Alleged drug dealer arrested in Thurston County caught anew in Lewis County while on bail
An alleged drug dealer out on bail was arrested three months after another set of charges. Thurston County Narcotics Task Force (TNT) arrested Waylan R. Graves of Oakville June 2023 after he was caught with thousands of blue pills suspected to contain fentanyl, over a quarter pound of methamphetamine, and three firearms.
Many violations for several sites. Here are Thurston County food safety scores for Sept. 27
Comments are taken from the latest Thurston County food safety inspection reports.
Police Blotter for Tuesday, September 26, 2023
On 09/26/23 at 10:37 AM in the 1200 block of Carpenter Road SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Josiah Edward Anderson, 30, on suspicion of no contact order violation. On 09/26/23 at 4:21 PM in the 1800 block of Seven Oaks Street SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Wes Jacob Pele, 28, on suspicion of no contact order violation.
Major Shift in Thurston County's Transportation Planning Boundaries: What Local Residents Need to Know
Thurston County's transportation planning boundaries are set to change. This comes after it was recently classified as urban. The Thurston Regional Planning Council – Technical Advisory Committee (TRPC-TAC) met with the county, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and several cities. They discussed potential changes to the proposed urban areas.
Thurston County Launches Taxpayer Transparency Tool
Thurston County has launched an online Taxpayer Transparency Tool for taxpayers to see how their county property taxes are distributed across county offices and departments. This new tool covers General Fund spending only; it does not include taxes for county roads, school districts, fire districts, the state, and other taxing jurisdictions.
Rochester man charged for allegedly assaulting woman twice
A Rochester man is facing felony assault charges for allegedly beating up a woman twice between Sept. 15 and Sept. 20. The man, identified as Matthew Dennis Rieley Sweeney, 29, was
Thurston County resident and substitute teacher to compete in 'LEGO Masters' series
Amie Thaler, a 21-year Yelm resident and substitute teacher in Yelm Community Schools, is a competitor at heart. She’s competed in Ironman triathlons, marathons and now has her sights on a new
Police Blotter for Monday, September 25, 2023
On 09/25/23 at 7:06 PM in the Bald Hills Road SE/Smith Prairie Road SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Mark Hill, 52, on suspicions of 1) driving under the influence – 1 or more prior in the last ten years and 2) operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock when required.
Olympia Pastry Café Owner Phoebe Martinson Competes in 2023 Food Network Halloween Baking Championship
Phoebe Martinson of Phoebe’s Pastry Café in Olympia found herself facing bright lights and TV cameras this fall as she became the latest Thurston County baker to join the ranks of contestants on the national Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship.”. The local bakery owner and former...
Thurston County reports recuperating 100% of 2023 recoverable costs to this point
“In terms of the overall cost recoverability, the county at this time recovers 100% of its recoverable costs.”. Martin Chaw, senior project manager of FCS Group said this when the consultants briefed the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on the permitting costs and comparison of service updates during a meeting yesterday, September 25.
Fall Hiking Near Olympia
Get ready for pumpkin patches, hot apple cider, and fresh fallen leaves as summer comes to an end and fall breezes in. Trade in your flip-flops for hiking boots and get ready to experience some breathtaking fall foliage around Thurston County. Expect rushing waterfalls, tons of wildlife, and lush red, orange, and yellow leaves galore on these various trails. Whether you’re a novice or expert hiker, check out these 10 hiking spots that are sure to WOW you this season. Don’t forget your camera! Here is where to go fall hiking in Thurston County.
Bail set at $1 million for man found with up to 5,000 fentanyl pills in Chehalis during JNET bust
A man is facing felony charges in Lewis County Superior Court after members of the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), Thurston County Narcotics Task Force (TNT) and the federal Drug Enforcement ...
Lewis and Thurston counties ease fire restrictions
Both Lewis and Thurston counties have updated fire restrictions to allow recreational fires. The change comes as cooler and wetter weather rolls into the south Puget Sound region.
Discover the 5 Poorest Neighborhoods in Thurston County, Washington
Thurston County, Washington, stands as the sixth most populous and seventh highest income county in the state. The median household income for 2022 came in at $83,358. Nevertheless, the economic landscape within the county isn’t uniform, as disparities in wealth and well-being persist. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s...
Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders criticizes judges for their bail decisions
Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders has been using his position to criticize certain bail decisions by Superior Court judges over the past few months. Sanders, who came into office this year,
Fine art in the nonprofit world
There are many reasons to love living in Thurston County, but one of the top reasons is the focus on the arts. The Fall version of the Olympia Arts Walk will be held on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. According to their website, the Olympia Arts Walk is...
Do you love a good pie? Vote now in the semifinal round for Thurston County’s best pie
These four bakeries are the last standing in the battle for Olympia’s favorite pie. Vote now; voting ends on Oct. 2 at noon.