Mason County News

HCC Receives Grant to Expand Broadband

Hood Canal Communications (HCC) has received $2.3 million in grant funding to expand broadband service area in Mason County. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has awarded HCC the Community Connect Grant to extend broadband services to residents and businesses in the Lake Cushman area. Hood Canal Communications will contribute approximately $352,000 in matching funds to this project bringing the total investment to $2.7 million. The project will serve upper Lake Cushman homes and businesses, which currently do not have access to broadband, with Fiber to the Home and offer broadband speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (Gigabit) synchronous. Continue reading HCC Receives Grant to Expand Broadband

Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the November 6, 2017 Shelton Metropolitan Park District Board and Shelton City Commission meetings. There are two ways to watch live at 6 PM:, or You can also watch on demand on or Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meetings’ agendas: Continue reading Watch Shelton City Commission

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Fatal Crash South of Shelton

The State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash on Highway 3 south of Shelton Sunday that killed a 57-year-old Port Orchard woman. Just before 5 PM, a 2017 Kia Forte was northbound on SR-3. At the intersection with Vic King Road, about a half mile north of the interchange with U.S. Highway 101, the Kia failed to negotiate a curve in the road, crossed the centerline and struck a southbound 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. The highway was blocked for nearly five hours. Continue reading Fatal Crash South of Shelton

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State Cross Country Results

Shelton’s William Johnson finished 69th, Ethan Bursch was 125th, John Gerchak finished 128th and Brock Knowles was 129th out of the 160 runners in the Class 3A Championships.
On the girls’ side, Highclimber freshman Aiden Gregg finished 91st.

North Mason’s Savannah Knutson was 99th and Isabella Porter finished 134th in the Class 2A State Cross Country.

MMK Football Falls in Playoffs

The Mary M. Knight football team’s season came to an end Saturday in the Quad-District 1B Playoff. The Owls lost to Tacoma Baptist 60 to 6. MMK finished the season with a 5-and-5 record and third in the 1B Coastal League behind Oakville and Naselle.

Olympic College President Search Candidate Forums

Olympic College has identified six finalists in its nationwide search for a president. Each candidate will participate in a two-day interview process that includes open forums where students, faculty, staff and the community may interact with the finalists and provide comments.

In addition to forums at branch campuses in Poulsbo and Shelton, candidates will participate in forums on the Bremerton campus for staff, faculty and the community. All open community forums are at 3:30 p.m., in the Engineering Building, Room 117 (Rotunda) at the Bremerton campus.

The first open community forum is Nov. 6 with Dr. Deb Casey. Forums conclude on Nov. 16 with Dr. Kenneth Lawson. Continue reading Olympic College President Search Candidate Forums

Police Blotter 11/4/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 through Friday, November 3, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Nov 3, 2017
around 10 AM Continue reading Police Blotter 11/4/17

Sex Offender Moves to Dayton Trails

A sex offender has moved to the Dayton Trails area. A Mason County Sheriff’s Office sex offender notification bulletin says 30-year-old Adam Michael Humphrey has moved within the 100 block of West Cloverdale Place in the Dayton Trails area of Shelton. Humphrey is required to as a sex offender due to a 2010 guilty plea in Whatcom County to one count of Rape of a Child 2nd Degree. According to the bulletin, this conviction stems from when Humphrey was 23 years old, he had sex with a 13-year-old female that he been texting for two weeks. Humphrey also has a 2006 conviction of Attempted Rape of a child 3rd Degree. That conviction, also in Whatcom County, stems from when Humphrey was 19 years old he had sex with a 14-year-old female that was known to him. Continue reading Sex Offender Moves to Dayton Trails

State Highway Road Construction 11/5 to 11/11

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from November 5, 2017 to November 11, 2017.


US 101 – Hoodsport Vicinity – Slide Debris Fence Repair
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)331.4
Description: Crews will repair a debris fence.
Work schedule: Drivers may encounter occasional one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures.  Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 11/5 to 11/11

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