The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from October 23, 2016 to October 29, 2016.
SR 302 – N of E Victor Rd – Culvert Replacement
Highway: SR 302 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4.5 Description: Crews will replace two failing culverts and install infrastructure to help stabilize the highway. Project web page Work schedule: If the weather cooperates, drivers who use State Route 302 can expect an around-the-clock week-long closure of a small section of the highway near the Pierce/Mason county line in Victor. Continue reading Road Construction on State Highways 10/23 to 10/29→
Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (MGH&FC) received the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) 2016 Achieving Best Care Award for its success in a broad variety of patient safety measures. This is a reflection of the strong commitment of our staff to providing the best quality of care. Their hard work continues to make care safer for our patients! Continue reading MGH Receives WSHA Achieving Best Care Award→
If the weather cooperates, drivers who use State Route 302 can expect an around-the-clock week-long closure of a small section of the highway near the Pierce/Mason county line near Victor. During the closure, crews will excavate the roadway at milepost 4.5 in an effort to stabilize this portion of SR 302. This section of roadway has seen repeated damage due to a slow-moving landslide under the surface of the highway. Workers also will replace two failed culverts. Continue reading Week-Long Closure of 302 near Victor Begins Oct. 25→
The video of the October 20, 2016 North Mason School Board meeting is now available. Some of the more notable items during the meeting, under their consent agenda, the School Directors discussed and adopted new policies relating to excused and unexcused absences, suicide prevention, and the rights of homeless students. The Board was als presented with the school success plan for Belfair Elementary and Sand Hill Elementary. And one of the two new student board members, Megan Jackson, was given the oath of office.
The next meeting of the North Mason School Board is 6:30 PM Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday October 22nd. The public can dispose of their unused, unwanted prescription medications at one of 4,700 collection sites nationwide, operated by 3,800 local law enforcement agencies and other community partners. The service is free of charge, no questions asked. In Mason County, there are two Drug Take Back Boxes: in front of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, 322 North 3rd Street in Shelton; and at the North Mason Regional Fire Authority, 460 NE Old Belfair Highway, in Belfair. Continue reading Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday→
The Shelton School District held a community forum Wednesday night. During the forum, Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle explained the bond and levy the District will ask voters to approve on February 14, 2017. Also in attendance was John Gore from DA Davidson who explained the interest rates for the bond, the District’s bond rating, how assessed value work for a school district, and the structure of the bond.
Ballots for the November 8th General Election have been mailed to registered voters and most should already have them in hand or will be receiving them in the next few days. Here are some resources to help voters make informed decisions as the ballot includes nine statewide measures, the President and Vice President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, and all State offices. Continue reading Ballots Out; Voter Resources Available→
Tuesday afternoon, the League of Women Voters of Mason County discuss the pros and cons of the initiatives and referendums that are on the November 8th General Election Ballot. This included Proposition 1 – the formation of a Metropolitan Parks District (MPD) in unincorporated Mason County. League President, Cheryl Williams, spoke against the measure while Neal Winders from the Friends of Mason County Parks, spoke in favor.
Tuesday officials from the Obama administration and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and U.S. Reps. Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Rick Larsen announced new federal actions to help protect and recover the health of Puget Sound, one of the nation’s largest estuaries. These actions demonstrate a firm commitment from the federal government to help restore Puget Sound, and are similar to federal actions taken in recent years to protect other large aquatic ecosystems, such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes. Continue reading New Initiatives for Puget Sound Recovery Announced→