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Former NVN Editor/Publisher Graves uses Yelm example to his Whidbey readers


Keven Graves
Courtesy: Whidbey News-Times

– From Executive Editor & Publisher Keven Graves, Whidbey News-Times:
“As the economy improves, and with approval by the Island County Commissioners of up to $837,000 in funding for a non-motorized trail in Freeland, we think it’s time to move forward in earnest on a proposed trail from Deception Pass Bridge to the Clinton ferry.

The seed for such a project dates back to at least 2006.”

Thurston County also sees the value in trails. The 14.5-mile Yelm-Rainier-Tenino trail not only spans those communities, but also connects them to a 22-mile trail to Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater. Mileage markers along the way serve as incentives for those using the trails for exercise — and there are many who use them.

Rain or shine, the Thurston County trails are populated by runners, walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers and nature enthusiasts.

Of course, such a venture cannot be built — or even funded — overnight. Thurston County is not wealthy. It took years to complete the Yelm-Tenino trail project. But it is now a well-used link to the various communities.”
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Posted by Steve on August 25, 2016 at 6:41 am | Permalink

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