“Lock Down” Drills Impact Thurston County Facilities

Several drills at county buildings throughout week of July 6. OLYMPIA – Some offices of Thurston County government will be briefly closed at various times between Monday, July 6 and Friday, July 10 for emergency preparedness drills. County employees at the main courthouse campus on Lakeridge Drive in Olympia will be asked to briefly “lock down” the buildings sometime on July 6, 7 or 8. Other county facilities will be asked to lock down at other times throughout the entire week.

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July 7 - Port of Shelton Commission Regular Meeting

Port of Shelton Commission Chambers at 21 W Sanderson Way, Shelton WA 98584 on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 2:00 PM.  Agenda:

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July 7 - Shelton School Board Study Session

On Tuesday, July 7, 10AM at the Board Room at CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA.
Agenda: 1) Budget Update - Brenda Trogstad. 2) Transportation - New Bus Expenditure - Brenda Trogstad. 3) Curriculum Review (English/Language Arts Curriculum Adoption) - Pam Farr. 4) Executive Session - Personnel

WSDOT Announces Amtrak Cascades Schedule Improvements

(WSDOT Press Release) – Amtrak Cascade’s Seattle evening departure to Portland is getting a welcome change starting July 11. Train 509 will depart at 6:05 p.m. –­­­­ 35 minutes later than the current schedule. This permanent change better accommodates business travelers, and also gives visitors more time to enjoy Seattle.

In addition, Amtrak Cascades passengers will enjoy quicker trips between Seattle and Portland this summer. From July 11 through Sept 13, 2015, daily trains numbered 500, 501, 507, 508, 509 and 516 will arrive at their final destinations ten minutes sooner. What has been a three hour and 50 minute trip will now be three hours and 40 minutes. Two of the trains will experience slight changes in their departure times, with the 501 train leaving at 7:25 a.m. and the 507 leaving at 2:10 p.m.

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