Drivers Should Be Prepared for Winter Driving

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are asking drivers to be prepared and take caution while driving this winter season.

WSDOT crews patrol the roadways day and night to assess highway conditions. When needed, roadways are treated based on a priority scale with the more traveled highways and state routes receiving attention first before moving onto secondary roadways. Crews plowing snow or applying de-icer to the roadway often must slow down to apply good coverage.

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Fentanyl Deaths Increasing

Washington State Department of Health reports that illicit fentanyl is being detected in new forms and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths in the state. Opioid users are being urged to take steps to protect themselves.

In the first half of 2018, there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl, versus 48 deaths recorded during the same time period last year. This represents an almost 70 percent increase in deaths.*  

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Larger Shellfish Closure Area for Oakland Bay

[VIDEO] The State Departments of Health and Ecology are proposing a larger shellfish closure area in Oakland Bay and Hammersley Inlet due to the City of Shelton’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. The City’s Public Works Director, Craig Gregory, brought the larger closure area to the attention of the Shelton City Council Tuesday night.

The proposed area would impact 18 shellfish harvesting areas and companies. Official action on the closure area by the state agencies is expected in the next few weeks.

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High School Sports Results from 12/4/18

The Shelton girls’ bowling team beat Peninsula 5 to 0 Tuesday. The Lady Highclimbers are 6-and-2 on the season and in second place in the South Sound Conference. They host Yelm Thursday at Westside Lanes in Olympia.

The North Mason girls’ bowling team lost to Olympic Tuesday 7 to 0. The Lady Bulldogs are 1-and-4 on the season. The girls from Belfair travel to Sequim next Tuesday.

The North Mason wrestling team lost a close one at Port Angeles Tuesday 40 to 39. Bulldogs with wins: Domingo Pedro-Gaspar (9-3) at 132 pounds; Juan Pedro-Alonzo (fall 5:52) at 138 pounds; Thomas Francisco-Juan (fall 1:27) at 145 pounds; Cole Varick (fall 1:25) at 160 pounds; and Wylee Rice (fall 0:12) at 285 pounds. The boys from Belfair host Kingston Thursday.

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team held off Three Rivers Christian Tuesday 52 to 48. The Owls had a five-point lead after the first quarter and led by nine at the half. The Eagles came back in the third quarter closing to four points but the teams play even in the fourth. The MMK boys are now 1-and-1 on the season. They travel to Crescent tonight.

High School Sports Schedule for Wednesday, December 5, 2018:

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Watch Shelton City Council

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 4, 2018 Shelton Metropolitan Park District Board and Shelton City Council meetings. There are two ways to watch the meetings live: and The Park Board begins at 5:50 PM. The Council meeting starts at 6 PM. You can also watch on demand on or Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meetings’ agendas:

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No Mail Wednesday

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Dec.  5. 

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the December 4, 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 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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Watch Port of Allyn Commission

[VIDEO] The Port of Allyn Commission utilizes the services of MasonWebTV Powered by HCC to record their business meetings. The video of the Port of Allyn Commission’s December 3, 2018 meeting is now available.

During the meeting, Commissioner Scott Cooper was elected Board Chairman for 2019 and Commissioner Ted Jackson was elected Vice Chair. The Commission decided to hire Schafer, Sinnett and Hernandez in Silverdale to appraise property the Port is considering purchasing. And will utilize the legal services of Bill Broughton and Ron Templeton for routine matters.

Shop with a Cop

On Saturday, December 1st, the Police Department partnered with Walmart for the first annual Shop with a Cop event in Shelton. Walmart donated $5,000 to provide a number of local children in need with the opportunity to do some holiday shopping for their families. Approximately 40 children were nominated by local school officials and others in the community to participate in the program.

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