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Knowing I’m interested in birds, people occasionally ask me to advise them on how to get started in bird watching. And I usually answer, “just walk around your neighborhood and pay … more
Olympia City Council has unanimously approved starting negotiations with the Olympia School District (OSD) on building a school on the city’s Yelm Highway property planned to be developed into … more
The Olympia City Council is set to vote tomorrow on a proposed Co-Location Agreement that would make part of the Yelm Highway land designated to become a new park available to Olympia School … more
Olympia community members attended the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting to advocate for the proposed renaming of Priest Point Park to Squaxin Park yesterday. Parks Planning & … more
The Olympia  Parking and Business Improvement Area Board is looking for artists for its new mural tour.  In its press release, the committee is looking for seven artists or graphic … more
The Lacey City Council approved a contract to develop Phase 1A of Greg Cuoio Park. at its meeting last night. The city’s capital projects engineer, Ashley Smith, told the council that Phase … more
Olympia is planning to put up art installations in six more locations around the city. The Olympia Community Livability and Public Safety Committee met yesterday, Feb. 23 to discuss plans to make … more
The House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5972, which would extend the expiration date of a statute regarding wildlife conflict resolution, … more
The Tumwater City Council discussed on Tuesday the proposal to build the first community garden in the city in line with the creation of the Tumwater Metropolitan Park District. Tumwater United … more
 Some 65 people showed up in the cold and rain to celebrate the dedication of two towering cedar carvings by Native American artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo last Saturday. The art pieces were … more
Sunday morning dawned late, cold and foggy. You couldn’t even describe sunrise as “getting light” because it really didn’t.  It only got as far as dismal grey. It … more
The Olympia City Council put an end to the concept of a Log Cabin Road Extension as its members agreed to delete all of its references to it in the city ordinance during its regular council meeting … more
In partnership with the city of Tumwater, the city of Olympia showed residents some of the conceptual designs for a potential Regional Aquatics Facility. The renderings and plans are based on … more
Olympia’s Parks, Recreation, and Advisory Committee recommended that the city council rename the Peace and Healing Park after Rebecca Howard, one of the pioneering Black women in the … more
As a native-born Washingtonian, I have known about the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the river that bears their name from the time I was an adolescent.  In 1957, my 7th-grade class made a … more
During the city council meeting on Tue., Sept. 28, the Olympia City Council approved a resolution that transfers primary management and control of four city properties from the Public Works … more
Closed fisheries from imperiled fish runs in the Columbia River Basin are prompting calls for action before it's too late.Steelhead trout numbers in the Columbia and its tributaries could be the … more
Olympia’s furry friends will have plenty of room to play as the city opened three new dog parks this week. The City of Olympia announced the opening of three new dog parks today, at the … more
County officials issued a health warning on Lake Lawrence as a result of toxic algae bloom on Fri., Sept. 17,  a month after a similar warning was issued.  The popular boating and … more
During its regular council meeting yesterday, the Lacey City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 1601 which adds two members to the city’s Board of Park Commissioners. Parks, Culture, and … more
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