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With October being the official spooky month, Bucoda is preparing for its month-long Halloween celebrations with the Boo-Coda Spook-Tacular festival. Aside from changing the town’s name to … more
The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) announced in a news release on Monday the approval of almost $76 million in grants to help recover salmon populations around the state. … more
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) issued a news release this week stating that asphalt repair is set to start on Wednesday on Interstate 5 from mileposts 85 to 93 in South … more
The 33rd annual Nisqually Watershed Festival returned live and in-person for the first time since 2019 and was viewed as another successful rendition of the longtime celebration. Throughout the … more
Longtime South Sound official Mike Kain died on Saturday, Sept. 24, after he suffered a heart attack while officiating a football matchup between Yelm and River Ridge the prior night. Kain served … more
The Yelm School Board swore in five new student representatives during its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22.  The representatives include Ileana Wall, Quentin Robinson, Madisyn Erickson, Damian … more
The application period for the 2022 Business Economic Recovery Taskforce grants is open through Oct. 7. The grants are provided through the Yelm Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Yelm … more
Thursday, Sept. 29 Apple Sales We Love Rainier WA is selling handpicked Fuji apples to help support events in the community. People can purchase 40 pounds of apples for $45. To place your … more
Some people have started to look at new ways to bring food to their dinner tables because of food prices that have increased and a strained supply chain. The Yelm Food Sovereignty Project started … more
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 • A cemetery … more
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Fatal Collision Reported in Roy Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover collision at … more
As birds begin their fall migration, the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) wants to warn poultry farmers of the increased risk in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, also … more
Ronald Clayton, a 43-year-old sex offender charged for stabbing a Thurston County deputy at a Yelm residence in March 2021, pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of of second-degree attempted … more
Most of the year, Mount Rainier is a sleeping giant with a blanket of snow and a pillow of clouds. In ephemeral late summer, the mountain reminds us it’s teeming with life. Especially at … more
Prior to the shooting that occured on his property early Monday morning, local conservative activist Glen Morgan experienced multiple burglaries on his property, according to a news release from the … more
In an effort to encourage more citizen engagement in local government, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners is trying out moving its regularly weekly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month … more
With 27 years of work in the opioid addiction field, Caleb Banta-Green said he didn't think it could get as bad as today's big rise in fentanyl use. Fentanyl is killing people from accidental … more
PTL Hardwood Floors LLC unveiled a new mural showcasing the city’s pride on Saturday, Sept. 17. The mural, located on the business at 310 Railroad Ave. NW, was made possible in part thanks … more
Rainier is tentatively set to welcome its newest commercial store in the coming week. Dollar General is located at the intersection of state Route 507 and Myers Street in Rainier, across the … more
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