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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 245,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

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Feds Add Gopher to Growing List of Endangered Prairie Species

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Mazama pocket gopher is now listed as a threatened species, joining several other South Sound prairie species that are protected by the Endangered Species Act.
link arrow Apr. 8 Mazama pocket gopher news
link arrow Thurston County Planning Dept. prairie web pages
link arrow USFWS Washington Office web pages
link arrow Center for Natural Lands Management

Apr. 22 Special Election

Remember to mail your ballot to the Thurston County Auditor's Office or drop it at one of three drop boxes by Tuesday, Apr. 22 for the Tenino School District Prop. 1 vote.
link arrow Apr. 22 election information
link arrow Three drop box locations for Apr. 22 election
link arrow Thurston County Auditor's homepage
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Support Thurston County 4-H Apr. 23 — May 4

Get your $1 paper clover at Del's Feed and Farm Supply stores in Yelm and Olympia to support Thurston County 4-H youth and programs!
link arrow More info on the Spring 2014 4-H Paper Clover campaign
link arrow Thurston County WSU Extension 4-H program

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month & Public Health Month

Thurston County Commissioners have designated April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month. Commissioners also proclaimed April as Public Health Month.
link arrow April is Child Abuse Prev. & Awareness Month
link arrow April is Public Health Month
link arrow Child abuse and family support resources
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month & Public Health Month

May 3 is Secondhand Safari

Join us at the fairgrounds Saturday, May 3 for the annual garage sale and re-use fair! Call or email to reserve your booth today.
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Landslide Info

The tragic landslide in Snohomish County has many people wanting more information about landslides and how to detect a landslide hazard.
link arrow WA Dept. of Natural Resources
link arrow DNR landslide fact sheet & FAQs
link arrow Thurston County Critical Areas Ordinance and managing geologic hazards like landslides
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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.
link arrow FERC's Oct. 2013 project update brochure
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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