Hometown Hero Program Seeks to Grow Student Athletes’ Sense of Community

Just months after its best season in school history, Clipper Men’s Basketball launches a new program to root student-athletes in the Thurston County community. Partnering with businesses and members of the community, Clipper Athletics anticipates that the Hometown Hero Program will help student athletes from outside the Thurston area make local relationships that encourage athletic…

Saint Martin’s Circle K Reaps Multiple Honors at International Convention

The Saint Martin’s University chapter of Circle K International has returned home with a bounty of individual and club awards, including the Humanitarian Award, from this year’s international convention in Toronto. Circle K International is a collegiate service organization associated with Kiwanis International, the well-known service group. Saint Martin’s Circle K club has about two…

Harlequin Productions Presents The Last Five Years: A Musical about the Highs of Love and the Lows of Loss

On August 18, Harlequin Productions opens The Last Five Years, an award-winning musical by multi Tony-award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The show runs until September 10 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available now at harlequinproductions.org. The Last Five Years features only two actors and tells the story of the rise…

Cool Lessons from the Icy Arctic

ROCHESTER, WA, July 18 – Maybe you can’t send a class full of Rochester kindergarteners to the Arctic. But you can send their teacher, and that gets them pretty close. Michelle Bretherton, kindergarten teacher at Rochester Primary School (RPS), returned last week from nearly a month in Norway and on the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, Land…

Joint Statement of Olympia Police Department Chief Roberts and Black Alliance of Thurston County Chair Dr. Johnson

In light of recent events Chief of Police Ronnie Roberts and Dr. Karen Johnson of the Black Alliance met today and have the following statement: “We are at a time in our country where violence is pulling communities apart.  We must come together to address longstanding challenges between our Black communities and law enforcement.  We recognize…