Mason County News
A reminder: Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) is holding a Facebook Live town hall Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM. Residents of the 6th Congressional District who would like to join should log-on to Facebook.com/Derek.Kilmer for the live feed.Continue reading Kilmer Facebook Live Town Hall Monday
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from February 9, 2020 to February 15, 2020.
US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: If the weather cooperates, the new southbound US 101 exit to Shelton Matlock Road will open mid-February. WSDOT will provide advance notification when the opening of the new exit is scheduled. The new exit is roughly 1500 feet before the existing exit. After the new ramp opens, crews will shift Shelton-Matlock Road traffic onto a temporary two-lane bypass road. This allows travelers to bypass construction around-the-clock while crews build a new stream channel under 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 affects for US 101.
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 323
Description: Northbound shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.
Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.9 to 9.7
Description: One-way alternating traffic for Mason County PUD #3 power pole replacement.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Thursday, Feb 28.
Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Grays Harbor Location: Milepost(s) 3-4
Description: Single lane closure for mowing operation.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 11.
[VIDEO] What is the economic impact of an airport? That is the question Washington State Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division is answering with a study that began in October 2018 and was recently completed.Continue reading Airport’s Economic Impact
Reminder: The Asset Building Coalition of Mason County will host the 7th annual Super Saturday Financial Information Fair at the Shelton Timberland Regional Library on Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. Free snacks and door prizes will be given away. Information will be available regarding college student financial aid (FAFSA), home ownership options, ideas for self-employment start-up, and more.Continue reading Financial Information Fair Saturday
Lawmakers sent Governor Inslee a bill Thursday night that fine-tunes last year’s Workforce Education Investment Act to expand access to higher education. Dan Frizzell from the House Democratic Caucus has more.Continue reading Bill Expands Access to Higher Education
SHS Girls Win; Losses for SHS Boys & Both NM Teams
The Shelton girls’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season Thursday with a 69 to 54 win over Central Kitsap on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
The Lady Highclimbers started to pull away from the Lady Cougars in the second quarter, leading by 14 points at one point after the three-pointers started to fall.Continue reading Hoops Results from 2/6/2020
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton girls’ basketball team host Central Kitsap in the regular season finale. The South Sound Conference regular season finale between the Highclimbers and the Cougars is set to tip off in the Mini Dome at 7 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Our Community Credit Union Pregame Show in time for senior recognition, around 6:40 PM. There are seven seniors on the Lady-‘Climbers basketball team.
Shelton is 5-and-16 on the season, 3-and-10 in the SSC. Central Kitsap has a 3-and-16 overall record, 0-and-13 in the Conference.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation Wednesday for 19 Washington counties (including Mason County) due to significant winter weather that is forecast to continue through this weekend.Continue reading Emergency Proclamation Issued for Flooding/Winter Weather
U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) announced Wednesday that his district office is launching a “Valentines for Veterans” program to help local students thank veterans for their service. Rep. Kilmer and his office will deliver the cards to veterans’ homes and organizations on Valentine’s Day.Continue reading Kilmer Announces “Valentines for Veterans” Community Event
Lawmakers in Olympia are looking at a bill that would give developers throughout the state a tax break for building affordable housing. Dan Frizzell from the House Democratic Caucus has more.Continue reading Property Tax Exemptions Expansion Proposed