Mason County News
The Washington State Patrol reported Sunday that a 23-year-old Shelton man has died from injuries sustain in a crash near Sequim on November 13, 2020. A press memo identifies the man as Justin J. Thompson-Petersen.Continue reading Shelton Man Dies Days after Sequim Crash
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Sunday service from Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Shelton, WA. Live video stream begins 10 to 15 minutes before the 10:30 AM November 22, 2020.
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The Agate Store is among several businesses in the past two months to be cited and fined for mask violations. A news release from the State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) says the store was fined $7,500 for not enforcing employee or customer mask use and “other non-COVID safety violations.” The store has appealed.
The news release also says that as the number of COVID-19 cases grows in Washington, so does the number of complaints about workplaces violating state Safe Start and masking requirements.Continue reading Agate Store Cited, Fined for Mask Violations
[VIDEO & AUDIO] Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and the Department of Health (DOH) strongly urge everyone to limit their holiday celebrations to only members of their immediate households. Officials also encourage anyone with symptoms or close contact with someone who is infected (or suspected to be infected) with COVID-19 to get tested now. And for now, they discourage others without symptoms from seeking tests.Continue reading Governor & DOH: Limit Thanksgiving Gatherings, Don’t Seek Screening Tests
Gov. Jay Inslee Friday announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement.
“We know this pandemic is taking an economic toll,” Inslee said during a press conference Friday. “On Sunday we announced $50 million in business supports, but after more discussions with legislators and our agencies, we’ve agreed on how to more than double that.”
In addition to funds announced on Sunday, the total new economic supports amount to $135 million. Included in that total is:Continue reading Inslee Announces Additional COVID-19 Financial Support
Mason County Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Friday, November 20, 2020. This increases the number of active cases to 77 and now there are five people hospitalized. Mason County’s new case rate per 100,000 during the prior two week (based on population 64,980 and 111 cases in the last 14 days) is now up to 171. The rate was 148 Thursday.
The November 20th, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (11/19/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Seventeen (17) additional Mason County residents that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Seven Hundred and Eighteen (718) positive cases in Mason County.”
Thursday night, Arla Shephard Bull was appoint to fill a vacancy on the North Mason School Board. Shepard Bull was one of three to apply to fill the Director District 5 seat previously held by Craig Patti who moved out of the District in September.
Currently, Arla Shephard Bull is Marketing Coordinator for Mason Health in Shelton and lives in Allyn with her husband and two-year-old son. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter for numerous publications including North Mason Life, the Kitsap Sun, the Belfair Herald, and the Shelton Mason County Journal.Continue reading Former Reporter Appointed to North Mason School Board
There has been another death of a Mason County resident attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. Mason County Public Health reported the County’s 11th death Thursday, November 19, 2020 along with 13 new COVID-19 cases in the County. Although specific information has not been released, the deceased appears to be a male in the 60 to 79 age range. With Thursday’s 13 new cases, the number of active cases increased to 63 with four people hospitalized. Mason County’s rate per 100,000 during the prior two weeks (based on 64,980 population and 96 new cases in the last 14 days) has also increased and is now 148, up from 143 on Wednesday.
The November 19th, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (11/18/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Thirteen (13) additional Mason County residents that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Seven Hundred and One (701) positive cases in Mason County. We have unfortunately been notified of an additional COVID-19 related death of a Mason County Resident. Our thoughts are with the family during this time.”
[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the November 19, 2020 North Mason School Board meeting. Board members and staff are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 6:30 PM.
Ever since I was lucky enough to become the Executive Director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be made in any town, large or small, in any sport or activity, at a mid-week practice, a senior night, or a State Championship final.Continue reading Op/Ed: School Sports and Activities Needed Now More than Ever