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Liquor Store Closures Announced

The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced the closure schedule for most remaining state liquor stores before the first day of private liquor sales on June 1. The board is using a phased closure method, spreading out store shutdowns over four days. According to the schedule, the Shelton Liquor Store will be closing on May 28 and the Belfair Liquor Store will be closing on May 31.

State Parks Commission Postpones Action on Harstine Island/Fudge Point

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has postponed action on a possible land exchange on Harstine Island. The Commission is considering its options for obtaining property adjacent to the waterfront property known as Fudge Point as well as purchasing the waterfront property. One of the options is to trade a portion of Harstine Island State Park for the upland property, developing that into a campground that could generate funds to buy Fudge Point for $2.2 million.

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Police Blotter 5/23/12

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

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County Again Seeking Applicants for Belfair UGA Committee

The Mason County Commission is once again seeking applications from interested residents who would like to serve on the recently created Belfair Urban Growth Area Advisory Committee. This committee will assess the Belfair community’s needs and provide recommendations to the Commissioners and other Commissioner appointed groups.

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PUD 3 Partners with Simpson on Relamp Project

Mason County PUD No. 3 and Simpson Lumber Company to improve the lighting at the Company’s operations in Mason County while improving energy efficiency. Justin Holzgrove, the PUD’s Conservation Manager, worked with Tony Enslow, Simpson’s Project Engineer and Environmental Specialist, on the project at the waterfront in Shelton and at the company’s mill on John’s Prairie.

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Small Earthquake Near Mason/Thurston County Line

A small earthquake was recorded near the Mason/Thurston County line Tuesday morning. According to the USGS, the magnitude 1.3 quake occurred at 11:36 AM and was centered nine miles south of Shelton, eight miles east-northeast of McCleary, about a mile west of U.S. Highway 101 and Oyster Bay.

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Mason County Unemployment Rate Drops in April

The unemployment rate in Mason County dropped in April. According to the State Employment Security Department, the County’s unemployment rate last month was 10.6%. That’s down eight-tenths of a percentage point from the revised rate for March and seven-tenths from April 2011’s rate of 11.3%.

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Police Blotter 5/22/12

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Monday, May 21, 2012.

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Trestle Work to Extend Highway 3 Lane Closure in June

Planned work on the railroad trestle over Highway 3 just outside Shelton will extend the length of the lane closure in that area next month. According to City Administrator Dave O’Leary, during the week of June 7th, crews will build scaffolding around the trestle and will be closing one lane of the highway at night to do so. The plan is to extend the light controlled one-lane alternating traffic area to the west of the trestle while the scaffolding is being erected.

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