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Shelton Youth Basketball League

Shelton Parks and Recreation is now accepting registrations for the upcoming Shelton Youth Basketball League that runs from Saturday, November 2 through Saturday, February 3. The league is open to second through seventh grade boys and girls. Registration forms are available at local schools, the Shelton Civic Center, and online at www.sheltonwa.gov.  Registrations are due by November 18.  The participation fee is $60.00.  Continue reading Shelton Youth Basketball League

Police Blotter 11/9/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Saturday, November 4, 2017 through Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Continue reading Police Blotter 11/9/17

Port Gets Update on Shelton Hills

The Port of Shelton Commission was updated on the Shelton Hills project Tuesday. Steve Goins, Vice President of Forward Planning for Hall Equities Group – the company developing the land west of U.S. Highway 101 and south of the Shelton airport, told the Port Commissioners about the work that was done on the site over the summer and that market interest in locating in the Shelton area has increased since the Tractor Supply Company moved to the area. Goins also said they had several retailers interested in being part of the initial retail area planned for the 20-acre area adjacent to the intersection of 101 and Wallace Kneeland Boulevard. Goins discussed the next steps for the project and said they are optimistic work could being in 2018.

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General Election Results

After ballots were counted Tuesday night, the unofficial results from the General Election show City Council measure passing, County Property tax levy lid lift failing, Mary M. Knight construction bond failing, and Fire District 3 EMS levy passing. There are also close races for Shelton City Commission, Grapeview School Board and Mary M. Knight School Board.

In the City of Shelton, 63.14 percent of the voters are in favor of changing the City’s form of government from a three-member commission to a seven-member council. That’s 723 voting “Yes” and 422 voting “No”. There were also 40 Under Votes, meaning 40 people chose not to vote for the proposition.

For Shelton City Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement, Kevin Dorcy has a 16-vote lead on incumbent Tracy Moore. Dorcy leads 50.57 percent (574 votes) to Moore’s 49.16 percent (558 votes). There are also three write-ins and 50 under votes.

Mason County’s measure to increase the property tax levy 37 cents per thousand is failing with 67.48 percent voting against. That’s 7,488 voting “No” to 3,608 “Yes” votes with 257 deciding not to vote.

In the race for Port of Allyn Commissioner District No. 2, Ted Jackson leads Houston Hamilton 999 votes to 764 votes. That’s 55.75 percent voting for Jackson and 42.63 percent voting for Hamilton with 29 write-ins and 463 under votes.

The Mary M. Knight School District’s construction bond is failing with 65.18 percent voting against. That’s 161 voting “No” and 86 voting “Yes”. In the race for Director District No. 1, incumbent Leroy Valley has a two-vote lead on Jennifer Phipps. That’s 105 voting for Valley and 103 voting for Phipps with three write-ins and 41 under votes.  Continue reading General Election Results

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School Boards to Talk New High School

The school boards from the Pioneer School District and the Hood Canal School District are meeting at 6 PM Thursday to discuss their vision for a cooperative high school. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Joint School Board Meeting at the Pioneer Middle School, 50 E. Spencer Lake Road, Shelton, WA. During this meeting, there will be discussions on school location, program offerings and potential costs. Officials will also be answering questions.

Following the presentation and discussion, the school boards could take action for the consideration of a cooperative high school.

Sheriff: Jail Contract Available

Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury told the Mason County Commission and the public that the old contract with the Lewis County Jail is available. Two weeks ago, the County Commissioners failed to take action on a new contract with Lewis County saying they had too many questions and concerns. One of those concerns, reportedly, was that they didn’t have a copy of the old contract. The Sheriff said Tuesday, he found it on the County’s website:

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the November 7, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.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 Communication’s 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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