SR 3 Reopens Early After Successful Culvert Work

roadopenSHELTON – Following successful culvert replacement work on State Route 3 south of Shelton, crews reopened both lanes to traffic at milepost 1 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The highway had been closed to all traffic since Monday, May 18, and was originally scheduled to reopen Friday, May 22. During the total roadway closure, Washington State Department of Transportation crews replaced a damaged 1930s-era culvert. Crews excavated the road surface, installed the new culvert, and repaved the roadway section.

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Two Men Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting

olympia shootingUPDATE: 2PM - Law enforcement officials have released surveillance video from Safeway. The video released by the Thurston County, Washington, Sheriff's Office on Friday shows two young black men walking into a store holding skateboards. One is seen leaving with what appears to be a case of beer. When confronted by a store employee, the man tosses it near her and the case breaks, splattering liquid on the ground. The man then runs away.

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Olympia Officer Shot Men Who Tried To Steal Beer

olympia shootingOLYMPIA, WA (AP) - Police in the capital of Washington state say an officer shot two men in their 20s suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts said at an early Thursday news conference that both men were shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. He says one man is in stable condition and one is in critical condition.

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Shelton Man Inducted Into Distinguished Alumni

Denny BaileyDenny Bailey, a 1965 graduate of Shelton High School and long-time coach at Olympia High School is being named to the Olympia High School Alumni Hall of Fame along with a multi-agency executive, Bill Jacobs and a local rock singer, George Barner.

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Shelton Man Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

riverThe state Department of Fish and Wildlife recognized Bill Young during its 2015 citizen awards ceremony. Young was awarded "Volunteer of the Year” for helping the department survey cutthroat trout in Skookum Creek in Mason County. He's been doing the census work for the past 10 years, and WDFW says it helps them get a clearer picture of the habitat requirements of this species. Young is a retired fish biologist and ecologist.

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22nd Hood Canal ShrimpFest May 23rd & 24th In Brinnon

shrimpfestBrinnon WA News Release - The Emerald Towns Alliance will present the Hood Canal Shrimpfest 2015. Shrimpfest, now in its 22nd year will be held in Brinnon, WA over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th.

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Mason County Financials Reviewed

Pinter250Budget Manager Frank Pinter updated the county commissioners on the county's financials though April 2015. Most of the current expense revenue streams tracked are showing an upward trend when compared to last year's revenue:

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