Growth Management Hearings Board Rules Against Thurston County’s Mazama Pocket Gopher Review Process

Olympia, WA – Last Friday afternoon, the Western Washington Region of the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) issued its Final Decision and Order stating that Thurston County’s 2015 Interim Process for reviewing permits in Mazama Pocket Gopher soils violated the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA). The ruling was in response to attorneys for Olympia Master…

National Learn to Row Day

OLYMPIA, WA, May 3 – Olympia Area Rowing is proud to announce June 4th is the National Learn to Row Day. In Thurston County this event is sponsored by the local rowing club, Olympia Area Rowing (OAR). Anyone interested in learning about rowing as a fun, physical activity on the water, is invited to a…

May 24 Community Gathering Will Share Innovations and Actions

Moving Beyond Poverty: Innovations and Partnerships will feature innovative practices and practical solutions for the success of struggling children and families in Thurston County. In November 2015, Thurston Asset Building Coalition, United Way of Thurston County and the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound hosted an event raising awareness about poverty in our community.  In January…