Mason County News
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
The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Continue reading Police Blotter
The flood watch remains in effect for the Skokomish River. The National Weather Service says heavy rain fell over the Olympic Mountains below about 3500 feet overnight and more rain is expected this morning. Continue reading Skokomish Flood Watch Remains
Shelton students heard “Heidi’s Promise” Wednesday during a Town Hall on Underage Drinking. The keynote speaker was Eric Munson who lost his daughter on April 9, 2004. Continue reading Students Hear Heidi’s Promise