Mason County Looking at Phase 3

[VIDEO] After a little over a week in Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Reopening Washington Plan,” Mason County officials are looking to apply to move into Phase 3. Dave Windom, Director of Mason County Community Services, briefed the Mason County Commission on the Phase 3 application Monday.

The earliest the County could apply is June 13th but only if guidelines are released prior to the County submitting the application. Approval would take several days and the plan would be to allow the move a week after approval from the State. As with the previous two applications, the Mason County Board of Health, Mason County Health Officer Dr. Daniel Stein, officials with Mason Health and the Mason County Commission would need to approve the application to move to Phase 3.

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Robbery Leads to Large Police Response to Shelton Bar

A 28-year-old Mason County man was arrested Saturday after a robbery resulted in a large police response to Bob’s Tavern in downtown Shelton.

According to a news release, Shelton Police were dispatched to the Log Cabin Tarvern about 11 PM regarding a robbery.

The victim reported that a male suspect had walked up to him outside of the Tavern and demanded his wallet and cell phone while making intimidating comments. The victim also stated that the suspect was part of a group of five other people and that he had made comments about going to Bob’s Tavern and repeating his actions.

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Watch Mason County Commission Briefings

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the June 1, 2020 Mason County Commission briefings. 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.

Here is the schedule (subject to change):

9: 00 A.M. Support Services — Frank Pinter
9:45 A.M. Community Services — Dave Windom
10: 00 A.M. Public Works — Loretta Swanson
Utilities & Waste Management
10: 30 A.M. BREAK – Internet disruption

10:40 A.M. Treasurer/Auditor— Lisa Frazier/Paddy McGuire
10: 45 A.M. Assessor- Patti McLean
Commissioner Discussion — as needed

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Another COVID-19 Positive in Mason County

Another Mason County resident tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest case is in the woman in her 50’s. Mason County Public Health was notified Saturday, May 30, 2020 of her testing positive for COVID-19. Contact interviews are continuing and the patient is currently isolating at home.

This latest test brings the total to thirty-six (36) positive cases of COVID-19 in Mason County but the number of active cases is still three with one death and 1,943 tests performed.

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Watch St. David Episcopal Church Service

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the Sunday service from Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Shelton, WA. Live video stream begins at 10:30 AM May 31, 2020.

St. David’s is partnering with MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to bring their services to the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Governor’s “Stay Home; Stay Healthy.” order.

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-729717.

To support Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Shelton, WA, please consider a financial donation. You can donate online through the church’s website: https://sdow.org/ or by clicking the button below:

You can also donate by mail:

St. David of Wales
324 W. Cedar
P.O. Box 339
Shelton, WA 98584

For more information call the office: (360) 426-8472; or email: info@sdow.org.

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State Highway Construction 5/31 to 6/6

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from May 31, 2020 to June 6, 2020.

Highway: SR 3 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 6 to 18
Description: One-way alternating traffic for asphalt repair. 
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 1-4. 

US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description:  Crews are building a new alignment for Coffee Creek as part of a WSDOT fish barrier removal project. 
Work Schedule: See below:

Shelton-Matlock Road 

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Inslee Announces Safe Start – Phased Reopening by County

The governor also released guidance surrounding cloth facial coverings

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the expansion of Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ends midnight Sunday.

The expansion moves Washington through the phased reopening on a county-by-county basis.With this new approach, counties will have more flexibility to demonstrate they can safely allow additional economic activity based on targeted metrics.

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Treasures Thrift and Book Store Closed Due to COVID-19

Mason General Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors announced Friday that Treasures Thrift and Book Store in Downtown Shelton has closed due to the impact of COVID-19.

Treasures Thrift and Book Store in December 2019. Photo by Arla Shephard Bull.

A news release says, “As of May 31, 2020, Treasures Thrift and Book Store in downtown Shelton will no longer be in operation. The building will be under a new name, occupancy and ownership.”

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NMHS Artist Honored by OSPI

A North Mason High School senior was among the award winners at the 47th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Shelby Donna Staley won the Inspire Washington Award for her work “Connection”.

This year’s Art Show, sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), was held virtually. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC clipped Ms. Staley’s portion from the OSPI’s Facebook video.

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