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Responses from Washington state politicians poured in following the attempted assassination of former U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.  Trump … more
Yelm High School senior Taliah Boyd made the most of her trip to Washington D.C. for the 2024 Educators Rising National Conference, June 28 to July 1. Boyd earned second place in the nation in the … more
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
The Roy City Council voted unanimously to accept and use more than $600,000 in grants and encumbered funds to address the city’s contaminated source water at its meeting, Monday, July 8. … more
Roy Mayor Kimber Ivy and the Roy City Council traded jabs and accusations about City communications during its Monday, July 8 study session. Ivy returned to the council dais from maternity leave … more
Construction of the long-anticipated Yelm Loop project is expected to begin in spring of next year. Yelm Public Works Project Manager Pat Hughes gave the Yelm City Council the good news during a … more
Lacamas Valley Ranch in Roy is hosting a two-day summer market filled with vendors, rummage tables, horse tack, a food truck and farm animals, July 13 and July 14, to raise money to start a nonprofit … more
Behavior Connections LLC, an applied behavior analysis (ABA) company based in Roy, has begun hosting summer social groups for neurodivergent children on Tuesdays at Yelm Timberland Library. … more
Youth Athletics Recreation Development (YARD) is introducing its first-ever introductory robotics class to its collection of courses at its Summer Spark Program. The first session, taught by … more
The City of Yelm’s plans to develop the 640 acres of land it owns is beginning to take shape. At a meeting July 2, representatives from Kidder Mathews, a West Coast-based commercial real … more
Dancing Goats and Singing Chickens Organic Farm, located 14062 Yelm Highway SE in Yelm, aims to celebrate the opening of its waste storage structure (WSS) composting facility with the community and … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division mailed local voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 6 primary election to all households in Thurston County Monday, July 8. For residents … more
A Thurston County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) subcommittee discussed facility needs, hybrid options and other related costs regarding its current project plan to renovate the Thurston County … more
Saturday, July 13 Yelm Farmers Market  The 2024 Yelm Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at 206 McKenzie Ave., near City Park. The event will … more
Yelm City Councilors will consider whether or not residents within city limits should decide the fate of whether to build a YMCA branch paid through bonds.  If council elects to turn the … more
Performing on stage is a thrilling experience for members of the 133d Army National Guard Band. But performing on stage in uniform is a different kind of thrill. The six rock musicians of the … more
The Yelm Community Schools Board of Directors will wait a few more weeks before deciding on the future of athletics, pay-to-pay and facility usage fees for the 2024-25 school year. The district … 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
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