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Algiers Road, which connects Creek Street to Northeast Plaza Drive Southeast, permanently closed on Wednesday, Dec. 10.  Construction blocks were placed at both ends of Algiers Road, as well … more
In celebration of Yelm’s 3A State Championship win earlier this month, Mayor Joe DePinto honored the football team with a mayoral proclamation at the Yelm City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. … more
State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, released a statement on Wednesday, Dec. 14, criticizing Gov. Jay Inslee’s operating budget proposal.  In Wilson’s view, Inslee’s budget … more
Last week, the U.S. Forest Service announced a plan to form a new federal advisory board to provide input on the Northwest Forest Plan, which covers Northern California, Oregon and Washington. For … more
Mountain Terrace Builders, of Yelm, was approved to provide a new vehicle storage unit for the city’s public works department during a city council meeting on Monday, Dec. 13.  Cody … more
No matter how long one has cared for backyard chickens, every year brings new surprises. Farmers tending to their flock as the days begin getting darker and colder may be surprised to visit the … more
A Spanaway man convicted for delivering large quantities of meth and fentanyl to Western Washington was sentenced in U.S. District Court to eight years in prison.  The defendant, identified … more
The Washington state Department of Commerce and Washington state Arts Commission recently announced that the latest round of Working Washington Grants have resulted in the allocation of $75 million … more
Data breaches in the state of Washington are at a historic high, with 4.5 million breach notices being sent to Washington residents in 2022. The Washington state attorney general issued a data breach … more
Two Republican state Senators pre-filed three bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session to reverse what they consider “criminal-friendly” laws recently passed by Democrats in the … more
At an event in Tukwila on Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced they will jointly request two gun regulation bills they refer to as “common-sense public safety … more
Earlier this fall, the YMCA of Greater Seattle needed the Lewis County commissioners to approve a rezone of about 500 acres of forest resource land north of Mineral Lake as the next step in its quest … more
State initiative promoter Tim Eyman will still have to pay $2.9 million in civil penalties after a campaign finance ruling against him was upheld by a Washington appeals court last … more
According to the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), no northern giant hornets — once called murder hornets by The New York Times — were seen in Washington in 2022. This … more
Harry Miller, otherwise known as Santa Claus, spoke at the Yelm City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to discuss the cancellation of the Christmas Parade this year. The parade has previously … 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 … more
Burglary at Yelm Senior Center Yelm police officers responded to a call on Saturday, Dec. 17, around 2:30 p.m. when an associate of the Yelm Senior Center reported their office had several items … more
Last week, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners signed a resolution to join the Stepping Up Initiative.  The resolution formalizes the county’s commitment to reducing the number … more
Thurston County has hired David Bayne as the new director of its Public Health and Social Services Department.  Bayne has over 10 years of experience in public health. He holds a … more
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