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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Rich Road Closed Sept. 15 & 16Rich Road Southeast near Diagonal Road Southeast will be closed Sept. 15 and 16 for work on the railroad crossing. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
Sept. 15 & 16 Rich Road closure details
L-4 Bridge project page: Bridge closed Aug. 11
Chehalis Western Trail--Bridging the Gap Phase 3
More Public Works projects
Traffic Alert: Highway Construction Near County Courthouse in Sept.WSDOT crews will be working near the I-5/US 101 interchange this month. Watch for weekend lane and ramp closures in the area on Sept. 5, 12 and 19 that could impact your drive to the county courthouse.
County news on impacts for courthouse visitors
WSDOT's Olympia area construction project details
WSDOT news for Olympia area construction
Back to School Immunizations Sept. 20Get your child's Back-to-School immunizations at no cost on Sat, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.
School immunization clinic news
School immunization clinic details
Public Health & Social Services Dept. homepage
Prep EXPO Coming Sept. 27The 2014 Emergency Preparedness EXPO will be held Sat, Sept. 27 at Schmidt Elementary School in Tumwater. Lots of tips and tools to help you weather any storm or emergency.
Emergency Management homepage
Get connected to TCEM on Twitter: @ThurstonEM
Opt Out of Phone Books & Junk MailWouldn't it be great if you could clear out the clutter in and around your mailbox? With just a few clicks of the computer mouse, you too can get green and reduce waste by opting out of receiving phone books and other junk mail.
Phone book and junk mail opt out details
More tips at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org
Interactive Thurston County Financial InformationExplore 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.
Explore the details of county finances here
Get the Grow Smart, Grow Safe AppThe 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.
More Grow Smart, Grow Safe info
New Enforcement Code is Under ReviewThe 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.
More enforcement code details
Federal Review of Pipeline ExpansionThe 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.
FERC's Oct. 2013 project update brochure
Map of Washington Expansion Project CP-13-507
Recruiting - Civil ServiceThe Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions during 2014.
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