New details in 12-year-old arrested for alleged arson at Lacey mushroom farmMyNorthwest2 DAYS AGO
Applicant Eyes Demolishing Yard Birds Shopping Center for New 622,167-Square-Foot WarehouseThe Chronicle18 HOURS AGO
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ACFD1 Chief Noel Hardin Visits Olympia For Signing of Firefighting Bill He Helped CreateMia CarlsonNewsBreak Contributor
Portland Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 26 Years for Role in Deadly KidnappingHunt County Theft ReportsNewsBreak Contributor
Washington Law Enforcement Officers Honored at Medal of Honor/Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony FridayMia CarlsonNewsBreak Contributor
Thurston County 7-Eleven Stores Face Ongoing Armed Robberies
Two 7-Eleven stores in Thurston County recently fell victim to armed robberies, adding to the increasing trend of criminals targeting 24-hour convenience stores in Western Washington. Authorities are currently investigating if the same suspects are behind both incidents that occurred early Tuesday morning in Lacey, a few miles apart from each other.
Applicant Eyes Demolishing Yard Birds Shopping Center for New 622,167-Square-Foot Warehouse
Death comes for us all, even if we're perpetually guarded by giant wooden bird figurines. On Wednesday, the City of Chehalis' Development Review Committee will hear a proposed ...
Sirens: $2,400 in Counterfeit Bills; CPS Takes Custody of Child After Meth Arrests; Assault With Stool
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft • Just before 8:05 a.m. on June 2, items were reported stolen out of an unlocked car in the 2100 block of Southwest Olympic Drive sometime ...
Dry, windy weather elevates fire risks in three Washington counties
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. - Washington is still weeks away from the official start of summer, but wildfire season has already arrived in some parts of the state. The National Weather Service reported elevated fire weather conditions, including wind, in east Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties through Monday. Crews with East...
New details in 12-year-old arrested for alleged arson at Lacey mushroom farm
According to court documents released Friday, new details show what lead up to the alleged arson of a former mushroom farm in Lacey by a 12-year-old girl last Thursday. As soon as reports of the fire were first received, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office received a Snapchat photo of the 12-year-old standing inside the office of one of the buildings at the mushroom farm, which was on fire.
Port of Olympia executive director is on medical leave, official says
Sam Gibboney’s leave took effect June 5 and runs through early July.
South Sound Region Faces Early Wildfire Threat Due to Dry Conditions
Despite summer not yet officially commencing, the South Sound region appears to have entered its wildfire season ahead of schedule. The area's counties face an increased risk of wildfires, resulting from a combination of strong winds and dry conditions. Firefighters in East Pierce County have already tackled a small brush fire, and the danger of more such fires looms.
Get Your Tail Wagging with Gourmet Hot Dogs in Lacey at Pints Dog House
Who doesn’t love a hot dog? “It’s kind of a funny subject because it’s actually a lot of people’s guilty pleasure that nobody talks about,” says Suz McKinney, who owns Pints Dog House with her husband Scott. They’ve turned that secret, guilty pleasure into a family- and dog-friendly gourmet hot dog establishment in Lacey called Pints Dog House that just opened two months ago.
Practice Grilling, Smoking and Eating at the 2023 Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally
Springtime smells like lilacs while autumn is rain and pumpkin spice. Some people prefer winter’s sharp pine or the aroma of a crackling fireplace on a snowy day. But summer has the best smell of all: barbecue. On Saturday, July 22, head over to Yelm City Park for the 2023 Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally and enjoy a treat for all your senses…and your stomach. Better yet, sign up to compete for a chance to win prizes, acclaim and the adoration of hungry fans from across western Washington.
Photo: Osprey Keeps Watchful Eye on Chehalis River as Mount Rainier Looms on Horizon
Set a Course for Halyard’s in Olympia
Sail into Olympia for some of the best smash burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, and tacos around at Halyard’s Cafe. Guided by a combined love of sailing and hearty grub, Rob Bessey and Courtney Sanders opened their unique space amid a quasi-resurgence of Olympia’s historic downtown last summer. Situated...
Two Injured Saturday When Car Crashes Into Intercity Transit Bus in Thurston County
Two people were taken to area hospitals Saturday afternoon after a car collided with an Intercity Transit bus on Yelm Highway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. About noon
Nighttime construction is coming to these Lacey streets for about 10 days
The work begins Monday.
Thurston County Coroner Identifies Man Fatally Shot at Interstate 5 Rest Area at Maytown
An Illinois man who died Tuesday when he was shot at an Interstate 5 rest stop in Thurston County has been identified. Carl Steven Ekstrom, 62, died at the southbound Maytown Rest Area near
Cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater hiring for jobs paying $60k a year and up. Take a look
Full-time jobs with cities in Thurston County include caring for animals, environmental services positions and working as a police officer.
Lacey encouraging community to attend Juneteenth commemoration
Lacey City Council is encouraging community members to join the celebrations commemorating Juneteenth Day. During the public meeting on Thursday, June 1, all the council members joined together to read a two-page proclamation for Juneteenth. “Juneteenth is a day of profound significance celebrating the emancipation of slavery and a day...
Four-star LB Brayden Platt talks recruitment at AveryStrong Showcase in Tacoma, Washington
Yelm (Wash.) linebacker Brayden Platt talked about his recruitment at the AveryStrong Showcase in Tacoma, Washington.
Flaming Pig BBQ Promotes Community and Connection by Giving Back and Supporting Fellow Local Businesses
Starting and managing a small business is no easy feat, especially when economic hardships strike. As many small businesses work to recover from the recent pandemic, owners have realized how important it is to build each other up. Flaming Pig BBQ owner Chad Smith has seen what an impact it can make to partner instead of compete, and strives to find new ways to support local businesses and the community at large. From senior nights at high schools to car shows and catered events, Flaming Pig BBQ is always looking for the next opportunity to give back and strengthen the local community.
What’s happening this week around Thurston County
Events happening June 4-11.
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