Story is an information source serving the Thurston County, Mason County, East Grays Harbor communities —from Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater to Tenino, Yelm, Rainier, Shelton, McCleary, Montesano, Elma and beyond. officially launched on January 1, 2011, and has grown to become a dominant voice for local businesses, events, news and sports.


After five years of development and leveraging 11 years worth of efforts, was created on a strong business model. A vibrant community needs an information source that has the ability to interact with community members through multiple tools, while adding a meaningful advertising platform for local businesses.

While businesses are losing opportunities to advertise at a local level, capitalized on the opportunity for an online platform—focusing on local happenings as well as providing local advertising opportunities for community businesses. provides an informed voice to the Thurston County, Mason County and East Grays Harbor  communities. While readers get their state, national and world news elsewhere, we provide a destination site for all things local. is a technically-driven team, bringing knowledge and expertise to the information and content industry. We are available 24/7 to answer questions and listen to community members—after all, that’s what we’re built off of.

In addition to its work and partnerships with various members of the Thurston County community, is a proud member of the:  Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, Shelton Chamber of Commerce, Lacey Chamber of Commerce, Tumwater Chamber of Commerce and the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.