Multi-Family Housing Tax Incentive Program

Under the authority of Chapter 84.14 RCW, Mason County is seeking to adopt a MultiFamily Housing Tax Incentive Program for additional affordable housing opportunities by offering an exemption from ad valorem property taxation for a period of up to 8 years. Information on Mason County Government website.

Denim & Diamonds” Fundraising Event For Breast/Cervical Cancer In September

SHELTON, Wash. – The 11th annual “Denim & Diamonds” fundraising event presented by the Karen Hilburn Breast & Cervical Cancer Fund (KHB&CCF), a chapter of Mason General Hospital Foundation, will be held at the exquisite Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union, on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 4 p.m. Normally this is held in October but the event has been moved this year back to September.

In partnership with Alderbrook Resort & Spa, KHB&CCF will host an evening of fun, food, and entertainment that includes a pasta bar dinner, wine, beer, live music, and live and silent auctions in the prestigious Grand Ballroom at the Alderbrook.

Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds to benefit women in the community needing assistance in paying for their diagnoses and treatment of breast and cervical cancers. Dress is casual, with denim and diamonds optional. Reservations are required by Saturday, September 20 by calling (360) 427-3623 for tickets. For more information on the KHB& CC Fund, go online to

MGH is approved by the Joint Commission, and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. For more information go to


ONF Seeks Input On Sustainable Road System

The Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest.  This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes environmental harm, and is safe and dependable because it is scaled to available resources. 

“Your participation will help us understand your access needs,” said Forest Supervisor Reta Laford.  “It would be particularly helpful to know what areas you use on the Forest and what roads you use to get there.”

The open houses will be held around the Olympic Peninsula during the summer of 2014:


Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery New Works

The Shelton Arts Commission’s sponsored Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery is once again displaying new works of art for viewing. Artists Kathleen Guest, John Woodard, Shirley Stirling, David Edwards and Domenica Campbell were selected to show their art in the gallery through the end of September. Mediums represented include photography, oil and watercolor relief, stone sculpture, oil, and mixed media.

The gallery space is located in the main room of the Shelton Civic Center on the wall between the municipal court room and police department entrances. Art may be viewed during the civic center’s regular business hours of Monday – Friday 8:00AM –5:00PM.

One opening on the arts commission is currently available. Anyone interested in serving on the arts commission and asssisting with the gallery and other projects please contact Mark Ziegler, Shelton Parks and Recreation Director, at 432-5194 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..