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An approximately 50-acre brush fire on state Route 507 in Roy at milepost 35.01 near 288th St. S. has closed the road in both directions in the afternoon Tuesday, July 9. As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, … more
In efforts to alleviate traffic congestion through downtown Yelm, the City’s Public Works Department has been working to find solutions to backups throughout the area. Patrick Hughes, … more
After 20 years in the music industry, Yelm resident and 1999 YHS graduate Nui Aalona is nearing his big break in that world through his blend of country, reggae and R&B music, described as Nui … more
Members of Mopar Nation, a car group based out of western Washington, gathered in Yelm and Olympia before taking off on a cruise up U.S. Route 101 on Saturday, June 29. The nonprofit … more
Yelm’s FFA Alumni Association helped local residents and supporters of the organization light up the sky leading up to and on the Fourth of July, as its annual fireworks sale returned to the … more
Downtown Yelm was extremely busy on Saturday, June 22, due to a plethora of family-friendly and free activities at Yelm City Park, including the Prairie Days celebration in the morning hours and the … more
The annual Prairie Days activities have been a summertime hit in Yelm since 1971, and in 2024, residents and paradegoers flocked to East Yelm Avenue on Saturday, June 22, in the early morning hours … more
Editor’s note: This year, Yelm will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city’s official incorporation, which took place on Dec. 8, 1924. Every month, the Nisqually Valley News will … more
The parking lot of St. Columban Catholic Church in Yelm will gleam with dozens of bright classic cars and smiles during the sixth annual Coats for Kids Car Show, presented by the Knights of Columbus, … more
One of the most requested commodities in Yelm will soon become reality as MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care is expected to open a clinic in early 2025. Yelm Mayor Joe DePinto announced on Thursday, … more
By Dylan Reubenking dylan@yelmonline.com When Alex Shipp and Kyrany Sagen-Cook traveled through the Pacific Northwest chasing their perfect home and farm in 2021, they used a Microsoft … more
By Dylan Reubenking dylan@yelmonline.com As the 2023-24 school year comes to a close, Yelm Community Schools is halfway through making its budget cuts amid the double failure of its … more
In an effort to highlight and preserve Yelm’s history amid the city’s centennial celebration, the Yelm Historic Preservation Commission will be the grand marshal of the Prairie Days … more
By Dylan Reubenking dylan@yelmonline.com Fifty-four seniors who began their high school journeys in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic finished their tenure at Rainier High School with a … more
Yelm High School’s tradition of celebrating departing seniors inside the Tacoma Dome during the school’s graduation commencement continued in 2024, as family, classmates, teachers and … more
Karina Stelck takes pride in being a woman in male-dominated fields. Not only does the Boise, Idaho, native serve as a motor transport operator in the U.S. Army, she also enjoys riding bulls in her … more
Numerous local cowboys and cowgirls gathered on Huggins Greig Road for the annual spring Roy Pioneer Rodeo on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. Several local competitors tried their luck in … more
Since 1960, the annual Roy Pioneer Rodeo has welcomed spectators, fans of rodeo and cowboys and cowgirls from all over to compete on the first weekend of June and throughout Labor Day weekend. In … more
Yelm Community Schools honored 13 Native American students with a graduation and moving-up ceremony in the Yelm High School commons on Sunday, June 2. Eight students, including three soon-to-be high … more
King Cronic, a cannabis store located at 1110 E. Yelm Ave. in Yelm, was smashed by a stolen car shortly after midnight on Tuesday, June 4. Three suspects were caught on surveillance cameras crashing … more
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