Mason County News
The victim in Monday’s assault and robbery has died and murder charges are expected to be filed against the two arrested in the crime. According to a Mason County Sheriff’s Office news release, the victim, 23-year-old Shawn Joseph Morrow, died about 3 PM Wednesday at Saint Peter’s Hospital in Olympia. Continue reading Victim in Bat Assault & Robbery Dies; Murder Charges Expected
The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Continue reading Police Blotter
The Mason County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on the recently created Advisory Committee for the Belfair Urban Growth Area. This committee will assess the Belfair community’s needs and provide recommendations to the Commissioners and other Commissioner appointed groups. Continue reading Applicants Sought for Belfair UGA Advisory Committee
MMK Track Results; MMK Hoops Player Make All State Team; State Volleyball Tourney Moving Continue reading High School Sports Report for 3/30/12
Mason County PUD No. 3 Linemen are working to restore electricity to an estimated 40 customers in Phillips Lake area. Officials say the outage was caused by series of underground cable faults.
The PUD 3 is also working to restore electricity to approximately 65 customers in the Wilson Way and Leffler Loop Road areas. This outage began at 4:30 PM.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is applying for emergency federal funds to repair Highway 3 in Mason County and Highway 501 in Clark County. Both State Routes were damaged by landslides. SR 3 is reduced to one lane north of Shelton between Oakland Bay Marina and the Manke Gravel Shoot. Continue reading Federal Funds Sought To Repair Highway 3
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River. Forecasters say heavy rain over the southern Olympics last night and this morning has driven the River to the 16.5-foot flood stage. The Skokomish is expected to crest slightly above that level this evening and fall below flood stage late tonight. Only minor flooding is forecast.
Governor Chris Gregoire appointed Mason County Commissioner Steve Bloomfield to a blue ribbon panel that will focus on the emergency problem of ocean acidification that threatens shellfish in the Pacific Northwest. Ocean acidification occurs as oceans accumulate carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, from polluted land runoff and other sources. Continue reading Mason County Commissioner on Panel to Study Ocean Acidification
Timberland Regional Library Director Michael Crose was fired during a board meeting Wednesday night. The board put Crose on administrative leave Feb. 22, citing allegations of “an ethical violation.” Continue reading Timberland Library Board Fires Director
Officials in 11 Washington counties hit by the winter storms of January 14-23, 2012, have until April 4 to submit official requests for federal assistance to the Washington office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. Continue reading April 4 Deadline for Public Assistance Requests