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In honor of Yelm’s 100-year anniversary since incorporation, the City’s art commission will wrap a signal light electrical box with a historic photo. Heidi Haslinger, Yelm Arts … more
Yelm’s water system plan to update its infrastructure and account for additional water rights is almost complete. Yelm’s Public Works Director Cody Colt updated the City Council on … more
Once the Billy Frank Jr. statue is installed in the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., in 2025, sculptor Haiying Wu will be the first Chinese-American to have a … more
Administrators for Educational School District (ESD) 113 voted to table its proposal to close the Yelm Head Start Center until it meets with the center’s policy council. American Federation of … more
Yelm was revved up on Saturday, May 11, as over 250 motorcycles cruised to 507 Taproom & Filling Station West for the “Thank a Veteran Ride” to raise money for the veteran community. … more
After it was first built in 1944 to honor Tenino and other South Thurston County veterans who served during World War II, the Honor Roll Plaque was taken down in 1962 so it could be repaired, but it … more
Aurora Decker has competed in pageants since she was 6 weeks old. She recalls her mother, Anna Farley, standing behind her at the competitions and making her wave and blow kisses to the audience at a … more
Former Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza announced his candidacy and intentions to run for Legislative District 2 on Monday, May 13. He aims to succeed former Rep. JT Wilcox, who endorsed … more
Saturday, May 18 Rainier Saturday Market  The Rainier Saturday Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 206 Binghampton St. SE, near Wilkowski Park, Saturdays until September. … more
Mark Rohwedder, District No. 1 director for the Yelm Community Schools Board, announced his resignation, effective immediately, during the board’s meeting at Ridgeline Middle School on … more
A Roy man died in a multi-vehicle car crash on state Route 7 a little after 6 a.m. Friday, May 10.  Robert G. Gorley, 75, Roy, was driving his Ford Expedition in the second of four lanes … more
When the administration of Educational Service District (ESD) 113 announced a plan to close the Yelm Head Start Center last week, families and educators of the early learning program, which supports … more
Roy’s Heartwood Haven, a sanctuary that specializes with animals rescued from cruelty cases, recently rescued nearly 60 roosters, stemming from a cockfighting operation bust in eastern … more
Yelm Community Schools is officially the only district in Thurston or Pierce counties to fail on both of its levy replacement attempts. The results from the April 23 election were certified on … more
Tim’s Pharmacy & Gift Shop owner Will Quinby is passionate about the role of independent pharmacies in the healthcare industry. He, along with his wife and store co-owner, Courtney, … more
Several dozen dogs and their two-legged companions made the most of the sunshine in the late morning hours of May 2 as Yelm city officials celebrated the grand opening of the city’s dog park … more
Southeast McKenzie Avenue was full of local vendors, outdoor sale frequenters and local residents shopping throughout the morning and early afternoon hours as the annual Yelm Farmers Market returned … more
On Saturdays until September, community members can find different goods from local vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rainier Saturday Outdoor Market, 206 Binghampton St. SE, near Wilkowski Park … more
Volunteers with the Rainier High School Booster Club didn’t expect the community to donate hundreds of items for the group’s inaugural rummage sale on Saturday, May 4. In preparation for … more
Rio Slevin, a graduating senior at Yelm High School, was named one of 625 semifinalists to advance to the final round of the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition. The candidates were selected … more
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