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Mason County News

State Highway Road Construction 12/9 to 12/15

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from December 9, 2018 to December 15, 2018.

Maintenance

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 9.7 to 11.8
Description: Utility crews for Mason County PUD #3 will raise existing power lines along SR 108 between Hurley Waldrop Road and the US 101 interchange. Weather permitting, drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers and should expect minor delays. 
Work Schedule: 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Thursday, Feb. 28. No work will occur:

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Basketball: Wins for SHS; Losses for NM

The Shelton girls’ basketball team picked up their first win of the season Friday knocking off Yelm 63 to 51.

The Lady Highclimbers jumped out to a 21 to 5 first quarter lead. That lead ballooned to 19-points in the second quarter and was 21 in the fourth quarter. The Tornados did close to nine points but the ‘Climbers pulled away despite 23 turnovers. Shelton shot 57.5 percent from the field and hit 5 of 11 three-pointers.

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School Districts Present Priorities to Legislators

The school districts in Mason County presented their priorities for the upcoming state legislative session to 35th District State Representatives Dan Griffey and Drew MacEwen Thursday. In attendance were officials and school board members from the seven school districts in the county (Grapeview, Hood Canal, Pioneer, Mary M. Knight, Shelton, Southside and North Mason) as well as a representative from ESD (Educational Services District) 113. 

The districts’ legislative priorities:

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Skokomish Basin Restoration Receives Corps Funding

Seattle District received $13.6 million in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal 2019 Work Plan to complete the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project design and construction phases.

This project plan provides restoration on a total of 277 acres including habitat critical for Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed chinook and chum salmon, key food sources for southern resident orca whales. Continue reading Skokomish Basin Restoration Receives Corps Funding

Water Release Scheduled for Skokomish

Tacoma Power will release water from Cushman Dam #2 into the North Fork Skokomish. The discharge will increase from 300 cfs (cubic feet per second) to 800 cfs beginning at 6:00 p.m. tonight (Thursday, December 6th) and begin downramping at 4:00 a.m. Saturday reaching base flow of 300 cfs at 1:00 p.m.

WSP Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is reminding drivers to make sure they buckle up before hitting the road after a 7-year-old was killed and a 29-year-old woman was seriously injured in two separate collisions. Both victims were unbelted and ejected.

In both collisions, the other occupants of the vehicle who were seat belted suffered either minor or no injuries. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, wearing a seatbelt can reduce chances of serious injury or death in a collision by approximately 70 percent. Continue reading WSP Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up

Proposals Sought for Licensing Subagency

The Mason County Auditor’s Office is accepting applications for a Vehicle Licensing Subagency. This Subagency will be a replacement for the Mountain View Licensing in Shelton and must be located in the greater Shelton area. Application packets are available online (click here) or at the Auditor’s Office at 411 No. 5th St. between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Completed applications must be returned to the Auditor’s Office by 4 PM January 7, 2019. Your submitted proposal will be part of an open competitive appointment process. Continue reading Proposals Sought for Licensing Subagency

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