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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 4, 2019
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Thurston County Offices Closed Monday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day
Offices open for regular business hours on Tuesday, November 12

OLYMPIA – Thurston County government offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. All offices will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, November 12. 

The County’s Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey will be open on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, for regular business hours. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 4:45 p.m. Check with your waste disposal company for curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule. 

Other county service information for the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend:
  • 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. 
  • 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.): I.T. will operate regular level service on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11. Customer Service at the Olympia Transit Center will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the holiday. For more information, please visit or call (360) 786-1881.  

County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3