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Yelm’s Chief of Police Todd Stancil has retired after 28 years of service in the Yelm community. Stancil, who was also the interim city administrator, was selected as the chief of police in … more
Yelm residents created a buzz on the morning of June 25 as they lined Yelm Avenue for the traditional Prairie Days Parade. The sun shined bright when attendees began to take to the street around 8 … more
Think of a NASCAR pit-stop, but for helicopters: that’s what soldiers were practicing at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport on Wednesday, June 22. According to spokesperson Captain Kyle Abraham, … more
Clarence Lupo said he won the lottery three times: first when he was born an American citizen, a second time when he married his wife and a third time when he began his career as a hydroelectric … more
For Kim Linson, photography is a way to spread joy and help others feel it. Linson’s passion for capturing moments has blossomed into Lucky Lasso Studios in Yelm, which started in 2016. … more
Thurston County experienced a slight decrease in COVID-19 cases as the health department tallied 616 new cases and no deaths during the period of June 20 through June 26. The prior week there … more
Thursday, June 30 Senior Lunches The Yelm Adult Community Center will hold its weekly lunches at 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays through Fridays. Senior Services for the South Sound operates the … more
On the Fourth of July, patriotism will be on full display in Roy as the Lacamas Community Center holds its annual parade. Last year, the parade featured more than 100 participants and over 400 … 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 - Construction of … more
A 33-year-old man from Tenino was injured in a motorcycle accident and transported to Harborview Medical Center on June 24. Bryan A. Fleury was traveling northbound on state Route 101 just south … more
According to an announcement from Mount Rainier National Park, Stevens Canyon Road will remain closed between Bench and Snow Lake trailhead and the Grove of the Patriarchs trailhead through the July … more
It looks like there will be no state gas tax holiday for Washingtonians despite President Joe Biden’s endorsement of the idea as part of his Wednesday ask that Congress suspend the 18.4 cents … more
Washington state retailers lost $2.7 billion to organized retail crime in 2021, prompting Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to assemble a retail crime theft task force. The task force … more
After months of cold, rainy weather, Washington is looking to potentially shake off its cold snap this weekend. According to the Seattle office of the National Weather Service (NWS), Western … more
In a statement released on Wednesday, state Senate Republican Leader Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and Republican ranking member for the Senate Ways and Means Committee Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division has mailed more than 9,000 primary election ballots to voters registered in Thurston County who are in the military or overseas. Ballot … more
Yelm High School celebrated nearly 350 students at the Tacoma Dome as they sent off the Class of 2022 during a commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 16. For the first time since the class of … more
Yelm was informed by the Washington State Department of Ecology that the city was officially granted new water rights, effective immediately. City officials said the new water rights are … more
Alumni in Roy gathered at Roy City Park on Saturday, June 18 for a potluck picnic as attendees reminisced on some of their greatest memories of attending schools in the small city. The event … more
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