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A black bear roaming the 13th fairway of the Capital City Golf Course was shot by Lacey Police this morning. Lacey Police received multiple calls regarding the bear starting at 7:37 a.m. on May 8, … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 76 sales completed from Sunday, April 18 through Saturday, April 24, 2021.  The … 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
The great spring surge of growth is gathering momentum. Buds are opening, the grass is taller with every passing day, and every unpaved inch of earth – even the cracks in the pavement – … more
Whenever I help a new client list a home, I present them with a suggested sale price for the property as-is and a second, higher suggested sale price. The higher suggested price reflects the value … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 77 sales completed from Sunday, April 4 through Saturday, April 10, 2021.  The median sales price of these properties was $434,950 or $245.77 per square foot.  more
Sometime in the next few weeks an ensemble of three to five people ages 18-25 will be picked to star together in a new feature film. They might be you, or your neighbor or your neighbor's kids -- … more
Thurston County ranks eighth healthiest among Washington’s 39 counties, according to County Health Rankings data released last week. The county moved up from a rank of ninth place from 2020. … more
Day One of the cleanup project at the Deschutes Parkway homeless encampment started at 9 am today. Workers from Advance Environmental  more
In a couple days, Advance Environmental will begin to clean the sprawling homeless encampments along Deschutes Parkway as a response to waste accumulation and environmental impacts at the camps on … more
Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls re-opened to the public yesterday, with some new amenities and a new name -- but without new signs yet. The Olympia Tumwater Foundation closed the park last year so it … more
Scene in Thurston County:   If you see something amazing or especially beautiful in Tumwater, Lacey or Olympia, and capture a reasonably decent photo, please send it to us. We're not yet … more
May 7, 2020, wasn’t the ideal date to open a new restaurant, but sometimes you have to work with the hand you’re dealt. Nicole Andres has worked as a bartender in the Thurston County … more
I met Kevin and Julia on Saturday morning, March 13, at 8:15. We sat at a picnic table near the playground the Southwest section of Priest Point Park. I would call them local heroes. Kind, caring … more
If you've taken a photo recently that you'd like us to consider featuring, please email it to news@theJOLTnews.com or use the Contribute your news button above, at the right end of the site … more
Some boys never stop playing with toys, even when they grow into men and even when their toys become full-size rail locomotives. Craig Kinnaman of Tenino was such a boy, now a man, and he’s … more
As surging pharmaceutical prices drain state coffers and empty Washingtonians’ pocketbooks, lawmakers may dramatically expand the state’s authority to buy, make and share lower-cost … more
Racism in Thurston County was declared a crisis today, following a unanimous vote from the Board of County Commissioners. The vote came following many months of heightened activity among activists … more
Several sites along the Port of Olympia’s eastern bank may see significant development in the years to come, as Port officials continue seeking public input and discussing the sweeping … more
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