All posts by Dedrick Allan

Shelton School Board Study Session Thursday

The Shelton School Board is holding a study session Thursday. The meeting will be held via Zoom video conferencing beginning at 4:30 PM. During the study session, School Board members will discuss the current status of in-person learning, be updated on the 2020-2021 budget, talk about development of the 2021-2022 budget, and talk about CARES Act grants.

The meeting is open to the public but there is not a public comment period since this is a study session for the board. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will provide a live video stream of the meeting or those interested can call into the meeting at 1-253-215-8782 and enter meeting ID # 869 3550 7479.

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High School Sports Results from 4/20/21

Win for NM Baseball; Losses for SHS & NM Soccer

The North Mason baseball team picked up its second win of the season beating Chimacum 12 to 2 Tuesday. Caden North led the Bulldogs at the plate and on the mound. North pitched a complete game, allowing two earned runs on three hits, striking out 17 without a walk. The senior was 2 for 5 at the plate with a triple and three RBI.

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Watch the WRIA 14 Committee Meeting

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the WRIA 14 Kennedy-Goldsborough Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committee Meeting. This meeting is being held virtually beginning at 9 AM. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC has been asked to broadcast the meeting to approve a plan setting water use from permit-exempt wells and identifies projects to offset that consumptive use for the next 20 years. This committee has representatives from Mason County, Thurston County, the City of Shelton, the Skokomish Indian Tribe, the Squaxin Island Tribe, Mason County PUD No. 1, Washington State Chapter Sierra Club, Building Industry Association of Washington, Mason-Kitsap Farm Bureau, Mason Conservation District, Green Diamond Resource Company, and the State Departments of Ecology, Health, and Fish and Wildlife.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the April 20, 2021 Shelton City Council meeting. Council members and City staff are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 6 PM. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

Mason County Unemployment Down Slightly

Mason County’s unemployment rate was down slightly in March. According to preliminary data from Washington State Employment Security, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 7.7 percent. That’s down two-tenths of a percentage point from February’s revised rate of 7.9 percent. March 2021’s rate is a half percent higher than March 2020 rate of 7.2 percent.

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Watch Mason County Jail Needs Study Briefing

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the April 20, 2021 Mason County Jail Needs Study briefing with KMB Architects. Officials are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 2 PM. There are three ways to watch live: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.

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High School Sports Results from 4/19/21

Win for NM Softball; Losses for SHS Baseball & Softball

The North Mason fastpitch softball team pounded out 23 hits Monday and beat Kingston 16 to 4.
Alyssa Hatfield led the Lady Bulldogs at the plate going 4 for 5 with three RBI and a run scored.

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Watch Mason County Commission Briefings

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the April 19, 2021 Mason County Commission briefings. Commissioners and staff are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 9 AM. There are three ways to watch live: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us

Times are subject to change, depending on the amount of business presented
9:00 A.M. Support Services— Frank Pinter
9:30 A.M. Public Works — Loretta Swanson
Utilities &Waste Management
10:00 A.M. Economic Development Council —Jennifer Baria
Commissioner Discussion —as needed

Fatal Crash on 101 at Purdy Cutoff

An elderly Lacey man died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 at Purdy Curoff Road early Sunday morning.

The Washington State Patrol says man was driving a sedan southbound about 2 AM when the car left the highway to the right, struck and sheared off a light pole. The car rolled and came to rest upside down in a hatchery pond.

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North Mason Track & Field Results from 4/17/21

In Saturday’s three-team track and field meet at Phil Pugh Stadium in Belfair, North Mason fell to North Kitsap by a combined score of 195 to 88 (boys: 101 to 44; girls: 94 to 44) and lost to Central Kitsap by a combined score of 178 to 91 (boys: 71 to 56; girls: 107 to 35). However, several Bulldogs topped their events.

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