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Following similar trends nationwide, COVID-19 case rates are rising in Washington. The statewide average of cases over the past seven days is 228  per 100,000 people, keeping Washington in … more
Since its arrival in Washington state two weeks ago, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu, has now hit nine backyard flocks in seven counties, with Thurston County … more
Organizers brought back the Rainier Community Talent Show on Saturday, May 14 after its first iteration in July of 2021 proved to be popular. The event featured a heavily packed line of … more
The road to the August primary election and the November general election officially began Monday with the start of filing week. Would-be candidates have through Friday afternoon to file the … more
The Wolf Haven International sanctuary, located just outside of Tenino, is one of just three pre-release breeding facilities for the Mexican wolf. The sanctuary recently welcomed the assistance of … more
Following a 16-4 record in the regular season, the Lady Tornados celebrated six seniors on May 11 who signed to continue their fastpitch careers after high school. The six seniors each … more
Kat’s Classroom in Yelm will expand to include kindergarten classes this fall. The learning center opened last August as it offered preschool and pre-k classes to the community. The building … more
Yelm City Park will soon host a plethora of Disney characters and superheroes as the third annual Mystical Enchanted Garden Fest takes over. The event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. … more
The Yelm City Council passed a proclamation to declare May Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at its May 10 meeting. Mayor Joe DePinto said the proclamation hits on a personal note … more
Masonry Cafe Catering has plans to invest in the city of Yelm by taking over the old firehouse on Yelm Avenue next door to its 105 E. Yelm Ave. storefront. The city of Yelm’s website states … more
El Ray Burro, a Mexican restaurant, is planning on opening a new location at 604 Yelm Ave. The current restaurant is located at 608 W. Yelm Ave. inside the Shell Station. According to … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office is on the hunt for folks who can serve on “for” and “against” committees for measures which will appear on the ballot in … more
The Yelm School Board held a study session on Thursday, May 12, which highlighted progress at McKenna Elementary School and also featured the election of new student representatives. Jodi Jarmin, … more
Matt Sablan, who is musically known as Sabyu, recently had an opportunity to show the world a glimpse into his family’s roots during a performance on NBC’s “American Song … more
The city of Yelm has several open positions on its boards and commissions that are geared at getting civic input from its residents. The boards and commissions advise the city’s mayor and … more
New cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County increased in the health department’s latest report as 631 cases were tallied during the period of May 9 through May 15. The prior week there were … more
Gas prices started to decrease after the shock of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but prices are now on the rise again in the Evergreen State. In Washington, the average of gas recently rose … more
Lovers of the Yelm Farmers Market will soon be able to peruse items from local and regional vendors as the event is set to open for the season on Saturday, May 28. Jon Jamieson, who is in his … more
Thursday, May 19 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
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 - Professional … more
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