Weather has postponed high school basketball games for tonight. This includes the North Thurston at Shelton girls’ game that was to be broadcast on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC. The boys’ game at North Thurston was also postponed as was the Mary M. Knight girls and boys double header against Muckleshoot. These games will be rescheduled.
Two Washington State representatives want to split the state in half and make Eastern Washington its own state.
Republican Representatives Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin pre-filed a bill for 2017 earlier this week. The bill, House Joint Memorial 4000, would cut the state in two, with eastern Washington becoming the state of Liberty. Continue reading Lawmakers Want to Make Eastern Washington A State
Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Friday sent a letter to U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy voicing their strong opposition to congressional efforts to repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act, or to damage the Medicaid and Medicare programs, which provide affordable health coverage for millions of Washingtonians. Continue reading Inslee, Kreidler Tell Republicans Not to Take Away Health Care
Due to adverse weather conditions, all Timberland libraries and the Administrative Service Center will be closed until noon today. For more information visit www.TRL.org. Continue reading Timberland Libraries Closed Until Noon
Here are the latest school delays and closures as of 8:15 AM 12/9/16 (the closure list keeps growing):
Mary M. Knight School District: closed
Schools closed, district offices open. Update: Status change from 2 hour delay to closed.
Pioneer School District: Closed, No AM preschool
Grapeview School District: Closed, No preschool
Shelton School District: Closed
Snow in outer areas affecting staff and student safety. Classes and after-school activities are canceled for Friday.
North Mason School District: Closed
Hood Canal School District: Closed
Griffin School District: Closed
Southside School District: 2 Hours Late
Skokomish Tribe: 2 Hours Late
Squaxin Island Tribal Center is closed
Olympia School District: All schools canceled today, Friday, December 9. Check the district website by noon for the status of any after-school or evening activities.
Tumwater School District: Closed. There will be no school today. Decisions regarding afternoon and evening athletics and activities will be made as we monitor conditions throughout the day.
McCleary School District: Closed
South Puget Sound Community College: All campuses closed. Campuses remain closed due to weather. Essential personnel only. Nutcracker event still scheduled.
Olympic College: All campuses are closed due to snow. All events are canceled.
Evergreen State College: Olympia campus – opening at 10 a.m.
Weather is impacting the opening of government offices.
Mason County’s offices, Mason County Superior Court and Mason County District Court are opening at 10 AM.
A Belfair chiropractor is holding a Christmas food drive called a “FOOD BOMB”. Dr. Brian Petersen of Petersen Chiropractic coined the term after a political fundraiser known as “Money Bomb” which is a short and intense drive to raise a bundle of funds for a political candidate.
Petersen’s “FOOD BOMB” is a two-week drive to collect food and funds for the local food bank. The effort runs through Wednesday December 21, just in time to deliver Christmas meals for those hundreds of local families in need. Continue reading “Food Bomb” Food Drive Underway
Winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 AM this morning for the Hood Canal area. Snowfall is expected to continue early this morning but should change over to rain by daybreak. Up to an additional inch of snow is possible bringing the total snowfall accumulations between 3 and 6 inches. The rain is expected to wash the snow away later today.
A reminder, the Shelton Yacht Club is holding its annual Lighted Boat Parade Friday and Saturday nights in Oakland Bay and Hammersley Inlet. Boats, decorated with lights, leave the Oakland Bay Marina at 6:00 PM and travel around the shores of Oakland Bay before heading down Hammersley Inlet. The parade usually goes about half a mile past Libby Point and then turns around and returns to the Oakland Bay Marina. Continue reading Lighted Boat Parade Friday & Saturday
City of Shelton Public works continues to prepare for snow forecasted for Thursday afternoon. Street crews have performed preventative measures around the city. Work includes prepping the City’s snowplows and grader, readying the loader for snow removal, and spraying deicer in trouble spots throughout the city. Continue reading City Prepares for Winter Storm