The Olympian is finally ready to move into its new home at 522 Franklin St. SE, after months of planning and hard work. But the transition will not be an instant one, and employees and customers will feel the disruption.
Recovering from a blast of winter weather that included lowland snow, several cities, including Olympia, set record low temperatures on Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
A love of pie brought together the members of the Olympia Pie Bakers Guild, who’ve spent countless hours organizing the annual fest, raising more than $50,000 for the Thurston County Food Bank and Senior Services for South Sound’s Senior Nutrition Program over the past decade. “We came together because we really enjoy the art of pie and because we wanted to do something to serve the community with that skill and that interest,” the guild’s Kathy Kinard said. It’s also a lot of work for the guild’s seven members and part of the reason this fest will be the last.
The city of Olympia and the Olympia Downtown Alliance have put out a request for proposals for design projects to “achieve crime prevention and improved positive perception” of downtown, according to ODA. Examples include alley or storefront lighting, alcove gates, security cameras and ways to manage solid waste.
Nearly a month after an avalanche of interest overwhelmed the Mount St. Helens climbing permit system, the Mount St. Helens Institute will start sales again with a new processing vendor —RecAccess — on Monday morning.
Republican state Rep. Melanie Stambaugh has been considered by some to be a rising star within the party. At age 24, she beat Democrat Dawn Morrell, a five-term incumbent, by nearly 10 percentage points in her first run for state House.