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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers on Wednesday confirmed razor clam digging reopens at Copalis Beach on Friday, Feb. 3, followed by additional opportunities on Feb. … more
Late last month, Southwest Washington legislators spoke of a desire for bipartisan collaboration in ways the previous two sessions fell short. The 105-day 2023 legislative session began on Jan. … more
The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Forest Service will host a virtual community forum on Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Regional Forester, Glenn Casamassa, will discuss the service's … more
A 30-year-old woman from Yelm was pronounced dead at the scene of a fatal traffic collision on state Route 507 in Roy on Wednesday, Feb. 1.  According to a Washington State Patrol memo, the … more
Brian Wharton recently announced he will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, after serving seven years as the superintendent of Yelm Community Schools.  Wharton, who said he loves … more
The Yelm Lions Club, which has been a community staple for nearly 70 years, needs new members and leadership volunteers if it wants to continue operating as an organization.  The club is on … more
Well over a month after the closure of Algiers Road, several members of the public attended the Yelm City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to voice concerns that were created with the shutdown of … more
After opening their food truck for weekend take-out in November, Steele Barrel Barbecue has become a well-known staple for residents with a hankering for a smoky or saucy treat.  Selling … more
 The free mulch program at the Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey is set to end on Jan. 31 due to growing concerns about customer safety, which includes potential hazards during loading … more
The City of Yelm’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee has opened the 2023 Lodging Tax Funding Program.  The LTAC Committee is comprised of citizens who are involved in the tourism industry … more
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park announced three orphaned moose calves made their public debut at Northwest Trek on Friday, Jan. 27.  The three moose calves — named Atlas, Luna and Castillo … more
The City of Yelm will offer grants to neighborhoods, community groups and local businesses through its Community Beautification Grant program.  The program seeks to collaborate with … more
Wyndstone Apartments, located at 15025 Tahoma Blvd. SE in Yelm, has announced they have officially opened its leasing availability.  The grand opening of the new apartments took place on … more
Since September of 2021, Lee Taylor has taken on a mission to clean up litter in the Yelm and Rainier areas after he discovered the state of the McIntosh Lake pull-off and several fishing holes while … more
Volunteers from Thurston County AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax preparation services to people of all ages and income levels at the Yelm Timberland Library. The services will be … more
State Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, introduced a new bill last week that would reform the governor’s emergency powers, according to a statement released on Tuesday, Jan. 17.  House Bill … more
People who change their names to hide from their abusers should be afforded more privacy. That, at least, is the conclusion Maia Xiao came to after a transgender friend committed suicide after … more
State Sen. Jim McCune introduced legislation on Wednesday, Jan. 25, which would recognize the “fundamental rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their … more
Nisqually Markets, an enterprise of the Nisqually Indian Tribe and managed by Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation (MCEC), will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, Feb. 3 for its new Camas … more
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