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Pot Farm Moratorium Lifted

video iconThe Mason County Commission has lifted the moratorium on applications for Recreational Marijuana farms. The Commissioners took action Tuesday night after a public hearing on the six-month moratorium that was enacted July 1. Three dozen people testified during the hearing that lasted over two hours. Continue reading

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City Accepting Tourism Funding Applications

city of shelton logo color small 150The City of Shelton will be accepting applications for tourism funding during the month of August. The City currently collects a four percent tax on Lodging that is to be used for either tourism events or tourism-related facilities. Continue reading

County Employee Recognitions

Mason County LOGOMason County recently recognized over 50 employees and an elected Official for their years of service with the County. Each year the County holds the Service Awards ceremony to recognize its employees celebrating work anniversaries of 10 years or more. Continue reading

18-year-old Drowns in Lake Cushman

MCsheriff logo smallAn 18-year-old Sequim male drowned while swimming in Lake Cushman Saturday. According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the family of Calvin White called 9-1-1 about noon after he had been missing for over a half hour while swimming alone in the swimming area of Skokomish Park. Continue reading

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Truck Crashes into Canal

A truck ended up in Hood Canal Friday after the driver fell asleep. The State Patrol says the Chevrolet 1500 pickup was southbound on U.S. Highway 101 about 5 PM. Just south of Hoodsport, at milepost 333, the truck left the highway to the left, went over an embankment and landed in the Canal.

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One Dead, One in Custody after Shooting in Allyn

sheriff patchThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Allyn Thursday night that left a man dead and a woman is in custody. According to a news release, Deputies responded to the 1 to 100 block of E. Sherwood Lane about 9 PM after receiving a report of a gunshot heard in the area. While Deputies and Detectives were in route, the reporting party informed MACECOM Dispatchers that a white adult female had shot a white adult male in the face, that the female suspect had fled the scene on foot, and that the male victim was laying unresponsive in the front area of the residence. Continue reading

Shooting in Allyn

MCsheriff logo smallThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Allyn.  Limited details are available but authorities say one person is dead and a suspect is in custody. More information is expected later today.

PUD 3′s Shelton Payment Center Closed for Emergency Maintenance

MCPUD Logo-ProcessMason PUD No. 3′s downtown Shelton payment center at 310 West Cota Street will be closed through Friday, July 18 for emergency maintenance.  In the meantime, customers may do business in person at PUD 3′s Johns Prairie operations center, 2621 E Johns Prairie Road, Shelton. Customers may also make online payments at www.masonpud3.org.

Historic Promotions Continue at Sheriff’s Office

The series of historic promotions continue at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Tuesday, Jail Officers Todd Hilyard and Robert Vasquez were promoted to the new rank of Corporal, bringing the Corporal supervision rank to three in the Jail Division and four in the Patrol Division.

New Corporal Hilyard & Sheriff Salsibury
New Corporal Todd Hilyard with Sheriff Salsibury
New Corporal Vasquez & Sheriff Salsibury
New Corporal Robert Vasquez and Sheriff Salsibury

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Rail Car Fire Still Smoldering; Blocking Port Rail Spur

rail car fire071514The rail car fire reported on John’s Prairie Monday morning is still smoldering and is now blocking the Port of Shelton’s rail spur. Tuesday, Port Executive Director John Dobson explained to the Port of Shelton Commission that initially the rail car was on the main rail line traveling south from the Transfer Station near the Bremerton Airport when smoke was spotted coming from the Waste Management garbage container. Officials with Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad decided to move the rail car off the main line and onto the Port’s rail spur on John’s Prairie without the Port’s permission. Continue reading

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