Mason County News
The Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding a candidates’ forum Thursday for Shelton City Council seats 1 and 2. The forum is being held at Olympic Middle School beginning at 6 PM.
The candidates are George W. Blush and James Boad for Council Member No. 1. And Kathy McDowell and Dean Jewett for Council Member No. 2.Continue reading City Council Candidates’ Forum Thursday
The North Mason Regional Fire Authority’s bond to construct a new headquarters and Emergency Management Campus is the topic of the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee’s Munch and Meet Wednesday.
Fire Chief Beau Baken and a panel of experts will discuss the need and the proposed solution. This informational meeting is being held at the Port of Allyn. The Fire Authority will be providing hot dogs for the luncheon beginning at 11:30. The program begins at noon and is open to everyone.Continue reading NMRFA Emergency Management Campus Topic of Luncheon
The Coast Guard responded to a diesel spill in West Bay Marina near Olympia, Friday after a 92-foot recreational yacht sunk in the early morning hours.
The Coast Guard opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and contracted Global Diving and Salvage to clean up the spilled diesel and recover any remaining pollution within the vessel. The yacht named King’s Way has a reported 1,200 gallons of fuel onboard.Continue reading Officials Respond to Sunken Vessel near Olympia
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from October 6, 2019 to October 12, 2019.
US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Crews are building a new alignment for Coffee Creek to remove fish barriers. As work progresses, the project 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: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday: Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic effects for US 101.
Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 25.2
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work.
Work Schedule: See below:
Friday night, the Shelton, North Mason and Mary M. Knight football teams came up short. The Highclimbers lost to Central Kitsap 13 to 7. The Bulldogs fell to Bremerton 52 to 19. And the Owls dropped a 48 to 34 decision at South Bend.
Central Kitsap 13, Shelton 7
[VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS] Shelton tried some different formations and relied mostly on the short passing game keeping the game close with the help of Central Kitsap mistakes. The Cougars were flagged for 120 yards. Each team committed three turnovers. Donovan Wood-Ricker scored the Highclimbers’ touchdown intercepting a pass on the first offensive play of the third quarter and returning it 28-yards for the score.
Wood-Ricker also recovered a fumble that ended a CK drive at the five-yard line.Continue reading Football: SHS, NM & MMK Come Up Short
Travelers who use State Route 108 in Kamilche will need give themselves extra time and use detour routes during an upcoming around-the-clock closure.
From 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, SR 108 at milepost 11 will close to all travelers.Continue reading Total Closure Planned for SR 108 in Kamilche
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton football team host Central Kitsap. The South Sound Conference game between the Highclimbers and Cougars is set for 7 PM. Dedrick Allan, Gerry Apple and Eric Rehwaldt will start the Our Community Credit Union Kick Off Show at 6:30 PM.
Shelton is 0-and-4 on the season while CK has a 2-and-1 overall record, 1-and-1 in the SSC.
Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) unveiled their newest list of “40 Under 40” honorees, naming Mason PUD 1’s general manager, Kristin Masteller, one of “the 40 most impactful business leaders under the age of 40…who are making major strides in their career while leaving a positive impact and helping shape the Puget Sound region”. With over 200 nominations this year, Masteller was chosen as one of the 40 “elite”, and is the only public sector leader that made it on this year’s list.Continue reading PUD 1’s GM Named a “40 Under 40”
Friday, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) introduced the Pell Plus Act of 2019, new legislation to promote college completion by establishing partnerships between colleges and universities to provide a Pell Grant bonus to low-income students in their third and fourth years on a path to on-time graduation.Continue reading Legislation Would Give Access to More Financial Aid
Get vaccinated now: That’s the message from Washington health officials as we enter into flu season.Continue reading Flu Poised to Strike; Vaccine Now Available