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State to Fine Owners of Ripplewood Tracts

doh logoThe Washington State Department of Health intends to issue a $17,640 penalty to the investor-owners of Ripplewood Tracts water system in Mason County. The planned fine is for violating a state directive to bring the water system into compliance with drinking water regulations. Continue reading

John’s Prairie Burglary Suspect Sought

JP burg suspect 103014The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who burglarized a shop on John’s Prairie earlier this month. The Sheriff’s Office says an untouched night surveillance camera caught the white adult male as he broke into the metal shop/garage in the 1300 block of E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, and stole several thousand dollars worth of knives, tools, etc. around 1:20 AM on October 4. Continue reading

Sheriff Swears in New Jail Officer & Deputy

Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury swore in a new jail officer and a new deputy.  Monday, Salisbury gave the oath of office to Jail Officer Trenton Latch and Deputy Sheriff Alfonso Mercado.

Latch CongratsMercado Congrats

Officer Latch and Deputy Mercado also fill much needed positions within our short handed Jail and Patrol divisions.

Special Notice from North Mason School District

NMSD logoNorth Mason School District Superintendent Dana Rosenbach sent the following after last Friday’s shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School:  Continue reading

Fatal Collision in Deer Creek

WSPlogo150A 20-year-old Shelton woman died in a fatal collision on Highway 3 in Deer Creek Sunday morning. According to the State Patrol, a 2005 Acura was northbound on Highway 3 about 6:30 AM. Near Nason Road, the car crossed a double yellow line while attempting to pass multiple vehicles and collided with a southbound 1995 Honda Civic. Continue reading

Port Not Demolishing Fairgrounds Buildings

Rumors around the community are saying that the Port of Shelton has applied for permits to demolish the buildings at the former Mason County Fairgrounds. Port of Shelton Commissioner Dick Taylor set the record straight Tuesday saying there are NO current plans to tear down those buildings:

The Port will be demolishing a building at 430 W. Business Park Road. Continue reading

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Budget Transfers Approved

The Mason County Commission approved several budget transfers Tuesday. Frank Pinter, the County’s Finance Manager, runs down the numbers.

County Amends Regs for Marijuana Growers

video iconThe Mason County Commission amended the County’s regulations for recreational marijuana growers and processors. The changes approved Tuesday were prompted by issues brought forth by residents on SE Sells Drive where a pot farm is now in operation. Although too late to change the Sells Drive operation (Forbidden Farms), these neighbors wanted to make sure this doesn’t happen in other rural residential areas and the Commissioners agreed to take another look at the regulations.  Continue reading

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