Readers’ Choice: ThurstonTalk’s Most-Read Stories in May

Summer is just around the corner and ThurstonTalk is looking back at our reader’s favorite articles from the past month. Our first story has been wildly popular, ranking as our second most read story to date.

1. Thrifty Thurston – 5 Hikes Under and 5 Hikes Over 5 Miles Near Olympia

Take the family up to enjoy the stunning views of the Olympic National Park’s Mount Rose. Photo credit: Douglas Scott.

Writer Stephanie McNelis has crafted this engaging story with nearly 8,000 social shares to date. The list of hikes, short and long, has no doubt inspired local hikers for spring and summer adventures.

2. Olympia High School’s Story Warren Receives National Recognition for Wolf Research

This article by Jessica Hoppe shares the unique passion of a high school junior for wolf education and preservation. It has captured the hearts of Thurston County residents and won her the President’s Environmental Youth Award.

3. Portrait of a Survivor – Jim Brown is Beating the Odds

Jim Brown is a fixture in our community as a firefighter, cyclist and coach.  His fight against stage IV lung cancer has inspired our entire community and writer Laurie O’Brien shared an update on his battle in this article.

4. Editor’s Pick – Wes and Richard Hinchcliffe – Courageous Brothers Bring Honor Home

Wes Hinchcliffe and his sister Velma are pictured in 1942 before he left for the war. Photo courtesy: Tom Hinchcliffe.

This story, by Lesley Klenk, about two brothers, both WWII Veterans, was a touching tribute to the service of these two men as well as a story of family and brotherhood through the years. I’ll admit, I teared up reading it.

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