Category Archives: News

Police Blotter 4/26/12

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

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Police Blotter 4/25/12

The following is police activity in Mason County reported on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

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Mental Health Committee Members Appointed

The Mason County Commission has appointed 11 people to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Advisory Committee. This Committee will make recommendations to the Commissioners annually on the use of the funds collected from the 1/10th of 1% sales tax imposed for mental health, substance abuse and therapeutic courts.

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County Has Threatened Shellfish Area

Mason County has a “threatened” shellfish growing area and five areas where the water quality is “of concern.” According to Debbie Riley, Environmental Health Manager of Mason County Public Health and Human Services, every year the State Department of Health evaluates shellfish growing areas to make sure they still meet their classification status, by analyzing water sample data collected in the previous year and assessing potential sources of pollution.

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Another Notice of Fairmount Ave. Closure

Here’s another notice on the scheduled closure of Fairmount Avenue near the City of Shelton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant next week. This one is from Mason County’s Acting Public Works Director, Brian Matthews:

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Interim Manager Now Permanent at Belfair Water District

Thomas Peadon is now the permanent manager for the Belfair Water District. Last month, the District’s Board of Commissioner hired Peadon as interim manager after placing David Tipton on administrative leave and later firing him.

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Mason County Unemployment Up Slightly

Mason County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in March. The State Employment Security Department says the County’s unemployment rate last month was 11.6%. That’s up one-tenth of a percent from the revised rate for February but still more than a half percent less than March 2011’s 12.2% unemployment.

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