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The Pierce County Council issued a proclamation that instituted the month of May as the county’s Wildfire Awareness Month on April 26. The proclamation highlights the wildfire risk and … more
Two climbers were rescued by helicopter from the Kautz Climbing Route on Mount Rainier Friday, according to the National Park Service.  A U.S. Air Force Chinook helicopter with the 304th Air … more
State veterinarians with the Washington Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Wednesday confirmed Pierce is the third county in the state to be affected by the bird flu.  WSDA has asked bird … more
As the pandemic erased jobs and suddenly left thousands of people without employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, many enrolled in the government's Medicaid program. Today, as the job market … more
Thursday, May 12 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
The Yelm American Legion Post 164 has replaced its cannon that was stolen sometime during its Easter celebration this year. The cannon was used as a way to honor fallen veterans. On Saturday, … more
A Thurston County jury found a Yelm resident guilty of second-degree murder, domestic violence, while armed with a firearm and while in the presence of a child on May 3. A news release from the … more
The city of Yelm is looking for applicants who are eligible to receive lodging tax funds to bolster tourism in the Yelm area. The funds are open to government organizations and nonprofit groups … more
Deputies with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a train versus car collision in the 12600 block of Horizon Road SE in Rainier on Tuesday, May 10. The … more
Many have encountered a small-town community theater actor who says they’re destined to perform on the world stage, but it’s not every day those dreams become reality. Former Tenino … more
Jonathan Thomas has been busy over the last year and a half knocking on doors and making in-roads with community organizations to determine and meet community needs in Bucoda, and now he has his … more
The Yelm High School equestrian team concluded its regular season on Thursday, April 28 on a high note, as the team has 11 different athletes who will go on to the state competition. The state … more
Former Thurston County Deputy Andrea Moore was honored during the May 6 Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony after she survived being stabbed while … more
The Yelm Community Garden will feature two new arbors thanks to the work of Yelm High School students in the landscape construction class. Yelm teacher Matt Mounts said the class has undertaken … more
New cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County increased in the health department’s latest report as 571 cases and no deaths were tallied during the period of May 2 through May 8. The prior week … more
The Yelm Drama Club has returned to the stage for multiple performances  with a localized rendition of “Working.” The club's remaining performances are on  Friday, May 13, and … more
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall will serve on the National Association of Election Officials board of directors after being recruited to fill the position. The National Association of Election … more
Rainier residents were delighted to find out the popular Rainier Saturday Market returned for the season on Saturday, May 7. With bad weather looming, the vendor turnout wasn’t nearly as … 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 - The city of Yelm … more
The Thurston County coroner and sheriff’s office detectives are investigating the death of a Thurston County Jail inmate who suffered a possible medical emergency in his cell on Thursday, May … more
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