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Shelton Yacht Club Takes 3rd in Tacoma

The Shelton Yacht Club placed in the Tacoma Yacht Club’s 66th annual Daffodil Marine Festival and Parade Sunday. The Shelton Yacht Club entry boat, the La Cinda (owned by Rear Commodore Larry Shotts), was 3rd in the best decorated theme boat.

The theme this year was Traditions in Bloom. The La Cinda‘s decorations were designed by member Heather Heslop and all members decorated the boat as well as participated in the live display in the parade.

Police Blotter 4/15/18

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Sunday, April 8, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. 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.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Continue reading Police Blotter 4/15/18

Belfair Man Involved in Port Orchard Crash

A UPS driver from Belfair was involved in a two-vehicle non-injury crash near Port Orchard Saturday. According to the State Patrol, a 1998 Volvo S70 sedan was eastbound on Highway 160 just before 6 PM. As the car approached the intersection with Jackson Avenue, it crossed the center line into the westbound lane into the path of a westbound 2005 Freightliner UPS box truck. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the driver of the UPS truck moved to the eastbound shoulder but the Volvo struck the left rear side of the brown delivery van. The sedan ended up in the westbound ditch while the UPS truck came to rest in the eastbound ditch. No one was injured.  Continue reading Belfair Man Involved in Port Orchard Crash

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Deputy Vehicle Struck While Making U-Turn

A Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was struck Saturday morning while making a U-Turn on Highway 3 in Belfair.

The State Patrol is investigating and says the 2016 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle was parked on the southbound shoulder of SR-3 at milepost 28. About 9:15 AM, the deputy activated the SUV’s emergency lights and siren and attempted the U-turn in front of a southbound 2016 Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep struck the Explorer. Continue reading Deputy Vehicle Struck While Making U-Turn

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Increase Property Taxes to Save Shelton Marina?

[VIDEO] The idea of increasing property taxes to save Oakland Bay Marina was suggested Saturday at the Port of Shelton’s second community forum on the future of the Shelton marina. There were also questions about the Port’s lease with the Shelton Yacht Club and its building, and the tideland under the marina which is owned by the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Simpson Timber Company. The Port Commissioners were urged to consider Oakland Bay Marina an asset to the community and not consider selling it.

The Port’s Executive Director, Wendy Smith, started the meeting by making the same presentation she made on April 3rd. (Video of that presentation can be found by clicking here.) Then the Port Commissioners took comments from those in attendance. (This video is of that testimony.)

Mike Byrne was the third person to speak and made the suggestion about a property tax increase. Continue reading Increase Property Taxes to Save Shelton Marina?

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State Highway Road Construction 4/15 to 4/21

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from April 15, 2018 to April 21, 2018.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 12.2
Description: Northbound right shoulder closure for utility work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m each weekday through Friday, April 20.  Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 4/15 to 4/21

High School Sports Results from 4/13/18

Wins for SHS & NM Soccer; Results From Wolf Pack Invite

The Shelton boys’ soccer team slipped by Capital one-nil (1 to 0) Friday and have shutout their last two opponents. The Highclimbers are now 4-6-and-1 on the season, 4-and-5 in the South Sound Conference. They host Central Kitsap Tuesday.

The North Mason boys’ soccer team blanked Olympic Friday two-nil (2 to 0). The Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season and their second win over the Trojans. The boys from Belfair improved to 2-6-and-2 on the season, 2-and-6 in the Olympic League. They host Sequim Tuesday.

The Shelton boys’ track and field team placed 6th in the Wolf Pack Invite Friday while the Lady Highclimbers tied Black Hills for 7th.
Individual results:
William Johnson won the boys’ 3200 meters with a personal record time of 9 minutes, 45.23 seconds.
Continue reading High School Sports Results from 4/13/18

Shelton Marina: Sell It? Repair It? Port Wants to Hear from You

The Port of Shelton is seeking input from the public on the future of Oakland Bay Marina. Port officials want to hear your thoughts and ideas. What would you like to see done with the Shelton marina? Should the Port sell it? Is there a private entity that would take over management? What about a public/private partnerships? Is the marina an asset or liability? These are just some of the questions the Port is trying to answer.

Friday, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC sat down with Port of Shelton Executive Director Wendy Smith and Port of Shelton Commissioner Kristy Buck to talk about Oakland Bay Marina.

The Port of Shelton Commission is holding a series of community forums. The first was April 3rd during the Port Commission’s business meeting.
The second is 10 AM Saturday, April 14th in the Commission Chambers at the Port office, 21 W. Sanderson Way.
And the third meeting is 6 PM Wednesday, April 18th in the PUD 3 Auditorium, 2621 E Johns Prairie Road. Continue reading Shelton Marina: Sell It? Repair It? Port Wants to Hear from You

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Love INC Golf Tournament Set for July

“Lots of Fun, Games, and Prizes” is once again this year’s theme for the 8th Annual Love Inc Golf Tournament presented by Title Sponsor Alderbrook Properties  and Tournament Sponsors Drew MacEwen, Falcon Financial Investment, Inc. and the Druzianich Family Foundation. The tournament is set for Monday, July 16, 2018 at the award-winning Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union.  Last year’s tournament helped to transform the lives of more than 4,380 people in Mason County. Gillis Auto Center, Shelton, and Arnold Smith Insurance are par 3 hole-in-one sponsors with Gillis giving away a new car and Arnold Smith awarding  $5,000 cash. Continue reading Love INC Golf Tournament Set for July

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