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North Mason Track Results from 4/14/18

The North Mason track and field teams participated in the Terrace Invite at Edmonds Woodway High School Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs finished 14th in the 25-team meeting while the boys from Belfair were 22nd.

Lily Campbell led the way for North Mason placing 2nd in the girls’ discus and third in the girls’ javelin.

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Deputy Vehicle Struck While Making U-Turn

A Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was struck Saturday morning while making a U-Turn on Highway 3 in Belfair.

The State Patrol is investigating and says the 2016 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle was parked on the southbound shoulder of SR-3 at milepost 28. About 9:15 AM, the deputy activated the SUV’s emergency lights and siren and attempted the U-turn in front of a southbound 2016 Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep struck the Explorer.

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Increase Property Taxes to Save Shelton Marina?

[VIDEO] The idea of increasing property taxes to save Oakland Bay Marina was suggested Saturday at the Port of Shelton’s second community forum on the future of the Shelton marina. There were also questions about the Port’s lease with the Shelton Yacht Club and its building, and the tideland under the marina which is owned by the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Simpson Timber Company. The Port Commissioners were urged to consider Oakland Bay Marina an asset to the community and not consider selling it.

The Port’s Executive Director, Wendy Smith, started the meeting by making the same presentation she made on April 3rd. (Video of that presentation can be found by clicking here.) Then the Port Commissioners took comments from those in attendance. (This video is of that testimony.)

Mike Byrne was the third person to speak and made the suggestion about a property tax increase.

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High School Sports Results from 4/13/18

Wins for SHS & NM Soccer; Results From Wolf Pack Invite

The Shelton boys’ soccer team slipped by Capital one-nil (1 to 0) Friday and have shutout their last two opponents. The Highclimbers are now 4-6-and-1 on the season, 4-and-5 in the South Sound Conference. They host Central Kitsap Tuesday.

The North Mason boys’ soccer team blanked Olympic Friday two-nil (2 to 0). The Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season and their second win over the Trojans. The boys from Belfair improved to 2-6-and-2 on the season, 2-and-6 in the Olympic League. They host Sequim Tuesday.

The Shelton boys’ track and field team placed 6th in the Wolf Pack Invite Friday while the Lady Highclimbers tied Black Hills for 7th.
Individual results:
William Johnson won the boys’ 3200 meters with a personal record time of 9 minutes, 45.23 seconds.

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Shelton Marina: Sell It? Repair It? Port Wants to Hear from You

The Port of Shelton is seeking input from the public on the future of Oakland Bay Marina. Port officials want to hear your thoughts and ideas. What would you like to see done with the Shelton marina? Should the Port sell it? Is there a private entity that would take over management? What about a public/private partnerships? Is the marina an asset or liability? These are just some of the questions the Port is trying to answer.

Friday, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC sat down with Port of Shelton Executive Director Wendy Smith and Port of Shelton Commissioner Kristy Buck to talk about Oakland Bay Marina.

The Port of Shelton Commission is holding a series of community forums. The first was April 3rd during the Port Commission’s business meeting.
The second is 10 AM Saturday, April 14th in the Commission Chambers at the Port office, 21 W. Sanderson Way.
And the third meeting is 6 PM Wednesday, April 18th in the PUD 3 Auditorium, 2621 E Johns Prairie Road.

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High School Sports Results from 4/12/18

SHS Track Splits with Timberline; NM Golf Splits with NK

The Shelton boys’ track team beat Timberline 77 to 67 while the Lady Highclimbers fell to the Blazers 87 to 48.
Shelton’s top placers:
Troy Goodwin won the boys’ 100 meters and the 200 meters.
Aiden Gregg took the girls’ 800 meters.
Freshman Tori Bartholomew was 1st in the girls’ 1600 meters.
Freshman Victoria Silverman placed 1st in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.
William Johnson won the boys’ 800 meters.
Brock Knowles took the boys’ 1600 meters.
AJ Boother topped the boys’ 3200 meters.
Noah Manu was 1st in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles.
Domoniq Montte won the boys’ 300-meter hurdles.
The relay team of Brock Knowles, Ethan Bursch, William Johnson and Sirius James took the boys’ 4 x 400.
Cody Hall won the boys’ javelin.
Austyne Cralle topped the girls’ pole vault.
The ‘Climber boys participate in the 13-team Wolf Pack Invite today.

The North Mason boys’ golf team beat North Kitsap Thursday 237 to 172 while the Lady Bulldogs lost to the Vikings 257 to 251.

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Comment Period on Webb Hill Lagoon Extended

The SEPA Comment period for Bio Recycling Corporation’s land modification (grading) permit to construct a 18-million-gallon storage lagoon at their North Ranch facility on Webb Hill has been extended to April 22, 2018. This is the second extension of the comment period and was granted without objection by Bio Recycling. Comments can be emailed: or mailed: 615 W. Alder St.; Shelton, WA 98584.

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Shelton Softball Shut Out by Yelm

The Shelton fast pitch softball team managed only one hit against South Sound Conference foe Yelm Wednesday and the Highclimbers lost to the Tornados 16 to 0. Yelm took advantage of eight Shelton errors and had big innings, scoring six runs in the first inning and seven runs in the fourth.
Erica Ayala got the ‘Climbers’ only hit in the fifth inning as the Tornados’ Taylyn Culter struck out 15 and walked only four.
Shelton drops to 4-and-6 on the season, 1-and-4 in the SSC. They travel to Timberline Friday.

High School Sports Schedule for Thursday, April 12, 2018 (weather permitting):

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Weather Postpones Timberline at Shelton Baseball, Other Games

Weather has postponed today’s Timberline at Shelton baseball game. The South Sound Conference game has been rescheduled for 4 PM Friday (weather permitting). MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast Friday’s game.Weather permitting of course.

The Highclimbers are 10-and-3 on the season, 4-and-3 in the SSC. The Blazers have a 7-and-5 overall record, 3-and-4 in the conference.

Other games postponed by weather Wednesday: North Mason at Kingston baseball and softball. 

The Shelton vs. Yelm fast pitch softball game, at last report, is being played at MCRA. First pitch still 4 PM.

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Fire Districts 9 & 16 Propose West Mason Fire and Rescue

In an effort to provide better service to residents, Mason County Fire Districts 9 and 16 are proposing to merge and form West Mason Fire and Rescue. The Commissioners from both districts held a joint meeting Tuesday night at Fire District 9’s Station 9-2.

Fire District 9’s service area is north of Highway 102 (Dayton Airport Road) to just south of Potlatch and includes Webb Hill, the Skokomish Valley, Eells Hill and the Skokomish Reservation. Fire District 16 is west of Shelton to just east of Lake Nahwatzel and includes Dayton, Hanks Lake, Panhandle Lake, Shelton Valley and the Washington Corrections Center. And the Districts share a border: southern border for District 9; northern border for District 16. 

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