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Friday, January 23, 2015 -- 6:12 pm
Skier dies at Mission Ridge
Wenatchee World - A 17-year-old male skier died Friday afternoon at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort when he lost control on the Tumwater run and struck a tree, Ridge executives have confirmed. Chelan County Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue team were called to the mountain around 1:30 p.m., said Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Read more...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 -- 7:21 pm
Commercial fishermen unhappy with Columbia River reforms
The Columbian - Commercial fishermen have reiterated their disgruntlement with the Columbia River reforms adopted two years ago by the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions. At a public hearing earlier this month in Tumwater before the Washington commission, several leaders in the lower Columbia commercial community made their unhappiness with the reforms known. Read more...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -- 5:09 pm
Burrowing burglars break into Tumwater stores
KOMO News - TUMWATER, Wash. -- Police in Thurston County are on the lookout for a burrowing burglar. Read more...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 -- 10:09 am
Wildlife commission to hire director, discuss Columbia sturgeon retention
The Columbian - Briefings and public hearings on several lower Columbia River fisheries issues - including the potential resumption of sturgeon retention - are scheduled Friday when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meets. The citizen panel will meet Friday and Saturday at the Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 1620 74th Ave., S.W., Tumwater. Read more...
Monday, January 5, 2015 -- 6:39 am
Jail in Thurston County remains empty
The Columbian - A 400-inmate jail built in Tumwater at a cost of $48 million to relieve the overcrowded Thurston County Jail has sat empty since it was finished four years ago. It costs the county $400,000 a year to maintain the Accountability and Restitution Center, but there are no plans to move in. Read more...
Friday, January 2, 2015 -- 9:10 am
Washington rebuilds surplus copters to fight fires
KHQ-TV Spokane - The fleet of seven helicopters the state uses to fight wildfires in Washington is made up of surplus Vietnam War-era Hueys that are rebuilt and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources at Tumwater. Read more...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- 8:46 pm
To save money, state builds copters from surplus parts
Seattle Times - ... maintenance checks every 25 flight hours. At every 125 hours they need to be shuttled back from the field to the Tumwater maintenance shop to be taken apart for a major inspection. Fighting the summer's wildfires, which burned over 400,000 acres and ... Read more...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 -- 1:07 pm
Full Sail begins 2015 with two new Oregon craft beers: Session IPA and Session Export
The Oregonian - ... I listened to a young craft beer fan earnestly explain to a companion that Session is brewed in Olympia's old Tumwater plant so as to make use of that bottle...brewed on what, you might wonder, as that plant is an empty, echoing hulk stripped of ... Read more...
Monday, December 29, 2014 -- 8:30 am
New $48 million Thurston County Jail sits empty
KHQ-TV Spokane - A new 400-inmate jail built in Tumwater at a cost of $48 million to relieve an overcrowded jail in Thurston County has sat empty since it was finished four years ago. It's costing the county $400,000 a year to maintain what it calls the Accountability and Restitution Center, but there are no plans to move in. Read more...
Friday, December 26, 2014 -- 6:06 am
Unholy Night Baby Jesus stolen from Washington Nativity
Fox News - ... Jesus model was stolen sometime last weekend from the traditional creche, the Olympian reported . Ron Wesselius, a Tumwater resident who works in local real estate, coordinated the display with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the manger, inside a wooden ... Read more...
Friday, December 26, 2014 -- 6:02 am
Where in the world? The 2014 Seattle Times Geography Quiz
Seattle Times - ... on your geography. So put your seat back in the upright position, fasten your seat belt and let the puzzling begin. Tumwater, Steilacoom and Coupeville, all historical towns in Washington, comprise the odd man out. Others are all islands in Puget ... Read more...
Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 6:37 pm
Blue Heron developer told to stop work on old Olympia brewery for environmental violations
The Oregonian - While the Blue Heron Paper Mill in Oregon City inches closer to redevelopment, work on another of developer George Heidgerken's projects has stopped in its tracks. On Oct. 29, the city of Tumwater, Wash. Read more...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 -- 7:15 pm
F&W commission discusses Willapa
Wahkiakum County Eagle - A new six-year plan that will be used by the state to develop hunting seasons and guide management of game species was approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission during its meeting Dec. 12-13 in Tumwater. The commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife , approved the 2015-2021 Game Management Plan after an extensive public process. Read more...
Friday, December 12, 2014 -- 12:58 pm
Marijuana growers worry county could pull their permits
HeraldNet - ... with Disabilities Act. He only employs immediate family members and one other person. O Bee Credit Union in Tumwater, established in 1955 for employees of the Olympia Brewery, was one of the few financial institutions willing to accept his money. "I Read more...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 -- 9:20 am
National Lager Day: Celebrate the world's most popular beer style today
The Oregonian - ... to condition the beer than ale yeast. (Fascinating aside: Crux cofounder/brewer Larry Sidor worked at Olympia in Tumwater, Wash., for many years. When he started, he told me recently, the lagering time was 123 days . When he left, that time had ... Read more...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 -- 5:13 am
Costco to Host Book Signing for Olympia High School Author
PR Log - PRLog - Dec. 10, 2014 - TUMWATER, Wash. -- Olympia High School turns 100 this year and author Jim Kainber thought it was time to celebrate. Read more...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 -- 10:58 am
Lots on the menu at state Fish and Wildlife meeting Friday and Saturday in Tumwater
Seattle Times - State Fish and Wildlife is looking at proposed changes to sport fishing options for Willapa Bay at a Dec. 12-13 meeting in Tumwater. The state Fish and Wildlife commission meeting is 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Capital Events Center, 6005 Tyee Drive SW in Tumwater. Read more...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 -- 7:02 am
Hearing slated Friday on Columbia angling rules
The Columbian - A briefing and public hearing on proposed 2015-16 fishing regulations in the Columbia River drainage is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday before the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The eight-member policy-setting panel will meet Friday and Saturday at Capital Events Center, 6005 Tyee Drive S.W, Tumwater. Read more...
Saturday, December 6, 2014 -- 1:20 pm
Deaths, lies, and videotape: Why is Washington state ignoring animal cruelty?
Examiner.com - ... that Wolfy's owner lied about who shot the dog, first stating that the dog was killed by a homeless person from Tumwater, Washington. Afterward, the owner admitted that he was worried about implicating his friend. Despite being shot three times - ... Read more...
Friday, December 5, 2014 -- 11:26 am
Class 2A State Championship Look-Ahead
Seattle Times - ... game. His fourth-quarter burst for 24 yards broke a 21-21 tie and proved the difference in a semifinal win over Tumwater. DB Anthony Cann (5-9, 150, Sr.) made the defensive play of the semifinal, coming off the edge perfectly to block Elijah Hill's ... Read more...

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