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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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Construction Alert for Pacific Ave.

Construction along Pacific Avenue near the Chehalis-Western Trail will require intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, Oct. 20. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
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link arrow Chehalis Western Trail--Bridging the Gap Phase 3
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Property Taxes Due Oct. 31

Property taxes for the second half of 2014 are due to the Thurston County Treasurer's Office by Oct. 31.
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Property taxes due October 31

Budget Comment Period Extended to Oct. 24

Thurston County Commissioners have extended the deadline for comment on the preliminary 2015 county budget to Friday, Oct. 24.
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link arrow View the Oct. 6 budget presentation to County Commissioners
link arrow 2015 Preliminary Budget document online
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link arrow Go to the Budget Office main page
Thurston County financial information

Swim Safe, Fish Safe

Blue-green algae toxin has been detected in Clear Lake. Health officials advise no contact with the water for people and pets until the algae bloom subsides.
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Are You Ready for Storm Season?

Get the tools, tips and information you need to be “StormReady" this season from the Public Works Dept and the Emergency Management Division.
link arrow Get flood insurance today!
link arrow Help our Public Works crews prevent flooding
link arrow County continues flood mitigation work
link arrow Download the 2014 Flood Bulletin

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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