Mason County News
A man was found deceased with a self inflicted gunshot wound after a three-hour standoff with law enforcement on Johns Prairie Monday night.
Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home in the area of Johns Prairie Road and Aloha Lane outside Shelton about 5 PM after the man called 9-1-1. When deputies arrived, the man started yelling and discharging his firearm. Continue reading Man Found Dead after Firing Shots at Police
The Shelton City Council has three meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 19th.
This morning, the City announced a special meeting of the City Council. This workshop runs 9 AM to 4 PM. A more specific agenda has not been released.
At 6:50 PM, the City Council will meet as the Shelton Metropolitan Park District Board.
At 7 PM, the City Council will hold its regular meeting. Continue reading Three Meetings for City Council Tuesday
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from June 17, 2018 to June 23, 2018.
SR 102, WA ST Corrections Center St to US 101 – Chip Seal
Highway: Dayton Airport Road (SR 102) Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0.01 to 2.9
Description: Crews will resurface the highway between US 101 and the Washington Correction Center.
Work Schedule: Construction is scheduled to begin after Memorial Day. Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 6/17 to 6/23
The Port of Grapeview is asking the State Department of Natural Resources to extend the comment period on a proposed lease of five-acres of tideland off Stretch Island for a geoduck farm. According to a news release, the Port of Grapeview Commissioners learned about the proposed lease at 9 AM Friday and held an emergency meeting at 1 PM after many Grapeview residents asked the Port what they could do to stop this lease.
The DNR proposes to lease the state-owned tidelands in Case Inlet off Stretch Island to Allen Shellfish, LLC. The 10-year lease would allow planting, maintenance, grow out, and harvest of geoduck clams. Continue reading Extended Comment Period Sought for Geoduck Farm Lease
The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Sunday, June 10, 2018 through Thursday, June 15, 2018. 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.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Continue reading Police Blotter 6/15/18
Crews continue working on several infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton that are impacting traffic around the City. This construction includes the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Downtown Connector Project, upgrades to the Cascade Natural Gas system and restoration of Wilson Street. As a reminder, there are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Here are where crews are working during the week of June 18th to June 22nd.
Downtown Connector Project:
- Alder/Olympic Highway North will be limited to two lanes of traffic, one lane in each direction.
- Crews will be demoing on 6th and 7th between Alder and Birch, closures between Alder and Birch on both 6th and 7th.
- Expect periodic closures throughout Alder. Majority of work will take place behind the jersey barriers on Olympic Highway North.
Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project: Continue reading Construction Schedule for Shelton Projects 6/18 to 6/22
Washington’s economy added 8,500 jobs in May and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for May was 4.7 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The May unemployment rate was slightly lower than the April 2018 unemployment rate of 4.8 percent.
“Payroll growth stepped up in May,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “Gains were widespread across industries with most adding jobs.” Continue reading Labor Market Strengthens Further in May
The Economic Development Council of Mason County has appointed Jennifer Baria as its new executive director. Jennifer joined the EDC 13 years ago and has been managing the organization’s day-to-day activities through the departure of two executive directors.
“While we spoke and met with a number of qualified individuals, we quickly realized that Jennifer was the right person for the job,” said EDC Board of Directors Chair James Thomas. Continue reading EDC Hires New Executive Director
Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell has released the name of a woman who was found murdered in her Collins Lake home on this morning (Wednesday, June 13th). The woman has been identified as 51-year-old Donna Louise Sullivan. An autopsy will be performed on Thursday, June 14th to determine cause of death.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Continue reading Domestic Violence Homicide Victim Identified