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This summer, the Puget Sound Estuarium invites you to discover the rich marine life in Puget Sound with the Meet the Beach program.   Offered for free throughout the season, these … more
A gardener I met in a buffet line had a lot to say about rock gardens and plant collecting. Before we got to the main dish, after which we would part ways, he leaned forward a little and said … more
With the start of summer and longer days, Joint Animal Services (JAS) is reminding pet owners to be more mindful of their pets' activities, especially when walking outdoors. “Most dogs … more
The FC Olympia women’s side is still undefeated in the USL W League Northwest Division after they did light work in beating Oregon-based Capital FC Atletica in a 7-0 battering at their own … more
The Olympia City Council Olympia City Council signed a proclamation designating June 2024 as LGBTQIA+ PRIDE MONTH and June 29 and 30 as Capital City Pride Weekend.    The month of June … more
Although Thurston County Superior Court Judge Anne Egeler decided in favor of Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan's plan to remove the 400-year-old Davis-Meeker oak tree, the group working to save the … more
Ever wonder what happens to road kills and other dead animals? Sometimes they are collected or buried by road maintenance folks, but more often they are removed by one of our more important, and … more
The city council discussed the future of the historic 400-year-old tree at its May 21 meeting. The tree has been deemed a hazard by the city’s consultant urban forester; other arborists disagree. more
Tumwater Police Department (TPD) and the Thurston County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) coordinated a stolen vehicle pursuit that led to the arrest of a suspect with multiple felony warrants. more
Thom Donitz and Trish Lynn are neighbors and close friends who share their love of animals and wildlife. Trish is a lifelong resident of Tumwater; Thom moved here 20 years ago. Contact them at … more
Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan has decided that the city will remove the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree on Old Highway 99. City staff informed the city council about the mayor’s plans … more
Thurston County has introduced "Ready, Set, Go!," evacuation campaign as part of Wildfire Awareness Month. This campaign aims to deliver the evacuation message clearly to the residents to ensure … more
Thurston County's Eld Inlet and Henderson Inlet are among fifteen shellfish harvest areas in the state facing potential harvest restrictions due to heightened levels of fecal bacteria in the water. … more
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) representatives discussed the company's Wildfire Program and a new initiative, Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), with the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) at a meeting … more
Olympia's Metropolitan Park District Advisory Committee ’s (MPDAC) May 1 meeting provided the opportunity to clarify the city’s different parks committees and their functions. Paul … more
The Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) heard presentations from the city’s Parks, Arts & Recreation Department (PARD) staff about performance measures and the … more
Sitting at my computer on a rainy day (good for gardens, but not for bird watching), I’m thinking about migrating warbler species that are arriving daily in our territory. These insect-eating … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially proclaimed April 22 as Earth Day, urging residents to participate in various events to foster environmental awareness and sustainability. … more
Introduction – In 2023 Liam Hutcheson located and documented 378 bird species in Washington, a new state record. I have asked Liam to tell write accounts of some of Washington birding places … more
Olympia is seeking proposals from creative design professionals to develop a master plan for Rebecca Howard Park. The city aims to create an inspiring master plan for the 0.34-acre park that … more
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