From witnessing a new mother see her baby’s face for the first time in-utero to observing anatomical images never before seen on older technology, staff members in Mason General Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department are raving about two new GE LOGIQ E10 ultrasound machines now in use at the Hospital. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics would like to thank the Shelton Hospital Association for its generous donation of $85,000 toward the purchase of the two new machines, which have greatly enhanced workflow and the patient experience at the Hospital.
The North Mason School Board is meeting Tuesday. The school board usually meets on the third Thursday of a month and will return to that schedule in December. Top item on Tuesday’s agenda is a Replacement Levy for Education Support and Operations. The board is being asked to authorize placing a four-year replacement levy in the amount of $5,758,086 on the February 11, 2020 special election ballot. The North Mason School Board meeting starts at 6:30 PM. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast the meeting live.
The League of Women Voters of Mason County will be talking climate Tuesday at their monthly meeting. Donna Albert, Leader with the Climate Reality Project and Energy Engineer for the State of Washington, is the guest speaker. Topic: Climate Reality – Beyond Cost. The League meets in the Johnson Library at Olympic College – Shelton, 937 Alpine Way, from noon to 1:30 PM.
Friday, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined a bipartisan coalition of over 230 Members of Congress in supporting the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, reauthorizing and expanding the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) for ten years. The Bank is credited by its supporters with providing opportunities for American workers, jobs, entrepreneurship, and the U.S. manufacturing economy.
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from November 17, 2019 to November 23, 2019.
US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Travelers soon will use the newly built southbound US 101 exit to Shelton Matlock Road. The new exit is roughly 1500-feet before the existing exit. Drivers are encouraged to expect the traffic revision to occur as soon as mid-November. WSDOT will provide advance notification when this is scheduled. After the new ramp opens, crews will shift Shelton-Matlock Road traffic onto a temporary two-lane bypass road. This allows travelers to bypass construction around-the-clock while crews build a new stream channel under the Shelton-Matlock Road.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday: Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic affects for US 101.
BCT Replacement and Roadside Safety
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 353 to 346
Description: Installation of guardrail terminals.
Work Schedule: See below:
The Board of Commissioners of Mason County Fire District 11 will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 PM. The purpose of the special meeting will be to adopt the 2020 Budget for the fire district. The meeting will be held at the fire station at 130 East Island Lake Road. The public is welcome to attend.