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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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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.
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link arrow Download the 2014 Flood Bulletin

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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County Budget Information Now Online

The 2015 Preliminary Budget was presented to County Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The county also launched a new interactive web tool that let's you explore the county's revenues and expenses with helpful graphs and filters.
link arrow View the Sept. 16 presentation on the 2015 Preliminary Budget
link arrow COMING SOON: View the full 2015 Preliminary Budget document online
link arrow Launch the OpenGov interactive web tool
link arrow Go to the Budget Office main page
Thurston County financial information

Celebrate the Bountiful Byway Oct. 13

Join us for this free event to celebrate the launch of the Thurston Bountiful Byway on Monday, Oct. 13 at the Schilter Family Farm.
Bountiful Byway celebration details

L-4 Bridge Now Open

Sept. 19: The L-4 Bridge on Littlerock Road SW is now open to all vehicle traffic. This will continue to be an active construction site, and drivers should use caution. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
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link arrow Chehalis Western Trail--Bridging the Gap Phase 3
link arrow Grand Mound area construction update
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Preview the Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Docket

The preliminary docket of proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan is now available for review. Submit your written comments by Oct. 2.
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link arrow Comp Plan Docket web page
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Preview the Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Docket

Become a Healthy Homes Volunteer

Learn how to reduce exposure to toxins, asthma triggers, mold, and other housing-related health risks and share this with the community through free, voluntary, and confidential Healthy Homes Visits. Training begins Oct. 10.
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Become a Healthy Homes Volunteer

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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