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To address the loss of farmland in the city and the gap in the food system, Olympia is seeking experienced design consultants to prepare an agri-park feasibility study to determine the viability of … more
Writing about owls in a recent column reminded me of the day I met our photographer, Liam Hutcheson. It was the Olympia Christmas Bird Count five years ago. Promptly at 7:30 a.m., ten-year-old Liam … more
Arguably one of the highlights of this year was how Olympia renamed a park on East Bay Drive to acknowledge its history and try to mend ties with its people. Originally called Priest Point Park, … more
Residents and motorists of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater are advised to be aware of their cities’ snow plow routes, winter plans and measures. On their respective websites, the three cities … more
A friend telephoned me earlier this week. “They’re hooting!” he reported. He lives near one of the city’s wooded parks, and each year about this time he hears Great Horned … more
We recently had a winter storm, complete with rain, snow, and a power outage, at my house that lasted for 24 hours. Our generator kept our food safe and house warm, but the television and … more
All winter long, on the lakes, ponds, and wetlands of Thurston County, we have opportunities to check out a variety of ducks. They are wintering here before flying off next spring to breeding … more
To celebrate 35 years of serving Thurston County, the Child Care Action Council (CCAC) offered the Sense of Place Walk project, which aims to give children – and grownups - a fun way to be … more
The Lacey Commission On Equity and Board Of Park Commissioners had a joint meeting to review the Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation’s (LPCR) drafted improvements to the Corporate Sponsorship … more
Last weekend a friend and I went for an afternoon walk at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful day, clear and relatively warm for November. The parking lot was … more
“If the RFA passes up the ballot in April of 2023, the shift of property tax and any resulting general fund expense reduction will not occur until 2024.” Jay Burney, Olympia city … more
Tumwater city council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a contract with Tapani Inc for the construction of the Preserve Park during a meeting held yesterday, November 15. Preserve Park will … more
Tumwater committee supports adding Cowlitz to Oregon National Historic Trail By Jerome Tuaño Tumwater’s General Government Committee forwarded to the city council a resolution … more
The Falcons, of the Genus Falco, are raptors - birds of prey. There are 40 species worldwide. They are exceptionally fast flyers, able to catch their prey on the wing. And these wings are long and … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) voiced support for the establishment of the Offut Lake Management District No. 24 during a county-level public hearing held on Tuesday, November … more
Ducks are found worldwide, and because they are excellent flyers, they often migrate long distances between their summer breeding territories and wintering grounds. During the winter, we in southern … more
The Olympia Metropolitan Park District (OMPD) Board discussed a proposed $5,321,573 OMPD budget for next year during a special meeting on Tuesday, November 1. Last October 5, the Olympia staff … more
Welcome to November! Someone said this morning that the end of Halloween ushers the start of the holiday season. I agree with that, but it also ushers in the busiest season for our nonprofit … more
Olympia is looking for another round of sculptures for next year’s exhibits at Percival Landing. In a press release, Olympia announced a call for 18 artworks from artists based in Washington … more
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