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Friends and family of Karen Bodine, a Thurston County woman who was murdered in January 2007, were prepared for the 15th anniversary of the day Bodine’s body was found on the side of a road in … more
Rockin’ M Ranch was the site of many treasures this weekend as the business hosted a tack sale and swap meet on Saturday, Jan. 15 at its facility. People came out to the ranch at 13102 Vail … more
As roads become wet, snowy or icy this winter, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) cautions motor-vehicle operators to follow safe practices when driving on state highways and interstates. Robert … more
The Yelm Adult Community Center, known commonly as the Yelm Senior Center, opened its doors for a Winter Market on Jan. 15 in partnership with several vendors that frequent the Yelm Farmers … more
The Yelm community came out in force to support 21-year-old Jeren Pollock during a 139-car parade that took place on Saturday, Jan. 8 outside of his Yelm home where Pollock has been confined for two … more
The Nisqually Valley experienced minor widespread flooding of streams and creeks between Thursday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 7, which spilled over into hay fields and across roadways in the … more
Bucoda residents awoke Friday morning to Skookumchuck River floodwaters inundating their roadways, though emergency operation center operators, fire staff and volunteers were waiting for sunlight to … more
The year of 2021 faced similar challenges as the previous year as Thurston and Pierce counties continued to navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout it all, the Nisqually … more
The Pacific Northwest is home to many unsolved mysteries: some true crime, some myth. This week, the Onalaska Farm Sanctuary played a heroic role in a new indescribable, yet definitely true … more
People didn’t have to look far to find the perfect toy to give this holiday season as Funtime Toys and Gifts in Yelm experienced a rush of customers before Christmas. Heather Ekland, the … more
People may not have noticed snow beginning to fall late Christmas day, but they certainly noticed it when they woke up on Dec. 26. Carly Kovacik, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service … more
During Christmas time in Yelm, local Fire Commissioner Harry Miller is somewhat of a local celebrity who goes under the moniker, “Cougar Mountain Santa.”  This year alone, Miller … more
American Legion Auxiliary Post 164 will host a News Year’s Eve party on Friday, Dec. 31 to raise funds to help the organization support veterans in the community. The Auxiliary is made up of … more
Three businesses were destroyed in a large commercial fire at the Nisqually Plaza strip mall in the 900 block of Yelm Avenue East early on the morning of Dec. 22 with firefighters arriving on scene … more
The first grade classrooms at Lackamas Elementary School became construction sites on Thursday, Dec. 16. Instead of wood, concrete and steel rebar, the first graders used graham crackers, frosting … more
The weather may have been frightful, but the fire — in the form of community togetherness — was delightful at the Yelm Christmas in the Park event on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Yelm City … more
The Yelm Tornados football team officially capped off its season on Monday, Dec. 13 at its annual team banquet as officials announced record breaking stats and a slew of awards for the players and … more
Regional restaurant chain, Farrelli’s Pizza, is currently in the process of opening a new location in Yelm. This fall, the city of Yelm issued a notice of decision approving a site plan … more
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