Mason County News
The flower baskets that are seen in the City of Shelton from spring to fall were put up Thursday morning. Volunteers worked in the rain to deliver and get each basket ready for crews from Hood Canal Communications to hang along several streets in the City including Railroad Avenue, Cota, First, Olympic Highway North and North 13th. Continue reading Shelton Flower Baskets Go Up
The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Continue reading Police Blotter 5/24/12
Results: State Golf, State Rugby; Schedule: State Track Continue reading High School Sports Report 5/24/12
Mason County PUD No. 1 Commissioner Carl Denison elected President of the Washington Public Utility Districts Association for 2012-2013. Denison has served as Vice President of the association for the last year and will now lead WPUDA in their strategic advocacy efforts to support and promote public power in Washington State. Continue reading PUD 1 Commissioner Elected President of State Association
Officials with the gas price watchdog website GasBuddy.com are warning of a spike in gas prices this holiday weekend. The site’s Senior Petroleum Analyst, Patrick DeHaan expects prices to increase 10 to 35 cents a gallon in the next few days as more people plan to hit the road between Thursday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 35 million Americans are projected to travel 50 miles or more this weekend which will increase demand for fuel and raise prices. The average price of gas in Washington has dropped a couple of cents this week to $4.22 a gallon but prices usually start increasing as the summer travel season begins with Memorial Day.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced the closure schedule for most remaining state liquor stores before the first day of private liquor sales on June 1. The board is using a phased closure method, spreading out store shutdowns over four days. According to the schedule, the Shelton Liquor Store will be closing on May 28 and the Belfair Liquor Store will be closing on May 31.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has postponed action on a possible land exchange on Harstine Island. The Commission is considering its options for obtaining property adjacent to the waterfront property known as Fudge Point as well as purchasing the waterfront property. One of the options is to trade a portion of Harstine Island State Park for the upland property, developing that into a campground that could generate funds to buy Fudge Point for $2.2 million. Continue reading State Parks Commission Postpones Action on Harstine Island/Fudge Point
The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Continue reading Police Blotter 5/23/12
State Track Participants from NM, SHS & MMK
There are 13 individuals and a relay team from Mason County competing in the State Track and Field Championships that begin Thursday and run through Saturday. Continue reading High School Sport Report 5/23/12
The Mason County Commission has awarded $18,500 in Lodging Tax money to the Economic Development Council of Mason County to help connect visitors using the Ridge Motorsports Racetrack to amenities in the community. Continue reading County Awards L-Tax to EDC for Racetrack