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Maple Fire Update 8/14/18

The Maple Fire, the wildfire burning in the Olympic National Forest near Hamma Hamma, hasn’t grown in three days, remains at 1,245 acres in size and is now 40% contained.


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PUD 3 Supports Broadband for All Act

The Mason PUD 3 Commission voted Tuesday to support a bipartisan broadband bill introduced by U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Commissioners adopted Resolution 1714, “A resolution in support of H.R. 6442, the Broadband for All Act.”

The “Broadband for All Act” would allow tax credits for citizens who participate in neighborhood groups and pay the shared cost of extending broadband to their communities.

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2018 Co-Ed Softball Champion Crowned

Hiawatha Evergreens crowned City of Shelton Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Softball Champions.

Top Left-Right: Jason Alvarado, Tiffany Alvarado, Dustin Toby, Carrie Lemmon, Aaron Lemmon, Sean Johnson, Gail Gray, CJ Johnson and Jason Sheetz Bottom Left-Right: Desta Gouley, MacKenzie Stevens, Ryan Baumgart and Tara Sheetz. Not Pictured: Jessi Wheaton and Judi Burr

Shelton Parks and Recreation wrapped up another competitive summer coed softball season on August 13th.

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Update on Health Advisory for Mason Lake

The Mason County Public Health Division has completed its investigation of people experiencing gastrointestinal illness after visiting Mason Lake between August 7th and 9th. The water samples secured by Environmental Health from the Green Diamond swimming area came back within acceptable/normal levels.

As of August 13, the Green Diamond swimming area at Mason Lake has been re-opened. There is no indication that any other parts of the lake need to be closed at this time.

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Applicants Sought for Planning Advisory Commission

Mason County is seeking two applicants from Commissioner District 1 ( Grapeview, Harstine Island, Allyn, Belfair and Tahuya areas) for the Mason County Planning Advisory Commission.

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Opening on County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee

Mason County is seeking an individual to serve on the Mason County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee who represents a business that is required to collect lodging tax (generator). This person will fill a vacated position with the term ending May 2019.

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Hootenanny at North Mason Library

Musicians Hank and Claire share their love of music and folk singing in an hour of audience sing along Thursday, August 16 at 7 PM. “Hootenanny, Then and Now” is for adult and is complete with back stories and all the chorus words. Come ready to sing old favorites and a few new songs, but no instruments please.

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Health Advisory Issued for Mason Lake

The Mason County Public Health Division has issued a health advisory for Mason County and is investigating reports of people experiencing gastrointestinal illness after visiting the Lake on August 8th and 9th. Environmental Health has secured water samples from the lake and is testing those samples.

As of August 10, the Green Diamond swimming area at Mason Lake has been closed. There is no indication that any other parts of the lake need to be closed at this time.

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City Construction Schedule 8/13 to 8/17

Crews continue working on several infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton that are impacting traffic around the City. This construction includes the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Downtown Connector Project, Turner Avenue Revitalization Project, and preparations for roadway paving. As a reminder, there are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Traffic revisions mentioned in this update are subject to change without notice, and may not include all potential revisions and/or lane closures that could be implemented. Here are where crews are working August 13 to August 17.

Downtown Connector Project:

  • Olympic Highway North will be open. The roadway is reduced to two lanes, one in each direction.
  • Work Areas:
    1. Along Alder St. between 3rd St. and 7th St., no anticipated closures.
    2. Between Alder St. and Birch St. from 3rd. St. to 7th St., no anticipated closures.

Traffic revisions at the intersection of Olympic Highway North/W Alder St. and N 7th St. remain in effect until further notice

Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

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State Highway Road Construction 8/12 to 8/18

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from August 5, 2018 to August 18, 2018.


US 101/Kennedy Creek Bridges – Special Repair
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost 356.5
Description: Crews will repair supports that elevate both US 101 bridges over Kennedy Creek.
Work Schedule: Drivers may encounter right shoulder closures in both directions and short-term right lane closures. The project is scheduled from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through early October 2018. 

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