A Gig Harbor woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3 at the intersection with Highway 302 between Allyn and Belfair Thursday morning. The State Patrol reports that 44-year-old Anna-Liza Holland was southbound on Highway 3 in a 2012 Ford Focus about 8:30 AM. At the intersection with Highway 302, Holland, attempting to turn left onto SR-302, pulled in front of a 1997 Ford F-350 pick up truck. Continue reading
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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch through Friday afternoon. Forecasters say a moist warm front will spread precipitation over Western Washington late Thursday night through Friday. This system will collide with a cool dry air mass which will result in snow over the lowlands by late Friday morning. Up to two inches of accumulation are possible before the precipitation changes to rain.
Specific forecasts in Mason County have snow showers after 10 PM Thursday night and before 10 AM Friday then the change to rain. Less than an inch of accumulation is expected Thursday night with an inch or two possible Friday before becoming rain. As always, weather conditions can change quickly. Please be prepared for slippery driving conditions especially during the Friday morning commute.
A Shelton man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Highway 3 near Mason Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, 67-year-old Robert R. McDowell was riding a 1978 Suzuki GS1000 southbound on Highway 3 about 3:50 PM. At milepost 7, McDowell lost control of the motorcycle, laying the bike down and sliding down on the highway. Continue reading
The Mason County Commission has forwarded a petition to save the Fairground to the Federal Aviation Administration. Last month, a group working to keep the Fairgrounds at its current location asked the Commissioners to draft a cover letter and send the petition with over 4,000 signatures to the FAA. Continue reading
The Mason County Commission has approved 1% increase in property taxes for next year. Tuesday, the Commissioners set the 2014 tax levies for the Current Expense, Road Levy and the Skokomish Flood Control District. The Commission, on a two to one vote, approved 1% increases for the Current Expense and Road levies adding approximately $90,000 to each over the levies for 2013. Continue reading
The Port of Shelton Commission took some time Tuesday at the end of its regular business meeting to thank outgoing Commissioner Jay Hupp. After hearing a half dozen citizens say “thank you” to the Commissioner who has served for the past six years, Commissioners Tom Wallitner and Dick Taylor took their turn: Continue reading
The sex offender who had absconded from his registration requirements two days after being released from jail has been apprehended. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports that Bremerton Police took 27-year-old Abraham Eugene Bates into custody Tuesday night and is now in Kitsap County Jail. Bates was released from jail on Saturday (Dec. 14) after serving a sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. He was required to report to the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Corrections on Monday (Dec. 16) but failed to do so. Arrest warrants were then issued for Abraham Eugene Bates. Continue reading
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a sex offender who has once again absconded from his registration requirements. The Sheriff’s Office says 27-year-old Abraham Eugene Bates was released from custody on Saturday (Dec. 14) after spending time in jail for failing to register as a sex offender. He was required to report to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday (Dec. 16) to registers as a sex offender but has failed to do so. Bates was also required to report to the Department of Corrections on the same day but he failed to do that as well. Abraham Eugene Bates is now wanted by law enforcement and warrants have been issued by the Sheriff’s Office and DOC. Continue reading
Mason County PUD No. 3 Commissioner Linda Gott has been named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association (APPA) Policy Makers Council. The 40-member council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power utilities like PUD 3, and works to protect utilities from harmful legislation. It also provides advice on other issues of importance to the national organization. Gott, the first woman elected to the PUD 3 Commission, was elected to the Mason County PUD 3 board of commissioners in 1999 and is in her third six-year term. Continue reading
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A 19-year-old woman from the Olympia area was struck and killed on U.S. Highway 101 early Monday morning after she ran into the path of an oncoming semi. Official details have not been released but some news organizations are saying the woman was reported as driving erratically northbound on 101 about 3:30 AM. Continue reading
The North Mason boys’ basketball team held off a second half rally and beat Crosspoint Academy 55 to 41 Saturday night in a non-league game on MasonWebTV.com. Continue reading
A 48-year-old Hoodsport man was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on Highway 119 (Lake Cushman Road) about a mile outside Hoodsport. The State Patrol says Kenneth J. Evans was southbound on SR-119 in a 1991 BMW 318i about 11:30 PM Friday. At milepost 1, the BMW crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic, struck an embankment, and rolled onto its side. The car then slid off the embankment and into a crevice coming to rest on its wheels after rolling over again. Continue reading
A robbery was reported in the 300 block of E Wallace Kneeland Boulevard in Shelton. Continue reading