Domestic Violence Homicide in Collins Lake

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic violence homicide that occurred in the Collins Lake area. Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling told MasonWebTV Powered by HCC, the husband reported the crime Wednesday morning and is in custody.

According to Spurling, there was no indication of a weapon so investigators believe the 52-year-old woman died during a physical attack and they are trying to determine when the homicide actually occurred. The Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team is processing the scene.

Spurling said there is no threat to the public as the suspect has been booked into Mason County Jail.

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Ribbon Cutting at Hilburn Preserve Trail

[VIDEO] Tuesday afternoon, the Capitol Land Trust, CHOICE School and the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hilburn Preserve Trail.

The trail is approximately a half mile long and meanders through 9.4 acres of forested riparian buffer and instream habitat located behind Gillis Auto Center. Students in the CAP 21 program at CHOICE recently made improvements to the trail that runs along Goldsborough Creek and includes benches, interpretive signs, and a bridge.

This is just one of numerous partnerships between the Shelton School District and the Capitol Land Trust.

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New AD at Shelton

The Shelton School District has a new athletic director: Trevor Leopold. Leopold will begin as AD in August.

Leopold, a native of Wisconsin, attended elementary and middle school in Tacoma, and graduated from Neenah High School in Wisconsin. At Neenah, he participated in football, wrestling, track and field, and powerlifting; winning the state powerlifting championship his senior year. Following high school, Leopold obtained his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in physical education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

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Shelton Kiwanis Club Honors Law Enforcement

[VIDEO] The Shelton Kiwanis Club honored law enforcement Tuesday during their annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon. Nine officers from every agency in Mason County received plaques of recognition – the Club’s way of saying “Thank You” to for their efforts. For more than two decades, the Shelton Kiwanis Club has invited these agencies to select an officer or deputy who has made outstanding contributions to their agency and to the Mason County Community.

This year’s recipients are Washington State Patrol Trooper Mike Pease, Shelton Police Officer Chris Kostad, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective Luther Pitman, Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy (now an officer with the Lakewood Police Department) Mathew Leigeb, Mason County Jail Deputy (Acting Corporal) Leslie Martin, Squaxin Island Tribal Police Sergeant Barry Hagmann, Skokomish Tribal Police Officer Savouth Uch, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Mathew Jewett, and Washington Corrections Center Officer Cody Hachtel.

Five of the nine recipients were able to attend the luncheon.

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the June 12, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website: You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s 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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Council Seeks Feedback on Meeting Time

The new Shelton City Council is seeking feedback from the community on the meeting time for regularly scheduled City Council meetings. Regularly scheduled City Council meetings are typically held at the Shelton Civic Center on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Council is currently considering a proposal to adjust the regular meeting time to earlier in the evening.

Shelton residents are encouraged to provide their feedback by completing the online community survey:
Responses will be accepted through Monday, June 18th at 5:00 PM.

Construction Schedule for Shelton Projects 6/11 to 6/15

Crews continue working on several infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton that are impacting traffic around the City. This construction includes the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Downtown Connector Project, upgrades to the Cascade Natural Gas system and Jones Road Water Main Replacement. As a reminder, there are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Here are where crews are working during the week of June 11th to June 15th.

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will also be working on Highway 3 in Shelton on Tuesday, June 12th. Look for one-way alternating traffic between Ellinor Street and Goldsborough Creek as crews will be sealing cracks in the roadway. Work hours are 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. 

Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

  • The side streets between Birch St. and Alder St., from 3rd to 7th, will be closed intermittently for work in the alleys.
  • Lateral crews will be working in the alleys between 5th St. to 8th St., between Pine and Alder. This will result in periodic road closures on 5th and 7th to allow for the equipment movement.

Downtown Connector Project:

  • Alder/Olympic Highway North will be limited to two lanes of traffic, one lane each direction.
  • Alder will be closed from 2nd St. to 5th St. There will be intermittent one-way traffic from 7th to ‘C’ St. while the jersey barriers are being moved.
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th streets will be closed between Alder and Pine.
  • There will be intermittent one-lane traffic control throughout the week on Alder from 2nd St. to 7th St.

Cascade Natural Gas:

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State Highway Road Construction 6/10 to 6/16

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from June 10, 2018 to June 16, 2018.


SR 102, WA ST Corrections Center St to US 101 – Chip Seal
Highway: Dayton Airport Road (SR 102) Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 0.01 to 2.9
Description: Crews will resurface the highway between US 101 and the Washington Correction Center.
Work Schedule: Construction is scheduled to begin after Memorial Day.
• One-way alternating traffic with a pilot car or flaggers during daylight hours. Work will mostly occur Mondays through Fridays. Weekend work may also be scheduled.
• Drivers can expect a reduced speed limit to 35 mph in the work zone.
• Depending on weather, work will continue through summer.

US 101, Olympic Region Guardrail and Cable Barrier
 US 101 Region: Olympic County: Thurston Location: Milepost(s) 362 to 367

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