Mason County News
Watch the September 4, 2018 Shelton City Council meeting. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 7 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.
Quality of the stream may be impacted by poor/slow internet connection.
Watch the September 4, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. 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
Crews continue working on infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton that are impacting traffic around the City. This construction currently includes the Downtown Connector Project as work on the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project has been halted by a strike and the Turner Avenue Project has been completed. As a reminder, there are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Traffic revisions mentioned in this update are subject to change without notice, and may not include all potential revisions and/or lane closures that could be implemented. Here are where crews are working September 4th to September 7th.
Downtown Connector Project:
- Olympic Highway North will be open. The roadway is reduced to two lanes, one in each direction.
- The intersection of 1st and Alder will be closed. Northcliff Road will remain accessible from Birch St.
- Alder will be closed between 1st St. and 3rd. St.
- Intermittent closures from 3rd St. to 6th St. between Alder and Birch.
Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:
Due to a Laborers Union Strike, construction has been suspended on the Basin 3 project. Once a deal has been reached, construction will resume and the following traffic revisions and lane closures will be implemented:
Continue reading City Construction Schedule 9/4 to 9/7
[VIDEO] The Mary M. Knight’s eight-man football team fell to Quilcene in the teams’ 2018 season opener. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan took the drive north along Hood Canal to watch the Owls play the Rangers Saturday.
MMK’s first home game is September 22nd.
Prior to the 2018 Mason County Cup, the field at Highclimber Stadium was named for legendary Shelton Coach Jack Stark.
The stadium was packed with former players and community members for the naming ceremony.
Stark coached they Highclimbers’ football team from 1969 to 1993, winning State Championships in 1974 and 1985; League Championships from 1970 to 1974, 1985, 1987 and 1991; sent teams to the State Playoffs eight times; named Coach of the in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1985 and 1991; and was Co-Coach of the Year in 1988.
His name will be permanently displayed on the field’s scoreboard when the field is renovated in a year or so.
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from September 1, 2018 to September 8, 2018.
US 101 – Lynch Road – Safety Improvements
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 352.5
Description: Crews will make roadway modifications to help increase sight distance for Lynch Road drivers merging onto southbound US 101.
Crews will make the following improvements:
• build a 1,200-foot-long acceleration lane for Lynch Road drivers merging onto northbound US 101 (heading toward Shelton);
• build a 1,140-foot-long acceleration lane for Lynch Road drivers merging onto southbound US 101 (heading toward Olympia).
The acceleration lanes will enhance drivers’ ability to reach highway speeds before merging onto the highway.
Work Schedule: See below: Continue reading State Highway Road Construction 9/2 to 9/8
The North Mason football team won the Mason County Cup Friday, knocking off Shelton 35 to 7.
The Bulldogs and Highclimbers played to a 7-7 tie in the first half but the boys from Belfair ran away with the game in the second half behind Dylan Topulo and Reece Smelcer.
Tupolo finished with 144 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Smelcer ended up with 148 yards and two TDs. Shawn Ward scored on a quarterback sneak and threw a 12-yard TD pass to Anthony Arreola. Continue reading Mason County Cup Stays in North Mason
Watch the 2018 Mason County Cup: the North Mason Bulldogs at the Shelton Highclimbers. Kickoff is 7 PM. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan will start the Maple Glen Senior Living pregame at 6:30 PM. During the pregame, there will be a ceremony naming the field at Highclimber Stadium after legendary coach Jack Stark.
The Highclimbers have won four of the six previous Mason County Cups with the Bulldogs winning last year 21 to 12. Shelton took the game in 2016 (48 to 7), in 2015 (35 to 21), in 2014 (28 to 21) and won the inaugural Mason County Cup in 2012 (54 to 24). North Mason’s other victory over their cross-county rival was in 2013 (20 to 10).
The City of Shelton has relaxed burn restrictions and now recreational fires are allowed in the City.
A news release says the City’s Fire Marshal has determined that current weather conditions have reduced substantial fire dangers and that there is a desire to relax restrictions on outdoor recreational burning on all lands located within the City of Shelton. The ban on recreational outdoor burning was relaxed effective Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM.
This action regarding burn ban restrictions applies to recreational fires only,
The State Patrol is investigating after a car struck a house on U.S. Highway 101 about a mile south of Hoodsports Thursday afternoon.
According to a press memo, the 2008 Toyota Yaris was southbound about 4:45 PM. At milepost 333, the car lost control due to wet conditions. The Yaris hydroplaned and left the roadway. The Toyota reportedly vaulted 35 feet off the road, struck the house, then fell 12 feet down an embankment before coming to rest against the house. Troopers and Mason County Sheriff’s deputies tended to the driver’s wounds including applying a tourniquet until aid arrived. Continue reading Car Strikes House near Hoodsport