After about two weeks with relatively dry weather, a wet week is in store for us. The National Weather Service says a warm front will move through Western Washington today (Sunday) with light rain over much of the area. A stronger cold front will move through tomorrow (Monday) bringing a “soaking rainfall and breezy to locally windy conditions.”
Two bears were trapped near Belfair this week but residents say two others are still on the loose in the area. Pat Loudin, who lives on Newkirk Road near Riverhill, told MasonWebTV.com that the State Department of Fish and Wildlife dropped off a bear trap Thursday afternoon which caught one bear Friday morning. However a second bear was seen looking around the first trapped bear.
Friday was the last day of candidate filing for this fall’s election and two more jumped into the races for Mason County Commissioners bringing the total number of candidates for the three seats to 13. Frank Benavente filed for Mason County Commissioner District 2 as an Independent bringing the number of candidates for that race to 5. And Doug Ellingson filed as an Independent for Mason County Commissioner District 1, bringing the number of candidates for that race to 4.
The North Mason fastpitch softball team lost their opening game in the Class 2A West Central District Tournament Friday, falling to Sumner 3 to 1. McKenzie Peak drove in the Bulldogs’ only run in the fourth inning. The girls from Belfair play in the consolation bracket Saturday at 10 AM against Sequim at Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma.
Harstine Island Community Choir presents their eighth annual spring concert, Touch of Fire, leading you from the flickering first lights of Bobrowitz and Porter’s The Creation (A Rock Cantata), to bask in the splendor, warmth and glory of Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, and finally to the hope of renewal in a set of American spirituals that triumph over the ashes of despair. Their first performance is 7 PM tonight (May 18th) at United Methodist Church in Shelton. The Choir is also performing at 3 PM tomorrow (May 19th) at St Hugh’s Episcopal Church in Allyn and at 3 PM Sunday (May 20th) at the Choir’s home venue, Harstine Island Community Hall. All performances: Donate as able.
The Washington State Patrol will be holding additional cadet testing next month. A news release says the Patrol’s recent round of cadet testing caught many people unprepared to take the required cadet fitness and written tests. Officials say the biggest stumbling block continues to be the fitness test, specifically sit ups.