Mason County News

Two Injured in Victor Crash

Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash on State Route 302 near Victor Thursday night. According to the State Patrol, a 2004 Hyundai Sonata was eastbound on SR 302 about 10:30 PM. Near milepost 4 (just east of Victor Road), the driver of the Hyundai failed to negotiate the curve. The car left the roadway and struck a fence and a tree. The Sonata came to rest in the eastbound lane. Continue reading Two Injured in Victor Crash

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Utility Work Brings Lane Closures to SR 108

State Route 108 travelers just south of Shelton are advised to plan extra time into their morning and afternoon commutes for the next several months.

Weather permitting, utility crews for Mason County will raise existing power lines along SR 108 between Hurley Waldrip Road and the US 101 interchange beginning later this month. Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers between the roughly two-mile work zone. Continue reading Utility Work Brings Lane Closures to SR 108

Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the October 30, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting in Hoodsport. This is the Commission’s “Fifth Tuesday” meeting and are three ways to watch live at 1 PM: or Mason County’s website ( You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

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

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County Commission Meeting in Hoodsport

The Mason County Commission is holding their “Fifth Tuesday” meeting in Hoodsport Tuesday. The meeting will be held at the Hoodsport Fire Hall (Mason County Fire District 1 Station), 331 E. Finch Creek Road beginning at 1 PM. During the meeting, Commissioners will provide an opportunity for general public comment before hearing about the Washington State Department’s Traffic Safety Study from WSDOT’s Dennis Engel; talk about on-line permitting with Kristopher Nelsen from the County’s Department of Community Development; get an update on the proposed Public Benefit Rating System from Kell Rowen from DCD; and discuss septic systems with Dave Windom, Director of the County’s Community Services Department.  Continue reading County Commission Meeting in Hoodsport

MGH Breaks Ground on Medical Office Building

[VIDEO] Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics broke ground Monday on its new Medical Office Building. The Hospital District’s Commissioners (Scott Hilburn, Gayle Weston and Don Wilson) and CEO, Eric Moll, posed for pictures on the lawn near south Main Entrance of the Hospital where the new structure will be built.

After the photo op, officials held a question and answer session on the $39 Million, two-story, 60,000 square foot building that will bring all MGH clinics (with the exception of the Hoodsport Clinic) into one facility.

The project is being financed by revenue bonds issued by the Hospital District and will not require new tax revenues. Continue reading MGH Breaks Ground on Medical Office Building

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Squaxin Child Center Getting Commerce Funds

The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded over $5.6 million to 17 state-licensed early learning providers across the state. The grants will help address a severe shortage of early learning facilities across the state and increase opportunities for low-income children. The Squaxin Island Tribe will be getting $73,000 to add ten slots to the Squaxin Island Child Development Center.

Grants were awarded through a competitive process led by Commerce and the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Funds can be used to plan, renovate, construct or purchase early learning facilities. Continue reading Squaxin Child Center Getting Commerce Funds

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