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Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls re-opened to the public yesterday, with some new amenities and a new name -- but without new signs yet. The Olympia Tumwater Foundation closed the park last year so it … more
The Thurston County Commissioners voted unanimously to move a rezoning issue to the Official Docket of Comprehensive Plan amendments, after receiving 155 public comments against the rezoning. At … more
The Tumwater City Council appointed planning commission member Angela Jefferson to fill the council’s vacant position 2 seat. Jefferson replaces former councilperson Tom Oliva, who stepped … more
Eight candidates have tossed their hat in the ring for Tumwater City Council’s vacant position 2 seat — and all of the candidates are scheduled to have their say during a special public … more
Tumwater City Council       Tumwater City Council met for a regular meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.   The council first heard from Executive … more
The Tumwater School Board met for a work session Thursday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. First up on the agenda was a meeting with Littlerock Elementary School Principal, Glenn Spinnie regarding the … more
The City of Tumwater is seeking candidates for appointment to serve as Councilmember for Council Position No. 2. This position is vacant following the resignation of Councilmember Tom Oliva, … more
The City of Tumwater is seeking applications for 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for eligible activities that either provide affordable housing in Tumwater or provide public … more
After guiding his city as it tripled in size over 29 years of public service to its citizens, Mayor Pete Kmet has decided to retire next December. He announced his decision at the annual State of … more
The Tumwater City Council met online for a regular meeting last night. With only a few things on the agenda, the majority of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on Councilmember Tom Oliva’s … more
Tumwater on Tuesday became the latest close-in jurisdiction to ban smoking and vaping in city parks, following suit with the cities of Olympia and Lacey and Thurston County, which have all passed … more
Public service has been an interesting and worthwhile responsibility, said Tumwater City Councilperson Tom Oliva, but that time is winding to a close after the three-time elected councilor announced … more
The Tumwater City Council held a short meeting last night via Zoom.  Ordinance No. 02021-002 Approved -  The "puppy mill" prohibition City Administrator, John Doan, explained a little … more
The Tumwater School District Board met for a work session last night via Zoom. The meeting was facilitated by Amy Cast, a member of the North Shore School District Board for eight years, who is … more
Tumwater City Council met last night to discuss the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan, a 30-year interlocal agreement, that would acknowledge the urgency of global warming and the deterring effects of … more
K-9 Arlo, a police dog with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office who was shot twice last week, is recovering in leaps and bounds according to the sheriff’s office. Arlo became the … more
Tumwater School Board met last night for a regular board meeting to discuss a series of updates and community concerns. The district’s recent hybrid learning plan, announced yesterday, was a … 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
Last night the Tumwater City Council held their regular meeting. The main topic was a new Cable Franchise Agreement with Comcast Cable Communications Management. This 10-year agreement would … more
On July 25 in Rainier, a 58-year-old man was killed in a house fire. Now, detectives say that fire was intentionally started, and authorities arrested a Tumwater resident yesterday. Jamie Montalvo … more
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