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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Linda Robson, Thurston County Public Information Office at (360) 867-2097

Thurston County Government Offices Closed July 4

OLYMPIA -- Thurston County government will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All offices will re-open for regular business on Friday, July 5.

Regular curbside garbage and recycling collection will still be done in unincorporated Thurston County on Thursday, July 4. Crews may arrive earlier than usual, so customers are encouraged to have their garbage and recycling ready by 7 a.m.

In unincorporated Thurston County, it is legal to sell fireworks through 9 p.m. on July 4. It is legal to discharge fireworks ONLY between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4. The sale and discharge of fireworks is banned in the city of Lacey and the city of Olympia. For more fireworks and 4th of July safety tips, visit www.SafeKidsThurstonCounty.org.
  • 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 Sherriff's Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for noise complaints and complaints about the use of illegal fireworks. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.

  • 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. Fireworks are prohibited in county parks.

  • Intercity Transit: IT will operate Sunday-level service on Thursday, July 4. For more information please visit www.intercitytransit.com or call (360) 786-1881



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3