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What’s Happening for Feb. 2  The Olympian

Olympia Oshogatsu: The Olympia-Kato Sister City Association and the River Ridge High School Band will host the Olympia Oshogatsu from noon to 4 p.m. at ...



It won’t be hard to get kids interested in this Lacey Loves to Read graphic novel  Tacoma News Tribune

Graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi is really popular for someone who talks a lot about homework. The Lacey Loves to Read author and creator of the best-selling ...



Madigan Opens River Ridge High School Clinic | Military Life  Nisqually Valley News

Students in Lacey's River Ridge High School can now access healthcare on campus thanks to the opening of a new school-based health clinic.



What’s Happening for Jan. 31  The Olympian

2019 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year celebration: Each year, one exceptional teen is selected to be the Youth of the Year. Join this event at 7 p.m. at the ...



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.



River Ridge over North Thurston 50-42 in Lacey Holiday Boys Basketball Battle  ThurstonTalk

The River Ridge Hawks defeated the North Thurston Rams 50-42 Saturday, December 29 in WIAA boys basketball in Lacey at The North Thurston Holiday ...



River Ridge High School's Larson Twins Raised on Hawks Baseball  ThurstonTalk

Neither brother can remember a time where they weren't associated with Hawks athletics as their father, Gary Larson, has worked and coached at the school ...



Joel Mellin and Herb Polu: Two Big Reasons for River Ridge's Football Success  ThurstonTalk

Joel Mellin has been the starting right tackle at River Ridge High School for the past two seasons. On the opposite side of the 6-foot-4, 325-pound Mellin at left ...



River Ridge Volleyball has One of the State's Best in Emily Chisa  ThurstonTalk

Last year, Emily Chisa was named to the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association 2A all-state team as an outside hitter.



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.



Alexander and Robinson Back to Continue River Ridge High School Relay Dominance  ThurstonTalk

River Ridge High School track teammates Drayden Alexander and Tyler Robinson hope to repeat their 4x100 relay state title from 2017 with two new members ...



Unified Basketball Brings South Sound Students from North Thurston, Timberline, River Ridge, Yelm and Olympia Together to Compete.  ThurstonTalk

The South Sound Unified Basketball season started January 12, 2019 as teams from North Thurston, Timberline, River Ridge, Yelm and Olympia competed.



River Ridge Grad Matthew Morgan Named 2018 Washington State Young Male Referee of the Year  ThurstonTalk

Matthew Morgan was just 12-years-old the first time he refereed a youth soccer game – not much older than the players he was officiating.



Behind Athletic Lamar Campbell, River Ridge Boys Basketball Looks to Return to Winning  ThurstonTalk

Controlled chaos. That's exactly what River Ridge boys basketball coach Pat Williams wants to see from his players this season every time they step out on the ...



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 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.



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.



River Ridge High School class of 2016  The Olympian

River Ridge High School in Lacey celebrated the graduation of its class of 2016 at a ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday at Saint Martin's University.



Lacey Loves to Read Celebrates 16 years with Graphic Novelist Kazu Kibuishi  ThurstonTalk

The Lacey Loves to Read Committee is excited to announce our 2019 author is Kazu Kibuishi, New York Times Best Selling author/illustrator of the Amulet ...



River Ridge High School Track Coach Phil Lonborg Teaches Life Lessons for 23 Years  ThurstonTalk

His legacy won't just be the trophies, the thrilling come-from-behind victories to win another state championship in track. What Phil Lonborg, who is retiring as the ...



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.



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 ...



River Ridge High School Girls Soccer Heading to the Postseason  ThurstonTalk

River Ridge High School is heading into the 2A West Central District tournament as the South Puget Sound League's No. 8 seed with a record of 7-8-2.



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.



Zach Carter Spearheads River Ridge High School's Defense  ThurstonTalk

Zach Carter, a four-year starter, is the River Ridge High School's all-time leader in career tackles. The football team is looking to extend the season.



Aztec Lanes Encourages High School Bowlers to Pursue Their Talents  ThurstonTalk

For the past 13 years, Aztec Lanes in Olympia has been helping local high school girls discover the fun of bowling. North Thurston High School (NTHS), ...



Gabby Wade: Standout Alum Returns to Coach River Ridge Girls Basketball  ThurstonTalk

Standout alum Gabby Wade returns to River Ridge girls basketball to coach the Hawk's in what they hope will be a State Championship season.



What To Do Around Olympia This Weekend: November 30 - December 2  ThurstonTalk

December is here and that means holiday fun is in full swing. While our weather may be getting frightful, Yelm, Tumwater, Olympia, Lacey and all throughout ...



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 ...



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 ...



North Thurston XC Finishes First in Boys, Second in Girls at Annual Ramrock 5K  ThurstonTalk

North Thurston High School cross country coach Steve Coker set out to create a meet that would showcase the programs at all three North Thurston Public ...



River Ridge High School Students Join in Upcoming Jazz Ambassadors Concert  ThurstonTalk

When the United States Army's Jazz Ambassadors come to town on April 10, three local teenagers will have the honor of joining them in concert. Payton White ...



Sophia Koelsch Leads Tumwater Volleyball into New Era  ThurstonTalk

Emma Leimback was initially hesitant to apply for the head volleyball coaching positon at Tumwater High School when it became available last spring.



River Ridge, Timberline and Rainier All Secure State Football Playoffs  ThurstonTalk

River Ridge High School football team celebrates the Hawks' district playoff victory, earning g a state playoff berth for a fourth consecutive year.



Mac Armstrong - River Ridge Baseball's Lone Senior Stepping Up Big  ThurstonTalk

River Ridge baseball coach Chad Arko has guided the Hawks to numerous district titles, usually on the backs of a strong senior class which is looking to end ...



River Ridge High School Girls Basketball Team - Looking To Add To School's Legacy  ThurstonTalk

By Tom Rohrer A head coach in any sport learns a lot on his or her first year on the job. They realize their talent level, strengths and weaknesses of players, and ...



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 ...



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.



Annual Bill Kehoe South Sound Invite Continues to Grow  ThurstonTalk

Northwest Christian High School cross country coach Mike Michael walked the course three times the day before the 2018 Bill Kehoe South Sound Invitational ...



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.



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.



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.



Pi Anyone? High School Students Compete in State Math Tournament  ThurstonTalk

High school students will be crunching numbers and granola bars during the state high school Mathleague tournament on The Evergreen State College's ...



River Ridge's Track Team's “Wall Of Fame” Just Got Bigger  ThurstonTalk

By Gail Wood His “Wall of Fame” has added another memorable chapter. And Phil Lonborg, River Ridge High School's track coach since the school opened 21 ...



Eric Sundberg - River Ridge High School Standout Across the Board  ThurstonTalk

By Tom Rohrer Eric Sundberg is the exception. Most high school students are not always thankful for a busy schedule filled with a wide variety of activities.



Kobe Key - Critical to the River Ridge Hawks Football Team  ThurstonTalk

By Gail Wood Without question, Kobe Key is a double threat as the quarterback for the River Ridge High School Hawks. He can pass – he tossed 20 ...



Giving Back is Not-So-Secret Ingredient in Every Dutch Bros Drink  ThurstonTalk

Love. Community. And coffee. This is the Dutch Bros' Way. Born in 1992 in Grant's Pass, Oregon, Dutch Bros has always been about more than just good ...



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 ...



It's All About the Win for River Ridge Senior Makenna Schultz  ThurstonTalk

Makenna Schultz stands at 5-foot-2. By basketball standards that's not very tall. And while her stature may be small, it seems her shoulders are plenty broad ...



Thurston Community Media Looks Back with the Mission Nonprofit Best of 2018  ThurstonTalk

As we all head out to celebrate 2019, take a moment to look at all the good things that were happening thanks to these amazing nonprofits with the Mission ...



Michael Steadman's Common Denominator: Relationships  ThurstonTalk

Relationships are key to how Michael Steadman functions as a council member and the CEO of Steadman Properties, a commercial leasing company his father ...



Jordan Skipper-Brown Gives River Ridge Rare Athletic Big Man  ThurstonTalk

Poor grades kept Jordan Skipper-Brown on the sidelines during last year's basketball season. He has refocused and is now guiding the River Ridge team.



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 ...



Lacey Holiday Tree Pick Up Schedule Saturday, January 5  ThurstonTalk

Saturday, January 5, local Boy Scouts Troops 222 and 101 will provide curbside pick-up of holiday trees for Lacey residents who live within City of Lacey limits.



Six Thurston County Teens Graduate from Washington Youth Academy  ThurstonTalk

Six Thurston County teens graduated on December 17 from the Washington Youth Academy representing five different area high schools.



River Ridge Football Heads to State Quarterfinals for Second Time in School History  ThurstonTalk

The River Ridge High School football team advanced to the state quarterfinals for the second time in school history. Good luck!



River Ridge Boys Basketball Team On A Playoff Roll  ThurstonTalk

By Gail Wood In basketball, the typical reaction of a starter being benched is frustration. It unplugs, not inspires. But nine games into River Ridge High School's ...



Christmas Tree Recycling for Thurston County Residents  ThurstonTalk

When the holidays wind down and the decorations get packed away, it's time to figure out what to do with the Christmas tree. This season, free tree collection ...



The City of Lacey and Local Boy Scouts Team Up for Annual Christmas Tree Round Up  ThurstonTalk

The City of Lacey and local Boy Scout (BSA) Troops 222 and 101 have partnered again for the annual Christmas Tree Round Up. This is an opportunity for ...



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, ...



Community Invited to Meet New Lacey Police Chief Finalists  ThurstonTalk

The City of Lacey invites the community to meet the Lacey Police Chief finalists on Tuesday, November 27, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Lacey City Hall Council ...



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 ...



Yelm Shuts Out North Thurston 48-0 in High School Football  ThurstonTalk

Yelm (4-2, 3-1) dominated North Thurston (2-4, 0-4) in SSC 3A South Sound football October 5 in Lacey with a 48-0 win. Yelm rushed for 220 yards and had 190 ...



River Ridge Boys Basketball Secures Berth to State Regional Round  ThurstonTalk

Down by double digits, its usual high-octane offense reduced to a sputter, the River Ridge High School boys basketball team was facing a situation it had not ...



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 ...



Sunset Air Helps Hire a Contractor for Your Honey-do List  ThurstonTalk

Contractors know more than just building. They help obtain required permits and handle all aspects of a project, from demolition and disposal to fine details and ...



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 ...



City of Lacey Selects New Police Chief  ThurstonTalk

On December 6, Lacey City Manager Scott Spence announced Ken Semko has accepted the City's offer to serve as Lacey's next Police Chief.



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 ...



Black Hills Gets Multiple Medals at Boys' State Track Championships from Carter and Popchock  ThurstonTalk

The bar for next year's track and field season has been established. A total of six Thurston County athletes placed at the Class 2A state high school boys' track ...



Yelm-Based Hope for Heroes Helps Veterans with PTSD Through Horses  ThurstonTalk

Robert Woelk and his wife Debbi Fisher use a horse's natural “mirroring” ability at Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center, a Yelm-based 501(c)3 non-profit ...



Olympia Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 65th Anniversary  ThurstonTalk

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra ended its 65th season on not just a high note, but a big one. The theme for their season was “Thinking Big” and the April 22 ...



The City of Lacey's Affordable Housing Strategy Encourages Housing for All  ThurstonTalk

Over one-third of Thurston County residents spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. The City of Lacey is working to combat the increase in ...



Yelm High School Bowling Looking to Make History This Season  ThurstonTalk

The moment the ball left Shelby Hall's hand, she figured she was doomed. Splits are tough enough to pick up and Hall was looking at the daunting 6-7-10 ...



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 ...



Holiday Fun with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington  ThurstonTalk

Around 90 participants, mentors and mentees, families of the mentees, as well as families still on the waitlist, met at Tumwater Lanes for the Big Brothers Big ...



High-Scoring Hawks Show Their Depth on the Court  ThurstonTalk

In the world of basketball 3 isn't a magic number. It's downright deadly – capable of trimming any deficit to a manageable figure or possessing the power to ...



Olympia Symphony Orchestra Staff is Instrumental in Bringing Music to the Community  ThurstonTalk

An orchestra is not just one person. It is a whole team of individuals, each working together to produce something spectacular. Each musician, whether they are ...



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 ...



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.



BloodyVox: Deadline October is Family Halloween Entertainment with a Twist  ThurstonTalk

On Thursday, October 25, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts opens their stage to the compelling imagination of Portland dance company, BodyVox ...



Olympia's Sloan Shipyard: A Tale of Bad Planning and Lack of Foresight  ThurstonTalk

The Sloan Shipyard was established in March 1917 at the end of Washington Street near where the port cranes are now and began construction on its first ...



Thurston County Chamber Announces 2018 Boss of the Year Honorees  ThurstonTalk

The Thurston County Chamber is proud to announce the ninth annual Boss of the Year honorees. Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this ...



Gifts for Everyone on Your List on Small Business Saturday  ThurstonTalk

Our community offers no shortage of small businesses and independent retailers to meet your gifting needs this holiday season. This list, though far from ...



Memorial Service to be Held for Beloved Sports Commentator Larry McMillan  ThurstonTalk

For McMillan, it wasn't just about his weekly commitment to doing color commentary for local sports and being the voice on the radio. It was about making friends ...



North Thurston Public Schools' VOICE Program Looks for Community Job Partners  ThurstonTalk

By Laurie O'Brien For students with developmental disabilities, creating a life after high school can be difficult. Thankfully public school programs offer ...



Reading Tutor Unlocks Learning Potential for Students with Dyslexia  ThurstonTalk

Sandra is a tutor. But reading therapy is not like ordinary tutoring. In this office, Sandra conducts numerous hours of sessions with countless students in Thurston ...



Capital Falls to Central Kitsap as Band Celebrates 41 years of Dan Lundberg Teaching Music  ThurstonTalk

The Capital Cougars boys football team fell to visiting Central Kitsap Cougars 42-52 Thursday, October 18, at Ingersol stadium in SSC Boys 3A Football. At half ...



Providence Opens Immediate Care Clinic in Hawks Prairie  ThurstonTalk

Meeting the needs of the growing community, Providence Medical Group in Southwest Washington has added a third immediate care clinic in Thurston County, ...



July 1918: Olympia High School Burns Down  ThurstonTalk

The United States was in the midst of World War I when Olympia High School burned down on July 1, 1918.



What To Do Around Olympia This Weekend: November 23-25  ThurstonTalk

After you have recovered from your turkey-induced coma, you may wonder what there is to do with your visiting family to get out of the house (or maybe to ...



Create Your Own Christmas Story in Thurston County  ThurstonTalk

While living in the Pacific Northwest doesn't guarantee us the snow-covered streets or frozen flag poles, Thurston County offers plenty of familiar, yet decidedly ...



Thrifty Thurston Looks at Christmas Lights  ThurstonTalk

Christmas lights add warmth and holiday spirit to this season, and Thurston County is full of locations to see them.



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, ...



Tumwater Wears out Timberline 35-6 to start High School Football Season  ThurstonTalk

The South Sound High School football season began Friday night as Tumwater defeated Timberline, 35-6 in Lacey.



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 ...



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 ...



Season Finale Comes "Full Circle" for Austin Schlichting and Olympia Symphony Orchestra  ThurstonTalk

The 65th anniversary season at the Olympia Symphony Orchestra is coming to a close. With their final concert of the season entitled “Coming Full Circle,” the ...



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