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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Thurston County Offices Closed November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving
Offices will be open for regular business hours on Monday, November 26

OLYMPIA – Thurston County government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, November 26. 

The County’s Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, November 22, but will be open regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 23. 
  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. 
  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 
  • County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours. 
  • Intercity Transit: I. T. will be closed on Thursday, November 22. They will operate on regular schedules Friday, November 23. For more information please visit or call (360) 786-1881.  

County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3