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Millions Watch Eclipse

Crowds gathered across the Nation today to a total solar eclipse. This video from the Associated Press was shot in Salem, Oregon.

The next total solar eclipse in the Americas comes on April 8, 2024. Totality first touches Mexico, enters the United States at Texas, cuts a diagonal to Maine, and visits the maritime provinces of Canada.

Police Blotter 8/21/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Friday, August 18, 2017, Saturday, August 19, 2017 and Sunday, August 20, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Traffic
NE LARSON BLVD & NE SALTY DR
28M.VEHICLE LAW
Aug 20, 2017
around 10 PM

Property Crime Residential
23500 Block NE STATE ROUTE 3
23B.TRESPRIVATE
Aug 20, 2017
around 8 PM

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Port of Shelton Meeting to Discuss Dock Replacement

The Port of Shelton Commission is holding a special meeting for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1 PM in the Commission Chambers of the Port of Shelton Office at 21 W. Sanderson Way, Shelton, WA 98584. The purpose of the meeting is to have a workshop for the commissioners to review financials, funding and options for the upcoming dock replacement project at Oakland Bay Marina. The meeting is open to the public.

Shelton Police Warning about Counterfeit Currency

The Shelton Police Department is warning businesses about counterfeit currency. According to a news release, during the past month, the Shelton Police have received numerous complaints from several businesses regarding counterfeit $100.00 bills. Merchants are encouraged to use protective measures such as a counterfeit detector pen to ensure they are accepting legitimate U.S. currency.  If a customer is attempting to use a counterfeit bill, please contact the Shelton Police Department immediately.

Tips on identifying counterfeit currency are linked here: http://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-detect-counterfeit-money/

Summer Coed Softball League Results

Shelton Parks and Recreation’s summer coed softball league wrapped up another competitive season on August 15.  Seven teams have been enjoying the summer weather on the diamond since June 12. 

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Road Construction on State Highways 8/20/17 to 8/26/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from August 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal 
Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0 to 7.2
Description: Crews will resurface portions of SR 119 in areas between milepost .08 to 7.2
Work schedule: This project is complete. No further traffic impacts are expected. WSDOT thanks drivers for their patience as crews worked to help preserve this highway.

SR 8 – Middle and East Forks Wildcat Creek – Remove Fish Barriers

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Police Blotter 8/18/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Disorder
W CLOQUALLUM RD
19D3.SUSPICIOUS
Aug 17, 2017
around 1 PM

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Temporary Closure of Jorsted Creek Road

The US Forest Service will be closing a portion of the Jorsted Creek Road (Forest Road 24) for culvert replacement work. The closure will be approximately 4 miles from the junction of Forest Road 24 and U.S. Highway 101, beginning August 21, 2017 and ending August 25, 2017. The road will re-open Saturday, August 26.

The Lake Cushman Road (State Route 119, located in Hoodsport) can be used to access Big Creek Campground and Lake Cushman.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Emphasis Begins

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) in conjunction with 145 other law enforcement agencies around the state will have extra DUI patrols out from August 18 through September 4.

During 2016, impaired drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 277 deaths and another 286 serious injuries. The WSP arrested 12,949 impaired drivers last year. Each summer in Washington State, an average of 149 people die in traffic collisions. This is the deadliest season of the year on our roads. The extra patrols will be targeting impaired drivers in an effort to reduce the number of serious injury and fatality collisions in our state.

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Shelton Police Investigating Shooting

The Shelton Police Department, with assistance from the the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an altercation involving a gun that occurred Wednesday night on Mason Street in Shelton. According to a news release, Shelton officers responded to the 1600 block about 11:30 PM. Upon arrival, they discovered a man had been shot twice. He was immediately transported to Mason General Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

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