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MacEwen & Griffey Holding Mid-Session Town Hall Tonight

Representatives from the 35th Legislative District, Drew MacEwen and Dan Griffey, are holding a mid-session town hall meeting at 6 PM tonight (Thursday, March 23rd) in the Johnson Library at Olympic College Shelton. Continue reading MacEwen & Griffey Holding Mid-Session Town Hall Tonight

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Shorecrest SWAT Response Turns Out to be Hoax

Mason County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactical Team responded to Shorecrest Wednesday to what turned out to be a hoax. According to authorities, a man called 9-1-1 about 5 PM and said he had shot people – specifically an officer and his wife. SWAT was called to the scene and law enforcement determined the call was false. Continue reading Shorecrest SWAT Response Turns Out to be Hoax

Freshmen Lawmakers Hope to Boost Rural Economies with Free Tuition

In Olympia, rural lawmakers are reaching across party lines to boost education and employment.  Dan Frizzell has that story.

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Two-Year Closure of SR 8/SR 108 Intersection Starts Soon

Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will soon kick off the first of two significant traffic changes in the McCleary area.

Overnight Thursday, March 30 Continue reading Two-Year Closure of SR 8/SR 108 Intersection Starts Soon

Residents Learn about Changes to Flood Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released preliminary maps for flood areas along Mason County coastlines, rivers, and lakes.Tuesday night, some 40 residents attended an open house to get more information on how these changes impact their property.

 

The preliminary maps show revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any year. Using modern tools, the updated maps more accurately show potential flooding and are now digitized. These maps will help officials and residents identify flood risks and, when adopted, will be used for flood insurance, land use and development decisions.

Some parcels have been added to flood plains while others previously in a flood plain have been removed. Continue reading Residents Learn about Changes to Flood Maps

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Police Blotter 3/22/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Specific details have not been released. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency. Continue reading Police Blotter 3/22/17

Weston Appointed to Hospital Board as Trucksess Retires

Nancy Trucksess

After nearly fifteen years serving on the three-person Board of Commissioners for Public Hospital District No. 1, Nancy Trucksess has retired.

Gayle Weston

Gayle Weston, branch manager for Shelton Key Bank, was appointed by remaining Board members Scott Hilburn and Don Wilson to fill the position. Continue reading Weston Appointed to Hospital Board as Trucksess Retires

Unemployment Rate Hits Nine-Year Low in Washington

Washington’s economy added 6,100 jobs in February and the state unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 4.9 percent – the lowest report since March 2008, according to the state Employment Security Department. Continue reading Unemployment Rate Hits Nine-Year Low in Washington

Port to Write Letter Supporting YMCA

The Port of Shelton Commission has been asked to write a letter of support for locating a YMCA in Shelton. Tuesday, Julie Nichols from the SHARC updated the Port Commissioners on their efforts and made the request.

The Port Commissioners were supportive of the idea and willing to write the letter. Continue reading Port to Write Letter Supporting YMCA

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City Commission Special Meeting Thursday; Cancels Monday Meeting

The Shelton City Commission is holding a special meeting Thursday (March 23, 2017) morning and has cancelled its meeting next Monday, March 27, 2017.

Thursday’s meeting will be held at 11 AM upstairs at the Shelton Civic Center. The meeting is only to approve payment vouchers. Continue reading City Commission Special Meeting Thursday; Cancels Monday Meeting