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Cathy Wolfe Will Not Seek Re-election to County Commission in 2016

  Submitted by Thurston County Thurston County Commission Chair Cathy Wolfe announced today that she will not seek re-election in 2016 and that she plans to retire at the end of her fourth term as a Thurston County Commissioner. In a message to Thurston County’s elected officials and employees, Wolfe stated, “I have enjoyed working […]

Thurston County Fair Opens Wednesday

  Submitted by the Thurston County Fair  Opening day at the Thurston County Fair is guaranteed to be chock full of good old fashioned fair fun for the whole family! The fair opens Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. with the return of One Buck Wednesday discounts and deals. Admission to the fair is only […]

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Red Door Interiors Announces Change in Ownership

  Submitted by Red Door Interiors  The buzz around a change in ownership for Red Door Interiors has been on-going for over a month.  The wait is over. Red Door (the shop/inventory) has been sold to two amazing ladies that strongly believe in downtown Olympia and Red Door’s legacy. The new owners are Sandy Hall and Lela Cross […]

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The “Really Big One” Is Coming—Be Prepared, Not Scared

  Submitted by Thurston County  Emergency Management  “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast,” said Kenneth Murphy, who directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region X office, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Murphy’s stark and startling comment was made in a recent New Yorker magazine article outlining […]

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United Way of Thurston County Announces New Director of Volunteer Programs

  Submitted by United Way of Thurston County United Way of Thurston County is pleased to announce Paul Larsen will be joining the agency as Director of Volunteer Programs. Paul’s main focus will be to lead his team in inspiring community engagement through volunteerism. Paul will oversee several volunteer programs at United Way. His principal role […]

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Olympia Brew Fest Toasts Local Brewing Heritage

  Submitted by The Port of Olympia Olympia Brew Fest returns to Port Plaza on Saturday, August 1, for an afternoon of beer sampling, delicious food and live music on the downtown waterfront. Net proceeds benefit the non-profit Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Development Program. Guests can choose among 60 different beers from 30-plus […]

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Evergreen Joins Mt. St. Helens Researchers for Eruption’s 35th Anniversary and Beyond

  Submitted by The Evergreen State College The eruption of Mt. St. Helens passed its 35th anniversary last spring, but to many of the retirement-aged botanists, geologists, foresters and researchers tracking the blast recovery since the early 1980s, this summer represents the passing of the torch to younger scientists eager to continue observing and collecting data […]

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County Commissioners Honor Departing JBLM Base Commanders

  Submitted by Thurston County   Thurston County Commissioners issued a proclamation today honoring JBLM Base Commander Col. H. Charles Hodges, Jr. and Deputy Base Commander Col. Anthony J. Davit, who will both be leaving Joint Base Lewis-McChord in August. In today’s proclamation, commissioners expressed their gratitude to Col. Hodges and Col. Davit for their […]

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Fun-Filled Entertainment and Events at the Thurston County Fair

  Submitted by The Thurston County Fair This year’s Thurston County Fair is chock full of sights, sounds, tastes and good old fashioned fun to entertain the whole family from Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, August 2. Savor South Sound beverage tastings The Savor South Sound beverage tasting event is back this year and better […]

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More Sand Sculptures Featured at 15th Annual Sand in the City

  Submitted by the Hands on Children’s Museum At the 15th annual Sand in the City®,  families from across the country will enjoy more than 14 sand sculptures carved by master sculptors and local community groups in a new hybrid sand sculpture exhibition on Aug. 22 and 23 at the Hands On Children’s Museum. This beloved […]

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