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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
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The office of Third Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, will host an upcoming mobile office hours event in Tenino as part of a series of events to assist constituents … more
The Port of Olympia presented a $10,000 Small Cities Program grant check to the City of Rainier that will be used for upgrades to Wilkowski Park. The City, which received the grant during the … more
Yelm City Councilors voted 5-2 to make changes to the Yelm Municipal Code by repealing Chapter 2.36, the homelessness committee, and Chapter 2.63, Yelm Library Advisory Board, from city ordinances on … more
The City of Yelm updated its statewide transportation improvement project at a meeting on June 25 to include nine projects for the 2025-30 cycle. These projects include intersection improvements … more
We Love Rainier WA is holding its annual fruit sale fundraiser to help the organization continue to serve the community with free family events and activities. The group is now taking orders for … more
Prior to Yelm City Councilors voting 5-2 in favor of repealing the Yelm Library Advisory Board and homelessness committee, three Yelm residents, including a former chair on the library board, the … more
The parking lot at the McKenna Park was filled with vehicles belonging to first responders in the morning hours of Thursday, June 27, as the Thurston County Dive Rescue Team hosted a joint training … more
Saturday, July 6 Yelm Farmers Market  The 2024 Yelm Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at 206 McKenzie Ave., near City Park. The event will … 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
The Roy City Council voted unanimously to table dedicating more than $600,000 in grants and encumbered funds to address the city’s contaminated source water during a special meeting on Monday, … 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
One of Yelm’s biggest attractions of the summer, the Nisqually Valley Barbecue Rally, will return from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Yelm City Park. The event will feature … more
Criminal citation issued for possession and driving while suspended Yelm police officers spotted a maroon Mazda 6 with an expired registration driving near Grove Road in Yelm, and ultimately … more
Yelm was the first stop for 31 bicyclists taking part in the 1,500-mile, 23-day deCycles Pacific Coast biking trip from Seattle to Los Angeles. The bikers kicked off their journey, Wednesday, … more
Residents of Southwest Washington might soon be able to get a few swings in at Topgolf before finishing their night off with a Double Double and Animal Style fries, if a county commissioner has his … more
Residents and city officials celebrated the long-awaited reopening of the Tenino Quarry Pool, Saturday, June 22, with Tenino Family Fun Day highlighting the return of a summertime favorite within the … more
Four Yelm High School students will travel to Washington D.C. to compete in the 2024 Educators Rising National Conference from Friday, June 28, to July 1.  This marks the first time that … more
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