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 By Jacob Dimond    Potpourri

Yelm Resident Jared Potter Finds Success in Film Industry

Jared Potter, a Yelm resident for nearly 20 years, has found success in the film industry. Whether it's animation or effects work in television shows, movies or commercials, Potter... — Updated 1/5/2023

 

Foraging racoons trouble Cathlamet woman

It's been a frustrating few days for Gloria Johnson in Cathlamet. Several mornings in a row now, she's discovered that something is turning over the newly laid sod in her back... — Updated 12/15/2022

 
 By Staff    Potpourri

Long Beach Post Office closed for investigation

LONG BEACH - A hazardous materials specialist is expected to investigate the mystery of what's going on at the Long Beach Post Office, which remained closed and taped off to the... — Updated 12/14/2022

 
 By Owen Sexton    Potpourri

Veteran-Owned Ranch in Thurston County Offers Reindeer Rentals

Looking to add some literal life to your holiday event? With Christmas a little over a month away, the Twisted Holly Reindeer Ranch in Rochester is offering reindeer rentals for... — Updated 12/1/2022

 

Local service clubs struggle with declining, aging membership

Service clubs in Bellingham are struggling with declining membership across the board. As longtime members get older and younger professionals struggle with the time commitments... — Updated 11/28/2022

 
 By Rick Bannan    Potpourri

'Tree of Life' springs at Ridgefield High School

On a chilly November day, rods of steel arose from the ground at Ridgefield High School. When completed, the metal will resemble grass blowing in the wind, and if the sculpture’s... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

Restored orca sculpture will find a home in Edmonds

For nearly 30 years, former Edmonds resident John Hurley has continually played a part in the life of his iconic yet battered orca sculpture at Brackett's Landing. At 95 years old,... — Updated 11/28/2022

 

What's the Deal With: Mount Baker Theatre's boulder?

The boulder behind Mount Baker Theatre is rather conspicuous. Nestled in the alley behind the building between Commercial and Unity streets, it looks like city planners made a... — Updated 11/11/2022

 

Fore! New disc golf course tees off in Long Beach

LONG BEACH - A budding sport with a broadening base is now teeing off on the Long Beach Peninsula. In October, the Peninsula Golf Course in Long Beach officially opened a new... — Updated 11/11/2022

 

Horse enthusiast combines her love of painting and riding

Joanne Mehl blended her passion of horses and art to form a business where she paints vivid landscapes and equestrian activities. Mehl, who has been a professional, figurative... — Updated 11/3/2022

 

Scoopology, a Pet Waste Removal Company, Expands Services to Yelm

The owners of Scoopology give a crap and that's because they're scooping it up. Through a collaboration with A New Beginning Dog Training, the pet waste removal company owned by... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
 By Ian Haupt    Potpourri

Blaine residents post reward for alleged cat killer

After neighbors, social media posts and rumors alerted a Blaine couple to multiple instances of cats found dismembered in the area, they have decided to post a $1,000 reward to whoever identifies the possible killer. Blaine residen... — Updated 10/27/2022

 
 By Ted Olinger    Potpourri

Local Animal Rescuer Is Home From the War, for Now

When the first Russian artillery shell hit, Tom Bates realized he'd made a mistake. "We forgot what we were supposed to do," he said. "We weren't hiding the vehicles, we gathered... — Updated 10/13/2022

 
 By Meg Colgate    Potpourri

Happy birthday to you: Tom Robbins is now 90 years old!

Surrounded by a carefully curated assortment of tiny toys and random delights, Tom Robbins, one of the most engaging writers of serio-comic culture, leans over his keyboard. He is... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
 By Ted Olinger    Potpourri

Local Man is Saving Animals in Ukraine

Approximately 5 million people had fled Ukraine and another 8 million were internally displaced as of May 15 after their country was invaded by the Russian Federation Feb. 24. Many... — Updated 6/9/2022

 

Joyful champs: Comets win first-ever state championship

Naselle Comet baseball players threw their hats and tossed their gloves in sheer jubilation as they flooded the infield in a rain-soaked celebration last Saturday in Ridgefield.... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rick Bannan    Potpourri

Woodland Police Department welcomes new wellness dog

The Woodland Police Department's newest employee spends a good amount of time sleeping on the job, but that's to be expected of an 11-week-old Labrador retriever. When fully... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 By Jaya Flanary    Potpourri

WWU student's Breakout Magazine offers writers, bands opportunity

In September 2021, Natalie Vinh saw a need for a local music publication. About a month later, she launched Breakout Magazine. Managed entirely by Vinh, Breakout is a collaborative... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 By Julie Lerner    Potpourri

Lummi-carved totem will travel 2,300 miles for salmon advocacy

A 14-foot totem pole sculpted by master carvers in the Lummi Nation will travel more than 2,300 miles over the next few weeks as part of an advocacy campaign for salmon restoration.... — Updated 5/4/2022

 

Ryan Booth featured in film documentary

Ryan Booth can check several boxes on his resume: National Park Service ranger, Washington State University assistant professor of history, and Fulbright Scholar, to name a few.... — Updated 4/28/2022

 

Ferry fares on the increase again

You didn't expect ferry fares to go down, right? Especially after a pandemic – which is not yet over – kept many commuters and travelers home and away from Washington state's... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Kevin Rounce    Potpourri

Sunnyside High's school newspaper returns

'The Red and Black is Back!' adorned the front page of the first edition of Sunnyside High's student newspaper of the 2021-22 school year. That it's back is due to the determination... — Updated 1/7/2022

 

Washougal student, mother lift spirits with homecoming dress giveaway

When Taylor Poulsen sees people at Washougal High School's upcoming homecoming dance wearing dresses that they otherwise wouldn't have had access to if it wasn't for her efforts,... — Updated 10/20/2021

 

Long Beach celebrates 40th annual international kite festival

LONG BEACH - Kite fanatics from around the world made their way to Long Beach for the 40th annual Washington State International Kite Festival last week. The week-long spectacle,... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Gloria Bond    Potpourri

Waterville Wanderings: The incredible edible sunflower

When I heard the whole sunflower was edible, I definitely had to give it a try! I went to the CG (Community Garden) and harvested roots, stems, flowers, buds, and leaves. I tried... — Updated 8/20/2021

 
 By Staff    Potpourri

Larissa Leon wins $10,000 Duck Brand scholarship

When a community bands together, great things happen. Larissa Leon of Sunnyside is celebrating her winning of the 2021 #StuckatProm Duct Tape Scholarship Challenge. The Sunnyside... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Staff    Potpourri

Ilwaco bears relocated to Olympics

ILWACO - Three little Ilwaco black bear cubs and their mother are adjusting to "wild" life on the Olympic Peninsula on June 16 after the mom's plight generated intense concern on... — Updated 6/25/2021

 

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