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The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) recently unveiled a new, custom-designed library card in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  The card is designed by Ovila Mailhot, a Coast Salish … more
Thurston County released its preliminary mid-biennial budget on Monday. The budget included $515.7 million in expenses, of which $461.9 million were operating expenses.  “Significant … more
With another wet winter predicted this year, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Office of Chehalis Basin will host the next in its series of webinars about flooding. The latest event will focus on flood … more
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 events … more
For many in rural communities across Thurston County, affordable, fast and reliable broadband service is hard to come by. To address the issue, the Nisqually Indian Tribe partnered with RedLine … more
As Thanksgiving approaches, Gift of Gobble is set to provide hundreds of meals to local families and individuals. The program organized through Bounty for Families began several years ago. At … more
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) added 44 newly commissioned troopers to its ranks on Wednesday, Nov. 16 during the 116th Trooper Basic Training graduation ceremony held at the Capitol Rotunda in … more
Love Abounds Here will host its monthly community resource fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Yelm Community Center.  The fair traditionally aims to provide assistance to … more
The City of Yelm is preparing for its Christmas in the Park celebration that kicks off the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 2. The free, two-day event continues a tradition that stretches back to … more
Stephanie Kangiser will help kick off the start of the holiday season as she flips the light switch to illuminate the water tower, a Christmas tree and Yelm City Park on Friday, Dec. … 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
The MOMS Club of Yelm has experienced a busy year as they have helped provide services to the community through their nonprofit organization.  The local club is a chapter of a larger … more
A local group called “Adventure Friends” recently held a hygiene drive to collect items for schools, churches and organizations.  On Saturday, Nov. 19, the group worked to … more
Officers with the Yelm Police Department are in their second month of jiu-jitsu training in an effort to improve the department’s defensive tactics.  Yelm’s Chief of Police Rob … more
Friday, Nov. 25 Holiday Market Stroll and shop at the Kodiak Room in Tenino as 30 local artisans sell gifts, decor and treats. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, … more
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is partnering with allied agencies across the state for “High Visibility Enforcement” (HiVE) patrols throughout November and December in an effort to … more
State Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, was reelected as the Republican minority leader in the state House on Thursday.  Wilcox, who represents the 2nd legislative district in the state House, was … more
Christmas shopping is already on the minds of many and when Black Friday arrives this week, shoppers will be off to the races.  For those looking to support small businesses while fulfilling … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, was elected as one of two assistant floor leaders by his Republican colleagues during a meeting in Spokane on Thursday.  He will be serving in the … more
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has closed northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Martin Way East in Lacey as troopers stand off with a pedestrian who hijacked and subsequently rolled … more
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