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According to an announcement from Mount Rainier National Park, Stevens Canyon Road will remain closed between Bench and Snow Lake trailhead and the Grove of the Patriarchs trailhead through the July … more
It looks like there will be no state gas tax holiday for Washingtonians despite President Joe Biden’s endorsement of the idea as part of his Wednesday ask that Congress suspend the 18.4 cents … more
Washington state retailers lost $2.7 billion to organized retail crime in 2021, prompting Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to assemble a retail crime theft task force. The task force … more
After months of cold, rainy weather, Washington is looking to potentially shake off its cold snap this weekend. According to the Seattle office of the National Weather Service (NWS), Western … more
In a statement released on Wednesday, state Senate Republican Leader Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and Republican ranking member for the Senate Ways and Means Committee Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division has mailed more than 9,000 primary election ballots to voters registered in Thurston County who are in the military or overseas. Ballot … 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
Yelm was informed by the Washington State Department of Ecology that the city was officially granted new water rights, effective immediately. City officials said the new water rights are … more
Alumni in Roy gathered at Roy City Park on Saturday, June 18 for a potluck picnic as attendees reminisced on some of their greatest memories of attending schools in the small city. The event … more
Hailey White’s family has raised chickens since her son, Theo, was just a baby. White started the first flock when they lived in Wisconsin and Theo helped wash eggs and pack them once he … more
Yelm’s Prairie Days has quickly grown into Yelm’s most jam-packed week of the year. From Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 26, Yelm will be the hub for many different events in honor … more
The Yelm City Council discussed numerous topics at its meeting on Tuesday, June 14, including Pride Month, a day of memorial in honor of those who died at the hands of gun violence, and upcoming … more
Thurston County reported a slight decrease in COVID-19 cases as the health department tallied 654 new cases, but tallied 11 deaths during the period of June 13 through June 19. The deaths … more
Thursday, June 23 Senior Lunches The Yelm Adult Community Center will hold its weekly lunches at 11:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Senior Services for the South Sound … more
As Pride Month winds down for 2022, plans have emerged to host a pride festival in Yelm next year. LaDonna Shea Hockaday, also known as Lady L, has hosted a variety of events at the Yelm … 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 - Donald Hopper, a … more
The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) last week announced a newly updated biosolids general permit in an effort to create a more streamlined approach to approving biosolids operations in … more
Washington state saw its second largest average annual wage increase on record in 2021, according to the Washington’s Employment Security Department. The state’s average annual wage … more
Tillie Naputi-Pullar, the elections manager for Thurston County, has been given the 2021 “Elections Employee of the Year” award by the Washington Secretary of State’s office. This … more
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