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Here’s are a few events in the Thurston County area that will keep you entertained in the coming week! Story Trails at Olympia Parks - West Bay and Harry Fain’s Legion Park Now … more
Colt’s Crisis, the first in a promised series of thrillers featuring protagonist Colt Garrett was published a couple months ago.  I received a copy to review for The JOLT, and I found the … more
Thurston County will enter Phase 2 of Washington’s Roadmap to Recovery plan starting Monday, after the state made adjustments to safety metrics and requirements. Now, rather than having to … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has dished up a steady serving of uncertainty — and in some instance, closures — for restaurants near and far. It was in that uncertainty that the folks at Octapas … more
Anyone who cares about the Thurston County agriculture and farmland -- or who appreciates locally grown veggies and meat -- is invited to complete an online survey to share your perspective on local … more
Denny here again. Have been to Olympia's Priest Point Park each of the last three days. Last Thursday, I made a sweep of the southwest section of the beach, from the southern-most access trail to … more
Olympia city officials recently finalized a lease with Olympia School District for a 5.5 acre plot of land near McLane Elementary School, which will be utilized as an off-leash dog park sometime … more
Last night’s Olympia city council meeting included approvals of the exclusive contract with Comcast, an Eastside Street Art Crossing Concept Plan and a labor agreement with the police … more
Just before 10 pm last night fire took out the old barn at Lattin’s Cider Mill & Farm, damaging surrounding structures and trees. The cider mill, farm stand and bakery were not damaged … more
Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights, The JOLT reports to you about what already has happened.  It’s the news, not fiction. Or it’s feature … more
The voting patterns of religious groups in the U.S. have been scrutinized since the presidential election for evidence of shifting allegiances among the faithful. Many have wondered if a boost in … more
For residents of Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey, there’s a new book that promises to shed light on the rich – and at times, tumultuous – history of Thurston County. Titled Thurston … more
OLYMPIA - For its 10th Anniversary, the folks at Olympia-based Friendly Water for the World had dreamed of having a huge dinner, featuring exotic foods from Africa, serving hundreds of participants … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive … more
Serial entrepreneur Leland Harmell and his wife, Sydney, have launched Rainbow Cloud Café, in west Olympia. And their grand opening is this Saturday. If the business’ name sounds … more
A day before the nation halted to observe Veterans Day, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners took some time during their meeting to hear some local veterans talk about what the day means to … more
Shopping yet? Need some wine for your socially distanced Thanksgiving dinner? Want to save feral cats? If you can say yes to any of the above, you might want to click over to Concern for Animals' … more
Maya Dent is a 27-year-old, LGBT-positive freelance artist. She is known to drive a white 2005 Lexus LS 430 in the South Puget Sound area. All thanks to a recent encounter with the JOLT staff, we were able … more
OLYMPIA – Thurston County’s Family and Juvenile Court is inviting the media and public to join in the 16th annual celebration of National Adoption Day virtually on November 19, at 2:00 … more
Olympia, WA – Intercity Transit will reopen the Olympia Transit Center platform and buses will resume operating from designated transit bays beginning Nov. 1. This change will provide waiting … more
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