Thurston County Surplus Online Sale

Thurston County will be holding an auction for surplus office equipment. Items will be available for bid starting Tuesday, July 16 at 10:00 am and closing Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 am. Those interested in viewing the items or bidding should go to to register as a bidder. There is no cost to register. Condition of the items vary and are sold on an “as-is and where is” basis. Payment terms are Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Certified Check made payable to Thurston County. No personal checks can be accepted. Exact change required for cash payments. For questions please call Thurston County Central Services at 786-5497 Ext. 6960. 

Opportunity with Fish and Wild Life

Seeking engaged youth, age 14 to 18, to explore formation of Youth Council with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is exploring the formation of a Washington State Outdoor Recreation Youth Council. We are looking for interested young people, ages 14 to 18, to help us with that exploration. A Youth Council could potentially help WDFW develop programs that apply outdoor activities, research and conservation to school and community projects.

To begin this process, we will select six youth from across the state to participate in a workshop with WDFW staff and members of the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, where they will provide advice to the department on the composition of a Youth Council and discuss the best ways to engage young people and to stimulate their interest in outdoor recreation.

WDFW will cover the costs of travel, meals and hotel for the young people selected to participate in this initial workshop and their parents. The workshop is expected to take place in Olympia, WA in late August or September.

Interested 14 to 18 years olds can apply by submitting an email or letter by July 26, describing their background and interest in participating to Jason Wettstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by letter to Jason Wettstein, Public Affairs, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504.

The email or letter should contain:

Mailing address
Email address
Phone number
Statement of interest (one page or less) Dates when available in late August and in September Name and contact information of parent(s) or guardian

Thank you,

Jason Wettstein

Community Relations and Public Affairs

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Author To Speak On Life After Cancer

A New York Times best-selling author will speak about how surviving cancer changed his life at the Survivorship Fair and Summer Gala fundraising dinner for Harmony Hill - a center that provides services to people living with cancer. Mark Nepo, author of “The Book of Awakening” and 12 other books, will be the keynote speaker at both the daytime Survivorship Fair and evening Summer Gala at Harmony Hill Retreat Center on Hood Canal.

Harmony Hill will host its fourth annual “Survivorship Fair.” The fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will include presentations on various topics related to cancer survivorship, healthy living and wellness.

Sessions and workshops will cover topics ranging from tai chi and yoga to nutrition, all amidst Harmony Hill’s stunning gardens that overlook Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. The Survivorship Fair is free, but registration is required at: Information is available online at: The gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Harmony Hill’s facility, which is at 7362 State Route 106 in Union.


Closures On Sapp Road Begin July 15

Daytime closures on Sapp Road between Klahowya Lane SW and R.W. Johnson Boulevard SW will begin on Monday, July 15, 2013, and will continue for approximately three weeks. Sapp Road will be closed to thru traffic between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only, until the work is complete.

Access for residents to and from their homes will be accommodated by the contractor. Road closure signs and suggested detour routes have been posted in the project vicinity.

The Sapp/Rural/Linwood Water System Improvement Project will continue through the summer with contractor Waunch Construction & Trucking, Inc. A map of the project is included. The dashed red line on the map indicates the road closure area. Solid red lines indicate the sections of water line that have been completed through Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The dashed green lines mark remaining pipe installation.

For more information, visit the project website.