Mason County News

NMRFA Emergency Management Campus Topic of Luncheon

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.

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Officials Respond to Sunken Vessel near Olympia

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.

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State Highway Construction 10/6 to 10/12

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 weekdayBrief 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: 

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Football: SHS, NM & MMK Come Up Short

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.

Shelton football team watches chainsaw cut after Donovan Wood-Ricker’s pick-six against Central Kitsap

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.

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PUD 1’s GM Named a “40 Under 40”

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.

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