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For Justin Vanwinkle, owning his own business is something he dreamed about since he started working in the construction field when he was 18 years old. Vanwinkle grew up in Yelm and has lived in … more
After opening its doors in January, Mount Rainier Clock Repair has been off to a busy first month of business in Yelm. The new shop works on all sorts of clocks, which range from cuckoo to … more
Mathis Bosch had a GMC truck and an idea, which he has since turned into a business. The Rainier High School student hasn’t graduated yet but Bosch has stayed busy transporting and hauling … more
After opening their food truck for weekend take-out in November, Steele Barrel Barbecue has become a well-known staple for residents with a hankering for a smoky or saucy treat.  Selling … more
Twenty-five years ago, someone made less than flattering comments about Jackie Wright’s painted portraits of her grandmother. As a result, she decided to focus on ceramics, which eventually … more
As a new business, 507 Auto Detailing has garnered a good reputation, securing the top spot in the Best of Nisqually contest in its first year.  Co-owner Jeff Stockbridge got into car … more
Rainier’s Sprouffske Trees Inc. has provided Christmas trees to the Nisqually Valley area and beyond for generations. Their trees have filled more than half a million homes, family member … more
Main Street Cookie Co., a former staple in downtown Rainier, relocated to Tumwater earlier this month and changed its name to LUV Cookies.  Store owner Joycelyn Zambuto said management … more
At the age of 10, Kahne Loftus began sending care packages to soldiers who were stationed overseas for the holidays. In Loftus’ first year, the Rainier resident sent 40 packages with items … more
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 Jason … more
There are several local locations for kids to gather safely at what has become known as trunk or treat events. I will be at the American Legion Post 164 in Yelm with my decorated trailer but there … more
In my 20 years in real estate, I thought I’d witnessed, heard of, or been involved with every type of transaction glitch near closing there could possibly be. Last Thursday, someone left a … more
After announcing their plans to open, a new sports bar and restaurant in Yelm aims to celebrate its grand opening on Oct. 24. The establishment, named The Local, is military and locally … more
After moving to Yelm four years ago, Lauren Sendall decided to turn her love for crystals into a thriving, online business. While attending school at South Puget Sound Community College, Sendall … more
After much anticipation surrounding Yelm’s newest pizza joint, Farrelli’s Pizza has tentatively set Monday, Oct. 17 as the restaurant’s grand opening date. Clayton Kreuger, the … more
Fall is here and so are falling prices in the real estate market.  The high inflation and increasing mortgage rates are definitely slowing down the market. The bad news is that houses are … more
BeJoyful Holistics will host a Harvest Anniversary Celebration to commemorate one year of business on Oct. 8. The holistic store has invited local vendors to set up shop from 4 to 8 p.m. outside … more
John and Jenni Bourdon had not really planned to open a second tasting room besides the one at their Tenino area Sandstone Distillery. They certainly did not plan to do it in the waning days of a … more
3 Bedroom, 2 full Bath, 1,356sqft corner lot rambler with a nice Big Backyard, RV Parking and a 2 Car Garage. New roof. New gutters. New fence. New interior paint. New laminate floors. New carpet. … more
Yelm Farm and Pet is set to host its annual customer appreciation and wood pellet sale later this week. The event has gone on for over 10 years, and is set to span from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, … more
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