Mason County Parks And Trails Advisory Board Openings

The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applications from community members who are interested in serving on the Mason County Parks and Trails Advisory Board. Press Release (PDF)

Nov. 24 - Mason County Board of Health Meeting

November 24, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

1.  Call to Order
2.  Welcome and introductions
3.  Approval of Agenda
4.  Approval of September 22, 2015 meeting minutes
5.  Set 2016 meeting dates
6.  Name 2016 Alternate Health Officers
7.  Public Health and Department of Community Development (DCD) consolidation.
8.  Introduction to Foundational Public Health Capabilities and Services (If time available)
9.  Health Officer Report
10.  Board Member Discussion
11.  Public Comment
12.  Adjourn

Thurston County Government Offices Closed Nov. 26-27 For Thanksgiving

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection on Thursday, Friday

OLYMPIA --Thurston County government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, November 30.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in Thurston County. Customers are reminded to have their garbage and recycling bins ready by 6 a.m. on their regular collection day.

The county’s Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and will re-open on Friday, November 27 for regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. 
  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sherriff’s Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.
  • County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours.
  • Intercity Transit: IT will not operate its local or express bus service on Thanksgiving Day.  Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, including Dial-A-Lift service. For more information, visit or call (360) 786-1881.

November 23, 2015

Olympia City Services Closures For Thanksgiving Holiday

All City offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving and the day after.

City Services Provided

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services.
  • Free Parking: Customers shopping downtown are reminded that they do not need to pay the meter on City-recognized holidays.
  • Parks Open: All forty Olympia Parks will be open from dawn to dusk.
  • Public Works Emergencies: Citizens with a Public Works emergency (drinking water, wastewater, STEP alarms, or transportation) can call emergency dispatch at 360.753.8333.
  • Regular Waste Collection Schedules In Effect: Residential and commercial garbage, recycling or organics WILL be collected, based on your regular schedule. Crews may arrive earlier than normal on holidays, so set your cart out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, and will operate regular schedules on the day after. For more information please visit or call 360.786.1881

November 23, 2015