WSP Wants Troopers

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is currently seeking to hire 300+ troopers. If you have ever wanted to be in law enforcement then now is a great opportunity to see if you have what it takes. WSP is having its phase 1 testing at Lynnwood High School on November 2nd, 2013. Check-in begins at 7:30 AM. Phase 1 testing consists of a physical fitness test and a written test. Those who successfully pass both of these tests will advance to the next phase of testing.

For more information on applications, testing locations and minimum requirements, please visit HERE.

For additional information on the Lynwood High School training date, call local recruiter, Trooper Keith Leary at (425) 583-7640 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 17, 2013/WSP Public Notice



Medicare’s Open Enrollment Is Now – Dec. 7

Medicare’s open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. Local help is available in your community through the Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA).

”Many Medicare plans are changing this year,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. “Now is this time to shop for the best plan that meets your needs. Our Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program can help you understand your choices and your rights.”

To enroll in a new Medicare plan or to change your coverage, you must contact Medicare. Washington’s new Health Benefit Exchange – – is only for people under age 65. It’s against the law for someone who knows you have Medicare to sell you an Exchange plan.


Lacey: Public Meeting On Proposed Stormwater Rate Changes

Lacey stormwater utility customers are invited to participate in a public meeting and open house on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to learn about proposed changes to stormwater rates. The public meeting will be held at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, in Lacey.

Attendees are invited to visit with stormwater utility staff starting at 6:00 p.m., with a presentation to occur promptly at 6:30 p.m. Staff will be available after the presentation to answer additional questions.

The monthly single-family residential stormwater bill in Lacey is currently $7.36. The current proposal is to gradually increase rates over the next 6 years, starting January 1, 2014. For a typical resident within the city limits of Lacey, the increase to the monthly bill would be $0.66 in 2014. Similar increases are proposed each year through 2019. By 2019, a typical resident within the city limits of Lacey will pay a monthly stormwater fee of $11.35.


Two Thurston County Land Use Hearings Oct. 23

Public comment invited on Ken Lake interim regulations, Critical Areas Ordinance amendments.   The Thurston Board of County Commissioners will hold two public hearings on Wednesday, October 23 beginning at 6 p.m. The first hearing will be on the renewal of the interim development regulations for the Ken Lake area, and the second hearing will be on proposed amendments to the county’s Critical Areas Ordinance.