I-5 And US 101 Ramps Close Next Week For Paving

TUMWATER – Several short-term ramp closures are scheduled next week while crews repave the two right southbound lanes of Interstate 5. In addition to closing lanes on southbound I-5, crews will close the following ramps.

At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 27, 28 and 29, crews will close the:
•    northbound US 101 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5; and
•    southbound I-5 exit to 2nd Avenue Southwest.

At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29, 30 and 31, crews will close the:
•    southbound I-5 exit to Trosper Road Southwest; and
•    Trosper Road Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5.

A signed detour will be provided for the US 101 ramp closure to I-5. Detours will not be provided for the other ramp closures and motorists will need to use alternate routes.

All ramps will reopen at 6 a.m. each following morning.

WSDOT Traffic Advisory - July 25, 2014

NMSD Special Meeting July 25

A special School Board meeting has been scheduled on July 25th at 8:30 AM to consider acceptance of the recommended bid for high school construction.

MC PUD1 BOC Public Hearing Aug. 12

The Mason County PUD No. 1 Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the District office at 21971 N. Hwy 101 in Potlatch. The purpose of this hearing is to review and hear public comment on the District’s proposed Water Use Efficiency Goals before they are presented for approval in the regular board meeting immediately following the public hearing. The proposed Water Use Efficiency Goals document can be found on the PUD website at www.mason-pud1.org under the “Water Use Efficiency” section.

Rainer and South County Alcohol Compliance Checks

Details: Sheriff John Snaza announced today that the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting random checks of stores this fall for alcohol compliance. The first stores to be checked will be in the Rainer, Grand Mound and Rochester areas.
Sheriff Snaza stated “We all have to work together to keep alcohol out of the hands of kids.” "The tragic stories of binge drinking, traffic crashes and deaths from juvenile alcohol use continue to plague our community."
TCSO will be working with TOGETHER!, which has been working closely with Law Enforcement agencies for years to conduct alcohol and tobacco compliance checks on retailers.
The vast majority of retailers do not sell to minors. For those that do, education can help them understand why they need to be vigilant and follow the law and not sell to anyone under 21 years of age.
According to Sheriff Snaza, “We will continue to make compliance checks of alcohol retailers using additional private and grant funding from other organizations as the year goes on.”
For more information about underage drinking prevention and education in Rainer, call 360-446-9122. TCSO Public Notice