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A suspect faces attempted first-degree murder charges after a person was shot at a residence on Chad Drive Southeast, Sunday, Aug. 14. Yelm Police Sgt. Kevin Taylor said that he and another YPD … more
According to the annual Crime in Washington 2023 report, serious crimes in Yelm decreased 19.68% from 2022 to 2023. According to the report, last year, 518 “Group A” crimes were … more
Just one month after celebrating the completion of Phase 2 of Yelm’s Prairie Line Trail, Yelm city councilors learned that Phase 2B, or renovations of the trestle bridge over the Nisqually … more
Prior to deciding if the fate of a Yelm-based YMCA should be turned to voters, Yelm City Councilors met with representatives from the city’s financial advisor and the South Sound YMCA for a … more
Prairie Soccer Club (PSC), based in Yelm, is gearing up for a fall season that may feature more students than usual. The club, which has served the Yelm community for nearly 40 years, has … more
Another local business has stepped up to offer services in light of the recent school district levy failure. Dustin and Michelle Stephan, owners of Youth Athletics Recreation Development (YARD), … more
Driver crashes into pedestrian in Rainier, flees on foot in Grand Mound A man crashed his truck into a ditch on Binghamton Street in Rainier after midnight, Tuesday, July 16. The Thurston County … more
Yelm City Councilors unanimously authorized Mayor Joe DePinto to sign the Region 3 Mutual Aid Omnibus Agreement, which serves as a response agreement between counties in case of emergency. Yelm … more
Prestige Senior Living Rosemont’s annual rodeo is back for a free afternoon of country fun, including live music, a barbecue dinner, farm animals and more. The event will take place from 3 p.m. … more
Brendan Coulliette, an incoming seventh grader at Eagle View Christian School, is determined to further cement himself as the best youth burger chef in the Nisqually Valley during the Nisqually … more
Saturday, July 20 Yelm Farmers Market  The 2024 Yelm Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at 206 McKenzie Ave., near City Park. The event will … more
Responses from Washington state politicians poured in following the attempted assassination of former U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Trump suffered … more
Yelm High School senior Taliah Boyd made the most of her trip to Washington D.C. for the 2024 Educators Rising National Conference, June 28 to July 1. Boyd earned second place in the nation in the … more
An approximately 50-acre brush fire on state Route 507 in Roy at milepost 35.01 near 288th St. S. has closed the road in both directions in the afternoon Tuesday, July 9. As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, … more
In efforts to alleviate traffic congestion through downtown Yelm, the City’s Public Works Department has been working to find solutions to backups throughout the area. Patrick Hughes, … more
The Roy City Council voted unanimously to accept and use more than $600,000 in grants and encumbered funds to address the city’s contaminated source water at its meeting, Monday, July 8. … more
Roy Mayor Kimber Ivy and the Roy City Council traded jabs and accusations about City communications during its Monday, July 8 study session. Ivy returned to the council dais from maternity leave … more
Construction of the long-anticipated Yelm Loop project is expected to begin in spring of next year. Yelm Public Works Project Manager Pat Hughes gave the Yelm City Council the good news during a … more
Lacamas Valley Ranch in Roy is hosting a two-day summer market filled with vendors, rummage tables, horse tack, a food truck and farm animals, July 13 and July 14, to raise money to start a nonprofit … more
Behavior Connections LLC, an applied behavior analysis (ABA) company based in Roy, has begun hosting summer social groups for neurodivergent children on Tuesdays at Yelm Timberland Library. … more
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