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Police Blotter 10/16/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Friday, October 13, 2017 through Sunday, October 15, 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Operation Safe Driver Week

From Sunday, October 15 to Saturday, October 21, 2017, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers and Commercial Vehicle Division officers will spread out across the state roadways to combat unsafe driving behaviors by both truck and car drivers. The week-long operation is part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. During the seven day emphasis, troopers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers will be on the lookout for drivers of commercial vehicles and cars that are exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors.

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Road Construction on State Highways 10/15/17 to 10/21/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4 to 4.3
Description: Mason County P.U.D. will be installing an underground power line. Drivers can expect to encounter one-way alternating traffic on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17, and southbound right-shoulder closures with intermittent one-way alternating traffic through the end of this work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 17-31.

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Ballots in Mail Tuesday; New Ballot Drop Boxes

Ballots for the Nov. 7th General Election will be mailed to voters on Tuesday, October 17th. As soon as voters receive their ballots, they can begin depositing them into a ballot drop box that are available 24 hours a day.

With the addition of two new permanent ballot drop boxes this year – one in Union at the Texaco Station at 1031 E McReavy Rd and the other in Grapeview at the Horton Community Center at 4350 Grapeview Loop Road, there are now eight drop boxes throughout the county.

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Power Line Installation to Affect Traffic on SR 3

Starting Monday, underground power line installation will affect traffic on State Route 3 near Shelton.

Travelers will encounter one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures near milepost 4 during the latter half of October as crews working for the Mason County PUD 3 replace power lines. The PUD says the replacement will improve the reliability of service in the area.

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Police Blotter 10/13/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Monday, October 9, 2017 through Thursday, October 12, 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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Shelton Officer Saves Life with CPR

A Shelton Police officer is credited with saving the life of a 69-year-old man with CPR. Shortly after midnight, Wednesday, October 12, 2017, MACECOM received an emergency medical call from a woman who stated her husband was not breathing and possibly was in cardiac arrest. Fire and ambulance units were immediately dispatched to the Wyandotte Avenue home. As medical aid was being dispatched, local law enforcement units were advised of the medical call.

Shelton Police Officer Jason Lawson realized that he may be closer than any medical units and responded to the call.

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Pioneer School District Schedules Make Up Days

The Pioneer School District Board of Directors has approved five make up days for the district’s late start. The first day is Friday, October 13th. The other days are December 18th and 19th (early release at 11:30 AM), February 20th, and May 25th.

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Green Diamond to Manage Timber Portfolio

Green Diamond Resource Company is creating a subsidiary and will become manager of a timber portfolio after a 121,000-acre timberland transaction. Thursday, Twin Creeks Timber LLC, a joint venture with Silver Creek Capital Management, announced it will purchase 100,000 acres located in the Southern U.S. from Weyerhaeuser Company and receive a contribution of 21,000 acres located in the Pacific Northwest from Green Diamond. Through the addition of these timber assets, Twin Creeks will increase its Southern portfolio to 360,000 acres and add the Pacific Northwest to its portfolio.

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Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Begins Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 15 marks the start of Medicare’s open enrollment for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans. Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) are ready to help you with all your Medicare questions during open enrollment, which ends Dec. 7.

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