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Watch Port of Allyn Commission

[VIDEO] The Port of Allyn Commission utilizes the services of MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to record their business meetings. The video of the Port of Allyn Commission’s October 21, 2019 special meeting is now available.

During this meeting the Port Commission held their second hearing on the Port’s 2020 budget. The Port Commissioners will hold a third public hearing on next year’s budget at their next meeting. Commissioner are also expected to adopt the 2020 budget during that November 4th meeting.

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Man Injured in SR-3 Head-On

A 61-year-old Grapeview man was injured in a head-on crash on State Route 3 Saturday afternoon.

A collision memo from the Washington State Patrol says a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup was northbound on SR-3 about 4:45 PM. At milepost 10 (north of Lavender Lane), an uninvolved vehicle in front of the truck slowed for a maintenance vehicle on the side of the highway. The truck swerved into the southbound lane to avoid a collision and collided with a southbound Subaru Forester head-on. Both vehicles ame to rest in the southbound lane.

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Coast Guard Rescues Man from Forest

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an injured man Saturday morning from a forest several miles east of Aberdeen, Washington.

At 10 a.m., watchstanders at the Columbia River Command Center received a request for assistance from Grays Harbor dispatch reporting a man who had several injuries and was showing symptoms of hypothermia near Mox Chuck Slough.

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Tornado Confirmed in Mason County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed a tornado in Mason County Friday night.

According to the results of a damage survey, between approximately 6:02 PM and 6:07 PM on the October 18th, the tornado touched down just southwest of the fire station on Pickering Road near Strong Road, traveled northeast for 0.68 miles before moving over the water of Pickering Passage and dissipating as a waterspout.

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Public Can Participate in WSP Accreditation

The Washington State Patrol is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its annual national accreditation for professional standards in law enforcement. Public comment is an important part of this rigorous assessment process.

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State Highway Construction 10/20 to 10/26

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from October 20, 2019 to October 26, 2019.

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier

Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Crews are building a new alignment for Coffee Creek to remove fish barriers. As work progresses, the project will require a temporary traffic shift on Shelton-Matlock Road west of US 101 near the interchange. This project also will rebuild the southbound US 101 ramps to and from the Shelton-Matlock Road. 
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekdayBrief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic affects for US 101.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 338.6 to 338.9
Description: One-way alternating routine bridge inspection.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21-22. 

Highway: SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 3 to 20
Description: One-way alternating traffic for sign installation.
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21-22. 

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PUD 3 Electricity is 98% Carbon Free

According to a new report from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the electricity sources for Mason PUD 3 customers are 98% carbon-free.

Eighty-eight percent of the power purchased by PUD 3 for its customers comes from renewable sources: hydroelectricity and wind. Ten percent of the electricity comes from the Columbia Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in south-central Washington.

Mason PUD 3
Hydroelectric 79%
Nuclear 10%
Wind 9%
Other Sources, Purchased from the Market 2%
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General Election Information Available Online

Ballots for the November 5th General Election were mailed to registered voters this week. The ballot includes two statewide initiatives, a dozen advisory votes and a proposed Constitutional Amendment along with local measures and races. More information on these issues and measures plus statements from candidates can be found online. Click here.

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Payroll Hiring Continues to Slow in September

Washington’s economy lost 3,100 jobs in September and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for September was unchanged at 4.6 percent according to the Employment Security Department.

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