Fatal Crash in Gorst

A 55-year-old Port Hadlock man died Tuesday morning after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in Gorst.

According to a press memo from the Washington Sate Patrol, the 2001 Kawasaki ZG1000 motorcycle was southbound on State Route 3 about 6:30 AM. At the intersection with Division Avenue in Gorst, the motorcycle struck the passenger side of a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was turning onto Division Avenue from the left turn lane. Highway 3 was fully blocked for two and a half hours.

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Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the March 19, 2019 Shelton Metropolitan Parks Board and Shelton City Council meetings. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live beginning at 5:50 PM: hcc.net/news and MasonWebTV.com. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Click here for the Parks Board meeting‘s agenda. Click here for City Council meeting‘s agenda.

Wins for NM Softball & SHS Soccer; Losses for NM & MMK Baseball & SHS Softball

The North Mason softball team picked up its first win of the season knocking off Black Hills Monday 5 to 2. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Tuesday Palmer who pitch seven innings allowing two runs on three hits, striking out 12 and walking two. Palmer also started the scoring for the girls from Belfair going 1 for 2 at the plate with an RBI. Emma Crabtree was 3 for 3 with an RBI. Taylor Hendrickson was 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored. And Amber Johnson was 2 for 4 and scored a run. North Mason improved to 1-and-3 on the season. They open Olympic League play Wednesday at Sequim.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the March 19, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.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 Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Two Knife Assaults in Shelton

A 42-year-old Shelton man was assaulted with a knife Sunday (3/17/19) at
approximately 8:00 PM near the 2300 block of Adams Street. The man was walking home from a local business on Olympic Highway North when three Hispanic males in a red sedan approached him. One of the three males brandished a knife and held it to the victim’s body. A fight ensued and the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. The suspects then fled the scene in the red sedan.

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Effort Underway to Build a Fairgrounds

[VIDEO] A group is trying to build a fairgrounds in Mason County. This new facility would include an NPRA arena, space for the Mason County Historical Society, a car museum and a drag strip. The proposed location of this fairgrounds complex would be on County-own property adjacent to the Eells Hill Road Transfer Station. The group is asking to lease this property for 30 years, build the facility and at the end of the lease, turn it over to the County. Rahn Redman is heading up this effort. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC sat down with Redman recently at Nita’s in Shelton to talk about the project.

The property in question is owned by the Mason County Roads Department and any type of lease would have to be done through the County’s General Fund which is managed by the Mason County Commissioners. County officials are in the process of determining the value of the property and whether to move forward. A possible next step could be transferring money (the value of the property) from the General Fund to the Roads Department. That could mean a substantial reduction in available funds for services and departments that are funded through the General Fund.

If you have questions about the concept, you can call Rahn Redman at 360-427-2538 or one of the Mason County Commissioners.

Wins for SHS & NM Baseball

The Shelton baseball team picked up its second win in Oregon Saturday as the Highclimbers knocked off Rainier 8 to 2 behind the play of Max “Falcon” Johnson.
Johnson went 3 for 3 at the plate with a double and four RBI. Johnson drove in runs on a sacrifice fly in the first, a double in the fourth, and a single in the seventh. The senior also picked up the win on the mound, allowing two runs on three hits in three innings striking out three and walking three.
Brenden Engstrom threw four hitless innings in relief, striking out nine. Engstrom also batted in a run and scored two runs.
Brenden Wagner was 2 for 2 with an RBI.
As a team, Shelton pounded out 13 hits with Caeleb Hitsman, Austin Ramsfield, Ty Smotherman, Matthew Osberg, Trey Dehning, Josh Deemer, and Evan McCullough each with one hit.
The Highclimbers are now 2-and-1 on the season. They open South Sound Conference play Tuesday at Capital.

The North Mason baseball team slipped by Tenino Saturday 2 to 1. The Bulldogs took advantage of five Beaver errors scoring their first run in the 3rd inning and their second run in the 7th. Brenden Kimball picked up the win on the mound for the boys from Belfair, pitching a complete game allowing one run on two hits, striking out 14 and walking two. Kimball was 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Troy McCormick was 1 for 3 and scored NM’s other run. Mason Fisher, Jakob Stark and Mason Shumaker had a run each. The Bulldogs improved 2-and-3 on the season. They travel to Aberdeen Monday.

State Highway Construction 3/17 to 3/23

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from March 17, 2019 to March 23, 2019.


Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 332.7 to 334
Description: Southbound right shoulder closure for utility work. 
Work Schedule:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, March 15. 

Highway: SR 106 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 9 to 10
Description: One-way alternating traffic for utility work. 
Work Schedule:  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, March 15. 

Highway: SR 108 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 9.7 to 11.8
Description: Utility crews for Mason County PUD #3 will raise power lines. Drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers. 
Work Schedule:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday through Friday, May 3. 

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