Category Archives: News

Watch Fire Prevention & Community Awareness Presentations

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Fire Prevention and Community Awareness presentation at the North Mason School District Boardroom in Belfair. One of three presentations going on simultaneously in Mason County. Learn about fire prevention, “Ready, Set, Go” evacuation preparedness, wildland fire resources, animal/pet safety and more. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing the video for the presentation put on by the North Mason Regional Fire Authority.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the June 25, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website ( You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Meeting time was changed from 6 PM. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Assault with Knife at Loop Field

The Shelton Police Department is investigating what led to a stabbing at Loop Field Sunday night that left a man with a laceration to his arm.

A news release says Shelton officers were dispatched to a large fight at Loop Field about 9:40 PM. Dispatch advised that a large group of males were throwing beer bottles at one another and that approximately ten subjects were physically fighting in the field located at 1020 West Franklin Street.

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Phil Pugh Stadium Grandstand Bid Awarded

[VIDEO] The North Mason School Board awarded the Phil Pugh Grandstand Improvements Project to Henderson Partners LLC. The Gig Harbor company was the low bidder for project to build a cover on the stadium at $705,717. The School Board held a special meeting Monday night.

2019 Point-in-Time Count: Decrease in Washington Homeless

Data compiled by the State Department of Commerce from county reports shows 3.1% decline in total number of people experiencing homelessness statewide, while half of counties posted increases.

Mason County’s numbers show 194 households (273 people) are homeless. That is up from 2018’s numbers of 151 households (232 people).

The Washington State Department of Commerce posted final statewide results of the 2019 Point-in-Time count, an annual one-night snapshot of people experiencing homelessness. Sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the count attempts to provide a consistent set of data from around the country on “sheltered” and “unsheltered” homelessness.

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Intoxicated Driver Hits Downtown Shelton Building

An alleged intoxicated driver hit a building in downtown Shelton Sunday night.

According to a news release, a Shelton Police officer attempted to stop the suspected drunk driver around 11 PM after observing a vehicle driving in an erratic manner in the downtown area. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed heading east on West Cota Street. Less than 30-seconds later, the vehicle went off the roadway and drove into a building on the southeast corner of South 2nd Street and West Cota Street. The building was unoccupied at the time of the collision.

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DUI Suspected in Belfair Crash

Drugs or alcohol suspected in a crash early Monday on Highway 106 south of Belfair that severed a utility pole.

Picture from Mason PUD 3’s Twitter page

The Washington State Patrol says a 2019 Honda HRV was westbound on State Route 106 about 12:30 AM. Near milepost 18, which is between E. Cedar Street and E. Alderwood Road, the SUV left the roadway and struck the utility pole and other objects. The highway was blocked for almost five hours.

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Allyn Man Injured in Crash near Krabbenhoft Road

A 32-year-old Allyn man was airlifted Sunday morning after his truck hit a tree and utility pole on Highway 3 near Krabbenhoft Road.

The Washington State Patrol says the 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck was southbound on State Route 3 about 4:30 AM. Near Krabbenhoff Road, the truck failed to negotiate the right hand turn and crossed the northbound lane striking the tree and utility pole. The Ford rolled and came to rest on its tires in the northbound lane. The driver was ejected from the truck.

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State Highway Construction 6/23 to 6/29

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from June 23, 2019 to June 29, 2019.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Kitsap Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Crews will realign a portion of Coffee Creek in order to remove barriers to fish. This project also will rebuild the southbound exit to Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: Work will begin late June. The majority of the work will have little effect on travelers. 

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