Tree Grove Planting To Honor Memory Of Mike Murphy, Former Grays Harbor County Commissioner

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun planting a grove of trees in the Capitol State Forest to honor longtime public servant Mike Murphy, who died on June 11, 2014, at his home in Olympia. Originally from Elma, Washington, Murphy was a strong supporter of working forests throughout his long public career, which included service on the Grays Harbor County Commission.

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Grant funds would be used to install a synthetic surface at Stevens Field

 The Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is preparing a grant application to the Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) for a Youth Athletic Field Grant. The $203,000 grant request is for funding to design and install a synthetic surface on the infield of the existing, lighted, Field #1 at Stevens Field Park. The total project is estimated to cost $406,000. The $203,000 City grant match, comprised of $135,000 of CAMMP funding and $68,000 of Community Park Impact Fees, was included in the City’s 2015 Capital Facilities Plan.

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UPDATE June 11 Tumwater drivers to see night closures of Deschutes on-ramp to I-5

TUMWATER – UPDATED SCHEDULE:  At 10 p.m. Thursday, June 11, crews will close the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5. The ramp will reopen at 5 a.m. the following morning. During the closures, drivers will be able to access I-5 from the Trosper Road interchange to the south. Before heading out the door, drivers can learn more about current traffic conditions by visiting the Washington State Department of Transportation’s travel alerts and construction update webpages, and by following WSDOT’s regional Twitter account.