August 25, 2012

YELM: Pizzeria LaGitana offers outdoor,
live music tonight

Outdoor Live Music at Pizzeria La Gitana (Yelm)
Saturday, August 25 at 6:30pm

PIZZERIA LA GITANA
309 East Yelm Avenue
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: (360) 400-2929


August 24, 2012

The Olympian:
“Water fees aggravate this Yelm homeowner”

The Olympian published this letter on an issued covered here many times over the last 6 years:
water rate hikes in Yelm are designed through 2015 to fund a new water system supporting the bankrupt Thurston Highlands & portions of Tahoma Terra developments.
Read what Patsy Purvis wrote in The Olympian, in her own words:

“I am taxed $95 per year to supply my three grandchildren and two other families water from my well I had drilled for my five mobiles and have excellent water. The county tests it every year and USGS has been here also, quite a few years ago.

Then I have to pay $30 for stormwater fees and I am up high on a hill. Everybody in Yelm hates this. I am not the only one.”
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Editor’s Note:
Mrs. Purvis and others having this issue would be wise to go before the Yelm City Council during the Public Comment session at each meeting and let the mayor & council members know of their frustration, on the record. This is the ONLY way to get the attention of City Hall, for several city leaders care-not about this as an issue – it’s all grow, grow, grow and tax the residents under the guise of raising revenues to provide services to support growth.
This concept is such an outdated economic model and demonstrates the out-of-touch attitude with reality that SOME city leaders have in their lack of educational training.


August 24, 2012

YELM: COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROMERO’S COFFEE –
Monday, August 27 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Sandra Romero

FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROMERO’S E-MAILER:
Please join Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero, as she hosts her monthly informal coffee hours in Rainier and Yelm on Monday, August 27th:

Understanding the Critical Areas Ordinance Revisions

Join Commissioner Romero and her guest, Long Range Planning Director Scott Clark, for coffee, and learn about the benefit and impact of the adopted Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) revisions.

Prior to this update, Thurston County was long overdue in updating its CAO as mandated by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA). The GMA requires local governments to protect five types of precarious regions: fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands, critical aquifer recharge areas, frequently flooded areas, and geologically hazardous areas. Scott will give a brief presentation on the characteristics of each critical area, address how their presence may or may not affect your development proposal, and explain the process by which the county determines whether or not there is a critical area on a property.

Please join Commissioner Romero as she hosts this informal coffee hour. There is a lot happening in Thurston County and we want to hear from you! These coffees give you the opportunity to talk about issues of concern, ask the Commissioner questions about the county, and share ideas. Commissioner Romero provides participants’ coffee that she pays for herself. She is the representative of District 2, which includes Yelm, Lacey, and Rainier.

What:
Citizen meeting with second district County Commissioner Sandra Romero

When:
Monday, August 27, 2012

Where:
– Rainier: 9:30am 10:30am at Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester St W

– Yelm: 11:00am Noon at Fadis Restaurant (Tahoma Valley Golf Course), 15425 Mosman Ave SW
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August 23, 2012

Yelm’s TRIAD THEATER hosts landmark film –
Tonight and Aug 29, Sept, 1 & 2

Death by China will be shown tonight in an additional screening, August 23rd at 7pm at Yelm’s Triad Theater and August 29th, September 1st & 2nd.
All screenings OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,
Ticket Price: $8

– Bloomberg News posted this story about the movie August 22:
“Q&A: Peter Navarro on America’s Death by China”
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– Robin Kemker of Epoch Times penned this story
“Death by China Illumines Economic Woes”
Read more

– The AP reported:
“Politicians wife gets suspended death sentence, bringing China closer to tidying up scandal”
Read more


August 22, 2012

Recycling Plastic Bag Meeting – YELM TONIGHT

From Thurston County Public Works:

Residents in Thurston County use an estimated 90 million plastic shopping bags per year. On average, each bag is used for only 12 minutes. Besides the energy and resources used to make bags, they can affect our environment and create a financial burden on local government when we are done using them.

Thurston County Solid Waste has been busy this summer working with the community to discuss issues related to plastic bag use. We are seeking input from residents, businesses, and non-profits on how we can reduce our use. We encourage residents to get involved through the below activities:

Check out our webpage, full of information and studies, at www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org/plastics. There, the public can sign up for periodic emails about the project and planned activities.

At the website, you can also take the Plastic Bag Survey – over 1,700 residents have completed it. We have been surveying at stores and special events as well – participants get a free reusable bag.

Eight community meetings have been scheduled for mid-August to mid-September. These are all listed on the web site as well. We hope you will join us for these important discussions.

Yelm’s is TONIGHT

Gordon’s Grange building
302 Yelm St. SE
6 to 8 pm

Rainier
City Hall
102 Rochester St. W
Sept. 5, 2012 6 to 8 pm

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August 21, 2012

Yelm’s Adult Community Center (YACC)

Welcome to the Yelm Senior Center’s (Yelm Adult Community Center) Website.

MISSION
The Yelm Adult Community Center is a private, self supporting, not-for-profit organization which provides a community focal point for people to come together for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their health and dignity, support their independence, and encourage involvement in , with, and for our community.

ABOUT
The Yelm Adult Community Center (YACC)
For almost 35 years, The Yelm Adult Community Center has been dedicated to meeting the needs of the over-50 community. Through partnerships with both individual and corporate supporters, the center provides a variety of valuable services including:
Free daily bus service to Center for lunch and activities
Weekly grocery shopping trips
Twice weekly exercise sessions
Free monthly hearing tests
Food bank
Arts and crafts
Free transportation to doctors, dentists, Social Security, bank, etc.
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August 20, 2012

The Rainier Roundup August 24-26

From the Rainier Historical Society:
“Round Up Events on August 24 thru 26 will be an informal weekend of Bluegrass pickin’ and grinnin’ @ Wilkowski Park. Friday night dinner, sponsored by the Rainier Lion’s Club where a little pickin and grinnin’ may come into play also. Corn is served every evening at the park and the Senior Center Bake sale is found at the Blue Grass gate. Vendors Row opens on Friday morning and we are hoping to have about 45 vendors present.

On Saturday: The Round Up Parade at 11 a.m. There are things to see and do: Vendors Row, the Bluegrass Shows and a Saturday evening street dance. Sunday brings the Gospel Jam and many of the vendors are on vendors row until mid afternoon.”
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August 19, 2012

Yelm Landscapers

See the list of Yelm landscapers.
Click here


August 18, 2012

“Red Flag Fire Warning” for Puget Sound

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

823 AM PDT SAT AUG 18 2012

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
605…606…607…608 AND 660…

* AFFECTED AREA…[Includes all of Puget Sound]
Click here for map.

* THUNDERSTORMS…
THE THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL CONTINUE TODAY AS ISOLATED TO SCATTERED STORMS MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE AREA. THE THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL DECREASE FROM THE SOUTH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…

THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIMITED RAINFALL TODAY WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF FIRE STARTS. GIVEN THAT FUELS ARE CURRENTLY VERY DRY ANY FIRES THAT DO START WILL HAVE AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR EXPLOSIVE GROWTH. ADDITIONALLY…THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY BE ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS CAUSING LESS PREDICTABLE FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND SIGNIFICANT SURFACE INSTABILITY WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
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August 17, 2012

Weather high temrperature record of 96 tied yesterday

Olympia Regional Airport tied the all-time record high of 96 degrees for August 16th set in 1967.
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