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Two Outstanding Treatment Plants in Mason County

Two treatment plants in Mason County are among the 111 wastewater treatment plants in Washington State to win outstanding performance awards.

The Washington State Department of Ecology honors the state’s top-performing wastewater treatment facilities with annual Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award. Among those to achieved full compliance with their water quality permits in 2017 were the Alderbrook Resort & Spa Wastewater Treatment Plant and the City of Shelton Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Watch North Mason School Board

Watch the August 16, 2018 North Mason School Board meeting. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC provides a live video stream of the meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. The North Mason School Board meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

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City Preparing for Paving

Starting tomorrow, Friday, August 17th, City of Shelton crews will be starting prep work for residential paving in the following locations in the Angleside area:

• Kineo Loop/9th Street from Grant to 10th Street
• South 3rd Street from Wyandotte to Kineo
• Satsop Avenue from South 2nd to South 3rd Street.

Roadways will be closed intermittently during work hours, approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM until further notice. Signs will be on display designating the work area. Accommodations will be made for local traffic.

Management of Maple Fire Changing

A new team will takeover management of the Maple Fire on Friday. The wildfire burning in the Olympic National Forest near Hamma Hamma is now 1,396 acres in size and 52% contained.

Team 10 will transition fire management responsibilities to Western Washington Incident Management Type 3 Team under the leadership of Jim Shank at 6 AM Friday. The incoming team will continue the long­ term strategy of keeping the fire between Forest Road 25 to the north and Forest Road 2401 to the south.

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Day of Caring Includes Free Dump Day

The United Way of Mason County’s Days of Caring are August 17th and 18th and include Free Dump Days. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC talked with Carrie Lemon, Executive Director of the United Way, and Kevin Schmelzlen from Shelton to the Top who is also Co-Chair of the Day of Caring events this year.

Again the locations for the Free Dump Day events are Oakland Bay Junior High School in Shelton on Friday, August 17th and the North Mason School District in Belfair on Saturday, August 18th.

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Hood Canal Shrimping Open for Two More Days

Recreational shrimp fishers will get two consecutive days to harvest spot shrimp on Hood Canal, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Wednesday.

Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) will open to recreational shrimp fishing from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 22. In addition, the daily catch limit will be increased to 100 shrimp per person from the typical 80 shrimp per person for these two days in Hood Canal.

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More Progress Made on Maple Fire

Fire crews continue to make progress on the Maple Fire, the wildfire burning in the Olympic National Forest near Hamma Hamma. According to the latest information, the blaze is now 52% contained and remains at 1,245 acres in size.

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Labor Market Steps Up in July

Washington’s economy added 12,400 jobs in July and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for July was 4.6 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The July unemployment rate decreased slightly from the June 2018 unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, matching a historical low.

“The state continues to feel the positive impact its economy is having on employment,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “Benchmark revisions to the data showed that job growth has accelerated with the beginning of the calendar year.”

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Shelton School Construction On Schedule

[VIDEO] The construction work being done by the Shelton School District is on schedule. Jeff Feeney from KBM Architects updated the Shelton School Board Tuesday on the projects being funded by the $65 Million bond approved by voters in February 2017.

Feeney also updated the board on the plan for the District’s athletic facilities.

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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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