All posts by Dedrick Allan

School District Recognizes Gerry Apple

The Shelton School District recognized Gerry Apple during Tuesday night’s Shelton School Board meeting.

Mr. Apple has been teaching for 49 years and is retiring as Shelton SADD (Student Against Destructive Decisions) Club Adviser after 33 years. Apple will continue coordinating the driver’s education program for Educational Services District (ESD) 113.

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Van Rear Ends Car in Allyn

A van rear ended a car in Allyn Tuesday. According to a State Patrol Press Memo, both vehicles were northbound on State Route 3 about 5 PM. At the intersection with North Bay Road, the car, a 1991 Honda Civic, signaled and slowed to make a left turn into a driveway. The van, a 2010 Chevrolet Express Van, struck the Honda in the rear.

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the August 14, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.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. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Updated Map for Maple Fire

Fire officials have updated the map for the Maple Fire, the wildfire burning in the Olympic National Forest near Hamma Hamma.

The fire is now 1,245 acres in size and is 35% contained. Authorities said Friday they will let Mother Nature fully contain the blaze.

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Public Meeting Held on Maple Fire

[VIDEO] Fire officials held a public meeting Friday night to update residents on the wildfire burning in the Olympic National Forest near the Hamma Hamma community. A standing room only crowd filed into the Hamma Hamma Fire Station to hear what is being done to fight the Maple Fire while keeping people safe.

The fire, which is 995 acres in size and 12% contained, is burning in steep, inaccessible terrain.

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No Change in Primary Election Numbers

More Primary Election ballots were counted Thursday and there are no changes in the latest unofficial numbers.

Democrat Kevin Schmelzlen and Republican Sharon Trask will face off for Mason County Commissioner District 3. George Steele and Eric Valley are the top two candidates for Mason County District Court Judge. Write-in results for Mason County Auditor will be released next week. And two Democrats (Irene Bowling and Tim Sheldon) will face off for 35th District State Senator. 

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Updated Primary Election Results as of 5 PM 8/8/18

More ballots from Tuesday’s Primary Election were counted Wednesday. No significant changes in the lasted unofficial numbers.

In the race for Mason County Commissioner District 3, Democrat Kevin Schmelzlen remains at the top with 40.04% of the vote (1,526 votes) followed by Republican Sharon Trask with 30.94% (1,170 votes). The others in the race are Mary Jo Cady (15.82% or 603 votes) and Kathy Chaussee (13.2% or 503 votes). Schmelzlen will face Trask in the November election for the seat currently held by Terri Drexler who is retiring.

The leaders in the race for Mason County District Court Judge are George Steele with 31.69% (3,499 votes) and Eric Valley with 25.7% (2,838 votes).

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Shelton Police Swears In New Officers

[VIDEO] Three new Shelton Police officers were sworn in during Tuesday night’s Shelton City Council meeting. Chief Darrin Moody introduced the new officers (Michael DeRoche, Matt Gray and Jordan Morine) before Mayor Bob Rogers gave them the oath of office.

Officer DeRoche, in his third day, was one of the officers who helped save a woman suffering a mental crisis earlier that day.

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Former Fairgrounds Buildings Set for Demolition

[VIDEO] The Port of Shelton plans to demolish buildings at the former Fairgrounds in late October. The Port’s Executive Director, Wendy Smith, told the Port Commissioners Tuesday thieves have broken into those buildings and stole fixtures, wires and copper.

These crimes prompted the Port to accelerate their schedule and they are ready to award a contract.

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Watch Shelton City Council

The video of the August 7, 2018 Shelton City Council is now available. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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