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Enjoy these snapshots of articles written in past issues of the Nisqually Valley News from 45, 35, 25 and 15 years ago, respectively.  A Look Back at This Week, 45 Years Ago • Yelm … more
When prompted on Thurston County-area legislative priorities during an interview at the Capitol in Olympia on Friday afternoon, House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, smiled and asked, “You … more
Members of the community came out in droves to the Yelm High School stadium on Monday, Jan. 23, to celebrate the city’s first ever 3A state championship win in football. At the event, which … more
Consumers will be able to purchase more low-THC liquid-infused products in a single purchase if a bill in the Legislature wins approval.  “HB 1249 is necessary to ensure that the … more
Starting at The Olympia Ballroom in the state capital’s historic district, students from across Washington carried inflatable orcas and salmon as they marched through the streets of Olympia to … more
Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, state Rep. Andrew Barkis and Thurston County Commissioner Carolina Mejia participated in a government town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Yelm Community … more
Hanford McCloud, a member of the Nisqually Tribal Council, hosted the City of Yelm’s first Storytellers event, where he discussed the history of the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s early … more
Yelm Post Office Reports Theft Yelm police officers responded to an incident at the Yelm Post Office on Thursday, Jan. 19, around 9:45 a.m. after a report of theft was made to police … more
State Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, introduced a new bill this week that would reform the governor’s emergency powers, according to a statement released on Tuesday.  The bill, House Bill … more
Testimony in support, a unanimous planning commission decision and a positive recommendation from community development weren’t enough to get the Lewis County commissioners to vote for the YMCA … more
Olympia resident Jill Hammond, formerly Jill Leitzke, finally received her high school diploma from Tenino High School more than four decades after completing her classes. The Tenino School District … more
Tenino area residents will not allow a privately-owned, less-restrictive housing facility for five sex offenders to operate near Maytown without putting up a fight.  With less than a week … more
Friends and family of Karen Bodine gathered Sunday evening at the gravel lot near Rochester where her body was found exactly 16 years prior to celebrate Bodine’s life and raise awareness for … more
State lawmakers are working on a bill to prevent situations similar to the opening of a new home for individuals convicted of sexually violent offenses in Tenino that has surprised, worried and … more
A suspect who eluded Tenino law enforcement Thursday afternoon was arrested later that day on multiple felony charges, the Tenino Police Department stated in a news release.  The series of … more
The YMCA of Greater Seattle has purchased approximately 1,500 acres of land abutting its 500 acres on the north shore of Mineral Lake in northeast Lewis County. The nonprofit first purchased the … more
Tenino area residents filled almost every vacant seat in the Thurston County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room in Olympia on Tuesday with one unified message of concern and anger toward a … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced in a news release this week it is looking for 305 park aides for seasonal positions starting in April and ending in … more
OLYMPIA — Washington students may soon have another option in high school — a state-run apprenticeship program in a number of different fields. As the Legislature looks to tackle … more
Newly elected Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders began in his new role on Tuesday, Jan. 3 after he defeated former sheriff John Snaza in the general election. Just two weeks after he started … more
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