Shelton Police Warning about Counterfeit Currency

The Shelton Police Department is warning businesses about counterfeit currency. According to a news release, during the past month, the Shelton Police have received numerous complaints from several businesses regarding counterfeit $100.00 bills. Merchants are encouraged to use protective measures such as a counterfeit detector pen to ensure they are accepting legitimate U.S. currency.  If a customer is attempting to use a counterfeit bill, please contact the Shelton Police Department immediately.

Tips on identifying counterfeit currency are linked here:

Road Construction on State Highways 8/20/17 to 8/26/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from August 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017.


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Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 7.2
Description: Crews will resurface portions of SR 119 in areas between milepost .08 to 7.2
Work schedule: This project is complete. No further traffic impacts are expected. WSDOT thanks drivers for their patience as crews worked to help preserve this highway.

SR 8 – Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek – Remove Fish Barriers

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Temporary Closure of Jorsted Creek Road

The US Forest Service will be closing a portion of the Jorsted Creek Road (Forest Road 24) for culvert replacement work. The closure will be approximately 4 miles from the junction of Forest Road 24 and U.S. Highway 101, beginning August 21, 2017 and ending August 25, 2017. The road will re-open Saturday, August 26.

The Lake Cushman Road (State Route 119, located in Hoodsport) can be used to access Big Creek Campground and Lake Cushman.

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Watch North Mason School Board

Watch the August 17, 2017 North Mason School Board meeting. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC provides a live video stream of the meeting online only beginning at 6:30 PM. The North Mason School Board meets on the third Thursday of each month. During the meeting, the School Board was presented with the District’s 2017-2018 budget. The Board is holding a special meeting at 6:30 PM next Thursday (August 24th) to take public comment on the budget and adopt it.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Emphasis Begins

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) in conjunction with 145 other law enforcement agencies around the state will have extra DUI patrols out from August 18 through September 4.

During 2016, impaired drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 277 deaths and another 286 serious injuries. The WSP arrested 12,949 impaired drivers last year. Each summer in Washington State, an average of 149 people die in traffic collisions. This is the deadliest season of the year on our roads. The extra patrols will be targeting impaired drivers in an effort to reduce the number of serious injury and fatality collisions in our state.

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Shelton Police Investigating Shooting

The Shelton Police Department, with assistance from the the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an altercation involving a gun that occurred Wednesday night on Mason Street in Shelton. According to a news release, Shelton officers responded to the 1600 block about 11:30 PM. Upon arrival, they discovered a man had been shot twice. He was immediately transported to Mason General Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

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Belfair Celebrates Highway 3 Widening

The North Mason Chamber of Commerce hosted a gathering Thursday morning at Kitsap Bank to celebrate the completion of the widening of Highway 3 through Belfair. Among those in attendance were Congressman Derek Kilmer, State Senator Tim Sheldon, Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin, WSDOT Olympic Region Administrator John Wynands, and North Mason Regional Fire Authority’s Jeromy Hicks who is Chairman of the North Mason Chamber Board.

This project extended the center turn lane through Belfair to just south of Belfair Elementary School and Theler Center. It also provides paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of Highway 3. New stormwater treatment facilities were also installed to improve water quality in nearby waterways. The end result is a wider, safer highway with reduced congestion.

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