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Inslee Names New DOC Secretary

Gov. Jay Inslee has named Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections. Sinclair will begin the position immediately. He takes over from Jody Becker, Ph.D, who has been serving as acting secretary since January. She will continue at DOC as deputy secretary.

Sinclair has worked at DOC for 28 years. He currently serves as assistant secretary of the prisons division. Continue reading Inslee Names New DOC Secretary

Shelton’s Evergreen Elementary Has Principal of the Year

Evergreen Elementary Principal Adina Brito was named this year’s Washington State Elementary Principal of the Year by a panel of principals representing the Elementary School Principals Association of Washington, a component of the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). She was one of 27 nominees from across the state. Continue reading Shelton’s Evergreen Elementary Has Principal of the Year

Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the April 25, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 6 PM:  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/newsMasonWebTV.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: Continue reading Watch Mason County Commission

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PUD 3 Approves Collecting Fees for Substation Construction

The Mason County PUD 3 Commission Tuesday adopted a fee schedule that will require new development to pay for a portion of the construction costs for new substations and upgrades to existing substations. The system capacity fee, which is based on a customer’s share of constructing substations to meet their power needs, goes into a special substation reserve fund. The fee applies to customers who add new load or expand existing load. Continue reading PUD 3 Approves Collecting Fees for Substation Construction

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Big Wins for Shelton Yacht Club

The Shelton Yacht Club participated and competed last weekend in the annual boat parade and celebration hosted by Tacoma Yacht Club. The Tacoma Yacht Club Daffodil Marine Festival featured 22 yacht clubs and 160 boats from around the Puget Sound. Shelton had 14 boats competing in various events with several coming away with awards.

Taking First Place in the Decorated Boat was Perdita piloted by Past Commodore Frank Parks. Continue reading Big Wins for Shelton Yacht Club

Police Blotter 4/25/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Monday, April 24, 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. Continue reading Police Blotter 4/25/17

City Moving Ahead with Railroad Avenue Road Diet Expansion

After months of consideration and review, the Shelton City Commission authorized the Public Works Department to move forward with proposals to expand the Road Diet on Railroad Avenue from 1st Street to 7th Street. Public Works Director, Craig Gregory has made several presentations to the Commission this year outlining suggested improvements to the current configuration of Railroad Avenue. City Staff also collected extensive feedback from members of the community regarding the approved changes prior to making a final recommendation to the Commission. Continue reading City Moving Ahead with Railroad Avenue Road Diet Expansion

Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the April 24, 2017 Shelton City Commission meeting.  There are three ways to watch live at 2 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: Continue reading Watch Shelton City Commission

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Police Blotter 4/24/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Sunday, April 23, 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. Continue reading Police Blotter 4/24/17

Fire Destroys House near Callanan Park; Displaces Family

Fire destroyed a house in the County portion of West G Street in Shelton Saturday morning. According to a news release, Mason County Fire District 11 firefighters responded to 400 block about 5:45 AM. When fire crews arrived, they found a two-story house fully involved. Crews were forced to fight the fire from the outside.

Two adults and three children were in the home when the blaze started. All were able to escape the house safely. No injuries were reported. Continue reading Fire Destroys House near Callanan Park; Displaces Family

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