Alcohol was involved in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 near Kennedy Creek early Saturday. According to a collision memo from the State Patrol, a 1997 Ford pickup was northbound on 101 about 12:45 AM when the driver lost control negotiating a curve. The truck rolled multiple times, hit the guardrail, continued to roll and came to rest 20 feet off the highway in the brush. Continue reading
The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council is predicting another increase in the state’s revenue, but some say it may still not be enough to cover expenses as lawmakers work to write a new state budget next year. Continue reading
Two Port of Shelton Employees pulled a man from the cold water of Oakland Bay last week. According to Executive Director John Dobson, this rescue occurred just off Oakland Bay Marina:
The two Port employees were Ned Wilson and Delbert Gerou.
The Mason County Commission Tuesday approved a contract with Blue Collar Interactive, LLC that is intended to help attract tourists to the County. In the past, the County funded – through lodging taxes – a joint tourism effort by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce and the North Mason Chamber of Commerce. This year, the County decided to change that approach and sought proposals to help develop a tourism campaign. The County received seven proposals and the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee determined the best option came from Blue Collar. Continue reading
Mason PUD 3 has received its tenth consecutive international recognition for the quality and completeness of its financial reporting.
PUD 3 was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the International Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. Continue reading
Mason County Public Works is suspending this year’s overlay program until next spring due to “unsuitable weather conditions.” The County planned to pave 6.68 miles of road this year and has completed over half but still has 3.08 miles remaining including Pickering Road, Belfair-Tahuya Road and Old Belfair Highway. As Sarah Bryce, Engineering and Construction Manager, explained Tuesday morning, this type of work needs dry conditions and temperatures above 45 degrees:
The County hopes to resume the overlay program in April. Continue reading
A Belfair woman was injured in a head-on collision on Highway 3 in Silverdale Monday morning. According to the State Patrol, a 2006 Ford Taurus was southbound about 6:45 AM when the 16-year-old driver lost control on the icy roadway just south of Kitsap Mall. The car crossed the median and struck a northbound 2006 Toyota Matrix head-on. Continue reading
A Stage One Burn Ban is in effect for Thurston County and will continue until conditions change. Under a Stage 1 Ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves, and all outdoor burning is prohibited, even in areas where outdoor burning is not permanently banned. Additionally, no visible smoke is allowed from any wood stove or fireplace, certified or not, beyond a 20-minute start-up period. Continue reading
Felicia Dale and William Pint play music of the sea. Tania Opland and Mike Freeman perform music from many lands. On Wednesday, December 3, they join talents for an evening of wintery revels at the North Mason Timberland Library. This one-hour program begins at 7 p.m. Continue reading
North Mason Resources will host Thanksgiving Day Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, November 27 in their parking lot, weather permitting. The first time event will be conducted in honor of the memory of Jeff Mitchell, former owner of Belfair’s Mitchell Lumber, who passed away suddenly a week before his 55th birthday earlier this year. Continue reading