Public Meeting On Plastic Bags

The Tumwater City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, Washington, for the purpose of considering adoption of Ordinance No. O2013-016, regulating single use plastic carry out bags. The public is invited to attend this public hearing to give comments in favor of or in opposition to the adoption of Ordinance No. O2013-016.

NMSD School Board Meeting 9/19

The North Mason School District Board of Directors will be having a regular business meeting Thursday, September 19, 2013. Meetings are held at the District Administration Office, 71 E Campus Drive, in Belfair. The regular business meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome! The agenda and supporting documents are available by clicking: School Board Meeting Material or you may request them at the district office.

Alcohol Compliance Checks: 85%

OLYMPIA – Alcohol compliance checks were conducted at 13 stores and gas stations throughout the Thurston County last Thursday. All but 1 of the stores were rechecks of stores that previously sold alcohol to an undercover operative. Of the 12 stores that we rechecked, ten denied the sale to the 19 year old operative. “It was great to see that most of the stores that were checked took the necessary steps to train their staff in effectively checking identification and understanding the laws and responsibilities of selling alcohol,” said Jerry Noviello, Target Zero Manager for Thurston County. However, 2 of the stores that were checked did sell to the operative. “With many safeguards built into most cash registers, it was unfortunate that these cashiers still sold alcohol to our underage informant,” said Sgt. Dave Odegaard of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. “One register required a birth date to be inputted before approving the sale, and the cashier bypassed this function to sell beer to the underage operative.”

Below is a list of the stores that were checked during this operation:

Stores that did NOT sell to the underage operative:

  • Chamber’s Prairie General Store at 2914 Yelm Highway SE (Recheck)
  • Tri Lake Market at 8031 Yelm Highway SE (Recheck)
  • Union Mills Grocery at 7431 Pacific Ave SE (Recheck)
  • Arbor Chevron at 9335 Martin Way E (Recheck)
  • Smoke and Beer at 7243 Martin Way (Recheck)
  • Scott Lake Grocery at 11315 Scott Creek Dr SW (Recheck)
  • Crescent Grocery at 21828 Oly Hwy 99 SW (Recheck)
  • DJ’s County Market at 18419 Bucoda Hwy SE (Recheck)
  • Dylan’s Corner at 15201 Vail Rd SE (Recheck)
  • Rainier Texaco at 207 Binghampton St (Recheck)
  • Four Corners Grocery Deli Gas at 11500 Bald Hill Rd SE

Stores that DID sell to the underage operative:

  • Buddies Grocery and Deli at 6501 Martin Way E (Recheck)
  • Whistle Stop Grocery at 12745 Old Highway 99 SE (Recheck)

These alcohol sales compliance checks were a part of Target Zero’s Party Intervention Patrol, which has a goal of reducing underage drinking and drugging in Thurston County.

September 13, 2013/Thurston County News Release

US 2 Tumwater Canyon Closure

LEAVENWORTH – Unstable soil and other construction challenges have pushed the week-long closure of Tumwater Canyon, west of Leavenworth to a week and a day. Instead of Fri. at noon, US 2 will reopen at noon on Sat., Sept. 14.

15 miles of US 2 between Leavenworth and State Route 207 at Coles Corner was closed to replace the Drury Canyon Creek Bridge in Tumwater Canyon. The closure started at 8 p.m. Sept.8.

For passenger vehicles there is a signed detour around the Canyon through the Chumstick Valley using SR 207 and county roads adding about 15 minutes to the trip. That route isn’t suitable for vehicles over 28,000 pounds or longer than 30 feet, and they must detour to I-90, Snoqualmie Pass and US 97, Blewett Pass.


Closure Map and Description: