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According to a National Weather Service  forecast (NWS), Thurston County and surrounding areas are under a “Red Flag Warning in effect from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday for hot, … more
Fourth of July is just around the corner, with warmer weather, open beaches, barbecues, fireworks – and the potential for accidents or worse. But a little bit of planning and common sense can … more
An informal forest trail connecting Palermo Pocket Park to Capitol Boulevard through Linda Street would now be formally developed as part of Tumwater’s plans for the Deschutes Valley Trail. … more
In an exclamation point to their inaugural year in the USL W League, Oly Town FC thrashed fellow league rookies Capital FC Atletica at their home pitch, with Chris Wells’s women putting in a … more
A group of environmentalists is working to enact rights of nature laws for Washington rivers across the state. Olympia-based Rights of Nature Initiative (RONI) Coalition is pushing for an … more
The summer is getting fun. Enjoy local activities for this week, including the anticipated LoveOly Summerfest! Motoamerica Superbikes, Saturday, June 22-25 The fastest motorcycle racing in the … more
County health officials are warning local lake goers of possibly catching swimmer’s itch. Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) released a statement on June 9 about … more
We’re halfway through June! Take a peek at the events below and make sure to support local tourism. MCE: The Golden Age of Broadway, Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Broadway … more
Tumwater City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday, June 6, allowing the city to lease 60 golf carts from PNC Equipment Finance, LLC for $198.00 per cart per month, totaling … more
The Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation Board recently approved Girl Scout Troop 45298’s proposal to come up with a free little library. Troop 45298 Co-leader Jackie Means presented the … more
June is starting to be a fun month for the locals. Check the events happening next week to spice up your weekend (or weekday).  Tenino Arts Creative Market, Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. - 3 … more
The 2023 Timberland Regional Library Summer Library Program has started and runs from June 1 to August 31. This annual program is for everyone (no matter their age) to enrich their summer with … more
Kiwanis Day of Champions , a track and field day celebration for special needs children, was hosted at the South Sound Stadium next to North Thurston High School (NTHS) on May 31. “Day of … more
Olympia and Beyond Annual meeting and PopArt party on June 1, and handed out this year’s Thurston County Tourism Awards at the Hands On Children’s Museum. The lineup of vendors at … more
Out and About on Day Trips   It’s a gift really. Do you hesitate to make a day trip to Ocean Shores, Tacoma, Seattle, or even locally by car? You can get there and back by bus, … more
Three plants are having their peak moment this week: black locust trees covered in fat, pendant white blossoms; buttercups blooming everywhere, including in the lawn on the Capitol campus; and fat … more
National Trails Day will be celebrated on the first Saturday of June as a day of service for hometown trails and for those who love trails and nature. The holiday is a nationwide movement by the … more
She is a tiny woman who radiates love and joy. Her life is inspiring and she has thrived in her life, despite early devastation.  On Sunday, May 21, 2023, a ribbon-cutting event with about … more
The fascination of Himalayan blue poppies Anyone who has seen a Himalayan blue poppy remembers when they saw one for the first time: the sudden, stunned breath of wonder at the sight of this … more
Editor's note: George is taking a week off. This was originally published   June 9 , 2022 under the headline, " Three lesser-known bird species that are among the most interesting. " … more
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