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Friends and family of Karen Bodine, a Thurston County woman who was murdered in January 2007, were prepared for the 15th anniversary of the day Bodine’s body was found on the side of a road in … more
Two adults and a child were killed after a fire broke out in a home in Rainier early Saturday morning, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.  Southeast Thurston Fire … more
Advocates hope mandatory conservation of key habitat areas will help salmon runs recover, but opponents worry farmers will pay a price. House Bill 1838, to be known as the Lorraine Loomis Act in … more
Families will need to wait a bit longer to find out how much learning has been lost at their child's school during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the numbers, when they finally come out, will … more
An 85-year-old man from Yelm died in a fire at his residence in the 17700 block of Vine Lane Southeast at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Lt. Cameron Simper, the public information officer … more
Washington marijuana users won’t face losing their job over a positive drug test if a proposal under consideration in the state Legislature wins approval. SB 5517 would update the Washington … more
Washington state last year saw 1,300 complaints from consumers who said they noticed at-home coronavirus tests being sold at prices at nearly triple what they cost in a local pharmacy, according to … more
Rockin’ M Ranch was the site of many treasures this weekend as the business hosted a tack sale and swap meet on Saturday, Jan. 15 at its facility. People came out to the ranch at 13102 Vail … more
As the first month of Joe DePinto’s term rounds out, the new mayor of Yelm aims to fill out the rest of his first 100 days by increasing workplace morale, employee training and public access to … more
The Nisqually Indian Tribe and several of its partners received a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award at the start of the year for ecological forestry management. The tribe found … more
The Hope for Heroes Horsemanship Center in Yelm offers a program that helps veterans with post-tramatic stress disorder gain a measure of control over their emotions again. Winston Churchill once … more
Yelm Community Schools is now offering a college degree program where students can earn an associate of arts degree that can be transferred to a four-year institution. Assistant Superintendent … more
In an effort to help rebuild Freedom Training Center, two Yelm residents have created the “Freedom Mile,” a charity event which will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Yelm … more
Yelm bowling coaches Cami Stovall, Cortney Walton and John McBride are proud of the team’s efforts this year. After starting the season 0-4, the girls have added multiple wins to their … more
The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners has opted to move public participation at meetings to a virtual only format because of the spread of COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant. A … more
The Washington Statewide Broadband Office (WSBO) awarded the Nisqually Indian Tribe with $6.775 million to expand its broadband services throughout the Nisqually region. The grant will allow the … more
The Yelm City Council appointed Line Roy and Joseph Richardson as new councilmembers to fill the seats formerly held by Mayor Joe DePinto and Molly Carmody after several applicants detailed their … more
The Tenino School District has placed a replacement capital levy on the ballot for the Feb. 8 special election. The levy rate is estimated to be $1.11 per $1,000 of assessed property value, which … more
The Yelm Rotary announced Kendall Lawson as its December 2021 Student of the Month. Lawson is a senior at Yelm High School and will be honored at the Jan. 25 Yelm City Council … more
As roads become wet, snowy or icy this winter, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) cautions motor-vehicle operators to follow safe practices when driving on state highways and interstates. Robert … more
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