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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the January 19, 2021 Mason County Commission meeting. Commissioners and staff are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 9 AM. There are three ways to watch live: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

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Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the January 19, 2021 Shelton City Council meeting. Council members and City staff are meeting via Zoom video conferencing. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is providing a live video stream of that Zoom meeting beginning at 6 PM. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

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Inslee Announces Plan for Vaccine Distribution & Administration

Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced an updated statewide vaccine distribution and administration plan to increase the number of Washingtonians vaccinated and establish infrastructure capable of mass vaccinations in the coming months. With the expanded vaccine distribution system, the state set a goal of vaccinating 45,000 Washingtonians per day.

Included in the plan is the Washington State Vaccine Command and Coordination Center, a new statewide public-private partnership to boost vaccine distribution efforts. The collaboration includes Washington corporations, labor unions, health care groups and government entities.

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Delayed Fatality in Shelton Head-On

One of the three injured in Friday’s head-on crash on Highway 3 just north of the Shelton Yacht Club has died. The Washington State Patrol reported Saturday that Curtis L. Jones, 83 of Allyn, died at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia.

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Mason County Ends Week with 25 COVID-19 Cases

Mason County Public Health reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the County on Friday, January 15, 2021. Health officials also confirmed an additional death from the virus, bringing that number to 17. With 234 new COVID-18 cases in the last 14 days, Mason County’s rate of new cases per 100,000 over two weeks is now 360.

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WSP Personnel Start to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Washington State Patrol (WSP) employees are beginning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on a volunteer basis.

The WSP is working in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) ensuring the vaccine is available to employees wanting to be vaccinated.

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Three Injured in Shelton Head-On

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 3 just north of Shelton Yacht Club Friday afternoon.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of a southbound 2002 GMC Denali suffered a “medical event”, crossed the centerline of SR-3 at milepost 4 and struck a northbound 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck head-on about 1:30 PM. Highway 3 was blocked for more than an hour and a half.

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Tacoma Power Releasing Water into Skokomish River

Tacoma Power will release water into the North Fork Skokomish River beginning Sunday. According to Mason County Department of Emergency Management, the flow will increase from 300 cfs (cubic feet per second0 to 850 cfs and remain at that level until Thursday.

PUD 3 Manager to Serve Another Term on Public Power Council

On January 7, 2021, Mason PUD 3’s Manager, Annette Creekpaum, was re-elected to the Executive Committee of the Public Power Council (PPC) for the 2021-2022 term. The 21 members of the Executive Committee are elected by PPC’s member utilities and serve two-year terms. This will be Creekpaum’s second term, holding the position of Vice Chair, Administration & Budget.

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