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“SpongeBob SquarePants” Coming to Shelton

Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids and Hood Canal Communications invite Mason County-area kids to meet SpongeBob, star of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Community & Business Expo inside the SHS Mini-dome. spongebob Nickelodeon HCCThe Nickelodeon costumed character will be roaming about the Hood Canal Communications booth in twenty-minute intervals from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. SpongeBob will also be available to pose with kids and families to take photos.

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UPDATE: Full Burn Ban

Mason County officials have revised the burn ban issued last month and now includes all types of fires:


EFFECTIVE July 2, 2015

The Mason County Fire Marshal’s Office in partnership with the Mason County  Fire Chiefs’ Association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Mason County.   This burn ban applies to all outdoor burning, including land clearing, yard debris and recreational fires

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Hot Weather through 4th of July Weekend

Hot weather will continue through the Fourth of July weekend. According to forecasters, strong high pressure will remain over the Pacific Northwest through the holiday weekend which will keep daily high temperatures well above normal.

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Stabbing in Shelton

Police arrested a 45-year-old Shelton man after a stabbing in downtown Shelton Wednesday. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

shelton_patch2On July 1, 2015 just after midnight, Shelton Police Officers responded to a stabbing that was reported to have occurred in the 300 block of South 1st Street. Officers were initially unable to locate a victim of this reported crime, but a short time later the dispatch center received a phone call indicating that the victim was awaiting Officer contact at Olympic Hwy South and Arcadia. 

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Use extreme caution this Fourth of July

This year’s Fourth of July festivities in Washington are complicated by the statewide drought we are experiencing. As a result, many local and state government officials are asking Washington citizens to forego fireworks, even where they are legal.

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Statement from Inslee cautioning risks posed by use of fireworks during drought

gov jay inslee“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks. No matter what people have done with fireworks in past years, these conditions require us all to exercise an extraordinary amount of caution and safety this year.

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With the prospect of extreme hot weather conditions, Mason County Public Works in cooperation with several other agencies will open cooling centers beginning Thursday, July 2, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, and open until the weather cools.

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green diamondGreen Diamond Resource Company officials today announced the company’s Cougar Smith Road will be closed and locked each weekend during fire season, starting this weekend. The road, privately owned by Green Diamond Resource Company, is a popular shortcut for recreationists seeking to access the Wynoochee River watershed from Mason and eastern Grays Harbor Counties.

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Waterborne diseases pose a risk during swimming and other outdoor fun

doh logoSwimming pools, beaches, lakes, and streams provide an opportunity to cool off during a summer that’s warmer than usual. Yet germs in the water can make people sick, especially young children, elderly people, and people with weak immune systems.

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Charm Farm Guest Services Training Tuesday

NM chamberIn preparation for the busy summer tourism season, in partnership with Little Creek Casino Resort, the North Mason Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center is offering FREE customer service training for employees from Mason County businesses. The next class is Tuesday, July 7, 11am-12pm, at Little Creek Casino Resort, featuring speaker Stephanie Rowland, Chamber Pres/CEO and owner of Top Dog Etiquette, LLC. 

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