Thurston County Veterans’ Advisory Board Meeting

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Veterans' Advisory Board is meeting Monday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services building on Lilly Road in Olympia. This special meeting takes place in Conference Rooms 103/104. The focus of the meeting is to prepare for an upcoming meeting with the Board of Thurston County Commissioners. Other agenda items include review of past meetings and discussion of future spending. There will also be an opportunity for the public to address the Veterans’ Advisory Board.

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DOR: Free Tax Workshop March 26, Tumwater

March 13, 2014 – Business owners in Washington State are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them better-understand that process, the Tumwater office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners.Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations.

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Public Invited to Review Next Steps in Draft ONPWilderness Stewardship Plan

Plan Applies Only to Park Wilderness Area Designated in 1988. The National Park Service has released a range of preliminary draft alternatives for the Olympic National Park Wilderness Stewardship Plan.  The preliminary draft alternatives were designed to reflect key topics raised during the initial public scoping process last spring.

“The public’s review and comment at this key stage of the planning process will ensure that we are developing the best possible future for the Olympic Wilderness,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “Moreover, we want to ensure that we have accurately heard and addressed the public’s comments as we move forward in developing the plan.”

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Volunteers Needed to Evaluate Grants For RCO

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is looking for volunteers to evaluate grant applications and help decide where the next parks, trails and boat launches will go in the state, as well as help prioritize farmlands to conserve. Volunteers will serve on advisory committees that will rank grant proposals in the spring and summer for farmland preservation and all types of recreation around the state.

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