Wind Advisory and Flood Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Wind Advisory – in effect from 10 PM this Saturday evening to noon Sunday – and a Flood Watch for the Skokomish River – in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

Forecasters expect southeast wind increasing tonight to 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Winds will increase overnight and peak around daybreak Sunday. Winds this strong can down tree limbs and cause local power outages. Also these wins can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Forecasters also say two to three inches of rain will fall tonight and Sunday morning. Minor flooding is likely on the Skokomish river Sunday afternoon and evening.

State Highway Road Construction 1/21 to 1/27

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from January 21, 2018 to January 27, 2018.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 330.4 to 331.8
Description: One-way alternating traffic for vegetation management.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Jan. 22-25. 

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US Government Shuts Down

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were trying to work out a compromise to avert a lengthy shutdown.

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Basketball: SHS Boys Win, Girls Lose; Loses for NM & MMK

The Shelton boys’ basketball team pulled away from Gig Harbor in the second half Friday to pickup their third South Sound Conference win, knocking off the Tides 55 to 40. The Highclimbers, at 3-and-7 in the conference, 7-and-10 overall, move into sixth place in the SSC standings. Shelton hosts Central Kitsap Wednesday.

The Shelton girls’ basketball team was held to seven points in the second quarter and Gig Harbor had a big third quarter as the Lady Highclimbers lost the Tides 68 to 45 Friday. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC broadcast the game.

Gig Harbor was led by Sydney Langworthy’s 27 points. The junior hit five three-pointers and was a perfect 8 for 8 at the free throw line.

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Watch Shelton Girls Host Gig Harbor

Watch the Shelton girls’ basketball team host the Gig Harbor Tides in a critical South Sound Conference game. Tip off in the Mini Dome is set for 7 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Maple Glen ~ Senior Living Pregame Show at 6:50 PM.

The Highclimbers are 12-and-3 on the season, 7-and-2 in the SSC. The Tides are 10-and-4 overall, 8-and-1 in the Conference. GH is currently in first place in the standings while Shelton is in a three-way tie for second with Peninsula and Timberline.

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High School Sports Results from 1/18/18

Win for NM Wrestling; Loses for SHS Wrestling & Swimming

The North Mason wrestling team beat North Kitsap 42 to 24.
Some of the Bulldogs’ highlights:
Reese Smelcer defeated Cash Holmes at 182 pounds.
Derek Johnson over Josh Snider at 220.
Nathan Hipple beat Bryson Hamon at 106 pounds.
Juan Miguel Jesus Miguel over Holly Beaudoin at 112 pounds
Garbriel Navarro beat Angel Collins at 120 pounds.
Miguel Gaspar-Hernandez defeated Caden Clark at 132 pounds.
Tomas Francisco over Jacob Diehl at 145 pounds.
The wrestlers from Belfair travel to Bremerton next Thursday.

Shelton boys’ wrestling team lost to Central Kitsap Thursday 39 to 36. Individual results were not available. The Highclimbers wrestle in the King of the Hills Tournament at Black Hills High School Saturday. You can watch that tournament’s championship round on Sound Sports Net. Click here for a direct link to SSN’s video stream. 

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Shelton Bowling Earns District Berth

The Shelton girls’ bowling team finished the regular season with an 11-and-3 record, second in the South Sound Conference and has earned an automatic berth in the West Central District Tournament on Saturday, January 27th at Pacific Lanes in Tacoma. Today (Friday, January 19th), the Lady Highclimbers will bowl in the South Sound Conference Tournament to gain tournament experience. The SSC Tourney starts at 12 PM at Westside Lanes in Olympia.

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NMSB Hears About Cooperative High School

The North Mason School Board heard about the Cooperative High School being proposed by the Hood Canal and Pioneer school districts. Pioneer’s Superintendent Marty Brewer made a presentation Thursday.

Each District is asking voters to approve a $30 Million bond to build the $60-$70 Million, 100,000 square foot high school for 750 students. If approved, the high school would be built in the Lake Limerick area. Ballots for the construction bond will be mailed to voters next week. The measure will need a super-majority (60%) to pass.

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