Submitted by Olympia/Thurston County Crime StoppersThe Crime Stoppers team who made the trip to Austin, Texas. From the right, Robbi Wright (Chair), Dave Campbell (Sgt. Lacey Police Dept.), Shannon Bell (Business Director), Julie Major (Tip Soft Administrator).Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers just made a trip to the music capitol of the south. Four board members took a trip down to Austin Texas for the annual Crime Stoppers USA Training Conference. While there members were able to take three days of classes and network with other members of Crime Stoppers organizations from all over the United States and Canada.The conference’s main focus is to provide new and innovative ways to improve our Crime Stoppers program here in Thurston County. “Olympia/Thurston County has an awesome group of individuals who I am proud to be associated with,” shares Chair Robbi Wright. “Attending the CS USA Conference allows us to network with other CS organizations and law enforcement throughout the United States.” Classes taken ranged from successful tip taking and social media to representatives from Washington D.C. providing information on protecting communities from all types of fraud.Members had fun enjoying all that Austin offered including walking Lady Bird Lake, listening to live music at night time activities, and watching over a million bats come out of the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk.A food challenge was taken at Threadgill’s to see who could eat the biggest chicken fried steak – only one finished to tell the tale. Myrle Carner from Washington’s Most Wanted was honored with the Crime Stoppers USA Coordinator of the Year. It was privilege to meet him and everyone learned so much from him.The whole team came back from the conference excited to implement all the new knowledge they learned into the Crime Stopper’s Program. Hopefully this year will be the most successful year yet for Olympia/Thurston Crime Stopper’s. Make sure you all check our web calendar to see the new and exciting events going on. Facebook8Tweet0Pin0
Facebook88Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia requests the public’s help in choosing the designs that will decorate 10 lucky traffic boxes in Olympia. The designs with the most votes will be fabricated as vinyl wraps that will be applied to the boxes and remain in place for 2-3 years. Look through the submitted designs and vote on any and all of those that you’d like to see as you travel through Olympia.Voting is open now and will continue through February 28 on the City’s Facebook page, and in person at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW.Winners will be announced at the City Council meeting on March 27, 2018 and wraps will be installed May 2018, weather depending. Salmon Hunting by Cole Jucksch. Photo courtesy: City of Olympia Scattered Thinking by J Colwell. Photo courtesy: City of Olympia Eostre by Jennifer Kuhns. Photo courtesy: City of Olympia The Majestic Freya by Jessica Tippin. Photo courtesy: City of Olympia Is This Real by Michelle McDonald-Lopez. Photo courtesy: City of Olympia 2018 Olympia Traffic Box Design, Lotus in Poetry by Phyllis Cole. Photo credit: City of Olympia In The Tropics by Mark Larson. Photo courtesy: City of Olympia
Facebook40Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceOlympia’s culinary scene is making the news! The Seattle Times recently crowned Olympia as having “destination” eats … “worthy of a drive” south stating “downtown [Olympia] is growing its culinary reputation and is the hub of the booming restaurant scene.”Q13 News recently televised that the state’s capital is starting to earn a reputation for its incredible food selection downtown stating, “Downtown Olympia might be around the corner from the legislation building, but there’s nothing divisive about it: the state’s capital is growing its culinary reputation.”According to Thrillist.com, Olympia is a seafood paradise that “reflects the field-to-fork ethos of Seattle and the cart-based creativity of Portland without the big-city price tags.”On Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. the community is invited to attend Sip, Savor, Stroll, an exclusive progressive dinner where attendees will meet Olympia’s favorite chefs, brewers and restaurant owners and will get a peek behind the curtain into the Olympia culinary scene, during the traditional “service break” between lunch and dinner rushes.We only have 225 tickets available, so we encourage everyone to order early as we sold out last year! Tickets are $55 each and are available online here.Participating restaurants include Bittersweet Chocolates, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen, Fishtail Brewing, Hawley’s Gelato & Coffee, Pizzeria La Gitana, Sofie’s Scoops Gelateria, The Mouse Trap, Three Magnets Brewing Co., Tipsy Piano Bar, and Well 80 Brewhouse.WHO: Olympia Downtown AllianceWHAT: Sip, Savor, StrollWHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 2 p.m. – 5 pm.WHERE: Participating Downtown Olympia RestaurantsLEARN MORE: Visit Olympia Downtown Alliance here or Contact Event Partner, Brit Kramer, 360-481-5010 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Olympia Downtown Alliance, contact Todd Cutts, 360-357-8948 or email@example.comAbout the Olympia Downtown Alliance: The Olympia Downtown Alliance does not discriminate in employment or the delivery of services and resources on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national origin, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.
Image Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement i7ihsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56v8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euov( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) n4wWould you ever consider trying this?😱purCan your students do this? 🌚zkRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s 5 match One Day International series against Australia started off with a disheartening defeat agains the visitors. In the first match at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday, Team India not only were all bowled out on 255 runs with still 5 balls left, they couldn’t defend their total against a swashbuckling partnership of the two Aussie openers David Warner and the skipper Aaron Finch, who vehemently dominated over the Indian bowling squad and chased down the target by the 38th over, without losing a single wicket. So, what can Virat Kohli and his squad learn from the crushing defeat?Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APTo produce a substantial total in the first innings:Against a team like Australia in an ODI game, anything less than 300 runs in the first innings, i.e giving them an run per over target of atleast 6.0 is necessary. Unfortunately, the Men in Blues fell short of that by 45 runs, ending their innings with 255.David Warner (left) and Aaron Finch (right) chased down the target with sheer brilliance. (Image Courtesy: BCCI/AFP)The visitors won the toss and Finch opted to field first. While having the advantage of home soil, the Indian batsmen couldn’t match their oppositing’s bowling counterparts, except Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, who scored 74 and 47 runs respectively. Unfortunately, none of the other hitters of the Indian batting order went past 30 runs each.Advertisement Not changing up the already effective batting order:While Dhawan and Rahul were on a tussle for the opener spot alongside the team’s first choice Rohit Sharma, captain Kohli decided to do an experiment, and gave both of them a place in the squad However, the decision had backfired, as ICC’s 1st and 2nd ranked batsmen Kohli and Rohit both failed to produce an appreciable knock.Dhawan and Rahul were the only ones managing to produce appreciable scores. (Image Courtesy: PTI)While Rohit Sharma had an amazing spell in last month’s ODI series against West Indies, the absence of his regular partner Rahul on the 22 yards proved dertimental, as the Mumbaiker lost his wicket in the 5th over after just scoring 10 runs.Advertisement Virat Kohli to retain his spot in the batting order:Virat Kohli, who is the top ranked batsman in ICC’s ODI batting rankings, was on high expectations from the supporters. But, the skipper moved down one spot in the batting order to 4th, giving his usual 1 down spot to Rahul.The decision backfired, as the 31 year old managed to scored only 16 runs, before getting caught and bowled by Adam Zampa. In a high tension game such as yesterday, the skipper himself needed to retain his batting order spot to be able to face more deliveries.Virat Kohli left the pitch after just 16 runs. (Image Courtesy: AP)An improved performance from the middle order:After captain Kohli lost his wicket in the 32nd over, all the following Indian batsmen were unsuccessful to rack up the total. The young and talented Shreyas Iyer found himself in the mud after leaving for the dugout with only 4 runs to his name, and Rishab Pant, Ravindra Jadeja failed to lengthen the appreciable effort earlier from the Dhawan and Rahul duo.Pant (left) and Jadeja (right) were expected to perform better on the 22 yards. (Image Courtesy: TOI/PTI)A proper defending of the score from the Indian bowling squad:Despite receiving numerous praises from pundits and supproters of the cricketing fandom, all of Team India’s bowlers bit the dust against the dominating Aussie duo Warner and Finch. Jasprit Bumrah, the ICC’s world no. 1 ODI bowler and hailed to be one of the best in the world, couldn’t manage to pick any wickets and gave up 50 runs from 7 overs.Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami clueless on defending their score. (Image Courtesy: AP)Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make a dent in Australia’s batting prowess. The match also saw a high number of extras from the hosts, 20 in total.There was also no shortage of boundaries from the chasers. Warner and Finch together converted an astounding 30 deliveries into boundaries and 5 into sixes.It is expected that Team India learns from their mistakes in the previous game, and prepares themselves accordingly for Friday, the second and series decider match at the the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Also read-Aussie legend Ricky Ponting predicts ODI scoreline: “Australia full of confidence”Australia created history by smashing India in the 1st ODI. Find out how! Advertisement
By The Nelson DailyThe L.V. Rogers Bombers used a balanced scoring attack to dump a pesky Rossland Royals squad 56-44 in Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar.The win allowed the Bombers to sweep the Royals in the two-game season series.The Bombers took control of the game late in the first quarter, out scoring Rossland 9-2 to grab a 16-9 lead at the break.The Royals cut the margin to 20-16 to start the second quarter but LVR answered the run with one of their own to lead 29-21 at recess.The Bombers increase the margin to 41-24 before coasting to the win.Sarah Fuhr led the Bombers with 15 points while Rachel Moulson, with a solid game at both ends of the court, adding 14.The two K’s, Kyndle Doolan and Kiandra McLaren scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.Heather Thomas scored 16 points to lead the Royals. Brenna MacKay and Jessica Brittan added seven and eight points, respectively.LVR returns to action for Senior’s Night Thursday when the squad hosts rival Grand Forks Wolves in a key Kootenay League matchup. The winner will assume the second seed in the up coming Kootenay Zone Finals February 25-26 in the Boundary City.firstname.lastname@example.org
The game was never in doubt as the host Bombers ran all over the Rockers from the opening kick off.Eli Wilson, Ryan Lewis, Ray Bisonette and Sam Woodward also scored for LVR.Kicker Darian Johnson converted several scores.The Bombers were ready for the Rockers after returning from a successful road trip to Alberta where LVR won the Cougar Classic tournament Saturday in Red Deer, Alta.In Junior Boy’s action, the Bombers blasted both Stanley Humphries and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley by identical 54-0 scores.In Girls action, LVR bounced Grand Forks Wolves 20-10 and Stanley Humphries 30-0 before playing to a 5-5 tie against Selkirk Storm. Chase Gilbertson scored two tries to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 43-0 romp over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers in the Kootenay High School Boy’s Rugby Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.LVR, the defending Kootenay Champion, now advances to the BC High School Boy’s AA Rugby Championships May 27-30 in Abbotsford.
“Since the first year Selkirk College won a championship, all the other teams have been trying to knock the Saints off,” says Milligan, who will graduate from the Saints after three years with the team. “They want the top spot and know that they have beat the best team. That is another motivation for us, we are going into these games knowing that the teams want to beat us that much more. As a team, I think we have the group that can continue this dynasty.”The Saints closed out the BCIHL regular season with a weekend split against the Eastern Washington University Eagles. They scored a 4-1 win on Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre and then dropped a 5-3 decision in Cheney, Washington the next evening. Eight different Saints—Milligan, Matt Martin, Garrett Halls, Ryan Edwards, Brady Ward, Troy Maclise and Wade Johnson—scored goals over the weekend.Despite finishing in third place with a 14-9-0-1 record during the regular season and entering this year’s post-season as the underdogs, Saints players are confident they have the experience to overcome the challenges ahead.“It’s a different feeling starting the playoffs on the road, but I like the confidence of the team right now,” says Edwards, a third-year Saints forward. “It will take a lot of hard work and everyone buying into the system… it’s simple but it works.”Already the most decorated team in BCIHL history, the Saints will need an entire team effort if they are to bring home the provincial banner later this month.“It’s going to be an interesting playoffs,” says Saints coach Brent Heaven. “I think we can beat every team in this league and I think they all feel the same. Three games jammed into one weekend, there is a lot of emotion and energy… it can shake out in ways you don’t imagine. You certainly can’t count any of these teams out.”The Saints begin defense of their BCIHL title against the Spartans on Thursday night at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley. The teams play Game Two on Friday night and if necessary Game Three will be played Saturday. Should the Saints win their series and the University of Victoria upset top-seed Simon Fraser in the other semi-final, Selkirk College would host the best-of-three league championship final starting March 17. The Selkirk College Saints start defence of their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship title on Thursday in Langley against the Trinity Western University Spartans in a best-of-three semi-final series.The Saints have won four straight BCIHL championships and will be looking to make more history in the next couple weeks with a fifth title. If they are to be successful, the third-place Saints will need to conquer teams that finished higher in the regular season standings.“As a team we have to find a way to go down and try to win in Trinity because that’s a hard arena to play in,” says Saints’ veteran forward Alex Milligan. “The arena is big and it’s quiet, nothing like what we get to enjoy at home. We have to bring our own energy as a team because we can’t rely on our home fans to help bring that energy.”A member of the BCIHL since 2006, the Spartans are hungry for their first championship. Trinity Western has been close before, but in both 2014 and 2016 the Saints beat the Spartans in the league final to claim their second and fourth titles. The Spartans held the advantage in the 2016-2017 regular season, beating the Saints four times and losing twice.
ALEX SOLIS III, ADVISOR TO NISH & ROME: “The goal has been the Del Mar Oaks with this filly and this was a good way to start her back today.” JIM ROME, OWNER, JUNGLE RACING, WINNING OWNER: “I’m lucky and Kevin is even luckier, so I just keep following him around. We were partners on Misdirection and Shared Belief so it’s great to keep it going with this filly..” JOCKEY QUOTESALEX SOLIS, STAYS IN VEGAS, WINNER: “She’s a very nice filly. She keeps improving. Jerry gave her a little break and she just keeps improving.“It went perfect. We wanted to make sure we stayed close and tracked the favorite. At the three and a half (pole) I had to move a little earlier than I wanted but I didn’t want her to get away from me. At the top of the stretch, my filly was very game.”TRAINER QUOTES KEVIN NISH, KMN RACING, LLC, WINNING OWNER: “I live in Fairfield, so I’ve been able to watch her train at Golden Gate. She continued to improve with every work and she really ran great today.” NOTES: The winning owners are Jungle Racing, LLC (Jim and Janet Rome of Los Angeles); Kevin Nish of Fairfield, CA racing as KMN Racing, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods. JERRY HOLLENDORFER, STAYS IN VEGAS, WINNER: “We’re real happy with the win first time off a freshening. We had her ready. She’s started her campaign now and we’re ready to go on with it.“That’s exactly how Alex and I planned it. He had to move a little early because he was going to get pressure from behind and he thought that (Be Mine) might be getting away from him. So, he went after her.”