Notice of Scheduled Water Outage PUD1

PUD 1 water customers at the Tiger Lake Terrace Tracts and View Ridge Heights water systems will experience a water outage from Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 8th at 6:00 a.m. Mason County PUD 3 is relocating high voltage facilities and the PUD 1 water systems are powered by PUD 3. Customers should prepare to have water on hand during the outage. Any water outages after power has been restored at 6:00 a.m. should be reported to the PUD 1 answering service at (360) 877-5249 so service techs can be dispatched.

Free Summer Lunches & Activities For Children 

The Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is proud to announce the sponsorship of the USDA’s Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. This partnership allows meals to be made available at no charge to all attending children 18 years of age and younger. No registration required, just drop by. Free lunches will be served Weekdays, June 23 through August 15 (except July 4) from Noon to 12:30pm at the following locations:


“Lock Down Drills” In Thurston County Facilities June 2-6

OLYMPIA – Some offices of Thurston County government will be briefly closed at various times Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6 for emergency preparedness drills.  County employees at the main courthouse campus on Lakeridge Drive in Olympia will briefly “lock down” the buildings in response to an imagined threat.  Similar drills may be held at Family and Juvenile Court in the Mottman Industrial area and at other county facilities.


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with $40 in SFMNP checks to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs from authorized farmers markets and roadside stands from June through October 2014. Additional resources in the form of nutrition educational materials including recipes, nutrient values, food preparation and storage information are also provided.