June 6 through 10 - Trail to Olympic Hot Springs to be Closed

Members of the Olympic National Park trail crew will replace a deteriorated trail bridge over Boulder Creek beginning this Saturday, June 6.  Work should be completed by Wednesday, June 10. The bridge provides access to the Olympic Hot Springs, located within the park's backcountry in the Elwha Valley.

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June 15 - Shelton School District To Welcome New Superintendent

The Shelton School District would like to invite the public to help welcome our incoming superintendent, Dr. Alex Apostle.  A reception is scheduled for Monday, June 15th, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Colonial House located at 222 W. Pine St. in Shelton. Please help us welcome Dr. Apostle and his family to our fine community. (SSD press release)  June 4, 2015

Port Of Grapeview News – May 2015

IDD UPDATE:  The legislation that expands the collection period of an Industrial Development District Tax was signed by the Governor two weeks ago.  It becomes law on July 24th. What it means is that the allowable .45 cents per thousand of assessed value is collected over 20 years instead of six.  Let me make a couple of very important points:

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New Deschutes Flood Map Introduced at June 9 Open House

 It can be hard to imagine the devastation that floods can bring to Thurston County communities as warm summer weather sets in, but that’s exactly what emergency management officials will do on Tuesday, June 9 when they host an open house for the updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Deschutes River watershed. “We know flood insurance is probably the last thing on people’s minds when the sun is out and summer is around the corner. But if you wait until the flood waters are at your front door to think about how to protect your home and property, it’s too late,” said Andrew Kinney, Thurston County Emergency Management Coordinator.

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