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When the United States returns to the moon for the first time since 1972, a piece of Yelm will take part in the mission as well. David Johnson, a former Yelm resident and current ground software … more
Yelm residents of all ages have learned how to play the banjo and the guitar from Robert “Bob” Goodwin. In their lessons, students … more
This holiday season, Yelm Community Schools is bringing back its holiday gift program with the goal of providing toys and clothes to local children. Several Yelm community members and … more
Jennifer Wentworth has seen the Nisqually Valley area grow in her 20 years of residence, with the addition of numerous businesses and schools. During that time, however, she also noticed the need for … more
Yelm community members with aches, pains and soreness have another option in town with Brooklyn Cutler, a licensed massage therapist. She began her practice back in September and is happy to serve in … more
Yelm mayor Joe DePinto announced Friday, Nov. 17 that he met with Kyle Kronk, CEO of South Sound YMCA, to discuss the possibility of a YMCA branch in Yelm. In a Facebook post, DePinto said that … more
Yelm city councilors unanimously approved authorizing two separate contracts for construction and construction management of phase two of the Prairie Line Trail at their meeting Nov. 14. The … more
One Net Yelm and Yelm Cinemas are joining forces to present a free movie and toy drive on Dec. 9, with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. and the movie, “The Polar Express,” playing at 10 a.m. … more
Washington lawmakers can now withhold records pertaining to individuals with whom they have corresponded when drafting laws following a Thurston County judge’s ruling last week. Judge Anna … more
Yelm City Council unanimously approved adopting two change orders for the water reclamation facility (WRF) project at its Nov. 14 meeting. Phase 2 of the project began in September of 2022 and is … more
Prestige Senior Living Rosemont was packed with friends, family members and community members hungry for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 17 as the facility hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon … more
Thursday, Nov. 23 Anytime Fitness “Turkey Trot” Before families sit around the table to eat their Thanksgiving meals, Anytime Fitness is offering a holiday-morning activity for … 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 cold, … more
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park welcomed a new furry friend for its public debut last week: a food-conditioned hoary marmot staff named Chestnut. The young marmot was estimated to be born in spring of … more
Ridgeline Middle School history teacher William Warren and his family have lived through chapters of the American history textbook. Warren’s grandfather served in World War II, his father … more
In efforts to raise $45,000 to pay off its mortgage, due in January of 2026, the Yelm Senior Center will host a winter social and auction on Dec. 16. The event also celebrates the senior … more
Voter turnout in Yelm for the 2023 Thurston County general election could be described as lackluster as initial numbers roll in. As of Monday, Nov. 13, an average of 1,177 voters turned out for … more
Veterans in the Roy community were treated to a breakfast at Roy Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 9. The breakfast — put on by the city, the school and its PTA, and catered by Masonry Cafe … more
Travelers with plans of long trips throughout Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season can now plan their routes by using Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) holiday travel charts … more
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, businesses and organizations within the Yelm community are offering different holiday events to allow the community to gather together, including sporting … more
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