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It was the last speed workout of the year for the Yelm High School boys and girls cross country team on Thursday, and Tornado runners had quite an audience.  Flanked on one side by … more
Recent snowfall has set the stage for a shift to winter recreation at Mount Rainier National Park. Due to the ongoing pandemic, as well as normal changes related to winter operations, visitors should … more
Yelm High School seniors Harleyjo Holman and Natalie McLaughlin were named as the City of Yelm 2020 Youth of the Year during a school board meeting held last week.  District staff during the same … more
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the SPSCC Foundation last week announced its largest gift in school history, a $2.5 million gift from the Bruno and Evelyne Betti Foundation. The gift … more
Washington State Parks will offer two free days in January when a Discover Pass will not be required for day use at any of its parks. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, on Monday, Jan. 18, and … more
Frederick Otto knows the value of a warm, soothing shower. But he also knows the costs. On a recent cloudy afternoon, Otto walked quickly back to his small, white Volvo in the parking lot of the … more
The Nisqually Land Trust last week announced the acquisition of 174 acres of floodplain and upland forest that previously was zoned for upwards of 34 homes but will now host some of the most critical … more
Yelm High School senior Dylan Jemtegaard on Wednesday, Dec. 16, signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of California, Berkeley Bears. He plans on attending class next year on a … more
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday partnered with 38 other Attorneys General around the country to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google, asserting that the tech … more
This week, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced the retirement of longtime Chief Deputy Dave Pearsall at the end of this year. Pearsall began his career with the sheriff’s office as an … more
Economic recovery and future investments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were front and center in Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed 2021-2023 biennial budget announced Thursday, with a capital gains … more
Using money from his unsuccessful campaign for governor, Loren Culp paid out $15,287.50 to himself for mileage reimbursement, more than any other candidate for office in the state this year, … more
Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced a roughly half-billion dollar policy package ahead of the upcoming Washington state legislative session that is aimed at combating climate change in the state … more
The Yelm City Council on Tuesday night, Dec. 8, passed a memorandum of understanding between the city and the police’s union for a one-year contract extension that is expected to require the city … more
A smartphone balanced snuggly between a few boxes of candle kits, pointing toward a broad, 9-foot-tall metal menorah Monday night, as Hanukkah music played in the background.  It was the fifth … more
That old washing machine getting in your way? So, too, that cobweb-strewn rocking chair sulking in the middle of your living room? And how many times have you tripped over that box in your den … more
When the Nisqually Valley News caught up with Robyn Fisher via email last week she was lounging on the beach in Maui … while the rest of us, well, weren’t. But that’s OK. As it turns out, … more
The Olympia Branch of the Mountaineers is hosting a virtual open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. According to a press release, members and guests will have the opportunity to learn … more
As expected, Washington state’s 12 electors made their choices clear on Monday, Dec. 15, when they cast ballots for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden and Harris won … more
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman issued a statement this week after learning of a website that lists the state election director and other election officials nationwide, claiming they have … more
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