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The Roy Historical Cemetery will be the 27th stop on Atlas Preservations’ annual 48-state tour, in which the business hosts free preservation workshops to restore graveyards around the … 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
Saturday, June 29 Yelm Farmers Market  The 2024 Yelm Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at 206 McKenzie Ave., near City Park. The event will … more
A Thurston County man convicted in April for killing someone’s dog and throwing it into the Nisqually River in October 2023 was sentenced Friday to 48 months, or four years, in prison.  … more
A 21-year-old Lacey man accused of fatally shooting his pregnant wife and their roommate in Lacey on Thursday is being held without bail on a 72-hour review hold while the prosecutor’s office … more
The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with the Nisqually Valley News for the newspaper to serve as the official county newspaper of record for legal … 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
Two Yelm residents were arrested on Thursday, June 13 in relation to a deceased Yelm man found buried in a “shallow grave” near the Nisqually River. This marks the second homicide … 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
The Yelm Police Department revealed its new badges that its police officers will use on duty. Smith & Warren Badges, an American manufacturer, brought YPD and the City of Yelm’s story … more
The City of Yelm celebrated the 2 ½-mile extension of the Prairie Line Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 12. Mayor Joe DePinto, along with other Yelm city officials, … more
As Thurston County rolls out its comprehensive plan updated chapters plan as they become ready for review, county staff are looking to the community for feedback on the project dubbed “Thurston … more
As well as the improvements going into downtown Yelm with the addition of a new parking lot, activated alleyway and one-way couplets, the site will now receive utility improvements after the City … more
During a Yelm City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 11, Yelm city councilors unanimously approved a professional services agreement with Kidder Mathews for the consulting and marketing of the … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has launched a two-person dedicated cold case and missing persons unit, the agency announced recently. “We are extremely excited about the … 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
Yelm Dollars for Scholars (YDFS) awarded a total of $154,300 in scholarships to graduating Yelm High School seniors during the annual awards night, June 4. A total of 117 scholarships were … more
People of all ages flocked to Yelm City Park for Youth Athletic Recreation Development’s (YARD) inaugural Color Fun Run to enjoy the sunshine and a new white T-shirt later sprayed with colored … more
Saturday, June 22 Prairie Days Parade Beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 22, near Prairie Park Street Southeast in Yelm, the annual Prairie Days Parade will kick off and march downtown … more
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