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The 2022 3A state champion football team gathered on the morning of Monday, March 27, to celebrate their historic season one final time as they received their championship rings at Yelm High … more
Amanda Muñoz began her job as the executive director for the Yelm Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 27 and would like to create more opportunities to engage with the community. Muñoz, who … more
The 28th annual Yelm Dollars for Scholars auction raised over $120,000 at the Lake Lawrence Lodge on Saturday, March 11. Prior to the auction, 220 tickets had already been sold for the event. … more
Hundreds of community members gathered in Rainier for a lighted vigil on Tuesday in honor of 17-year-old Jessie Uch, who died in a fatal car wreck on Saturday.  Uch, a … more
Over 200 attendees met at the Port of Olympia Plaza on Wednesday, March 1, for an event hosted by Interfaith Works of Thurston County and Learning Right Relations. Leaders from regional tribes … more
The 17-year-old girl who died in a two-vehicle crash in the 13800 block of Rainier Road Southeast on Saturday, March 4 has been identified as a senior from Rainier High School. Jessie Uch died … more
After weeks of outrage and frustration that fueled protests and civic action, Tenino-area residents celebrated Tuesday as Supreme Living announced that it no longer plans to house sex offenders at a … more
Aiden Kortjohn, a senior at Yelm High School, was selected as one of over 5,000 candidates for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates for the program were selected from 3.6 … more
The Yelm High School Drama Club returned to action as they presented a musical based on the popular Disney movie, “The Little Mermaid,” which was released in 1989. The director of the … more
A congresswoman, county commissioner, county manager, sheriff, tribal chair, three mayors and other community leaders walked into a bar in Tenino on Friday.  While the desire to make a … more
Wenonah Galusha and her family are making a difference for Ukrainian soldiers and families by sending supply packages and offering friendship to those who need it the most. They have provided … more
The Hope for Heroes Equine Therapy center in Yelm will receive some support within the next several weeks in the form of a much needed grant worth $70,000. The grant was supported by … more
Brian Wharton recently announced he will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, after serving seven years as the superintendent of Yelm Community Schools.  Wharton, who said he loves … more
Inside what Gov. Jay Inslee described as Washington’s first facility on a “new horizon of behavioral health treatment,” daylight warms the room despite it being a foggy, rainy … more
There were only two seats left vacant in the Tenino High School auditorium during Sunday’s community town hall: one for a representative of the state Department of Corrections (DOC) and one for … more
Protesters from the Tenino area on Thursday demonstrated at the Capitol against plans for housing sex offenders at a home south of Maytown.  The facility, owned and run by Supreme Living LLC, … 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
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
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
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