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A proposal to develop 10.72 acres of land near Sapp Road and Crosby Boulevard in Tumwater drew concerns from residents who live near the area.      Residents wrote to … more
National Trails Day will be celebrated on the first Saturday of June as a day of service for hometown trails and for those who love trails and nature. The holiday is a nationwide movement by the … more
The Tumwater Planning Commission held a work session last Tuesday, May 23, to discuss questions about the draft amendments for Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC) 16.08 on the protection of trees and … more
The Port of Olympia Commission authorized Executive Director Sam Gibboney to sign an amendment to a 2008 Agreed Order with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) on Monday, May 22, … more
The Port of Olympia Commission authorized Executive Director Sam Gibboney to authorize the sale of a parking lot on 608 Washington Street to LOTT Clean Water Alliance for $1,130,000 on Monday, May … more
The 2023 legislature's Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1791 (2023 ESHB1791) was set to continue the site search, with some better community involvement, better specificity as to excludable areas, and … more
Energy savings company MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions has completed a preliminary audit of public facilities in Tumwater to identify potential energy-saving measures, Sustainability Coordinator … more
Olympia is seeking community members’ feedback on its proposed amendments to the state’s energy code to reduce fossil fuel use in new buildings in the city. In a press release, the … more
The National Weather Service has issued an alert that scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening. The radar image shows the storm currently covering the southern half of Thurston … more
The Olympia City Council, on Tuesday, April 18, signed a proclamation designating the month of April as Earth Month. Olympia has joined Governor Jay Inslee in proclaiming the entire month to be … more
Tumwater Earth Day, April 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Each year, Tumwater Parks & Recreation teams up with the PARC Foundation to celebrate Earth Day. Join other volunteers in a service project to … more
Spring water conservation The City of Olympia is implementing water conservation efforts through savings, rebates, and free kits. Other localities, such as Lacey and Tumwater, also have incentives … more
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors on Wednesday approved the LOTT 2050 Master Plan, which outlines strategies to treat wastewater and meet future capacity needs in an adaptable and … more
Lacey presented a tree to Yelm last Thursday at its city council meeting, continuing the cities’ long-standing tradition. As part of Arbor Month, observed each April, Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder … more
The Tumwater Public Works Committee recommended signing with contractors HDR Engineering, Inc. and Clearcreek Contractors for various city projects during a regular meeting last Thursday, April … more
The Tumwater Tree Board talked about the proposed summer program with the school district, along with the recommendation of a heritage tree, during its regular meeting last April 10. Tumwater … more
The Tumwater Public Works Committee recommended that the City Council approve and authorize Mayor Debbie Sullivan to increase the stormwater grant funding by $25,000 during its meeting yesterday, … more
Climate Program Director Dr. Pamela Braff has announced the launch of Energize Olympia, an initiative to promote energy-efficient ductless heat pumps (DHP) through a group purchase campaign. Braff … more
Thurston County has received a $4.5 million construction loan from the Washington State Public Works Board to replace the Green Cove Creek Culvert at Country Club Rd NW in west Olympia. Public … more
Dear Editor, Gee, wouldn't it be lovely if carbon-spewing automobiles were eliminated? Of course. But get real. The city of Olympia's proposed parking reductions for new construction promote … more
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