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It’s the season of ghouls and frights, and Holiday Park in Rainier has become the site of one spooky tradition, where a host of jackolanterns will light-up the park’s intimate atmosphere … more
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is urging the public to get a flu vaccine this season to keep themselves and others safe and out of hospitals still overwhelmed by the state’s … more
OLYMPIA — More than 92% of current state employees have complied with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. As of Monday, the state has lost nearly 1,900 employees — or about 3% of it … more
Cecelia Jenkins, the longtime executive director of the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, died at the age of 72 on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Born Dec. 2, 1948, Jenkins was a resident of Yelm and helmed … more
Yelm Community Schools and the Rainier School District successfully processed the vaccination status of all of their employees by the state’s Oct. 18 deadline for all employees to be … more
Those with past-due water account balances with the city of Yelm have until Oct. 31 to pay up. Due to the governor’s recent proclamation, the prohibition of utility disconnection during the … more
The Standing Room Only (SRO) theater company will come back to the stage this November after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a nearly 20-month hiatus for the group. The company will present … more
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is seeking people to weigh in on how its funding should be spent by taking a survey about their outdoor-recreation interests. Now in the … more
The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted on Oct. 5 to move forward with a lease of The Atrium at 3000 Pacific Ave. in Olympia to house the county’s general government … more
Crossroads Community Covenant Church is hosting a pumpkin patch with pumpkins sourced from the Schornos of Nisqually Springs Farm. The proceeds of the event will go to Yelm Dollars for Scholars … more
Rebecca Stillings and Marco Gonzales will face off in the race for the district 5 seat on the Rainier School Board in the Nov. 2 general election. Stillings, who responded to Nisqually Valley News … more
The Nisqually Land Trust and the Nisqually River Foundation are calling on the community to get involved with tree planting and habitat restoration projects. Usually, buses full of school children … more
The Yelm City Council authorized Mayor JW Foster to sign a public services agreement to complete construction phase one of a new dog park, along with an access road on the same site, for … more
With an early-October acquisition of over 10 acres in the lower Ohop Creek protected area, the Nisqually Land Trust has grown to a total of 8,751 acres since it was founded in 1989. Jeanette … more
Editor’s Note: Events and meetings in this list are compiled by Nisqually Valley News staff on a periodic basis, oftentimes weeks in advance. Email event and meeting submissions to … 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: - Yelm … more
Auto Thief Steals From Apartment Yelm police officers responded to a call about an auto theft on Monday, Oct. 11. According to a police report, a woman called police officers after she found … more
New COVID-19 cases in Thurston County have seen a week-over-week increase of 62 cases, with news deaths associated with the virus decreasing substantially. Thurston County Public Health and Social … more
As the deadline closed Monday for state, health care and education workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, several Washington state Republican lawmakers issued statements decrying Democratic Gov. … more
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