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Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mike Brooks confirmed that a male died by suicide on Tuesday night following a standoff while multiple agencies investigated potential human remains on a … more
Michael Malek’s career in municipal government began by complete accident. After graduating from the University of Washington-Tacoma in 2018 with a degree in public relations, he visited … more
As Yelm Community Schools navigates the double failure of its educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy, the district revealed the results from its reduced education plan budget priorities … more
Local non-profit organization Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools is aiming to give back to the district in a big way with the launch of its “Alumni of Yelm” program. The … more
Nathan Reninger was taking a final exam when his fiancée, Brianna Southworth, called his cell phone. He sent her to voicemail, which is typically a sign between the two that he is busy and … more
Due to House Bill 1220, which passed in 2021, requiring cities to plan and accommodate for housing needs, the City of Yelm will pay $12,000 for a study aimed at racial inequality. Yelm City … more
More than 100 households flocked to the Yelm Public Services Department to unload excess garbage and recycling in its free spring cleanup event on Saturday, May 18. Throughout the day, 11 … more
Dale Sharp, Yelm High School’s drama club director, said attendees of the program’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” can expect to see quality comparable to a professional … more
The Rainier High School FFA team was one of four teams to receive the Superior Chapter award at the 2024 Washington FFA Convention and Expo in Pullman, Washington. Seniors Lilly Johnson and … more
Fort Stevens Elementary’s Eagle Leaders and Eaglets, the school’s leadership club, collected 5,200 boxes of macaroni and cheese during its food drive in the month of March. The boxes were … more
As Rainier High School wrestling head coach Chris Holterman perused the Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in the winter of 2022, he was … 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 … more
Saturday, May 25 Roy Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony The Roy Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at the Roy Historical Cemetery, 8211 288th St. … more
Carrying signs with phrases such as “Save our education,” over 150 Yelm Community Schools (YCS) students voiced their concerns over the district’s recent levy failure in a peaceful … more
At least 200 positions at Yelm Community Schools will be cut, and more reductions in force are set to come next week as the school board unanimously approved its reduced education plan on Thursday, … more
Republican gubernatorial candidate Semi Bird made his way through Yelm last week and spoke to residents about what he and his campaign stand for at a special event at Long Shot gun store. During … more
The Pierce County Council is seeking applications from City of Roy residents to be appointed to the Roy City Council. To qualify, applicants must: Be 18 years of age or older Have … more
Worthy Coffee Co. is looking to give back to nurses at Yelm Community Schools in a big way this spring, as the Roy-based coffee shop is hosting a hygiene drive to donate to each health room in the … more
The Rotary Club of Yelm is giving back to the youth in the community by teaming up with local schools and businesses for its second annual chili drive throughout the month of May. The can drive is … more
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