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City Commission Meeting Tuesday Night

The Shelton City Commission has moved its regular business meeting to Tuesday night. This change from Monday night allows the City Commissioners to attend Monday night’s candidates’ forum presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce and the Shelton Mason County Journal. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the forum live online at MasonWebTV.com and hcc.net/news.

Tuesday’s meeting will be held at 6 PM in the courtroom at the Shelton Civic Center.

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Candidates Forums Monday and Tuesday

MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is broadcasting two candidate forums. The first is 6 PM Monday night at the Mason County Public Works Building. This forum, presented by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce and the Shelton Mason County Journal, features the candidates running for Shelton City Commissioner of Public Works, and the contested races for Shelton, Hood Canal and Grapeview school boards.

At 6:30 PM Tuesday is the second candidates forum at the HUB for Senior Services in Belfair.

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Police Blotter 10/16/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Friday, October 13, 2017 through Sunday, October 15, 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Authorities Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Bremerton woman whose truck was found in Mason County.

According to Bremerton Police, 83-year-old Carol Ferguson was last spoken to on September 26, 2017, when she cancelled plans with a friend. Neighbors have not seen signs of Ferguson or her vehicle, a red Ford Ranger, since approximately the same time period. Ferguson’s known family members have not had contact with her and she is known to keep to herself.

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Operation Safe Driver Week

From Sunday, October 15 to Saturday, October 21, 2017, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers and Commercial Vehicle Division officers will spread out across the state roadways to combat unsafe driving behaviors by both truck and car drivers. The week-long operation is part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. During the seven day emphasis, troopers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers will be on the lookout for drivers of commercial vehicles and cars that are exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors.

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Road Construction on State Highways 10/15/17 to 10/21/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from October 15, 2017 to October 21, 2017.

MAINTENANCE

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 4 to 4.3
Description: Mason County P.U.D. will be installing an underground power line. Drivers can expect to encounter one-way alternating traffic on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 16-17, and southbound right-shoulder closures with intermittent one-way alternating traffic through the end of this work.
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 17-31.

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Ballots in Mail Tuesday; New Ballot Drop Boxes

Ballots for the Nov. 7th General Election will be mailed to voters on Tuesday, October 17th. As soon as voters receive their ballots, they can begin depositing them into a ballot drop box that are available 24 hours a day.

With the addition of two new permanent ballot drop boxes this year – one in Union at the Texaco Station at 1031 E McReavy Rd and the other in Grapeview at the Horton Community Center at 4350 Grapeview Loop Road, there are now eight drop boxes throughout the county.

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Power Line Installation to Affect Traffic on SR 3

Starting Monday, underground power line installation will affect traffic on State Route 3 near Shelton.

Travelers will encounter one-way alternating traffic and shoulder closures near milepost 4 during the latter half of October as crews working for the Mason County PUD 3 replace power lines. The PUD says the replacement will improve the reliability of service in the area.

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Police Blotter 10/13/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County from Monday, October 9, 2017 through Thursday, October 12, 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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Shelton Officer Saves Life with CPR

A Shelton Police officer is credited with saving the life of a 69-year-old man with CPR. Shortly after midnight, Wednesday, October 12, 2017, MACECOM received an emergency medical call from a woman who stated her husband was not breathing and possibly was in cardiac arrest. Fire and ambulance units were immediately dispatched to the Wyandotte Avenue home. As medical aid was being dispatched, local law enforcement units were advised of the medical call.

Shelton Police Officer Jason Lawson realized that he may be closer than any medical units and responded to the call.

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