Not Abduction Attempt – Only Neighborhood Watch

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says that there wasn’t an attempted abduction Monday in the Grapeview area just neighbors watching out for neighbors. Within 30 minutes of releasing the information asking for help locating a suspect, the wife of the unidentified subject and the boy’s mother called the Sheriff’s Office explaining that many people in the area understand the boy is developmentally disabled and several Block Watch people in the community keep an eye out for the boy. Continue reading

Attempted Abduction in Grapeview

MCsheriff logo smallThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who attempted to abduct a 13-year-old boy in the Grapeview area Monday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is a white adult male, possibly named “Jimmy”. He was driving a red and white Ford extended cab pickup truck. Continue reading

Southside & North Mason Schools Win State’s Highest Honor

Two schools in the North Mason School District and in Southside School District are among the 413 schools statewide to be 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners. The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver. Continue reading

Police Blotter 4/12/14

police blotterThe following is police activity in Mason County reported from Saturday, April 5, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014. Continue reading

Road Work on State Highways 4/13/14 to 4/19/14

DOT sealAs we approach the construction season, there are no major construction projects scheduled in the coming week on State Highways in the coming week but there is still some work that will impact traffic. Continue reading

Shooting May Be Cause of March 28th Outage

Brewer-Road-CutoutOfficials say that the March 28th power outage may have been caused by someone shooting at power equipment. Mason County PUD No. 3 released a picture this week that shows a clean hole in the middle of a damaged cutout, the equipment that holds a fuse. This cutout was removed from an electrical service on Brewer Road near the drive in theater. PUD 3 customers in the area reported loud bangs before losing electricity about 7 PM that night. The PUD is sure that a fuse blowing was the source of the loud noise but it may have been assisted by a bullet. Continue reading

New Deputy Sheriff & New Jail Officer Sworn In

MCsheriff logo smallThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office sworn in a new Deputy and Jail Officer this week. Continue reading

PUD 3 Receives Highest National Recognition for Reliable Electric Operations

MCPUD Logo-ProcessMason PUD No. 3 has received the highest national recognition for reliable ectrict operations from the American Public Power Association (APPA). Monday, PUD 3 was designated as a diamond level utility in this year’s Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the APPA. The designation recognizes PUD 3 for providing its customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. PUD 3 is one of 94 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the RP3 recognition and one of 29 to reach the diamond level.  Continue reading

Small Earthquake in Skokomish Valley

A small earthquake was reported in the Skokomish Valley Sunday morning. According to the USGS, the magnitude 1.5 quake was centered about a mile west of U.S. Highway 101 – four miles west of Union – nine miles north-northwest of Shelton – at a depth of 9.4 miles. It occurred at 7 AM. No damage has been reported.

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Police Blotter 4/5/14

police blotterThe following is police activity in Mason County reported from Saturday, March 29, 2014 to Friday, April 4, 2014. Continue reading

Governor inks supplemental transportation, operating budgets as bill-signing deadline approaches

audio iconWith one day left in bill-signing season, Gov. Inslee put his signature on a pair of bipartisan supplemental budgets Friday. Continue reading

Road Work on State Highways 4/6/14 to 4/12/14

DOT sealNo major construction projects are scheduled on State Highways in the coming week but there is still some work that will impact traffic. Continue reading

Fire Chiefs & Fire Commissioners Surprise Sheriff With Award

sheriff receives award - CroppedMason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury was surprised with an award from the Mason County Fire Chiefs and Fire Commissioners Thursday night. Sheriff Salisbury was presented with an engraved wood & glass challenge coin collection case by Mason County Fire District #4 Fire Chief Bob Burbridge. Continue reading

Three Injured in Skokomish Valley Crash – Alcohol or Drugs Suspected

101 skok valley crash 4-3-14Three people were injured Thursday in a two vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 101 in the Skokomish Valley and the State Patrol suspects alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor. According to a collision memo, a 1991 Acura Integra was northbound and a 1973 Eldorado 18-foot motorhome was southbound about 5 PM. At milepost 339, which is between Sunnyside Road and Bourgault Road in the Skokmish Valley, the Accura crossed the centerline and struck the motorhome. Continue reading

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Governor signs new law boosting funding for schools in Washington’s timber country

audio iconThere’s a new law in Washington that good news for some of the state’s most cash-starved school districts. Continue reading