Stump Lake Stocked For Fishing Season

Stump Lake, a popular fishing spot inside Green Diamond Resource Company’s Recreation Permit Area in Mason County, Wash., was recently stocked with one- and three-year old rainbow trout, Green Diamond officials announced. One round of stocking was completed a few weeks ago, with a second round due in early May, giving Recreation Access Permit holders a unique fishing opportunity.

Recreation Access Permits are still available from Green Diamond Resource Company. Family motorized permits are $250; walk-in access permits are $125 for families and $75 for individuals. For applications and other information, see

Olympia-Thurston County CrimeStoppers Hosts Shred Event Fundraiser Olympia

A special 3-in-one event will be hosted by Olympia/Thurston County CrimeStoppers April 26.   Those stopping by can bring sensitive documents to shred, computers and other electronics to recycle and can drop off new or gently used books, CDs and DVDs for the Lacey Timberland Library.  The services are free but donations to support the mission of CrimeStoppers will be gladly accepted.  This is the third year for the event at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. 


Arts Walk XLVIII Information

Grab your guide to the 2014 Spring Arts Walk in downtown Olympia – April 25 & 26! Arts Walk maps are available at participating downtown businesses, The Olympia Center (222 Columbia St NW), and City Hall (601 4th Ave E). Digital maps and the new interactive mobile app can also be found HERE.

The spring Arts Walk also includes the spectacular Procession of the Species, an artistic and environmental celebration presented by Earthbound Productions. The Procession begins at 4:30pm on Saturday. Due to the popularity of the Procession, it is extremely important for individuals to pay close attention to street closures and tow away zones.


No Enrollment Deadline for Those Who Qualify for Washington Apple Health Plans

Low-income individuals and families are still able to qualify and sign up for insurance through Washington Apple Health. Apple Health is the state’s free insurance program. For example, a family of four who has an annual income of $32,499 or less qualifies for free insurance. For those who need help with the application process and/or determining if they qualify, Summit Pacific Medical Center’s (SPMC) Enrollment Specialist, Kayla Carson, can help. Interested individuals and families can stop by to talk with Carson, or call ahead to schedule a free appointment.