Mason County News

Snowstorm Delays Construction

The recent snowstorm has delayed progress on construction on Olympic Highway North (OHN) and the City of Shelton updated its closure schedule, extending OHN’s closure and as a result delaying the upcoming closure of Northcliff Road.

According to a news release, some of the concrete work that was scheduled for completion during the closure of OHN could not be completed due to snow. This has caused an unexpected delay in the work schedule requiring an adjustment to the planned road closure dates for OHN and Northcliff Road.

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Watch Port of Dewatto Public Forum

The Port of Dewatto held a public forum Saturday. Originally, the meeting was a special commission meeting to gather information and input from the community on the future of Port and its Comprehensive Plan. However, only one commissioner, Dave Haugen, was able to attend so Port officials held an open discussion with resident.

MasonWebTV Powered by HCC was on hand for the forum and streamed the meeting live.

Two dozen people attended the meeting. Topics of discussion included the Port’s campground, how best to handle those who abuse the facility, and whether to just close it; the idea of building a boat ramp – which many residents oppose; a sunken, derelict boat; finishing the process to make the Port’s building an emergency shelter and constructing a helipad; updating the Port’s Comprehensive Plan; and the two absent commissioners, among other topics.

Those in attendance also heard from the Port of Dewatto’s new director, Jeana Crosby, who talked about her duties and responsibilities.

Another Distracted Driving Emphasis in Shelton Set

The Shelton Police Department has been awarded another grant from the WA State Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) to fund overtime patrols targeting distracted drivers between March 28th and April 14th. This is the second grant awarded to the Shelton PD in 2019 from WTSC to conduct
distracted driving emphasis patrols. WTSC is the state’s designated highway safety office. The upcoming initiative is part of their shared vision with law enforcement agencies to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.

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Watch Shelton Softball Host Lakes

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton fastpitch softball team host Lakes in their home opener. First pitch for the non-conference game between the Highclimbers and the Lancer is 4 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Our Community Credit Union On-Deck show at 3:50 PM.

Shelton is coming off a 12 to 10 win at West Seattle. This will be Lakes first game of the season.

SHS Baseball Drops Opener; NM Falls in Eatonville; Plus Tennis Results

The Shelton baseball team dropped its season opener Wednesday in eight innings falling to Montesano 8 to 6.

The Highclimbers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning.
After Max “Falcon” Johnson shutdown the Bulldogs in the top of the frame, Shelton’s Caeleb Hitsman led off the bottom of the inning with a walk. After Ty Smotherman struck out, Brenden Engstrom hit a double. Johnson then reached 1st on an error and Hitsman scored while Engstrom moved to 3rd and Johnson makes his way to 2nd. Trey Dehning singled, Engstrom scored and Johnson went to 3rd. Johnson then scored on a wild pitch to Zack Jonker. Dehning advanced to 2nd on an error and then to 3rd. Jonker walks. With runners at the corners, Matt Osberg grounded out as Dehning scored.

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Watch Shelton Baseball Host Montesano

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Shelton baseball team host Montesano. The Highclimbers open the 2019 season at home against the 1-and-0 Bulldogs. First pitch is 4 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Our Community Credit Union On-Deck Show at 3:50 PM.

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