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Two Arrested after Assault

shelton_patch2Two men were arrested after an assault outside a Shelton bar. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

At approximately 2:00 AM on 3/26/15 a patron of a bar at the corner of 1st and Railroad Ave.  in Shelton, was exiting the bar and was immediately confronted by two subjects that had been arguing inside the bar earlier in the evening. A physical fight began and the suspect that initiated the fight, was being held on the ground by the bar patron. Continue reading Two Arrested after Assault

That’s Doctor Coug to you; House and Senate OK med school for WSU-Spokane

audio iconA bill cleared the Legislature Wednesday that gives WSU something it’s never had:  A medical school. Continue reading That’s Doctor Coug to you; House and Senate OK med school for WSU-Spokane

City & Chamber Partnering for Downtown Vision Plan

shelton chamber logocity of shelton logo colorThe City of Shelton Community & Economic Development Department and the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, along with the planning firm Forterra, will be hosting a walking audit and public workshop to gather and provide the community with information regarding development of a visioning plan for downtown Shelton. Continue reading City & Chamber Partnering for Downtown Vision Plan

Urban Forestry Restoration Project

Improving tree health and preserving Shelton history

Throughout the month of March, a Puget SoundCorps team is working with City staff to remove invasive plants and prune trees in various locations around the city, including the future SR-3 park and ride and historic pear orchard site. These invasive non-native plants hinder the growth of healthy forests by competing for water and nutrients, and in some cases even killing trees. Many undesirable plants that grow in dense thickets also harbor rats and other vermin, creating a public safety hazard as well. Once the unwelcome plants are gone, native vegetation will be planted in its place. Continue reading Urban Forestry Restoration Project

Unemployment Down Slightly

032415umployment MCThe unemployment rate in Mason County was down slightly in February. According to the Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 9.3%, that’s down two-tenths of a percent from the revised rate for January and down six-tenths from February 2014. Continue reading Unemployment Down Slightly

Update: Fatality Crash on John’s Prairie

JP head-on032315aOn Monday evening March 23, 2015 at approximately 5:31 PM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a cell phone call from a woman reporting that she was following a person driving erratically (speeding and crossing the center line) on John’s Prairie Road. While speaking with Dispatch, the suspected vehicle crashed head-on into a pickup truck driving in the opposite direction near the Mason County Public Utilities building in the 2600 block of E. John’s Prairie Road, 2 miles northeast of Shelton. Continue reading Update: Fatality Crash on John’s Prairie

Bipartisan House bill sets 21 as legal age for buying tobacco products in the Evergreen State

audio iconLawmakers in Olympia have a plan to reduce adult smoking by making it harder for teens to get their young hands on cigarettes. Continue reading Bipartisan House bill sets 21 as legal age for buying tobacco products in the Evergreen State

Swanson Purchases Olympic Panel Products

swanson-titleSwanson Group Manufacturing, LLC, a Pacific Northwest forest products company, has acquired the assets of Olympic Panel Products, LLC in Shelton. Olympic Panel is the largest overlay plywood manufacturer in North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A news release says Swanson plans to relocate the Olympic Panel assets to its state-of-the-art facility to be built in Springfield, Oregon. For the next 12 to 18 months, Olympic Panel Products will continue to operate in Shelton to ensure a smooth transition for customers and suppliers. Continue reading Swanson Purchases Olympic Panel Products

Fatality Head-on Collision on John’s Prairie

A head-on collision on Johns Prairie near Mason County PUD No. 3 Operations Center killed one person and seriously injured another Monday night. Specific details on the crash that occurred about 6 PM have not been released but authorities say the causing driver who was reported as a possible DUI may have suffered a medial issue and died from her injuries.  The other driver was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

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