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Thurston County government offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All offices will reopen for regular business Tuesday, July 5. The county’s … more
Olympia’s newest park offers something for toddlers, seniors, skaters, lunch-packers, grade-schoolers, gardeners and beekeepers. Not only that, Olympia didn’t have to pay a penny for … more
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an advisory today warning residents of an expected heat wave this coming Saturday through Monday, June 25 to 27. NWS expects the first heat wave of the … more
Jays and crows, members of the Corvid Family, are among our most common birds. Most are not all that colorful, and males and females look alike. But they all have interesting stories to … more
Although the state's residents fare well in a new report, older Washingtonians still face challenges to their overall health.UnitedHealthcare ranked states in its tenth annual America's Health … more
The Olympia City council has approved a $1.1 million contract for Yauger Park field renovations.. Olympia Parks department project engineer Jake Lund said on Tuesday, June 14, they opened the bid … more
Juneteenth Celebration - Lacey: Saturday, June 18, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Enjoy a FREE BBQ lunch, games, entertainment, a presentation, and time to connect with your community. All community members … more
Area residents looking for a unique outdoor experience this summer should try Timberland Regional Library StoryTrails, interactive outdoor events that are featured as part of the Summer Library … more
As the City of Lacey reopens its summer activities after two years of pandemic lockdown, it currently faces a staff shortage, specifically on lifeguards, members of the Community Relations and Public … more
The Olympia Site Plan Committee heard a proposal to construct 4,987-square-foot one-story Chick-fil-A restaurant at 2930 Capital Mall Drive Southwest, Olympia, on Wednesday, June 1. The location … more
Everyone loves chickadees. They’re handsome, active little birds and readily visit bird feeders in the winter. And they sing their name, “chick-a-dee, dee, dee” as if introducing … more
Food Prosperity Central (FPC), a farmers’ organization based in Lewis County and Yelm, is offering lectures on neighborhood gardening Wednesday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yelm Community … more
After such a slow-moving, chilly spring, it’s suddenly time to do everything. We can finally plant tomatoes and other warm-weather vegetables.  We need to replant seeds that didn’t … more
Flycatchers are a family of birds that are fairly common but not well-known. With a little information and willingness to look and listen, you can find and identify several species of … more
The Olympia city council has approved the Arts Commission’s recommendation of metal design artists Jennifer Corio and Dave Frei as project artists for the Martin Way Pacific Avenue Art … more
Recently some of my family members spent some time in Cabo San Jose, a resort town at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California. I, who did not, received daily updates and photos of exotic … more
Timberland Regional Library now offers new Check Out Washington Kits to help area families get closer to nature. TRL is one of ten library districts in the state to offer the new Check Out … more
Last Saturday, following my own advice from last week’s column, a friend and I journeyed out to the prairies to see what we could see. It rained off and on (what a shock!) but it was a … more
The Olympia Utilities Advisory Committee (UAC) has directed its staff to develop a discounted rate for irrigation water used for urban agriculture. Water Resources Department director Eric … more
Flower gardens have moments of perfection – sometimes even weeks of it – but no garden is perfect throughout the growing season. What blooms in spring fades quickly by the end of May. … more
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