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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the June 26, 2017 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 2 PM: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/news, or MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

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Two Enter Shelton School Board Race

Last week’s special three-day candidate filing period saw two people enter the race for Shelton School Board Director District No. 2.

Ross Gallagher
Dan Cooling

Ross Gallagher and Dan Cooling both file for the two-year unexpired term the morning of June 20th. In April, Ginger Seslar, who was elected to the seat two years ago, resigned from the position. During May’s original candidate filing week, Brian Major filed for the seat but withdrew from the race on May 22nd, resulting in no one running and the need for a special filing period.Voters in the Shelton School District will decide between Gallagher and Cooling in the General Election.

That Shelton School Board position was not the only seat without candidates after the May filing week.

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MGH Foundation Holds 23rd Annual Quality Care Open

Friday marked the day for one of the largest annual fundraisers for Mason General Hospital Foundation: the Quality Care Open. Dedrick Allan has some of the highlights from the event that has been going on for more than two decades.

If you would like more information on next year’s Quality Care Open, call 360-427-3623 or email foundation@masongeneral.com,

You can pre-register for the 24th Annual Mason General Hospital Foundation Quality Care Open by clicking here.

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Allyn Waterfront Park Closed to Swimming

A closure to water contact recreation at Allyn Waterfront Park was issued Thursday due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. This beach will be re-sampled next week to determine if bacteria levels have dropped. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice.

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DNR Suggests Sites for Target Shooting in Tahuya State Forest

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is suggesting two possible sites in the Tahuya State Forest for target shooting. Tuesday night, DNR officials held a meeting to hear what residents think. Glenn Glover, Acting Statewide Recreation Manager, started the meeting with a presentation which explained how they got to this point, what the current law allows, what challenges the DNR faces in locating shooting facilities, and showed the possible sites: Tahuya Blacksmith and Mission Hurd.

Video updated with slides from DNR's PowerPoint presentation

After the presentation, those in attendance were asked to go to “listening stations” to provide their input.

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County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Mason County’s unemployment rate held steady in May. According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, the county’s unemployment rate last month was 6.5 percent matching April’s revised rate and is a percentage point less than May 2016’s rate of 7.5 percent.

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Results of Railroad Avenue Study Released

Monday night, the Shelton City Commission was presented with the results of a study of Railroad Avenue from U.S. Highway 101 to Front Street in downtown Shelton. Paul Fuesel from KPG Design took a look at the corridor and came up with possible improvements that would improve the roadway’s aesthetics, make it more welcoming and pedestrian friendly.

The suggestions in Fuesel’s presentation included better signage on 101 to direct people to downtown Shelton, a six-foot sidewalk along Railroad from 101 into the City Limits, bicycle facilities possibly along the former Simpson Rail Line, expanding sidewalks in downtown especially near the Tollie, and making Evergreen Square more than just a parking lot.

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the June 20, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.  Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the June 19, 2017 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 6 PM: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/news, or MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Shelton Relay For Life Held Saturday

The Shelton Relay For Life was held Saturday at Kneeland Park. This year’s theme: “Game On Cancer”.

Cutting the ribbon and opening this year’s Relay was cancer survivor Arthur Garcia Allen:

Prior to the ribbon cutting, Taylor Swartz sang the National Anthem as the Shelton High School NJROTC presented the colors.

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