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Be prepared: Extended traffic closures may occur on SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge through Sunday

These potential closures of the Hood Canal Bridge could mean additional traffic on highways in Mason County. Specifically Highway 3 in Belfair, Highway 106 from Belfair through Union to Potlatch, and U.S. Highway 101 from Jefferson County south. 

Effective immediately and continuing through Sunday, Sept. 13, motorists who need to cross the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge are advised to proactively check the status of the bridge before they head out. The Washington State Department of Transportation will regularly update the status of the bridge, indicating whether it is open or closed to vehicular traffic, on WSDOT’s Hood Canal Bridge Web page. At present, no boat openings are scheduled.

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PUD 3 Holds Rate & Budget Hearings

MCPUD Logo-ProcessMason County PUD 3 Commission held public hearings Tuesday on the utility’s electricity rates and budget for next year. Here is a summary of those hearings:

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Sheriff’s Office Seeking Person of Interest

Belfair person of interest 090915The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in identifying this individual. Investigators would like to speak to this white adult male about a car prowl/theft in the Belfair area. If you know or recognize this person, contact Deputy Sheriff Chris Mondry, email: CMondry@co.mason.wa.us, or call 360-427-7761, and refer to case # 15-13078.

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FANTASY FOREST 2015 TICKETS ON SALE AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

2015 fantasy forest logoTickets are now on sale – until November 9, 2015, to the Annual  “Fantasy Forest 2015” – Mason General Hospital Foundation’s (MGHF) largest fundraising event of the year, November 18 – 21, 2015 at the beautiful Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union.

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Green Diamond Opens Washington Lands for Hunting

Green Diamond 125 yearsGreen Diamond Resource Company officials Tuesday announced that the company plans to open its lands in Western Washington for hunting and other recreation, effective immediately. Over the next few days, company representatives will be opening gates and posting signage accordingly.

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Washington Service Corps needs people now

wa service corpsTutoring and mentoring children, helping youths and adults live healthier lifestyles, connecting veterans and their families to community resources, helping the unemployed get jobs: these are the kinds of meaningful work available to those who join the Washington Service Corps to help make Washington a better place to live and work.

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Drive By Shooting Suspect Apprehended

sheriff badgeOn Sunday, September 6, 2015, at approximately 4:45 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 800 block of Golden Pheasant Road, one mile south of Shelton, WA, to the report of shots being fired. A person identified by witnesses, was a passenger in a vehicle and discharged a firearm at another vehicle occupied by several individuals. The suspect vehicle then fled away.

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Burn Restrictions Eased – Campfires Now Allowed

Due to recent rains and cooler temperatures, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 the Mason County Fire Marshal’s Office, in partnership with the Mason County Fire Chiefs’ Association, is relaxing the current burn ban and allowing campfires in time for the Labor Day weekend.

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North Shore Road Closure Starts Tuesday

road closed signNorth Shore Road will be closed for nearly two months beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015. North Shore Road will be closed at approximately milepost 3.47 beginning at 6 AM Tuesday. A detour route will be in place on nearby Beck Road but Beck Road will be closed to all over-dimensional loads while the detour is in place.  

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