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DNR Suggests Sites for Target Shooting in Tahuya State Forest

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is suggesting two possible sites in the Tahuya State Forest for target shooting. Tuesday night, DNR officials held a meeting to hear what residents think. Glenn Glover, Acting Statewide Recreation Manager, started the meeting with a presentation which explained how they got to this point, what the current law allows, what challenges the DNR faces in locating shooting facilities, and showed the possible sites: Tahuya Blacksmith and Mission Hurd.

Video updated with slides from DNR's PowerPoint presentation

After the presentation, those in attendance were asked to go to “listening stations” to provide their input.

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Complete Eats helps Washingtonians afford healthy foods

The Department of Health and Safeway “Kicked-Off” Complete Eats today, a program that makes fruits and vegetables more affordable for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program customers.

Complete Eats rewards customers who purchase fruits and vegetables with SNAP benefits (formerly called Food Stamps) with coupons and rebates.

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PUD 3 Clears 38th Consecutive State Audit

PUD 3 Financial Staff L-R: Sara Montalto, Jenny Goos, Sherry Speaks, Dani Leboki, Dawn Myers, Brian Taylor

Mason PUD 3 Tuesday received its 38th consecutive clean report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office on the PUD’s financial management, operations, and compliance with state laws and regulations.

PUD 3 officials met with representatives of the Auditor’s Office to review the results of the annual examination.

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County Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Mason County’s unemployment rate held steady in May. According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, the county’s unemployment rate last month was 6.5 percent matching April’s revised rate and is a percentage point less than May 2016’s rate of 7.5 percent.

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Results of Railroad Avenue Study Released

Monday night, the Shelton City Commission was presented with the results of a study of Railroad Avenue from U.S. Highway 101 to Front Street in downtown Shelton. Paul Fuesel from KPG Design took a look at the corridor and came up with possible improvements that would improve the roadway’s aesthetics, make it more welcoming and pedestrian friendly.

The suggestions in Fuesel’s presentation included better signage on 101 to direct people to downtown Shelton, a six-foot sidewalk along Railroad from 101 into the City Limits, bicycle facilities possibly along the former Simpson Rail Line, expanding sidewalks in downtown especially near the Tollie, and making Evergreen Square more than just a parking lot.

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the June 20, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.  Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the June 19, 2017 Shelton City Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 6 PM: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/news, or MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Input Sought on Comp Plan Update

Mason County and the Economic Development Council of Mason County are asking for the public’s input on updates to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and the Economic Development Element in the Comp Plan.

The plan was last updated in 2005 and County staff is currently in the process of completing a full update (visit Mason County 2036 for more information). As part of that broader effort, the EDC and County staff have partnered to update the Economic Development Element. This updated element will help identify strategic goals to grow and diversify the local economy while supporting a high quality of life. These strategies will be consistent with the unique characteristics of Mason County, including its abundance of small businesses in rural areas and key commercial centers in Shelton, Belfair and Allyn.

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Port of Shelton Cancels Meetings; Schedules Special Meeting

The Port of Shelton Commission has cancelled their regularly scheduled Commission Meeting for Tuesday June 20, 2017 due to lack of quorum. The next regular scheduled Commission Meeting scheduled for July 4, 2017 will also be cancelled due to the Federal Holiday. The Commission will call a Special Meeting for July 5, 2017. The July 5th meeting will be held at the Port of Shelton Administration Office, 21 W Sanderson Way beginning at 2 PM.

Police Blotter 6/19/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Breaking & Entering
USFS 24
5A1.BURG/RES/FR
Jun 18, 2017
around 4 PM

Missing Person

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