Mason County News
Mason County’s unemployment rate decreased slightly in July. Washington State Employment Security says the county say a one-tenth of a percentage point drop last month to 6.7 percent. That is nearly two percent higher than July of 2018’s rate of 5.8 percent.Continue reading County Unemployment Down Slightly
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the August 20, 2019 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/news, MasonWebTV.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:Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission
Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor is scheduled to conduct an exercise Wednesday on Dabob Bay in the vicinity of the Hood Canal Bridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Continue reading Coast Guard to Train on Hood Canal
The Timberland Regional Library is looking for participation and community feedback on the draft 2020-2022 Strategic Plan and is holding several “Community Check-in Meetings” beginning 6 PM Tuesday at the Shelton Timberland Library.
There will be five Community Check-ins to discuss the draft Strategic Plan:Continue reading Timberland Regional Library Looking for Feedback
Mason County Public Works is closing Purdy Cut Off Road to all through traffic on Wednesday. The closure begins at 6:30 AM on August 21, 2019 and will allow crews to continue work on a culvert replacement at milepost 0.52. The roadway is expected to be reopened to traffic by 4 PM.
The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to Chalk the Walks on Tuesday.
For the sixth year, the Chamber is joining Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) to host a community-wide sidewalk chalking event. All you have to do is spend some time outside writing an uplifting message or create some chalk artwork on your sidewalk, driveway, or parking lot. Help make our community cheerful and entertaining for everyone to enjoy.Continue reading Chalk the Walks Tuesday
The Washington State Patrol is looking for the driver of 2014 Ford Fusion that rolled over on State Route 300 (North Shore Road) Sunday night injuring a passenger in the car.
The car was westbound on SR-300 about 6:30 PM. Near Larson Lake Road, the car left the roadway to the right, struck a tree and rolled twice before coming to rest on the highway. The roadway was blocked for approximately four hours.Continue reading Driver Flees after Roll Over near Belfair State Park
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from August 18, 2019 to August 24, 2019.
US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Travelers who use the US 101 Shelton-Matlock interchange will notice orange signs and construction activities as crews will begin efforts to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps. Drivers are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting the construction zone. As work progresses, the project later will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of US 101 near the interchange. This project also will rebuild the southbound US 101 ramps to and from the Shelton-Matlock Road.
Work Schedule: See below:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday through Thursday through Friday, Sept. 20.
Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic effects for US 101.
MaintenanceContinue reading State Highway Construction 8/18 to 8/24
[VIDEO] Friday, Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics Chief Executive Officer, Eric Moll, updated the Economic Development Council of Mason County on the Hospital District’s Mason Clinic, which is under construction, and recruitment efforts.
During his presentation, the CEO told the EDC membership the new building is on budget and scheduled to open in late February 2020. He also said MGH has five new doctors coming on board in the next month and seven more next year. Moll answered several questions on topics such as the Hospital District’s partnership with the Shelton School District and what will be done with the offices once the Mason Clinic opens.
The Mason Clinic is $35 Million, two-story, 60,000 square foot building that will increase the number of exam rooms and bring all the Hospital District’s clinics into one location with the exception of the Hoodsport Clinic.
The special three-day candidate filing period ended Thursday with only a second candidate entering the race for Pioneer School Board.
Susan (Soosi) Day filed for Pioneer School Board Position No. 2 challenging Janeen McLaughlin. Voters in the Pioneer School District will see the two on the ballot in November.Continue reading Five File During Special Filing Period