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December, 2014
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Changes at Thurston County Superior Court

(More) Changes at Thurston County Superior Court

County Benefits from “JBLM Day of Service”

It’s official!

Health Systems Doing a Good Job of Tracking Illnesses

Families Welcome New Members

Perfection is Reality for County Waste Water Treatment Plant

Less Leftovers, More Joy

The Klondike Kings and the telegraph to nowhere

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Groundbreaking for Dog Park Pleases Canines and Humans.

More than 40 people and 30 dogs of all sizes were in attendance at the October 16th groundbreaking ceremony for Thurston County’s first off-leash dog park at the site located near the county’s Waste and Recovery Center at Hawks Prairie.

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2010, the six-acre facility will feature areas for large and small dogs. The estimated cost of $200,000 will be met with Beneficial Landfill Reuse funds. No revenue from tipping fees or the general operating fund will be used for the project. Park construction will include installation of water stations, paths, and fencing. The admission-free park will be located south of the current HazoHouse and next to a demonstration garden maintained by the Washington State University Thurston County Extension program. Questions about the project can be directed to the Public Works office at 754-4580.

In the first photo- Digging for the Dogs: Thurston County Commissioners Sandra Romero, Karen Valenzuela and Cathy Wolfe break ground for Thurston County's first off-leash dog park.

In the second photo- Raining Cats and Dogs: Well, not quite, but Animal Services Director Susanne Beauregard was ready.

Commissioners celebrate the groundbreaking with local pets and their owners.

By Keith Eisner

Ground is broken for the new dog park. Ground is broken for the new dog park.

Susanne Beauregard is ready for rain. Susanne Beauregard is ready for rain.

The dogs are ready to run! The dogs are ready to run!