Algae Advisory Posted For Lawrence Lake Near Yelm

A blue-green algae bloom in Lawrence Lake near Yelm has recently produced enough toxin to prompt an advisory for the lake that is now in effect. Swimming in water with algae toxins or drinking it can lead to serious illness, so people and pets are advised to stay out of the water at Lawrence Lake, and anglers are reminded that the safest bet during a toxic algae bloom is to catch and release.

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June 6 - Chili & Salsa Cook-off

June 6th will mark the day for the first annual Chili and Salsa Cook-off held in conjunction with the North Mason Eagles Club. Come enjoy live music from local artists and meet sparky the dog! Proceeds will benefit the Firefighters Association Disaster Relief Fund.

Come enjoy a day of great chili, great people, and great prizes. Registration for competing ends June 1st. If you would like to register your own prize winning chili or salsa recipe, please visit for the registration form, rules and regulations.

Tasting is open to the public at 12 and will go until 4 p.m. Votes will be sorted through from 4-4:30, and the awards ceremony will be from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. 4 awards total. 1 People’s Choice and 1 Judge’s Choice for each division. Come Join the fun! Flyer

June 4 - DAV RecruitMilitary Vet Job Fair Coming to Seattle Area

DAV and the military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will produce an All Veterans Career Fair at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center on Thursday, June 4, 2015. More information HERE.

Rock Blasting Closures Resume Next Week Closing I-90 East Of Snoqualmie Pass For An Hour

HYAK – Rock blasting closures resume next week on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass as crews continue to make room for a new six-lane highway. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7:30 p.m. for about an hour on Thursday, May 27. During rock blasting closures eastbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 56 near Gold Creek and westbound drivers will be stopped at milepost 61 near Price Creek.

Drivers will also experience minor delays at night due to a single lane eastbound closure from mileposts 56 to 61 on Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29. Drivers will experience daytime delays due to rolling slowdowns through the same location Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29.  

WSDOT will permanently close the Price Creek Rest Area and Sno-Park on Wednesday, May 27. Drivers will be able to access restroom facilities at Travelers Rest at the summit of Snoqualmie Pass and at Indian John near Cle Elum.