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On Thursday, Jan. 12, members of the Washington state House of Representative unanimously passed a resolution honoring Jamie Walsh, the recently deceased wife of state Rep. Jim Walsh, … more
Music lovers have the opportunity to watch the Olympia Chamber Orchestra perform at the Yelm Community Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. The musicians who are participating are excited to … more
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly night out, the Thurston County Inclusion (TCI) group is hosting a free movie and game PJ party this weekend at Rainier Elementary School. While TCI … more
Thursday, Jan. 19 Food Bank The Yelm Community Services food bank, at 624 Crystal Springs St. NW in Yelm, will hold a food giveaway from 1 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. Clients cannot … 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 • John Dowies, … more
Suspects who were alleged to have been involved in the theft of a catalytic converter in the 800 block of Yelm Avenue West on Jan. 12 were located by law enforcement. The Yelm Police Department … more
Yelm High School Placed on Lockdown Due to Nearby Activity Yelm Community Schools reported Yelm High School went into lockdown due to law enforcement activity in a neighborhood close to the school … more
The Washington State Sheriffs Association last week issued a letter denouncing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's plan for gun control restrictions in the Evergreen State. The association released the … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, spoke in support of HR 4603, a resolution honoring Martin Luther King Jr., on the floor of the state House on Monday.  Abbarno was one of several … more
Third graders from Rainier Elementary and Eagle View Christian schools received new dictionaries donated by community group We Love Rainier last Tuesday morning as part of the return of its … more
Cosmetology students will be able to register for their final exam before they have completed their course work if a bill under consideration by the state Legislature is approved. House Bill 1017, … more
Four dogs sat in a House hearing room and two more watched the room over Zoom as a legislative committee last week discussed rules dog handlers must follow in courthouses for dogs to assist people … more
Seahawks legend Walter Jones joined Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in raising the 12th man flag at the capitol Jan. 11 to promote this weekend's playoff game. The Seahawks will … more
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the annual State of the State address in the state House chamber on Tuesday, laying out his agenda for the 2023 legislative session.  During the half-hour address, Inslee … more
Sunday, Jan. 22, will mark the 16th anniversary of the day Karen Bodine, a 37-year-old mother of three from Thurston County, was found dead on the shoulder of Littlerock Road Southwest. To mark … more
Between Sisters Boutique recently celebrated the re-opening of its store in a new location at 1202 E. Yelm Ave. The shop originally opened on March 6, 2020, with mother in-law Heidi Potter and … more
The Yelm City Council discussed whether they wanted to take on the repairs needed to reopen Algiers Road in Yelm during its first study session of the new year on Jan. 3. Algiers Road, which was … more
The economy. Public safety. Homelessness and the housing shortage. Taxes. These vexing issues are front and center as the Washington Legislature convened this week for its first in-person session … more
Thurston County has around 300,000 people. Its neighbor to the south, Lewis County, has around 80,000. Currently, both have three-person boards of county commissioners, where each elected … more
While neither party fully agrees, Washington’s House and Senate leaders have a desire to find middle ground with their counterparts on the state Supreme Court’s Blake Decision. But, a … more
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