Final Time Change For Rock Blasting-Related Closures On Snoqualmie Pass

Closures start next week at 5:30 p.m. HYAK – Only a few more weeks of rock blasting-related closures on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass. Next week closures start at 5:30 p.m.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 5:30 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 16. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Drivers may experience minor delays during the day and at night due to lane closures in both directions from the Denny Creek area to the Price Creek area, mileposts 47 to 61. Intermittent rolling slowdowns could cause minor delays Monday through Friday from Gold Creek to Price Creek, mileposts 56 to 61.

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Thurston County Public Hearing for Extending Marijuana Regulations Oct. 28

Public comment taken on six month extension of interim regulations. The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 28 to accept public testimony on extending interim zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers for six months. County commissioners are considering legislation that would extend the current marijuana zoning regulations until May 11, 2015. No other changes or amendments are proposed to the interim regulations. The current interim zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processors and retailers are set to expire November 12, but county staff have requested additional time to complete a work plan for marijuana zoning and develop a proposal for final zoning regulations.

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Vacancies For Lacey City Council Advisory Boards & Commissions

The Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for one vacancy on the Planning Commission, and one vacancy on the TCTV Board of Directors.

The Planning Commission develops recommendations for long range planning and incorporates ideas into comprehensive planning goals and policies. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Lacey City Hall. Planning Commission members serve a three-year term with a two-term limit. The applicant must be a resident of the City of Lacey. The vacancy is open until filled. 

The TCTV Board of Directors sets the policy for TCTV to assist residents and organizations to communicate information and exchange ideas through the medium of community access television. The board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the TCTV studios, 440 Yauger Way SW in Olympia. The vacancy is open until filled. 

If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission or TCTV Board of Directors, and would like to receive an application, please contact Jenny Bauersfeld at (360) 413-4387, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also download an application from the City’s website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us. Please submit a letter of interest and resume along with your application.

October 10, 2014

Training Provided For Emergency in Montesano

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) bringing a FREE Department of Homeland Security-certified course - Continuity of Government Operations Planning for Rural Communities to Montesano, Washington.

History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government’s ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances.  These jurisdictions must develop plans that address succession planning, redundant communications, and alternate site needs for their communities to face natural and manmade threats.  The environment after a disaster can be chaotic, which is why it is important to have a plan in place that is specific yet flexible enough to respond to any situation.  

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