Repairs Scheduled for Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent

Washington State Department of Transportation began road repairs and maintenance on Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent, August 21. Motorists traveling on Hwy 101 may encounter delays of up to 20 minutes. Work is schedule to continue through the end of September, weather permitting.

Scheduled work includes chip seal and asphalt patching along a twelve-mile section of the highway on the south side of Lake Crescent, as well as a full width asphalt overlay on one 400 ft. section to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists.

Hwy 101 will remain open throughout the work period. To accommodate construction equipment and provide for public safety, the road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected. Flaggers will guide motorists through the active construction areas. Work will only occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; no holiday or weekend work is scheduled.

Motorists are advised to slow down, drive with caution, and watch for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.

Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park’s recorded information line at 360-565-3131 or online at

Be in the know before you go: travel tools available for Labor Day weekend.

Olympic National Park News Release

Sasquatch Family Helps You Avoid a $99 Ticket

Buy your Discover Pass before you head out for Labor Day weekend recreation

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) launched a video campaign featuring a Sasquatch family to remind people that a Discover Pass is required when visiting Washington state-managed recreation lands. The video is available at

The Discover Pass is a vehicle access pass required on all Washington state-managed recreation lands. The fine for not displaying a Discover Pass is $99.

An annual pass costs $35 (including transaction fees) and a one-day pass is $11.50.

The Discover Pass may be purchased:


State Parks launches Park and Read GeoChallenge

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Timberland Regional Library and ParksByNature Network® announce today the launch of the Washington State Parks - Park and Read GeoChallenge.

To celebrate Washington State Parks’ 100th birthday, State Parks and ParksByNature Network® have partnered with the Timberland Regional Library to offer a fun program to round out the summer -- the Park and Read GeoChallenge. The GeoChallenge includes state parks and libraries in Lewis, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Mason counties. Participants can enjoy a good book while discovering the beauty of Washington state parks. More than $100 worth of prizes will be awarded, including one grand prize. The Park and Read GeoChallenge will run through Sept. 30, 2013.


Turning Pointe Luncheon and Silent Auction

Attention Mason County Community! In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month we are Celebrating the Accomplishments and Success of Survivors in Mason County with a Celebratory Luncheon and Auction. Turing Pointe is hosting The Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction at Little Creek Casino and Resort on Friday, October 4th, 2013 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. The event will feature New and gently used purses, wallets, jewelry and accessories that will be available for purchase during the auction. Featuring Key Note Speaker, Lt. Les Watson from the Shelton Police Department and Guest Speaker, Advocate Rachel Elam.

Reserve your Luncheon table now for you and 7 of your friends at $20.00 each ($160 for a table of 8) funds raised will go to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children in Mason County.

Now is the time to make a difference in the lives of women and children in our community by donating New and Gently used Purses and Wallets to Turning Pointe, 210 Pacific Court in Shelton. For tickets call 426-1216.

Hurry! Tickets are limited to the first 200 attendees.

Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services is hosting
The Power of the Purse
Luncheon and Silent Auction
At Little Creek Casino and Resort
91 West State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584