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The 61st annual Roy Pioneer Rodeo returned during its June iteration as attendees gathered from throughout Washington to attend the staple event for the city. With over 2,000 people in attendance … more
Rainier and Yelm high schools are gearing up to send off the Class of 2022 during commencement ceremonies this month. Rainier High School will host its graduation at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10 … more
The Mountaineers boys track and field team celebrated its recent state championship title in a districtwide parade in Rainier. The parade on June 3 started at the Rainier Elementary School and … more
The Rotary Club of Yelm is set to host a virtual 5K run to raise money to fight malnourishment of students in the Yelm School District. The 5K is titled “I Run for Food” and will take … more
Unemployment figures remain low in Thurston County as a labor force shortage still continues to grip the nation, the state and the area. April’s unemployment rate for the county came in at … more
On the Silver Falls Loop Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, fascinating scenes span the length of the hike. Beginning from the Ohanapecosh Campground B loop, hikers first come across the … more
With the weather getting better, it’s time to play in the park. Every month during the summer, the Yelm Timberland Library will hold an afternoon of activities and playtime for the … more
Thurston County reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases as the health department tallied 557 new cases and zero deaths during the period of May 30 through June 5. The prior week there were 716 … more
Thursday, June 9 Senior Lunches The Yelm Adult Community Center will hold its weekly lunches at 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Senior Services for the South Sound … more
Residents of Rainier can celebrate their independence two days early. The Red White Blue Agency will host a “Retro Rainier Independence Day Celebration” on July 2 from 2 to 8 p.m. at … 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 Yelm home was … more
Yelm Police Department  Catalytic Converter Theft Reported at Yelm Cinemas Yelm police officers responded to a call at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 when a customer of Yelm Cinemas … more
New officers Brian Mooney and Joseph Murphy are pictured with Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil and Assistant Chief Rob Carlson. Mooney and Murphy graduated from their initial training at the … more
Members of the Cascade Warbirds will be flying and exhibiting their aircraft at the Olympic Flight Museum Airshow held Fathers’ Day weekend, June 18-19. These historic military planes from … more
With record-high road deaths reported in Washington last year and preliminary data for this year showing the trend in fatalities continuing to increase, Washington officials are planning to embark on … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission released a statement on Tuesday inviting visitors to come to state parks for free on June 11, June 12 and June 19. On those days, visitors will … more
Thurston County reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases as the health department tallied 716 new cases and 10 deaths during the period of May 23 through May 29. The deaths included two women in … more
The Yelm Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the American Legion joined together on Memorial Day to honor those who died defending the United States. Nearly 30 people attended the memorial service … more
Olivia Coverdale, known as Liv, is set to graduate from Pacific Lutheran University with magna cum laude honors on Saturday, May 28. At just 16 years old, Coverdale will be the youngest female to … more
South Puget Sound Community College recently announced the addition of coach Zachary Smith to its men’s basketball team. Smith will also work as the educational and career planner for the … more
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