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Yelm High School’s commons transformed into an art gallery, and its performing arts center (PAC) hosted a student talent showcase during the inaugural art walk on Friday, April 12. More … more
Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Chris Woods has described the failed first attempt at replacing the educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy a “blessing” since the … more
Roy Mayor Kimber Ivy condemned recent and past behavior by members of the Roy City Council toward community members and staff, according to an open letter she wrote Monday, April 15. Ivy’s … more
Dawn Kraves’ goal after being hired at Yelm High School as an automotive instructor was to provide every student with as many opportunities as possible. With a nationwide shortage of … more
Learners Without Limits’ (LWL) 5K fundraiser is back for the third year after successful events in 2022 and 2023. The event is one of the organization’s two major fundraisers during the … more
The City of Yelm’s Parks and Recreation Department has kept busy by organizing a series of events scheduled for this spring and summer to offer a variety of activities for area residents to … more
The Rainier Senior Center celebrated its relationship with the Nisqually Indian Tribe with a special lunch on Wednesday, April 10. The organization welcomed tribal elder Bob Iyall, who blessed its … more
We Love Rainier WA presented thesauruses to fourth graders at Rainier Elementary School and Eagle View Christian School in March. The nonprofit organization partnered with OBEE Credit Union, which … more
With the publication of its “Kindness Matters” book this month, Yelm Community Schools honored six of its student artists from two elementary schools whose artwork was selected for the … more
Friday, April 19 Christian country artist Luke Yates concert Popular Christian country recording artist Luke Yates will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, at Rainier Chapel, 206 … more
The week of March 9, 2024, was one of the toughest weeks of Edith Vanderwal’s life. While watching her son’s soccer game in Aberdeen, the Lacey woman fell down a few sets of bleachers, … more
Fans of professional wrestling in Thurston County and surrounding regions will finally have their fix of local action as Oblivion Wrestling is set to debut on Saturday, May 25, at the Thurston County … more
In a town lined with breathtaking views, a booming economy and historic buildings with stories dating back a century, Yelm’s most polarizing attraction in 2024 has been what residents have … more
After a weeks-long search, the Yelm Chamber of Commerce hired Tina Richardson as its next executive director. Richardson replaces Amanda Muñoz, who stepped down last month after more than a … more
Longmire Park might be in for a facelift in the near future, as the City of Yelm awaits a potential design for a park master plan.   According to the Yelm projects and programs manager Brad … more
Customers can have their picks of locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods and locally crafted items as the annual farmers market returns to Yelm beginning on Saturday, May 4, at 206 McKenzie … more
The Roy City Council voted against filling its position No. 1 vacancy that has been open since January.   The lone candidate and interviewee, Edmund Dunn, interviewed on Feb. 13 in front of … more
One man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing his vehicle into a power pole on West Road Southeast in Yelm after 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5. The road, located behind … more
Rainier Elementary School surprised its students as they returned from spring break on Monday, April 8, with a library makeover. After approximately 20 years with blue, yellow and white paint … more
The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) has granted Yelm City Clerk Kathy Linnemeyer the designation of master municipal clerk (MMC)after she completed demanding educational … more
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