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Port Not Demolishing Fairgrounds Buildings

Rumors around the community are saying that the Port of Shelton has applied for permits to demolish the buildings at the former Mason County Fairgrounds. Port of Shelton Commissioner Dick Taylor set the record straight Tuesday saying there are NO current plans to tear down those buildings:

The Port will be demolishing a building at 430 W. Business Park Road. Continue reading

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Budget Transfers Approved

The Mason County Commission approved several budget transfers Tuesday. Frank Pinter, the County’s Finance Manager, runs down the numbers.

County Amends Regs for Marijuana Growers

video iconThe Mason County Commission amended the County’s regulations for recreational marijuana growers and processors. The changes approved Tuesday were prompted by issues brought forth by residents on SE Sells Drive where a pot farm is now in operation. Although too late to change the Sells Drive operation (Forbidden Farms), these neighbors wanted to make sure this doesn’t happen in other rural residential areas and the Commissioners agreed to take another look at the regulations.  Continue reading

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Help Sought to Identify Agate Area Thieves

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying thieves who stole a generator from a home in the Agate area. A news release says that during the first week of October 2014 (more specifically on Oct. 9 around 4:30 AM), property owners in the Agate area reported that two unknown men were seen going onto the victim’s property and stealing the brand new generator. The theft was caught by a surveillance camera.

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The adult suspects are described as one white male and one Hispanic looking male. Continue reading

Shelton Man Injured in Skok Valley Crash

wsp logo3A 65-year-old Shelton man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a crash in the Skokomish Valley Monday evening. The State Patrol reports Roy D. Kenyon was driving a 1997 Ford Aero Van north of Reservation Road from Skokomish Valley Road about 6:30 PM. Continue reading

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Motorcycle vs. Deer Crash Blocks Highway 3

WSPlogo150A motorcycle struck a deer on Highway 3 Sunday night and blocked one lane for about 45 minutes near Agate Road. According to the State Patrol, a 1987 BMW motorcycle was north about  about 6 PM. As the bike approached Agate Road, a deer ran into the roadway from the southbound shoulder. The BMW collided with the deer. Continue reading

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Apparent Inmate Suicide at Washington Corrections Center

The Department of Corrections and local law enforcement are investigating an offender death Thursday morning at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. According to a news release, 31-year-old Nicholas White was found hanging in his cell at about 10 AM. Continue reading

Sheriff Swears in a New Deputy Sheriff

New Dep Edward Brock w SheriffOn Monday, October 6, 2014, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Edward Brock, the newest Deputy Sheriff of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.  Continue reading

Candidates Walk Out During Chamber Forum

Two candidates for 35th District State Representative walked out of the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce Forum Tuesday night. Incumbent Kathy Haigh (Democrat for Position 1) and challenger Tammey Newton (Democrat for Position 2) left the table just before the start of the “Lightning Round” which is a rapid fire support or oppose question and answer period where the candidates indicate their stance with a red (oppose) or green (support) card.

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Newton explained why she left in an Op/Ed which can be found here. Newton also returned to the table for closing statements but was not given the opportunity to speak.

The candidates will gather again on Thursday night as the League of Women Voters Mason County is holding a candidates’ forum at Olympic Middle School in Shelton. Everyone is welcome to attend the event that starts at 6:30 PM.

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County Approves Construction Plans

The Mason County Commission has approved the County’s Annual Construction Program for next year and the County’s Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The County’s Engineer, Melissa McFadden, summarizes the projects planned for construction in 2015:

The total cost of the Annual Construction Program next year is $6 Million. Continue reading