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Partial lockdown lifted at River Ridge High School, police say  The Olympian

A partial lockdown at River Ridge High School has been lifted, Lacey police Sgt. Jaime Newcomb said Thursday.



New principal hired for River Ridge High School in Lacey  The Olympian

Serenity Malloy has been hired as the new principal for River Ridge High School in Lacey.



Lacey student overcomes homelessness to earn college scholarships  KING5.com

A formerly homeless student from Lacey earned himself a new place to live this fall: a dorm room at Eastern Washington University.



Through tears and heartache, Colton Thorstrom-Smith’s mother remembers her son  The Olympian

Colton Thorstrom-Smith, the recent River Ridge High School graduate who died in a car crash over the weekend, was remembered Tuesday as someone who ...



Lacey native says 'anything is possible' after winning on 'America's Next Top Model'  The Olympian

River Ridge graduate and Lacey native Kyla Coleman was announced as the winner the 24th cycle of the show hosted by modeling icon Tyra Banks on ...



Coroner identifies teen who died in single-car crash on Carpenter Road  The Olympian

The 17-year-old River Ridge High School student who died over the weekend was identified Monday as Colton Thorstrom-Smith, according to the Thurston ...



North Thurston High School Winterguard Prepares to Host First Winter Showcase  ThurstonTalk

The Winterguard program at North Thurston High School was born to provide the colorguard performers an opportunity to fine tune their skills year-round.



River Ridge's Blayne Haderman - One of Washington's Best Wrestlers  ThurstonTalk

Blayne Haderman is the only senior male wrestler for River Ridge High School this season. The River Ridge wrestler is ranked #1 in state at 220-pounds.



At March For Our Lives Olympia, students call for action to stop school shootings  The Olympian

Thousands turned out Saturday for the March For Our Lives Olympia against gun violence and school shootings. It was one of hundreds of demonstrations ...



Thrifty Thurston Goes Holiday Shopping at Local Bazaars and Fairs  ThurstonTalk

Craft fairs are the ideal places to shop during the holiday season, and with a variety of events in Thurston County, be prepared to shop until you drop.



Pumpkin Patches and Fall Activities in Thurston County  ThurstonTalk

This fall is filled with a number of activities for couples, families or friends. All around Thurston County, events begin September 1 and run through Halloween.



River Ridge, North Thurston Cheer Squads Shine in State Competition  ThurstonTalk

Two North Thurston Public Schools teams - River Ridge and North Thurston - recorded top marks at a recent state cheerleading competition.



What's Happening for Sept. 28  The Olympian

You can weigh in on plans to complete a highway loop around Yelm, help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County raise money, or sing and play bingo in a ...



What's in a Courthouse and Civic Center? You Tell Us!  ThurstonTalk

Do you have an idea of what you would like to see in a new Courthouse and Civic Center? Come to our open house and give us feedback on your experiences ...



Thrifty Thurston Finds Fun at Lacey Spring Fun Fair 2018  ThurstonTalk

With free entertainment, rides, live performances and local vendors, this year's Lacey Spring Fun Fair on May 19 and 20 is sure to be the best yet.



Lacey council OKs agreement for 623-unit development near River Ridge  The Olympian

Despite a resident's concerns about tree preservation, Lacey City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a development agreement tied to a residential ...



National School Walkout: 95 Schools Participating In Puget Sound  Seattle, WA Patch

95 Puget Sound Schools Will Walkout Wednesday - Seattle, WA - Hundreds of students around Puget Sound will walk out out of school in protest of gun violence ...



Parents upset over plan to change North Thurston school boundaries  The Olympian

The final forum on proposed boundary changes for North Thurston Public Schools is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 23) at Timberline High School.



Pac-12 football programs get influx of players from Thurston County  The Olympian

Welcome to the Pac-12, Thurston County. What happened on Wednesday isn't unprecedented in the lower South Sound, but it isn't common either.



Vintage Tugboat Races and Family Fun: Only at Olympia Harbor Days Festival  ThurstonTalk

With just weeks to go, final plans are headed for the finish line, making way for the 45th Annual Edition of Olympia Harbor Days Vintage Tugboat Races and ...



2018 4th of July Firework Displays in Thurston County  ThurstonTalk

With average temperatures in the 70s, Thurston County is the perfect place to celebrate the 4th of July, with plenty of firework shows taking place in Olympia, ...



Thrifty Thurston Visits Farmers Markets  ThurstonTalk

Spring means the Thurston County Farmers Markets are in full swing. Thrifty Thurston has all the information need to visit these locally-sourced farmers markets ...



Court documents: Bomb threat at Lacey school may have been part of robbery plot  KOMO News

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A man accused of threatening to bomb a Lacey elementary school earlier this month is also accused of two bank robberies.And court ...



Trick-or-Treat around Olympia and throughout Thurston County  ThurstonTalk

Starting as early as October 25, there are plenty of places to go trick-or-treating in and around Olympia and Thurston County.



High school football  The Olympian

With input from coaches, each year The Olympian selects its All-Area football team that traditionally publishes on Thanksgiving Day. This year, 12 schools are ...



Students must sign dance contract: No twerking, no ‘sex’ dancing  Q13 FOX

LACEY, Wash. -- Students and their parents had to sign contracts before they could go to homecoming dances at River Ridge and North Thurston high schools ...



School Board to Honor Manhas at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony  ThurstonTalk

The North Thurston Public Schools Board of Directors will honor former superintendent Raj Manhas at a ribbon-cutting and naming ceremony at 6:00 p.m., July ...



Reach the Beach Washington Bike Ride from Lacey to Westport Coming September 29  ThurstonTalk

Beautiful views and paved pathways are awaiting a group of passionate bike riders on Saturday, September 29 for the second-annual “Reach the Beach” ...



Running is a Way of Life for Coach and Teacher Linda Huyck  ThurstonTalk

By Isabelle Morrison Running is more than the act itself; it is empowering, and it can keep you both physically and emotionally healthy. Linda Huyck, a cross ...



JBLM to support a number of Veterans Day observances  The Suburban Times

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will support more than 40 Veterans Day events hosted by schools, veterans groups, and other organizations in local communities ...



Public Comment Invited on Two City of Lacey Plans  ThurstonTalk

The City of Lacey invites input on its draft Depot District Subarea Plan and draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan at a public hearing on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, ...



Even More of a Good Thing: Dutch Bros Coffee Comes to Tumwater  ThurstonTalk

Dutch Bros Coffee is coming to Tumwater! Local owners Carrie and Don Wall are opening their third location at 5210 Capitol Boulevard SE on February 28.



North Thurston school boundary changes proposed  The Olympian

South Sound's largest school district will host three town meetings this week to solicit feedback on a committee's proposed changes for its school attendance ...



City of Lacey Water Line Flushing Begins Today, October 1  ThurstonTalk

During the next seven months, the City of Lacey's Water Utility Department will perform its annual water system unidirectional flushing (UDF) program.



Teen killed in single car crash near Lacey  The Olympian

Speed is believed to have been a factor in a fatal crash early Saturday morning near Lacey, said Sgt. Carla Carter, a spokeswoman with the Thurston County ...



Join Uline's Team of Excellence at New Lacey Warehouse: Job Fair August 18  ThurstonTalk

On Saturday, August 18, interested applicants are invited to Uline's new Lacey building for a one-day Job Fair. The Lacey campus at 3131 ...



Lacey Brats, Brews and Bands is Back and Better than Ever  ThurstonTalk

August may be nearing its end. The warm sunny days may be getting shorter. Kids may be gearing up for school. But worry not! Summer isn't over until it's over.



John Theine Teams with Lacey Parks and Rec to Offer Community Taiko Drumming  ThurstonTalk

Currently enjoying their eighth season, the River Ridge High School Taiko Ensemble has earned quite a reputation. Their music is literally heart-pounding: its ...



2017 Washington State Senior Games Showcase Athletes of All Ages  ThurstonTalk

The Washington State Senior Games come to Olympia this July and August. Seniors from all around the state are proving you are never too old to stay active.



Lacey's Mandatory Odd-Even Watering Schedule Begins June 1  ThurstonTalk

Submitted by City of Lacey To reduce peak demand during summer months, the City of Lacey's mandatory alternate-day watering schedule for yards and ...



The City of Lacey is Keeping Summer Fun and Kids' Bellies Full  ThurstonTalk

Thanks to the City of Lacey's partnership with the North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS), local kids can take part in the free summer meal program and ...



Puget Sound Recovery Caucus Introduces 'National Orca Protection Month' Resolution  ThurstonTalk

Tomorrow the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, led by U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will introduce a resolution before ...



North Thurston Public Schools Homeless Education Staff: Overcoming Homelessness on the Road to Graduation  ThurstonTalk

High school graduation is a very, very big deal. Thanks to the tireless support of district employees from the North Thurston Public Schools Homeless Education ...



World War I Centennial and Veterans Day Event to be Held in Olympia  ThurstonTalk

On November 11, 2018 the world and Washington State will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11:00 ...



What's for Dinner? Choice Overload at Lacey's Super Buffet  ThurstonTalk

It's lunchtime on a Tuesday at the Super Buffet in Lacey. The cool dining room suddenly fills with a surge of diners. Employees restock the buffet, making sure ...



Check out the New Upgrades at Lacey Parks This Summer  ThurstonTalk

If you find yourself heading to a Lacey park this summer, you may notice some new features and services. “It is important that we provide enjoyable experiences ...



Providence Health Services Offering Free Sports Physicals July 31 and August 9  ThurstonTalk

Providence is teaming with community partners to offer free sports physicals July 31 (for North Thurston middle/high school students) and August 9 (for ...



Student Voices Heard by North Thurston Public Schools Administrators and School Board  ThurstonTalk

Voices of North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) students are being heard. New Superintendent Dr. Deb Clemens introduced the Student Voice initiative as part ...



#DoingLifeTogether: Academy Mortgage Lacey's 2018 Grand Opening  ThurstonTalk

Academy Mortgage Lacey celebrated the grand opening of their new location on February 1, 2018 as friends, colleagues and more celebrated the team's big ...



Old Historic Prairie Grange Preserved through Partnership with Starbucks  ThurstonTalk

The Old Chambers Prairie Grange is experiencing a renaissance. In October of 2015, Tom Schrader purchased the old grange with the hope of turning it into ...



Coming to Lacey: Take a Virtual Drive through Washington's First Diverging Diamond Interchange  ThurstonTalk

We're in the final stages before crews make major modifications to the I-5/Marvin Road overpass in Lacey. During fall 2018, workers will begin construction on a ...



ThurstonTalk's Summer Camp Roundup 2018  ThurstonTalk

Looking for summer camps for your kids this summer? This comprehensive list includes a bit of everything, from theater and sports camps, to cooking and nature ...



Yelm's Magnetic Appeal: Rural Community is State's 9th Fastest Growing  ThurstonTalk

Yelm is the ninth fastest growing city in Washington State according to data released by the American Community Survey, a publication of the United States ...



North Thurston Public Schools: Encouraging Lifelong Volunteers  ThurstonTalk

In North Thurston Public Schools, serving others is part of the school culture and the strategic plan. One of the district's core beliefs is that compassionate ...



Long Lake Park Swim Area Closed due to Poor Water Visibility  ThurstonTalk

Effective Tuesday, August 14, the beach and swimming area at Long Lake Park will be temporarily closed. Currently, water visibility is limited to 3 feet, creating ...



Olympia Students Stand Up for Safety with Planned Marches  ThurstonTalk

Following the Florida school shooting, Olympia area students are planning walk-outs for safety on March 14 and a march on the capitol March 24.



What To Do Around Olympia Labor Day Weekend: August 31 - September 3  ThurstonTalk

Can you believe it's Labor Day already? This weekend is promising beautiful weather - not too hot, not too cold - perfect to go out and explore all the fun ...



Iron Sight Barbell Club Invites you to Grand Opening of New Gym In Lacey  ThurstonTalk

Scott Drapeau at the Iron Sight Barbell Club has been working hard busting down walls, moving the weight, building it out and now's your chance to see it for ...



City of Lacey Invites Comment on Potential Parks Funding Ballot Proposal  ThurstonTalk

The City of Lacey invites residents and property owners to comment on a proposal to place the formation of a Metropolitan Park District (MPD) before city voters ...



Local MMA Fighters Justin Hugo, Eric Cronkhite Face Off on Feb. 24  ThurstonTalk

February 24 is Fight Night in Thurston County as local MMA fighters Justin Hugo and Eric Cronkhite face off in a much anticipated bout.



Harlequin Productions Announces Sweeping Changes  ThurstonTalk

Harlequin Productions, a TCG member, not for profit 501(c)(3) regional theatre in Olympia, WA, announced sweeping changes on Wednesday including new ...



Summertime Event at Huntamer Park in Lacey – South Sound BBQ Festival  ThurstonTalk

Nothing screams summer like a good old fashioned barbecue surrounded by family, friends and neighbors. And what better way to spend a Saturday than by ...



2018 4th of July Fireworks in Lacey  ThurstonTalk

Whistle. Crackle. Pop. Silence. BOOM. These sounds can only mean one thing - it's July 4th once again! The City of Lacey has the Lacey firework spectacular ...



An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at The Washington Center  ThurstonTalk

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome an intimate, all-acoustic evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt. This one evening only ...



Find Halloween Fun this Fall along the Thurston Bountiful Byway  ThurstonTalk

It's time to hit the Thurston Bountiful Byway for family-friendly fun this fall. Gear up for Halloween at pumpkin patches and haunted houses right here in Thurston ...



Thrifty Thurston Raises Backyard Chickens  ThurstonTalk

Interested in raising backyard chickens? Let Thrifty Thurston be your guide to raising a flock of chickens in your yard bringing you *fresh* eggs and a sense of ...



Thurston County Passes Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance  ThurstonTalk

Today, the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance amending the Park Code of Thurston County to prohibit smoking and vaping in Thurston ...



Pie in the Library: 5th Annual Lacey Community Pie Contest  ThurstonTalk

Special guest judges will determine the most amazing pies in three categories: fruit, other (non-fruit), and teen/youth bakers. Pie entries will be received in our ...



City of Lacey Makes Improvements to Long Lake Park  ThurstonTalk

In response to public input and to increase safety for swimmers, the City of Lacey recently made improvements to Long Lake Park, located at 2790 Carpenter ...



Celebrity Basketball Game Gives You a Unique Opportunity in Support of Great Causes  ThurstonTalk

The Arsenal Promotions 5th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game on June 16 lets you meet your favorite celebrities while supporting youth sports and military ...



New Diverging Diamond Interchange Will Bring Safety, Ease and Efficiency to Marvin Road Exit in Lacey  ThurstonTalk

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the City of Lacey will be building Washington's first ever Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at the ...



Olympia Orthopaedic Associates' New Doctor, Leila Borders, is Sold on Olympia  ThurstonTalk

Dr. Leila Borders, the newest physician to join Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, is loving Olympia. Through OAA, she has conducted physicals for athletes at ...



Ladies Night (Every Thursday) at Lacey Forza!  ThurstonTalk

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center is LADIES NIGHT! Enjoy $2 OFF your first drink (beer & wine) PLUS extended HAPPY HOUR!



10th Annual Harvest Halloween Costume Contest and Trick or Treat at the Olympia Farmers Market  ThurstonTalk

Join us for our 10th Annual Harvest Halloween Family and Kids Costume Contest at The Olympia Farmers Market on Saturday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. ...



Meet and Greet with the New Miss Thurston County on November 17  ThurstonTalk

At the end of October, the Miss Thurston County Scholarship Program (MTSCP) crowned their 2019 winner. This month, The Sweetest Things in Lacey is ...



Panorama Car Show  ThurstonTalk

Join us for our 4th Annual Car Show at Panorama! Featuring great live music, raffle prizes, food and more! Enter your car in the show at $15 for Pre-registration ...



Cheap Summer Movies in Thurston County  ThurstonTalk

Need a break from the sun? Grab some popcorn and some Raisinets to enjoy some low cost, summer blockbusters across Thurston County.



Hunter Family Farm Pumpkin Patch in Olympia Opens for Season  ThurstonTalk

2018 marks the 25th year for Hunter Family Farm's Pumpkin Patch. During the week, farm-goers can enjoy three mazes—the hay maze with slide, a kids-sized ...



Outdoor Concert Expected to Draw 2000 People to Capitol on July 29  ThurstonTalk

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services' Capitol Security and Visitor Services (CSVS) has issued a permit for the Olympia Symphony ...



The Lacey Spring Fun Fair is Returning May 19-20: Join Us for this Free Family Event  ThurstonTalk

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 31st Annual Lacey Spring Fun Fair! This year's festivities will take place at Saint Martin's University on Saturday and ...



The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes Two New Employees  ThurstonTalk

Jessica Caldwell brings her love of the performing arts and passion for nonprofit engagement to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Gretchen ...



City of Olympia Closes Artesian Commons Park  ThurstonTalk

The Artesian Commons Park will close indefinitely beginning Friday, August 24. The closure follows increasing concerns for staff safety after multiple, serious ...



Excitement Builds for Chefs on Tour and Tour of Homes  ThurstonTalk

Every year, the Tour of Homes takes place around Thurston County. As its popularity has grown, the Olympia Master Builders, along with the support of many ...



Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival is this Weekend  ThurstonTalk

Only at Olympia Harbor Days, this weekend August 31 – September 2 will you find vintage tugboats, a 25-foot salmon and a ton of bricks and so much more.



Thrifty Thurston Finds Easter Egg Hunts and Events around Olympia  ThurstonTalk

Find Easter Egg Hunts throughout Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County with ThurstonTalk's round-up of Olympia area Easter events.



What To Do Around Olympia This Weekend: July 6-8  ThurstonTalk

After the fireworks and the apple pie, you may be thinking there is nothing fun to do. But here in Thurston County, we always have something in the works and ...



Corvettes Racing for the Cure Drives Over Cancer  ThurstonTalk

At speeds over 100mph, you have never felt more alive. But don't expect your alarm clock to wake you. This is no dream. This one-of-a-kind experience is very ...



Sensational Cajun & BBQ and the Many Hats of Jeffery Shaw  ThurstonTalk

I step into Jeffery Shaw's restaurant, Sensational Cajun & BBQ, in Lacey and find a handwritten message on a whiteboard inviting me to order at the side window ...



2017 bazaars in South Sound  The Olympian

As soon as the days start to get shorter, the weekends in South Sound fill with the arts, crafts, and good cheer of autumn and holiday bazaars. So it's time to mark ...



The Third Thursday of the Month will soon be Your Favorite day of the Year  ThurstonTalk

The Olympia Downtown Alliance is launching Oly Third Thursday starting May 17. The events will continue monthly though 2018. Part block party, part Art's Walk ...



14th Annual All Volunteer Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project September 2018  ThurstonTalk

Olympia Oyster seed planting project is happening September 8, 2018. Our oyster seed planting club has planted more than 150000 oyster seeds around Budd ...



Meet the New Owner of Gold Standard Landscaping and Lawn Services, Nathan Petty Jr.  ThurstonTalk

Spring is just around the corner, or rather we keep hoping it is, and if you're anything like me, you are probably starting to think about bringing your yard back to ...



30 Days & 30 Nights: Adventures along the Empire Builder  ThurstonTalk

Faith Hagenhofer and Doug “Off” White have made the round trip by rail on AMTRAK's Empire Builder over 20 times. This train journey travels small town ...



Rob Rice Homes: Unique Design Process Produces Exquisite Results  ThurstonTalk

A luxury rambler home was recently completed in the lovely Rob Rice Community of Campus Estates in Lacey and the beauty of the home has quickly attracted ...



Thurston County Voter Registration Deadlines for the November 6 General Election  ThurstonTalk

The Thurston County Auditor's Office encourages citizens to register to vote or update their voter registration in advance of voter registration deadlines for the ...



Ice Rink Planned for Holiday Season at New Isthmus Park in Olympia  ThurstonTalk

While winter may be far from our minds as everyone is out enjoying the warm summer weather, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation department is hard ...



Lacey Invites the Community to their Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Open House May 9  ThurstonTalk

The City of Lacey invites the public to attend their Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan Open House on Wednesday, May 9, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m..



Whats happening, things to do, events and calendar for Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Thurston county  The Olympian

Author Visit with Nancy Pearl: From “America's librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely ...



Tumwater Roadwork: Desoto Street Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project  ThurstonTalk

Construction is scheduled to begin on the Desoto Street Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project. Desoto Street will be closed between 2nd Avenue SW and ...



Five Local High Schools Heading to State Volleyball Tournament  ThurstonTalk

Thurston County's reputation of being a hotbed for volleyball certainly held true during district tournament play as five local high schools – Black Hills, Capital, ...



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