Mason County News

State Highway Construction 6/9 to 6/15

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from June 9, 2019 to June 15, 2019.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Crews will realign a portion of Coffee Creek in order to remove barriers to fish. This project also will rebuild the southbound exit to Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: Work is anticipated to start mid-June. The majority of the work will have little affect on travelers. 


Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 35.3
Description: Short-term lane single-lane closures in each direction for utility work. 
Work Schedule: 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-14, until 4 a.m. each following day. 

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Find Summer Meals for Kids

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps ensure children living in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer. Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition.

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City Asking for Input

The City of Shelton Parks & Recreation Department is working to develop a new master Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) plan for the City of Shelton and is asking for input. The new plan will replace the 2008 Comprehensive Parks Plan and the 2013 Community Trails Plan with a single guiding document for the development of parks and recreation services for the next 10 years.

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Police Chief Talks Crime in Shelton

[VIDEO] Tuesday night, Shelton Police Chief Darin Moody gave the Shelton City Council a summary of his Department’s 2018 Annual Report.

The Shelton Police Department’s 2018 Annual Report will be posted to the City’s website. Click here to view the PD’s current annual reports.

DOH Revokes Nurse's License

The State Department of Health, through its Health Systems Quality Assurance Division, has revoked the license of a local nurse and suspended the license of another.

In May 2019 the secretary of health permanently revoked the licensed practical nurse credential of Michael R. Gullett (LP00050848). In 2018 Gullett was charged with three counts of indecent liberties in connection with alleged sexual abuse of a 92-year-old dementia patient at a rehabilitation center where he worked. Gullett’s license was immediately suspended in March 2019.

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Temporary Closure of Union Park

Mason County will be temporarily closing part of Union Park, located at 61 E. Port Townsend Street, Union for one day in order to remove several dead trees. Union Park play area will be closed to the public on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and will reopen on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This will allow the contractor and County Parks and Trails staff adequate time to log and remove down timber.

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Bill to Fight Ocean Acidification Passes House

Wednesday, 395 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) to help fight ocean acidification. The Ocean Acidification Innovation Act (H.R.1921), which was also co-sponsored by Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1), and Don Young (AK-AL), would allow federal agencies to use existing funds to conduct prize competitions to increase the ability to research, monitor, and manage ocean acidification and its impacts.

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