Tacoma Narrows Bridge Maintenance Oct. 23

Nighttime drivers traveling on eastbound State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge should plan for lane closures Wednesday, Oct. 23, as crews perform annual tolling equipment maintenance.

Before starting work at the toll plaza, crews will close the on-ramp from 24th Street Northwest to eastbound SR 16 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Crews will then close all of the Good To Go! electronic toll lanes beginning at 10 p.m. All of the lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. During the closure all vehicles will be detoured through the toll booths.

October 22, 2013/WSDOT Public Notice

Thurston County Drug and Gun Turn In Oct. 26

A gun turn in and pharmaceutical drug take back event, hosted by the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, will be held this Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the McLane Fire Department, 125 Delphi Rd NW Olympia WA 98502. The event is intended to provide an opportunity for anyone who wishes to turn in unwanted firearms, ammunition, or pharmaceutical drugs. This event will be held in conjunction with the National Pharmaceutical Drug Take

Back Day. The Thurston County Department of Health will also be on site. TCSO specialty units will have equipment on display.

"Often times, unwanted firearms are not secured properly and can end up in the hands of people who don't know how to use them or shouldn't have them at all"

Sheriff John Snaza said. "In 2012, 174 firearms were stolen in 106 burglaries in unincorporated Thurston County. Those guns are now on the street and unaccounted for."

October 22, 2013/Thurston County Sheriff’s Office News Release

Call For Artists – 2014 Arts Walk Cover Art Search

Applications Now Available
Olympia Arts Walk spring and fall 2014 will each celebrate the work of a participating artist in the design of the maps for the events.  A jury panel will select two artists --one for spring and one for fall-- to be commissioned by the City of Olympia to each create a new, original work of art for the cover of the Arts Walk 2014 maps.  These maps are a major part of event promotion, and final artwork will be viewed in a variety of ways, up close and from a distance, and reproduced in several different media including newsprint.
Application Details:
•    Eligibility: Artists who have officially (name on the map) participated in Olympia’s Arts Walk within the last two years are invited  to submit images of current work; students are not eligible to apply.
•    Honoraria: $600
•    Deadline for Receipt of Application: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 3pm
•    Applications Available:
Online:  www.olympiawa.gov/artswalk
Via Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
By Calling:  360.709.2678
In Person:  The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW
October 22, 2013/City of Olympia News Release

Invitation To Bid

FORMA Construction Company is looking for bids from the local subcontracting community to construct the Mason Transit Authority, Transit Community Center.  This project is a big deal in downtown Shelton and will transform the old Armory building into a state of the art, Transit Community Center.  The project is scheduled to begin construction next month and will take about a year to complete.  The project is being managed by FORMA Construction Company as the construction manager, and they are accepting bids for ALL scopes of work on 10/29 and 10/30.  The project involves all your typical “ground up” construction scopes including earthwork, piling, concrete foundation, structural steel, framing, building envelope and full interior finishes.  In addition the existing armory building will be fully renovated and upgraded as part of the project.  

If you or any contractors you know would like an opportunity to be involved in the project you must act quickly to review the plans and specifications to prepare your bid and turn it in on time.  This project is being competitively bid in accordance with all federal and state guidelines for a public bid opening.
CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         KEITH MICHEL | FORMA CONSTRUCTION | 360.754.5788