The Washington State Department of Health intends to issue a $17,640 penalty to the investor-owners of Ripplewood Tracts water system in Mason County. The planned fine is for violating a state directive to bring the water system into compliance with drinking water regulations. Continue reading
The State Attorney General’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges Thursday against a Tahuya man accused of using heavy machinery to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River near his home without any permits. Continue reading
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who burglarized a shop on John’s Prairie earlier this month. The Sheriff’s Office says an untouched night surveillance camera caught the white adult male as he broke into the metal shop/garage in the 1300 block of E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, and stole several thousand dollars worth of knives, tools, etc. around 1:20 AM on October 4. Continue reading
Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury swore in a new jail officer and a new deputy. Monday, Salisbury gave the oath of office to Jail Officer Trenton Latch and Deputy Sheriff Alfonso Mercado.
Officer Latch and Deputy Mercado also fill much needed positions within our short handed Jail and Patrol divisions.
North Mason School District Superintendent Dana Rosenbach sent the following after last Friday’s shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School: Continue reading
A 20-year-old Shelton woman died in a fatal collision on Highway 3 in Deer Creek Sunday morning. According to the State Patrol, a 2005 Acura was northbound on Highway 3 about 6:30 AM. Near Nason Road, the car crossed a double yellow line while attempting to pass multiple vehicles and collided with a southbound 1995 Honda Civic. Continue reading
Four members of North Mason Resources recently received honors: Continue reading
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
The Mason County Commission approved several budget transfers Tuesday. Frank Pinter, the County’s Finance Manager, runs down the numbers.
The 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