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Yelm residents created a buzz on the morning of June 25 as they lined Yelm Avenue for the traditional Prairie Days Parade. The sun shined bright when attendees began to take to the street around 8 … more
Yelm High School celebrated nearly 350 students at the Tacoma Dome as they sent off the Class of 2022 during a commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 16. For the first time since the class of … more
Rainier High School celebrated 53 seniors during its 2022 commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10. Beginning at 6 p.m., hundreds of spectators made up of friends and family gathered to witness … more
The 61st annual Roy Pioneer Rodeo returned during its June iteration as attendees gathered from throughout Washington to attend the staple event for the city. With over 2,000 people in attendance … more
The Yelm Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the American Legion joined together on Memorial Day to honor those who died defending the United States. Nearly 30 people attended the memorial service … more
Representatives from the Nisqually Indian Tribe celebrated as one of the final beams was set into place on the tribe’s new Elder Center on May 19, which is expected to be completed in March. … more
Since its arrival in Washington state two weeks ago, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as bird flu, has now hit nine backyard flocks in seven counties, with Thurston County … more
Organizers brought back the Rainier Community Talent Show on Saturday, May 14 after its first iteration in July of 2021 proved to be popular. The event featured a heavily packed line of … more
Two climbers were rescued by helicopter from the Kautz Climbing Route on Mount Rainier Friday, according to the National Park Service.  A U.S. Air Force Chinook helicopter with the 304th Air … more
The Yelm American Legion Post 164 has replaced its cannon that was stolen sometime during its Easter celebration this year. The cannon was used as a way to honor fallen veterans. On Saturday, … more
The Yelm High School’s FFA Plant Sale returned to an in-person format on Thursday, April 28, breaking records as shoppers pursued the bounty of available plants. On the first day of the … more
Amidst a beaming sun and warm spring weather, the Back Country Horsemen Chapters of Nisqually and Pierce County attended a three-hour long trail ride at site eight on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. … more
A Lewis County Superior Court judge has dismissed all charges against the last codefendant criminally accused of causing the death of a Chehalis man in a trench collapse during construction of the … more
There was a mad dash for the perfect egg. Candy-filled canisters of springtime delight hid in the grass for a hasty hand to grab. Participants raced to add the next prize to their hunt’s … more
Nisqually Indian Tribe Chairman Willie Frank III and tribal leadership took the governor and lawmakers on a tour of the Nisqually River on Monday off of Frank’s Landing as they headed under the … more
The city of Yelm received a state appropriation of $50,000 from the state Legislature’s 2022 supplemental capital budget to aid in building its dog park, which will be located at 902 Rhoton … more
The Yelm Drama Club is gearing up for multiple performances this coming spring, with a localized rendition of “Working.” The drama club has been unable to perform on stage over the … more
Four boys between the ages of 11 and 16 were arrested on Thursday, March 24 near 304th Street and Schudy Road in Roy, after they were linked to a recent drive-by shooting on Interstate 5. Around … more
Decades ago, when former Rainier city administrator Charmayne Garrison was 10 years old, she and her friends would often play in the Rainier Historical Zion Church. They would pretend to get … more
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