July 11 & 12 - Be Alert, Plan For Delays For STP Bike Ride

10,000 cyclists expected to travel through western Washington. (WSDOT Press Release) - Drivers should take extra care and prepare for travel delays as the 2015 Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) rolls through western Washington beginning Saturday, July 11.

Organizers expect 10,000 cyclists to travel on state highways and local roads during the popular event. The Washington State Department of Transportation asks drivers to share the road, keep a sharp eye and allow extra time for travel. Bicyclists also are reminded of their responsibility to follow Washington’s rules of the road.

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Asset Building Coalition Of Mason County Hosts Monthly Classes At The Timberland Regional Library

SHELTON, WA- The Asset Building Coalition of Mason County (ABCMC) will be holding financial education classes on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:30pm at the Shelton Timberland Regional Library. Different topics will be presented each month. All classes are free and open to the public.

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Personal Fireworks Not Allowed In Lacey & Olympia

The cities of Lacey and Olympia remind residents and visitors that the sale and discharge of consumer (personal) fireworks are not allowed in either community. Novelty devices such as snakes, glowworms, and party poppers are permitted; however sparklers and all other types of fireworks are not. Fireworks purchased elsewhere, such as at tribal stands or fireworks sales booths in other communities, may not be used in Lacey or Olympia.

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Thurston County Fair: Apply for Temporary Jobs By July 17

The 2015 Thurston County Fair is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to apply for summer job opportunities at the fairgrounds. Applications for as many as 40 temporary jobs with the Thurston County Fair must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 17.    

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