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Veterans Advisory Board Vacancy

Mason County is seeking applicants who are veterans and a resident of Mason County to fill one vacancy on the Mason County Veterans Advisory Board for a member-at-large position. The position is for a 2-year term.

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Kilmer to Hold Town Halls

In order to hear from constituents about the issues that matter to them, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will hold a series of town halls throughout the region, as well as a telephone town hall for folks who cannot attend an in-person town hall. The meetings will be open to the public.

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Timberland Regional Library Looking for Feedback

The Timberland Regional Library is looking for participation and community feedback on the draft 2020-2022 Strategic Plan and is holding several “Community Check-in Meetings” beginning 6 PM Tuesday at the Shelton Timberland Library.

There will be five Community Check-ins to discuss the draft Strategic Plan:

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Another Closure of Purdy Cut Off Road

Mason County Public Works is closing Purdy Cut Off Road to all through traffic on Wednesday. The closure begins at 6:30 AM on August 21, 2019 and will allow crews to continue work on a culvert replacement at milepost 0.52. The roadway is expected to be reopened to traffic by 4 PM.

Chalk the Walks Tuesday

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to Chalk the Walks on Tuesday.

For the sixth year, the Chamber is joining Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) to host a community-wide sidewalk chalking event. All you have to do is spend some time outside writing an uplifting message or create some chalk artwork on your sidewalk, driveway, or parking lot. Help make our community cheerful and entertaining for everyone to enjoy.

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State Highway Construction 8/18 to 8/24

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from August 18, 2019 to August 24, 2019.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Travelers who use the US 101 Shelton-Matlock interchange will notice orange signs and construction activities as crews will begin efforts to remove fish barriers along Coffee Creek and rebuild two ramps. Drivers are encouraged to watch for trucks entering and exiting the construction zone.  As work progresses, the project later will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of US 101 near the interchange. This project also will rebuild the southbound US 101 ramps to and from the Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: See below: 

6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday through Thursday through Friday, Sept. 20.
Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic effects for US 101.


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Stabbing at Brewer Park in Shelton

Wednesday, August 14th, at approximately 2:20 PM, Shelton Police Officers
responded to a reported stabbing at Brewer Park in the 200 block of Franklin Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim in his early twenties that had walked to the nearby fire station for medical aid with an apparent stab wound to his chest. The victim said he knew the suspect and gave responding officers the suspect’s first name. Other witnesses in the area also provided a possible suspect description to the responding officers.

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