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Approximately 45 businesspeople gathered today at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club for Thurston County’s first major in-person gathering since the start of the pandemic. The occasion … more
Tumwater, WA— When COVID-19 came to town, Thurston County community and economic development agencies jumped into action by creating a collaborative, collective impact response model that has … more
Lately, I’ve had a lot of folks ask me why Thurston County has suddenly become such a desirable place to live. We’re seeing a trend in relocations from King County to Pierce County, and … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 86 sales completed from Sunday, April 11 through Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 79 sales completed from Sunday, March 28 through Saturday, April 3, 2021.   The … more
The Blake decision saddled both the Thurston County prosecutor’s office and office of public defense with a large workload, but it’s not known quite yet how the sweeping decision will … more
In a vote of 6-1, the Olympia City Council approved a development agreement with a developer interested in constructing housing and amenities along the waters of Budd Bay on West Bay Drive NW. The … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tue., April 13, at 3 pm to receive public comment on adding a Thurston County Medic One property tax levy to the ballot for … more
The Thurston County Auditor's Office is reaching out to hundreds of landowners whose properties contain antiquated unlawful racially restrictive covenants. A recent law allows the Auditor's Office to … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 66 sales completed from Sunday, March 21 through Saturday, March 27, … more
Earlier this month, Leadership Thurston County (LTC) and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation recognized the following individuals and organizations for their outstanding initiative, inspiration to … more
The Thurston County Commissioners voted unanimously to move a rezoning issue to the Official Docket of Comprehensive Plan amendments, after receiving 155 public comments against the rezoning. At … more
A public hearing at the Olympia City Council meeting last night drew a crowd of opposition and proponents of a potential project that would bring large development along West Bay Drive. At the … more
Prior to what’s sure to be a lively public hearing tomorrow for a potential large development along West Bay Drive, one member of the Olympia City Council announced he will vote against a … more
A reader of The JOLT emailed me to ask, “What do you think is driving these rapid price increases? “Are people fleeing big cities for less urban areas? “Are Thurston County … more
The Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce announced it has created the $20=$21 Tenino COVID-19 2021 Small Business Recovery Program to benefit area businesses, residents and visitors. Residents and … more
The City of Lacey is working its way through the annexation process for 288 acres within the Capitol City and Chambers Estates areas, including the Capitol City Golf Course. The Lacey City Council … more
 Two items are up for consideration to be added to the Thurston County Development Code Docket, including the rezoning of some rural land and making permanent changes to how homeless … more
A public hearing is scheduled at 5:30 on Tuesday, March 23 for a large development project planned along West Bay Drive that would bring housing and business development opportunities to the … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 51 sales completed from Sun., Feb. 28 - Sat., Mar. 6, 2021.  (The house with the … more
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