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Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Home to more than 260,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

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Tilley Road Bridge Closed Aug. 18 & 20

The T-2 Bridge on S. Tilley Road will be closed on Mon, Aug. 18 and Wed, Aug. 20 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for maintenance work. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
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link arrow L-4 Bridge project page: Bridge closed Aug. 11
link arrow Chipseal paving continues in August
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Stormwater Rate Workshop Aug. 27

Join county staff at a workshop on Wed, Aug. 27 to learn about possible changes to stormwater rates. The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. at Swede Hall in Rochester.
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Stormwater Rate Workshop

No Swimming Advisory at Black Lake

Blue-green algae toxin has been detected in Black Lake. Health officials advise no contact with the water for people and pets until the algae bloom subsides.
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Black Lake Advisory

Interactive Thurston County Financial Information

Explore this interactive Web site that is designed to help you understand how Thurston County spends and receives money. Start exploring and learn about your government.
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Thurston County financial information

Recycling Volunteers Wanted

Join us this fall and become a Master Recycler Composter. Applications for the classes beginning Sept. 9 are due by Aug. 22.
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Recycling Volunteers Wanted

Get the Grow Smart, Grow Safe App

The new Grow Smart, Grow Safe app for your smartphone helps you choose lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment.
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New Enforcement Code is Under Review

The Board of County Commissioners is considering a new consolidated enforcement code title. The new Title 26 consolidates land use code enforcement regulations from 13 chapters into one.
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Federal Review of Pipeline Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will soon be issuing a Draft EIS on a natural gas pipeline expansion project that includes a portion in eastern Thurston County. FERC Docket No. CP13-507.
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link arrow Map of Washington Expansion Project CP-13-507
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Recruiting - Civil Service

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions during 2014.
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