It was a white Christmas in Shelton this year, as shown in these photos from YouNews users manuz and jack360.
According to manuz, the beautiful Christmas morning felt like a movie.
"We all went to sleep with no snow and woke up to a white winter wonderland on Christmas day," manuz writes.
School sessions are starting all over the area this week. Do you have a cute "first day of school" pic? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and your neighborhood/school and we will post it here!
Editor's note - We are closing this gallery as of 11 a.m.
Nicole Fraizer sent us these photos of the flooding Skokomish River along with this note:
These were taken just before the news cameras set up last night in front of polly jacobs lane on Skokomish Valley Rd.
Look out for a parade of classic cars in Shelton this weekend.
The annual Mason County Historical Society Car Show and Ice Cream Social is Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event takes place in downtown Shelton on Franklin Street.
A man has been detained as a person of interest by sheriff's deputies after his 5-year-old daughter was murdered near Lake Cushman Sunday evening.
Mason County Sheriff Chief Deputy Dean Byrd said the girl's throat had been slashed and her body was found about 6:13 p.m.
HOODSPORT, Wash. -- A man who police believe slit his 5-year-old step-daughter's throat told investigators that he has bipolar disorder and taking medication for his condition.
Peter James Wilson, 29, allegedly admitted to detectives that he killed the girl with a kitchen knife.
Mason County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dean Byrd just sent out this statement from the Sarah Wilson, wife of murder suspect Peter James Wilson.
Leonard and Marlene Patricelli sent in these photos of the beautiful sunset on Mason Lake last night.
KOMO 4 reporter Luke Ducey spoke with the Mason County Prosecutor today and has a few new details:
Wilson waived his speedy filing (until July 12th)– meaning they don't have to file charges in 72-hours and can still hold him on the $3-million bail.
KOMO News has learned a vigil is planned tonight for the 5 year old girl murdered earlier this week near Hoodsport.
Clare Shelswell's step-father, Peter Wilson, is accused of slitting the little girl's throat.
There are new worries for Hood Canal as the oxygen levels in deep water are at record low levels.
Scientists say not enough new ocean water came into the canal this year, and that amounts to stale water.
Fish watching along the canal is good these days.
Against the indisputably pristine backdrop of Lake Cushman, strangers saluted the victim of an indisputably ugly crime.
"This just seems impossible that this could have happened," said Annie Richardson.
One of Mason County's most popular bands will be rocking the library in Shelton next month.
Sideways Reign will bring their blend of rock, blues and folk to the library on August 3 at 6:30 p.m.
What started as a fight over a girlfriend, ended with gunshots and four men headed to jail.
In an email, Mason County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dean Byrd tells us Justin Arthur Enger, 30, of Belfair; Everett E. Brannon, 35, of Tahuya; and Kip L. Pfortmiller Jr.
Increased DUI patrols in Mason County resulted in seven arrests over the weekend, according to the Washington State Patrol.
One of the arrests came after police responded to an accident. Troopers increased patrols during a busy holiday weekend on the roads.