM.

Tickets are $12 for Adults, $7 for Students and Seniors and Children under 10 are Free. More information is available at

City Council Study Session Friday

The Shelton City Council is holding a special meeting at 1 PM Friday. Purpose of the meeting in the Shelton Civic Center is to hold a study session on various topics including Shelton Marina Parcels Reversion of Ownership, Business Licensing Fee, current open positions, proposed joint meetings with County and Port Commissioners, and the Council’s Protocol Manual. The study session is open to the public.

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 10, 2018 special meeting is now available.

During this meeting, the Commission evaluated the Port’s Executive Director, discussed an employment agreement and his 2019 salary.  The Port Commission will schedule another special meeting later this month.

Watch Shelton-Mason County Chamber Candidates Forum

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum. The forum will feature the candidates running for for Mason County Commissioner District 3 (Kevin Schmelzlen & Sharon Trask), Mason County Sheriff (Casey Salisbury & Darin Holland), and 35th Legislative District State Senator (Irene Bowling & Tim Sheldon) and State Representatives Positions 1 (Dan Griffey & James Thomas) & 2 (David Daggett & Drew C. MacEwen).

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the October 9, 2018 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: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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Car Strikes Truck on 101

A car struck a truck on U.S. Highway 101 near Shelton Matlock Road Sunday. A State Patrol press memo says a 1996 Ford Mustang was on the ramp from Shelton Matlock Road to southbound 101 just before noon. The driver of the Mustang lost control of the car while accelerating on the ramp. The Ford then crossed the center line and struck a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup that was northbound on 101. Continue reading Car Strikes Truck on 101

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City Construction Schedule 10/8 to 10/12

Crews continue working on infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton that are impacting traffic around the City. This construction includes the Downtown Connector Project and the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project as well as residential street paving. As a reminder, there are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Traffic revisions mentioned in this update are subject to change without notice, and may not include all potential revisions and/or lane closures that could be implemented. Here are where crews are working October 8th to October 12th.


Downtown Connector Project:

  • Late in the week, Olympic Highway North will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic directions between 7th St. and C St. Flaggers will be on site directing traffic through the work area.
  • 1st Street will be reduced to two lanes, one in each direction, at the intersection of 1st. St. and Alder St.
  • Alder will be closed between 1st St. and 2nd St., and 6th St. and 7th St.

Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:
Continue reading City Construction Schedule 10/8 to 10/12

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Basic's getting an upgrade

Beginning Tuesday, October 2, channels 2-70 are moving to digital only. A DTA will be required on each TV in order to continue to receive the full basic lineup. DTAs are available now at both HCC offices. Learn more at