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Earlier this fall, the YMCA of Greater Seattle needed the Lewis County commissioners to approve a rezone of about 500 acres of forest resource land north of Mineral Lake as the next step in its quest … more
State initiative promoter Tim Eyman will still have to pay $2.9 million in civil penalties after a campaign finance ruling against him was upheld by a Washington appeals court last … more
According to the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), no northern giant hornets — once called murder hornets by The New York Times — were seen in Washington in 2022. This … more
Harry Miller, otherwise known as Santa Claus, spoke at the Yelm City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to discuss the cancellation of the Christmas Parade this year. The parade has previously … 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 … more
Burglary at Yelm Senior Center Yelm police officers responded to a call on Saturday, Dec. 17, around 2:30 p.m. when an associate of the Yelm Senior Center reported their office had several items … more
Last week, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners signed a resolution to join the Stepping Up Initiative.  The resolution formalizes the county’s commitment to reducing the number … more
Thurston County has hired David Bayne as the new director of its Public Health and Social Services Department.  Bayne has over 10 years of experience in public health. He holds a … more
During midterm elections this year, young voters made up just 6 percent of votes cast, making up the age group with the lowest turnout in all counties except for Skamania, Ferry, Asotin and … more
On Tuesday, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners signed a resolution to join the Stepping Up Initiative.  The resolution formalizes the county’s commitment to reducing the number … more
Thurston County has hired David Bayne as the new director of its Public Health and Social Services department.  Bayne has over 10 years of experience in public health. He holds a … more
A 50-year-old Olympia man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for three arsons that damaged or destroyed Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls in 2018, U.S. Attorney Nick Brown announced … more
A Spanaway man convicted for delivering large quantities of meth and fentanyl to Western Washington was sentenced in U.S. District Court to eight years in prison.  The defendant, identified … more
Cari Thompson moved to Yelm nearly 35 years ago in search of “life in the slow lane” after she became a well-known artist in Carmel, California. Thompson’s love of painting came … more
The two-day White House Tribal Nations Summit was held at the end of November and included leaders from 300 sovereign nations. One of those leaders was the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Chairman … more
Ileana Wall, a senior at Yelm High School, was honored for her commitment to the community at the Christmas in the Park celebration where she was named Yelm’s Youth of the Year for … more
After Jason Ronquillo led the Yelm Tornados to their first ever state championship victory, the head football coach was met with some high and deserved praise. During the Sunday, Dec. 11 contest … more
As a new business, 507 Auto Detailing has garnered a good reputation, securing the top spot in the Best of Nisqually contest in its first year.  Co-owner Jeff Stockbridge got into car … more
During the Yelm City Council’s study session on Tuesday, Dec. 6, Mayor Joe DePinto provided an update about a potential YMCA location in the city, which would provide residents with a long … more
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