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These photos were taken during the Oregon Trail Days parade Saturday morning in Tenino. For a full schedule of the events for the festival, which continues Sunday, visit … more
A hiker who was reported missing earlier this week at Mount St. Helens has been found dead. On Wednesday at about 1:50 p.m, hikers in the Mt. Whittier area called Cowlitz County 911 to report they … more
A hiker remained missing Wednesday in the Coldwater area of Mount St. Helens, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.  Brian Yang, 25, was last seen at about noon Sunday at … more
More than 3,900 people came out to Yelm’s second Mermaid Festival Saturday, July 17 at Yelm City Park. Folks flipped their fins through over 70 vendors, Disney-character photo-ops, fish-tail … more
Yelm City Council approved a nearly $50,000 change order to complete “phase one” of its Cochrane Memorial Park reconstitution initiative at its July 13 meeting, adding to the previously … more
Usually, the Yelm Adult Community Center has a system of buses that take home-bound folks to the senior center, but right now, that service is severely hampered. That’s because the center … more
When Veronica Brauer, who works in Real Estate, was showing a house in the Nisqually Pines, she noticed an ice cream truck rolling through the neighborhood and knew she would have to act … more
In late spring, Yelm Timberland Regional Library Manager Erica McCaleb loaded her car with foam boards and enlarged storybook pages and set off to Cochrane Memorial Park. Together, she and the … more
The Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally returns this month after skipping what would have been its second annual event last year due to COVID-19-related shutdowns. The rally, organized by the Yelm Chamber … more
Thurston County Medic One has placed a levy measure on next month’s primary ballot. The levy aims to restore funding to the 1999 voter-approved rate of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported an uptick in new COVID-19 infections, with the number increasing to 187 during the period of July 12-18, as compared to 134 new infections … more
The Yelm Chamber of Commerce celebrated its third Chamber Business Awards, recognizing its members with a series of accolades for their work last year during an event on July 13 at the Yelm Community … 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: - Trees blocking … more
Deputies Take Fire in Recent Incident Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident on Saturday, July 17 in the area of the 16000 block of Chuckawa Lane Southeast in Yelm, … more
The public can now offer input on the transportation and visitor use management planning process for the Nisqually to Paradise travel corridor in Mount Rainier National Park. The National Park … more
Fire agencies in Thurston County that provide emergency medical services (EMS) have experienced patient transport delays because of ambulance availability and hospital capacity. A news release … more
A popular Yelm business is putting down roots in Tenino. The owners of the Yelm Shiplap Shop & Coffee House hope to open The Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House in the Stone City’s … more
Beginning Friday, July 23, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans and barbeque … more
The Washington State Patrol is searching for those responsible for deliberately setting fires along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 and U.S. Highway 101 in both Thurston and Mason counties … more
Jeremiah Nubbe first learned he had been named the 2020-21 Gatorade Washington Boys Track and Field Player of the Year from his mom, who received an email from the organization announcing his … more
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