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Call for Artists – Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery

Professional or amateur artists working in two and three dimensional media are invited to apply for gallery exhibitions at the Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery.  The gallery, sponsored by the Shelton Arts Commission, is very visible to the general public and all visitors that enter the Civic Center on a daily basis.   

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Mason County Shellfish Beaches in Hood Canal Closed Due to Marine Biotoxins

Shellfish samples from Hood Canal have been found to contain elevated levels of marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed the beaches from the Jefferson/Mason County line to just past Sisters Point to shellfish harvest. Shellfish harvested commercially are tested for toxin prior to distribution and should be safe to eat. Danger signs are being posted at high-use beaches, warning people not to consume shellfish from this area. The closure includes clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and other species of molluscan shellfish.

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Update: Two Arrested for Murder in Belfair

sheriff badgeThe following is a Mason County Sheriff’s Office news release:
On Monday, May 25, 2015, at approximately 3:40 PM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from friends that went to check up on their next door neighbor and found him deceased at 150 NE Southridge Drive, Belfair, WA.

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Update: Robbery Leads to Chase, Exchange of Gunfire & Crash

sheriff patchThe following is a news release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office:
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 1:13 AM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that there was a vehicle collision and the sound of gun fire in the area of 18270 State Route 3, Allyn, WA.

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Update: Mason Resuced from under High Steel Bridge

The following is a Mason County Sheriff’s Office news release:
On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 6:31 PM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that a person who had been hiking up near the high steel bridge, had fallen down the steep embankment and was injured.

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House approves transportation budget as Legislature heads into second special session

audio iconIt’s the final day of the 30-day special session in Olympia. And while lawmakers have still not reached agreement on a two-year state operating budget, the House approved a final transportation budget Wednesday.

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REMINDER: PUD 1 Power Outage Scheduled

pud 1 80 yrs logoA power outage is scheduled for Mason County PUD No. 1 customers from Mike’s Beach north to Walker Mountain in Jefferson County. Bonneville Power Administration, who provides PUD 1’s power, will perform system maintenance and shut off power overnight to the Duckabush Substation. The power will be off from 11:30 PM on Thursday, May 28th until 8:00 AM Friday, May 29th.

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