March For Science in Shelton Saturday

March For Science is a national and international celebration of science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Science protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations. There is a strong history of science in Shelton, Mason County and nearby counties. Continue reading March For Science in Shelton Saturday

Live Fire Training Saturday in Bayshore

Central Mason Fire & EMS will have a training burn Saturday, April 22, 2017. Firefighters will be lighting an old building on fire around 9:30 am. The donated building is the old Bayshore Golf Course groundskeeper housing located at 3480 State Route 3. The building is derelict and needs to be razed. Continue reading Live Fire Training Saturday in Bayshore

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“Call Before You Dig” Program Gains Permanence

In Olympia, Governor Inslee has put his signature on a bill designed to save lives, or at least prevent headaches. Dan Frizzell has that story in this audio report produced by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus.

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High School Sports Result from 4/20/17

Results from SHS baseball, track & golf; NM baseball, softball & golf

It took an extra inning but the Shelton baseball team lost at Central Kitsap 6 to 5 in a back and forth game. The Cougars scored two runs in the first inning. The Highclimbers responded in the second with three runs. CK took back the lead with two runs in the fourth. Shelton came back in the sixth with two more runs making it 5 to 4. Central Kitsap forced extra innings by tieing the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh and won it with a run in the eighth. The Highclimbers were led in the loss by Taylor Toney who went 2 for 4 at the plate with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored. Caleb Hitsman was 1 for 4 and batted in two runs. Shelton is now 3-and-11 on the season, 2-and-7 in the South Sound Conference. They host Peninsula Monday.

The Shelton track and field teams topped North Thurston Thursday. The Highclimber boys won 78 to 48 while the ladies edged the Rams 67 to 65.

Top placers from Shelton:

Trinity Payment won the 100 meters and the long jump.
Anika Parker took the 800 meters.
Blethany Howe was 1st in the 100-meter hurdles and 2nd in the 300-meter hurdles.
Ne’a Moffett won the 300-meter hurdles, was 2nd in the 100-meter hurdles, and took 2nd in the javelin.
Josiah Salzar-Fox finished 1st in the 400 meters.
William Johnson was 1st in the 800 meters and the 1600 meters.
Ethan Bursch won the 3200 meters.
Joshua Dohring placed 1st in the shot put and the discus.
Kaitlyn Paller took the shot put and the javelin, and was 2nd in the discus.
McKenzie Salazar-Fox won the discus and was 2nd in the shot put.
Cody Hall finished 1st in the javelin.
Cody Simon won the pole vault.
Jimmy Ye took the triple jump and was 3rd in the long jump.
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Watch North Mason School Board

Watch the April 20, 2017 North Mason School Board meeting. Top item on the agenda was continued discussion on possible renovations to Phil Pugh Stadium. That discussion was postponed because Superintendent Dana Rosenbach is waiting for updated plans. A special meeting will likely be scheduled. However, Rosenbach did update the board on the District’s capital projects and that more fields will be created.

The meeting’s agenda can be found by clicking here. Continue reading Watch North Mason School Board

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Candidate Workshop May 2; Candidate Filing Begins May 15

The Mason County Auditor’s Office has scheduled a Candidate Workshop on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Elections Department at 411 N. 5th Street in Shelton.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about running for office this year as there are 59 offices up for election. The workshop will include information about open positions, filing for office, election deadlines, candidate statements, sign regulations and requesting voter information. Continue reading Candidate Workshop May 2; Candidate Filing Begins May 15

Property Tax Payment Deadline Approaching

Mason County Treasurer, Lisa Frazier, is reminding taxpayers that 1st half property tax payments for year 2017 are due, April 30th, 2017. Because April 30th, falls on a Sunday, the due date has been extended to Monday, May 1, 2017.

Payments may be mailed, however payments must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2017 to be considered on time and avoid interest charges. Check with your post office for collection hours to be sure your payment will be postmarked timely. Continue reading Property Tax Payment Deadline Approaching

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