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Seahawks legend Walter Jones joined Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in raising the 12th man flag at the capitol Jan. 11 to promote this weekend's playoff game. The Seahawks will … more
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the annual State of the State address in the state House chamber on Tuesday, laying out his agenda for the 2023 legislative session.  During the half-hour address, Inslee … more
Sunday, Jan. 22, will mark the 16th anniversary of the day Karen Bodine, a 37-year-old mother of three from Thurston County, was found dead on the shoulder of Littlerock Road Southwest. To mark … more
Between Sisters Boutique recently celebrated the re-opening of its store in a new location at 1202 E. Yelm Ave. The shop originally opened on March 6, 2020, with mother in-law Heidi Potter and … more
The Yelm City Council discussed whether they wanted to take on the repairs needed to reopen Algiers Road in Yelm during its first study session of the new year on Jan. 3. Algiers Road, which was … more
The economy. Public safety. Homelessness and the housing shortage. Taxes. These vexing issues are front and center as the Washington Legislature convened this week for its first in-person session … more
Thurston County has around 300,000 people. Its neighbor to the south, Lewis County, has around 80,000. Currently, both have three-person boards of county commissioners, where each elected … more
While neither party fully agrees, Washington’s House and Senate leaders have a desire to find middle ground with their counterparts on the state Supreme Court’s Blake Decision. But, a … more
On an open-ended question in Crosscut-Elway’s annual poll, the single most-named issue registered Washington voters hoped the Legislature would focus on this session was … more
In a presentation at the state Capitol on Jan. 5, Stuart Elway, a well known Seattle-based pollster, reviewed the results of a poll of registered voters in Washington he recently conducted. The … more
Budget leaders in the state Legislature were divided in their priorities for the upcoming legislative session during a question and answer session with reporters at the state Capitol on Thursday, … more
The tradition of the Great Kindness Challenge, which began eight years ago at Lackamas Elementary School, is set to return to elementaries within Yelm Community Schools and businesses throughout the … more
Thursday, Jan. 12 Food Bank The Yelm Community Services food bank, at 624 Crystal Springs St. NW in Yelm, will hold a food giveaway from 1 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. Clients cannot … 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 • The Yelm … more
The SW WA Growers Cooperative and Food Hub will provide a multi-farm produce box over 10 weeks from Jan. 18 through March 22. A number of regional farms have combined forces to offer the … more
Thurston County Emergency Management (TCEM) is asking those in areas impacted by recent flooding and wind to submit their initial damage assessments (IDAs) as soon as possible. Data collected from … more
Thurston County is seeking qualified projects to apply for Conservation Futures funding for 2023, with an application deadline of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Conservation Futures is a land … more
Sirens — Yelm Police Department Vehicle Stolen From Walmart Parking Lot, Recovered Next Day At around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, an individual shopping at Walmart called to report they … more
After a rocky start, the 118th Congress has begun and Southwest Washington’s new representative, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, has been sworn in. An owner of an auto repair shop in … more
In a statement released on Friday, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he has partnered state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, and state Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, to … more
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