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Thousands of people in the Nisqually Valley woke up Wednesday morning without power after a strong rain and wind storm rolled through the region last night, knocking powerlines offline and leaving … more
Rain or shine, Yelm residents Mike and Karen Conley take their 2.3-mile morning walk every day from their home on Van Trump Avenue through downtown Yelm to the Starbucks at Five Corners before … more
The annual Yelm Dollars for Scholars auction will be online this year, with proceeds — as with every year — going to benefit scholarships and post-high school education funding for Yelm High … more
Dollar General, a Tennessee-based chain variety store, is coming to Rainier. According to documents filed with the city last year, an applicant has proposed building a “new commercial building and … more
“The crazy never seems to go away.” Those are Kristi Lougheed’s words.  She’s speaking last week from her office in the Tenino Police Department where she took up residence recently as … more
Roy resident Justin Smith has a menagerie on his hands, so it’s fortunate he has a second home of sorts in Yelm to keep his gentle beasts satisfied. It’s called Yelm Farm and Pet. Smith, … more
The body of a 65-year-old Eatonville woman was recovered Sunday on a steep slope below Ricksecker Point in the southwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park. According to a news release from the … more
Orders for the 2021 Thurston Conservation District’s native plant festival and sale are open from now until Feb. 15, according to a newsletter recently sent out by the organization. Due to the … more
Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, prefiled a bill on Tuesday, Jan. 5, that would make it a class C felony to intentionally inflict damage to a state or federal monument, memorial or statue during a protest … more
Washington state legislative leaders on Monday, Jan. 11, took turns delivering upbeat messages that promised unity in taking swift action to relieve residents and businesses hit hard over the past 10 … more
A domestic violence incident in Yelm between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law, 24, is now in the hands of the Yelm city prosecutor to review for possible charges of simple assault.On Monday, … more
A Yelm man has learned a valuable lesson about human anatomy and the potential consequences of exhibiting such.On Jan. 6, a Yelm police officer investigated attempted extortion after taking a phone … more
A 49-year-old Rainier man christened the New Year by covering his face with his hands and kneeling on the ground.But it wasn’t a happy gesture. A Yelm police officer had just informed him he’d … more
A Bald Hills Fire Department brush truck was reportedly stolen and later found, according to Thurston Co. Scanner, News, and Weather Blog. The subject who stole the vehicle is still … more
$500 Yelm Fraud Investigation Results in Discovery of Larger Scam  A 49-year-old Rainier man christened the New Year by covering his face with his hands and kneeling on the ground. But it … more
Tacoma Power is increasing the rate of river discharge from the LaGrande Dam, from about 2,450 cubic feet per second (cfs) to a projected 7,450 cfs, as rainy weather is expected to continue over the … more
Fraudsters scammed the city of Tenino out of $270,000 last year, wiring the money to Houston and then overseas. According to Mayor Wayne Fournier, the city agreed to loan $23,000 to what they thought … more
For Rainier resident Veronica Brauer, 2020 honestly wasn’t that bad of a year — in fact, she said, it was possibly the best year of her life.  While the year brought its challenges, it also … more
Multiple lawmakers representing Southwest Washington responded Wednesday afternoon to news that supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Building during a joint meeting of the … more
Mount Pinatubo was angry. For several months beginning April 2, 1991, smoke and steam billowed from the temperamental volcano’s peak a mere 9 miles from Clark Air Base on Luzon Island in the … more
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