Sept. 19 Bring Your Child To No-Cost Immunization Clinic

Get back-to-school vaccines for pre-school and K-12 children. Thurston County Public Health, in cooperation with the county’s Medical Reserve Corps and Group Health Cooperative, is sponsoring a no- cost “back-to-school” immunization clinic on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children who are entering pre-school (age 3) through age 18 can get immunizations that are required for school, plus other recommended vaccines, including flu vaccines, and immunizations for chickenpox, measles, whooping cough, and others.

The no-cost clinic is open to all school-age children—you do not have to be a Group Health member to participate. The clinic operates on a first come, first served basis, and pre-registration is not required. A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children, and you should bring each child’s immunization records if available. Immunization waivers or exemptions will not be issued.

WHAT:    No Cost Back-to-School Immunization Clinic  

WHEN:    Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon

WHO:       Children ages pre-school through 12th grade
                  *Open to all students (not just Group Health members)

WHERE: Group Health Cooperative’s Olympia Medical Center at 700 Lilly Road NE in Olympia, 98506

For more information about the clinic, including a full list of available immunizations, visit and click on the “Back to School Immunizations” links, or call (360) 709-3080 (TDD 360-867-2603).

Information about vaccines required for school entry can be obtained from your school or from the Washington State Department of Health ( More information on vaccines and how to protect your family from preventable diseases can be found at

Sept. 16 - Public Hearing for Thurston County’s Capital Facilities Plan

Public comment invited on six-year plan for county’s buildings and facilities.

The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. on proposed updates to the county’s Capital Facilities Plan. The public is invited to participate in informed discussion, and testimony will be accepted at the September 16 hearing.

 The county’s Capital Facilities Plan describes the county’s financial plan for building and maintaining its capital facilities for the next six years. Counties and cities in Washington are required to have six-year capital facilities, and they are required to update those plans annually.

To view the proposed updates to the Capital Facilities Plan and the supporting documents, go to, click on the “Capital Facilities Plan Hearing” links in the “News and Links” section. Hard copies of the Capital Facilities Plan documents are also available for viewing in the Resource Stewardship Department office in Building One at the county courthouse campus.

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony at the September 16 public hearing. Written comments can also be emailed to Brad Murphy, Senior Planner, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailed to:

Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department
Land Use and Permitting, ATTN: Brad Murphy
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16. For questions about the proposed items or the public hearing, please contact Brad Murphy via email or at (360) 754-3355 x4465.

WHAT:          Public Hearing on Capital Facilities Plan
WHEN:          Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
WHERE:       County Courthouse Building One, Room 152 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia, 98502

Share Your Thoughts On DNR Trails Policy - DNR Proposes A Path To Improved Trail Management, Development

OLYMPIA – Are you interested in how state lands should be managed for trail-based recreation?  The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is inviting residents to comment on a draft policy that will guide the future development of recreation trails on DNR-managed lands.

The agency oversees about 5.6 million acres of state land, much of which offers opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and off-road vehicle riding. These lands must also generate sustainable revenue for public school construction and maintain Washington’s rich natural heritage, according to the state constitution.

“This policy will provide greater consistency and guidelines to local communities and volunteers,” said DNR’s Statewide Recreation Manager Brock Milliern. “Our volunteers spend countless hours giving back to DNR trails and recreation sites, and we’d like to streamline the process for them.”

To view the draft policy and learn more, visit DNR’s website at for a narrated slideshow about the recreational trails policy process. You can comment on the draft policy by Sept. 28 via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., online survey at, or in person at DNR headquarters or a region office, listed below.

Prompted by the legislature in March 2014, DNR developed the draft policy in collaboration with the public and a diverse volunteer committee. DNR held public meetings across Washington in 2014 and formed a 17-member outdoor recreation stakeholder committee to identify issues and develop policy recommendations. This draft policy is the result of that work.

DNR anticipates adopting the policy by Oct. 31, 2015.


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Sept. 15 - Shelton School Board Study Stession

1PM to 3PM
Board Room - CHOICE High School, 807, W. Pine St., Shelton, WA.
Purpose: Pre-Board Meeting study session

1) Resolution to transfer funds from the General Fund to the Transportation Vehicle Fund for purchase of buses.
2) Discussion of the proposed WASA resolution regarding school funding and the McCleary case.
3) MSP/SBAC results.
4) Family Access.
5) Career & Technical Education
6) Pool Udate
7) Future Shelton School District initiatives (bond, etc.).