Thurston County Government Offices Closed Nov. 26-27 For Thanksgiving

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection on Thursday, Friday

OLYMPIA --Thurston County government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, November 30.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in Thurston County. Customers are reminded to have their garbage and recycling bins ready by 6 a.m. on their regular collection day.

The county’s Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and will re-open on Friday, November 27 for regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. 
  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sherriff’s Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.
  • County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours.
  • Intercity Transit: IT will not operate its local or express bus service on Thanksgiving Day.  Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, including Dial-A-Lift service. For more information, visit or call (360) 786-1881.

November 23, 2015

Olympia City Services Closures For Thanksgiving Holiday

All City offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving and the day after.

City Services Provided

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services.
  • Free Parking: Customers shopping downtown are reminded that they do not need to pay the meter on City-recognized holidays.
  • Parks Open: All forty Olympia Parks will be open from dawn to dusk.
  • Public Works Emergencies: Citizens with a Public Works emergency (drinking water, wastewater, STEP alarms, or transportation) can call emergency dispatch at 360.753.8333.
  • Regular Waste Collection Schedules In Effect: Residential and commercial garbage, recycling or organics WILL be collected, based on your regular schedule. Crews may arrive earlier than normal on holidays, so set your cart out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, and will operate regular schedules on the day after. For more information please visit or call 360.786.1881

November 23, 2015

PUD #1 Office Closures For Thanksgiving Week

PUD 1's office & operations will be closed this Thursday and Friday (11/26 & 27) for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here's hoping that the weather cooperates and we all get to enjoy dinner and football with no interruptions! We are on-call for emergencies, as usual.

Board Meeting Changes-

The November 24th and December 22nd regular board meetings have been cancelled due to their proximity to the holidays. The last meeting of the year will be December 8th. An electric rate hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on the 8th prior to the beginning of the business meeting.

Interested in Community Solar?

The PUD is evaluating if we should develop a community solar project on PUD property next year. Community Solar is where the PUD installs and maintains a large solar array and electric customers can purchase shares of the project (around $85/share) and receive incentive rebates and energy credits based on the number of shares they buy and the amount of energy it produces. If there is enough interest, we will likely begin construction of the project in early 2016 to take advantage of the state tax incentives that will help pay the project off in a few years.  Please take our survey for more information and to tell us if you're interested or not!

November 23, 2015

Nov. 25 - Shelton School Board Meeting

Special Shelton School Board Meeting will take place November 25, 2015 at 10AM. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA.

The purpose of the meeting is

1) Swearing in of newly elected board members Sally Brownfield, Keri Davidson, Ginger Seslar, and Sandy Tarzwell.

2) Annual re-organization of the board.

November 20, 2015