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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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



River Ridge Swimming Standout Christian Provost Helps Hawks' Program Soar  ThurstonTalk

It was one of the few poolside areas that could actually fit the entire River Ridge High School swim and dive team. The Hawks had just completed their final ...



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 ...



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'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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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), ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Experience Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission 2018 Awards  ThurstonTalk

Thurston County's Sports Commission, Experience Olympia & Beyond, presents its inaugural Sports Awards at the Indian Summer Golf and Country Club on ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Capital High School Volleyball Sinks the Gig Harbor Tides  ThurstonTalk

The defending 3A State Champion Capital High School women's volleyball team defeated the visiting Gig Harbor High School three sets to none September 20 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Olympia Yacht Club Annual 2018 Parade of Lighted Ships  ThurstonTalk

The 2018 Olympia Yacht Club Parade of Lighted Ships gets underway promptly at 6:00 PM Saturday December 1st. Spectators are urged to arrive prior to 6:00 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



The 5th Annual Avanti Haunted School  ThurstonTalk

Avanti's fifth annual Haunted School is just around the corner. The high school is an alternative education program located in downtown Olympia known for its ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Olympia Grad Lauren Wilson Claims All-American Honors at NCAA DIII Track Championships  ThurstonTalk

Lauren Wilson's decision to attend Pacific Lutheran University was based mostly on her desire to play volleyball for the Lutes. A little more than nine months after ...



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 ...



Olympia Yacht Club's Parade of Lighted Ships Scheduled for December 1  ThurstonTalk

The Olympia Yacht Club's (OYC) Annual 2018 Parade of Lighted Ships scheduled for Saturday, December 1 includes several activities that enhance this ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Olympia Boys Basketball has one of the SPSL's Top Front Court Tandem in Grant and Lindsay  ThurstonTalk

Olympia High School boys basketball coach John Kiley believes the 4A South Puget Sound League (SPSL) is as deep as it's ever been this season, and ...



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 ...



Thrifty Thurston Finds Fun at Arts Walk and Procession of the Species  ThurstonTalk

Thrifty Thurston goes to the Olympia's Arts Walk and the annual Procession of the Species parade - a great way for families to get out and celebrate our Earth ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mary Poppins: The world's Favorite Nanny Comes to Olympia  ThurstonTalk

Since 1964 the world has changed tremendously, but our favorite magical nanny still captivates. For one weekend only, come support the Olympia School ...



City of Olympia: Homelessness Response  ThurstonTalk

During 2018, our community experienced a dramatic increase in the number of unsheltered homeless individuals camping in downtown, throughout the city and ...



Olympia Girls Soccer Sees Sensational Playoff Run End  ThurstonTalk

Olympia High School girls soccer coach Tamara Liska made a promise to her players that once the postseason kicked in she'd color her hair blue in support of ...



Olympia High School FBLA Gearing up for Another Successful Year  ThurstonTalk

Lee, who placed fourth national in his event, was one of three FBLA members of the Olympia High School team to present on the big stage.



Peyton Uznanski, Capital High School's do-it-all Fastpitch Player  ThurstonTalk

Peyton Uznanski is a senior on the Capital High School fastpitch team. She is a "once in a decade" player according to her coach, being able to play any ...



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.



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.



Olympia's 33rd Annual 76 Seafair Holiday Cruise  ThurstonTalk

The 76 Seafair Holiday Cruise is an annual Christmas-timed event that takes adults with developmental disabilities out on privately owned pleasure boats for a ...



Capital Volleyball Club to Hold Tryouts for Upcoming Season  ThurstonTalk

The Capital Volleyball Club, one of the area's longest-standing non-profit youth volleyball clubs, will be hosting tryouts beginning November 18 at the Olympia ...



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.



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 ...



Sights Set High for Views on Fifth in Olympia  ThurstonTalk

As a kid, Ken Brogan used to ride his bicycle around the old Capitol Center Building. It was built a year after he was born and by the time he was in high school, ...



Capital High School Volleyball Looks to Defend State Title in 2018  ThurstonTalk

Betsy Knutson-Keller remembers the ensuing chaos following Devyn Oestreich's match-ending kill last year, which clinched Capital High School the Class 3A ...



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 ...



Holiday Activities in Olympia and Thurston County  ThurstonTalk

From the start of November through December 25, there are plenty of holiday activities in Olympia, Yelm, Tumwater, Lacey and throughout Thurston County.



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 ...



Developer Walker John of Urban Olympia on Laurana and Revitalizing Downtown Olympia  ThurstonTalk

A sit down with Walker John, the behind-the-scenes real estate developer and owner of Urban Olympia, to discuss projects past, present, and future.



Oly on Ice: A New Holiday Tradition Starts November 16  ThurstonTalk

As the winter chill creeps closer and the days are getting shorter, you may find yourself wanting to stay inside the warmth of your own home. But this year the City ...



City of Olympia Announces Complimentary Time Limited Parking for the Holidays  ThurstonTalk

Enjoy complimentary, time limited parking December 12 – 24, 2018 in the City of Olympia, at all 2‐hour (purple) and 3‐hour (green) parking meters! This does ...



Timberline Unified Basketball Launches Fundraiser on February 4  ThurstonTalk

Timberline High School's unified basketball team will host games with North Thurston, River Ridge, Olympia and Lakes on February 4 at 9:00 a.m..



Getting to Know You: Who are the Olympia Master Builders?  ThurstonTalk

Perhaps you've been to the Tour of Homes or the annual Big Home and Garden Show, but did you ever find yourself wondering, “who are the Olympia Master ...



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 ...



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 ...



Meet the Royals: Capital Lakefair Royalty Night July 12  ThurstonTalk

On Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m., we gather to celebrate our young women who represent Capital Lakefair throughout the Pacific Northwest.



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 ...



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