Chief William Shelton Story Pole moved to climate controlled storage facility

The Chief William Shelton Story Pole was removed from the Capitol Campus greenhouse and transported to a climate-controlled storage facility in Kent on July 17.

Multi-agency Lean project improves billing process

When it comes to providing network services to state agencies, Enterprise Services and Consolidated Technology Services (CTS) have a partnership.

Capitol Building repairs, cleaning begin Sept. 2

Work begins next week on phase three of the sandstone preservation, cleaning and exterior leak repairs of the Legislative (Capitol) Building.

In this phase of work the contractor — Western Waterproofing Co. of Renton — will repair and repoint mortar joints around the four mini-domes and other areas below the main dome.

The contractor will remove pavers on the exterior plaza near the north stairs to repair or replace drain assemblies and install weatherproofing.

Pride event to impact campus roads, Sylvester Park June 20-22

Sylvester Park, the state-owned park in downtown Olympia, will be closed on Friday, June 20 starting at 2 p.m. so the organizers of the Capital City Pride Festival can setup for the weekend-long event.

The annual event includes a parade that begins at noon on Sunday, June 22, at the Capitol steps. The parade then heads north on Capitol Way, turns east on Fifth Avenue and then heads south on Washington Street to Sylvester Park.

Reminder: Bidders to unveil new campus building designs March 19

OLYMPIA – Tomorrow evening, three teams of architectural design and construction professionals will present to the public their proposals for a new state-owned office building planned for the block at 1063 S. Capitol Way in Olympia.

The Department of Enterprise Services will host the open house on Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Office Building 2 auditorium, 1115 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.

Plaza Garage stair towers closed for repairs beginning Sept. 9

Work begins Sept. 9 on an east Capitol Campus project that requires closing stair towers 1 and 8 in the Plaza Garage until June 2015.

Water has been infiltrating the East Plaza causing some structural damage to the parking garage below, including the elevator in stair tower 1.

Annual festival to impact campus streets July 16 - 20

Capital Lakefair, the 57-year-old event that takes place along the shores of Capitol Lake, begins Wednesday, July 16 and ends, with a fireworks display, on Sunday evening, July 20.

Like every year, Lakefair requires temporary closures of several campus and city streets. Here is a partial list of street closures during Lakefair:

Repairs under way on damaged Campus war memorial

On Sept. 7, melted, dripped candle wax was discovered over an extensive area of the granite base and steps of the Winged Victory Monument — the west Capitol Campus memorial that honors Washington citizens who served in World War I — leaving behind oil stains on the stone.

Power shut off in west campus buildings, including Capitol, on Sept. 7

On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Department of Enterprise Services will oversee a temporary electrical shut off to most buildings on the west Capitol Campus.

The scheduled power outage will begin at about 7 a.m. and end around 5 p.m. and is being done to support the repair and replacement of aging utility infrastructure beneath Sid Snyder Avenue. The utility project started in August and closed Sid Snyder Avenue from Capitol Way to Cherry Lane near the Legislative Building. The project is expected to continue into November.

Capitol Way, Sid Snyder Avenue crosswalk closed Sept. 22-26

Stoplight at intersection to be shut off during the nighttime construction work

The Capitol Campus crosswalk that goes across Sid Snyder Avenue and the south diagonal on the west side of Capitol Way will be closed for construction from Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26.