Mason County News

Flood Watch Issued for Skokomish

As expected, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Skokomish River. The flood watch is effective from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. According to forecasters, a series of frontal systems will bring locally heavy rainfall at times to the southern slopes of the Olympics beginning tonight and continuing through early Thursday. Minor flooding is possible on the Skokomish River in Mason County.

Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the January 8, 2019 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 Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Watch Port of Allyn Commission

[VIDEO] The Port of Allyn Commission utilizes the services of MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to record their business meetings. The video of the Port of Allyn Commission’s January 7, 2019 meeting is now available.

One of the items discussed during the meeting was increasing water rates. The Port’s Executive Director, Lary Coppola, is recommending increasing the residential monthly base rate to $59.95 and the commercial base rate to $69.95 a month. The increase would help offset the cost of operating the water system while also start generating funds for maintenance and emergency repairs.

The Port Commissioners will hold a study session on increasing water rates at 6 PM Thursday, January 24th. Although not a requirement, the Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed increase at their next regular meeting on February 4th.

Skokomish River Could Flood Later in Week

Forecasters say there is a threat of flooding Wednesday night through Friday for the Skokomish River. A series of frontal systems will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall at times to the south slopes of the Olympic Mountains Wednesday through Thursday. This may push the flood prone Skokomish above flood stage Wednesday night or Thursday.

Shelton Police Release Professional Standards Report

The Shelton Police Department has released a Professional Standards Report for 2018, which provides a variety of performance data on various policing matters, including complaints, internal investigations, claims, pursuits, officer collisions, use of force, and bias-based policing. This is the first year Shelton PD has conducted the report as part of the accreditation process through the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC).

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PUD 3 Moving NM Customer Service Office

On January 22, Mason PUD 3 will move its North Mason customer service office to the business core of Belfair. The new customer service location will be at 24081 Highway 3, Suite B, adjacent to the Olympia Federal Savings building.

The Belfair Line Crew will continue to be based and dispatched from its current Highway 3 location south of Belfair. This allows for a continued high level of service and response to the area.

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Four Injured in Agate Road Head-On

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head-on collision on Agate Road near Agate Loop Monday morning that injured four people.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told MasonWebTV Powered by HCC the two people in a small pick up truck were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle while two in a larger SUV were taken to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.

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