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Mason County News

Basketball: Shelton Sweeps Yelm

The Shelton basketball teams beat Yelm Wednesday. The Lady Highclimbers won on the road 73 to 54 while the boys’ won 76 to 45 at home in a game broadcast by MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.

The Shelton boys were led by Travis Cobenson’s 16 points (8 in the 4th qurater) and Ty Thompson’s 14 points (9 in the 3rd quarter). Tyler Auld chipped in 10. Malik Freeman added 9. Caeleb HItsman scored 8. Cole Forsman and Zach Jonker each had 6 points.Casey Badillo-Brown added 4 points. And Noah Benson hit a three. Continue reading Basketball: Shelton Sweeps Yelm

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Bill Would Reinstate Vetoed Manufacturing Tax Rate

Although a proposed reduction in the state’s business and occupation tax for manufacturers met the governor’s veto pen last year, state House Republicans say it’s still a good plan to create jobs in Washington. They’re going to try it again. John Sattgastfrom from the Washington House Republicans reports from the state Capitol.

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DUI Emphasis Leads to 7 Arrests

The Shelton Police Department’s recent DUI emphasis resulted in 44 infractions, two DUI investigations, and seven arrests. Shelton Officers conducted the emphasis from December 10th to January 2nd and made over 90 traffic stops for suspected impaired driving.

“Officers were on the lookout for drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs over the holiday season,” stated Lt. Mike Fiola. “Unfortunately, we tend to see an increase in the number of impaired drivers on the road during that time. We conducted the emphasis in an effort to keep those drivers off the road.” Continue reading DUI Emphasis Leads to 7 Arrests

Governor Proposes Carbon Tax but No Hirst Fix

During his State of the State Address Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee outlined a lengthy list of wants in his agenda for the 60-day legislative session in Olympia. But a fix for the controversial Hirst water decision was not among them. Washington House Republicans’ John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol.

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High School Sports Results from 1/9/18

Wins for MMK Basketball; NM Basketball Teams Fall; SHS Swim & Bowling Fall

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team held Wishkah scoreless in the first quarter and flew to a 70 to 18 win. The Owls improved to 8-and-4 on the season, 2-and-1 in the 1B Coastal League. The boys from Matlock travel to North River Friday.

Despite a two-point third quarter, the Mary M. Knight girls’ basketball team held off Wishkah 35 to 32 Tuesday. The Owls’ Kaylee Sowle scored 25 points, grabbed 21 rebounds (14 offensive), and had 5 blocks to lead the way.

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the January 9, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website: You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here’s the meeting’s agenda: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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Basketball: Shelton Girls Crush Clover Park

The Shelton girls’ basketball team made it two wins in a row Monday with a non-league crushing of Clover Park. The Lady Climbers held the Warriors to single digit scoring in each quarter and cruized to a 67 to 16 road win. Kylind Powell led Shelton with 16 points. Kayla Gairns added 13. And Jasmin Griffin and Lexi Moon chipped in 9 points apiece. The ‘Climbers improved to 9-and-3 on the season. They return to South Sound Conference action Wednesday at Yelm. Continue reading Basketball: Shelton Girls Crush Clover Park

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