August 17, 2015

“Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits”

– “Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits”
Read more from Dr. Mercola.

August 16, 2015

Introducing Northwest Tang Soo Do in Yelm

Northwest Tang Soo Do, Yelm

From the website:
“Northwest Tang Soo Do is a Martial Arts School offering Hapkido, Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu/Jujitsu), Karate, Kobudo & Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan classes in Yelm, WA for kids, men and women. Northwest Tang Soo Do is Located at 404 1st St south.

View a Location Map, get Directions, Contact Northwest Tang Soo Do or view program details below.

If you are a student at this school, help your local Martial Arts Community by writing a Review of Northwest Tang Soo Do. You can also help your school by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest etc.”

“We offer classes for all ages and experience levels. The intent is to take new students and develop them over time into honored Black Belts. We do however welcome those students who have trained elsewhere and in other martial arts disciplines.”

“The mission of Northwest Tang Soo do is to build a strong community relationship by helping people get in shape and build confidence in each student by teaching a 2000 year old martial art. People of all ages can benefit from practicing martial arts. The instructors at Northwest Tang Soo Do are true professionals at what they do and take a great deal of pride in providing the highest quality of training.”

Northwest Tang Soo Do
404 1st St south
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: 360-458-4022

August 15, 2015

Did you know this about your garbage?

– “10 Shocking Facts About Your Garbage”
“MSN compiled 10 facts about garbage that are likely to surprise you.2 You may never look at your trash the same way again…

1.More Than 100 Tons of Waste for Every American:
The average American throws away more than 7 pounds of garbage a day. That’s 102 tons in a lifetime, more than any other populations on Earth.

2.Bottled Water Is the “Grandfather of Wasteful Industries.”
Edward Humes, author of the book “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,” counts bottled water among the most wasteful of industries. In the US, Americans toss 60 million water bottles daily, which is nearly 700 each minute.

3.Food Waste Is a Problem Too:
Americans throw away 28 billion pounds of food a year, which is about 25 percent of the US food supply.

4.Disposables Are a Drain:
Ten percent of the world’s oil supply is used to make and ship disposable plastics – items like plastic utensils, plates, and cups that are used just one time and thrown away.

5.Trash Is Expensive:
Most communities spend more to deal with trash than they spend for schoolbooks, fire protection, libraries, and parks.

6.Carpet Waste Alone Is Astounding:
Americans throw away 5.7 million tons of carpet every year.

7.Paper Waste Is a Shame:
Americans waste 4.5 million tons of office paper a year. Ask yourself… do I really need to print that?

8.Opting Out of Junk Mail Makes a Difference:
According to Humes, the energy used to create and distribute junk mail in the US for one day could heat 250,000 homes. You can opt-out of junk mail by going to

9.Too Many Toys:
Only 4 percent of the world’s children live in the US, but Americans buy (and throw away) 40 percent of the world’s toys. Buy less toys, opt for second-hand versions, and pass down the toys you do purchase to others.

10.Plastic Bags:
On average, Americans use 500 plastic bags per capita each year. Such bags make up the second most common type of garbage found on beaches. Stash reusable shopping bags in your purse or car so you’re not tempted by plastic or paper,” by Dr. Mercola.
Read more

– A great resource for what can you do locally
“Welcome to Thurston County Solid Waste”
“Your waste prevention and recycling resource”
Click here

August 14, 2015

Alaska Airlines highlights work of Brian Cladoosby,
Swinomish leader and president of the National Congress of American Indians

Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish leader
and president of the National Congress of American Indians
Photo credit: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

– Featured this month in Alaska Air’s Alaska Beyond Magazine cover story titled “Native Leaders”
is an interview with Puget Sound’s Swinomish leader, Brian Cladoosby, located outside La Connor, WA.
Read more

– “Swinomish leader Brian Cladoosby fights for salmon and sovereignty”
“The Swinomish chairman has achieved national prominence as casinos fuel tribal wealth and influence,” by Brian J. Cantwell, Seattle Times, June 20, 2015.
Read more

August 13, 2015

“Woman drives off cliff near Yelm”

“The woman was on a dirt road between the Red Wind Casino and the city of Yelm when her car went off the road and down a steep embankment.

The woman is conscious and talking to police,” from KIRO-TV 7 News in Seattle.
Read more

August 13, 2015

“Western Wash. residents asked to reduce water use by 10%”

“Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Water, and the cities of Everett and Bellevue called for voluntary reductions in water use on Tuesday.

They asked residents and businesses to reduce their water usage by 10 percent due to the ongoing drought conditions.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide drought emergency after the mountain snowpack fell to historic lows.

‘The outdoor water use is of course the biggest. So anything folks can do to reduce their water use is great,’ said Seattle Conservation Planner Kelly O’Rourke.

The Seattle water supply also serves Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish and Skyway.

The Cascade Water Alliance said the voluntary reductions would maximize the existing water supply. The next step is mandatory reductions if the water supply conditions don’t improve.

Mandatory reductions haven’t been implemented for more than two decades,” quoting KING-5 TV News in Seattle.
Read more

August 12, 2015

“Best of Nisqually” Nominations begin today

“Best of Nisqually” Nominations begin today
Click here

August 11, 2015

First Responders honored by Yelm Chamber today !

From the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, who honor and thank our First Responders today:
“You can swing by your local fire and police stations and get to know the men and women who sacrifice their safety to protect yours.
You may be surprised to find that many of them are a lot like you. They have full time jobs, family life, and other personal commitments.

A simple ‘thank you’ can have a big impact!
Our First Responders work to keep the peace, protect us and save our lives. Let’s thank them for that! Let’s celebrate & honor our local First Responders for the difficult job they do every day by putting their lives on the line.

Sometimes it takes a tragedy for communities to recognize the brave and generous acts of our First Responders.”

The Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce August 11 Forum & Luncheon will thank our First Responders & reflect on how fortunate we are to have well trained men and women there for us in our times of need!
Read more

August 11, 2015

Yelm Physical Therapy ribbon cutting for new building tomorrow –

Yelm Physical Therapy
417 Yelm Ave. W
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: 360.458.2444

Sean Sipe, MPT, SCS

Editor’s Note:
The Yelm Community Blog congratulates Yelm Physical Therapy for their contribution to and investment in this community!

August 11, 2015

Yelm area artists third rally and meeting Wednesday

The Triad Arts Theater
102 Yelm Ave. E.
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: (360) 458-3140
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