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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


love INC logoThe first Jobs For Life class, sponsored by Love INC of Mason County, is nearing graduation.  On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Shelton United Methodist Church, four students will be honored for completing the program. Continue reading

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Pedestrian Struck in Shelton

wsp logo3A Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle struck a pedestrian near downtown Shelton Friday night. According to the State Patrol, the fully marked 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was westbound on Railroad Avenue about 10:30 PM. As the Blazer approached North 8th Street, a pedestrian in dark clothing entered the crosswalk southbound on 8th Street. Continue reading

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National Weather Service Kicks off Windstorm Season

1962 Columbus Day storm1The 52nd anniversary of the 1962 Columbus Day storm is Sunday October 12th. This historic windstorm, the strongest non-tropical windstorm to hit the lower 48 in American history, marks the start of western Washington State’s windstorm season. Continue reading

Local Lakes Stocked with Trout

fish & wildlife logoThree lakes in Mason County have been stocked with trout this fall and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says anglers should have an excellent chance at phenomenal fishing this fall and through the holiday season. WDFW will stock 47 western Washington lakes with 340,000 catchable-size trout – nearly four times more fish than last fall. That includes 19 lakes where the catch limit will be increased to 10 trout beginning Oct. 18.  Continue reading

Historical Society Asks County for Help

The Mason County Historical Society has asked the Mason County Commission for help in finding a new location for its museum which is currently located at the former Mason County Fairgrounds. The Port of Shelton has closed the fairgrounds property to non-aviation uses and the museum must be relocated. However, the Historical Society has not been successful in their search and need to move fast as a deadline to move off Port Property is looming. Tuesday, Annette McGee, made a pitch to the Commissioners:

The Society also needs a location to store its items: Continue reading