January 31, 2018

BluRooms featured in Lucire, the global fashion magazine –
JZ Knight’s Yelm invention garners international recognition


The Blu Room®
Photo credit: Lucire, the global fashion magazine.



– Story highlights
Elyse Glickman, US west coast editor of Lucire, the global fashion magazine, penned her experiences in visiting and using JZ Knight’s Yelm-invented Blu Rooms throughout Puget Sound. Glickman opened her report by saying, “A new light treatment technology, has found its way around the world—but will it find its way to mainstream medicine?”

Glickman wrote a superb piece, did her homework, and went with an open mind in visits to Puget Sound Blu Rooms. I especially appreciated her contemplation after her visits as she waited to board her flight back to LA:
“At Sea-Tac Airport, usual travel annoyances don’t bother me as much. The effects linger into the following week. I am sleeping through the night, and I find myself reacting to Los Angeles during the holidays in a far calmer way than I had in the past. Perhaps this “blue” mood is a mind-overmatter thing. Or there could be much to be said about the benefits once more research is conducted or reported. Many health professionals from yoga teachers to top physicians insist an individual’s state of mind plays a big role in how he or she will respond to illness and various treatments. If advances in science can begin with something as simple as a calmer mind, the Blu Room could be that thing where there is nothing to lose by trying it and everything to be gain.”
Read more from Issue 38.


Lucire editor Glickman visited The Blu Room® in Yelm, Olympia, and Mercer Island.

All are open to the public:
* Two locations in Yelm
Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) campus.
Click here for more information.

The U Wellness Center.
Click here for more information.

* In Olympia at the Absolute Health Clinic.
Click here for more information.

* In Mercer Island at Spa Celeste.
Click here for more information.


* The Blu Room® recommended as an alternative therapy for PTSD
* The Blu Room® technology was founded by Yelm’s JZ Knight
* Some people with PTSD have greatly benefited from The Blu Room®
* VA Head Dr. Shulkin: the VA needs to go outside for private enterprise solutions, treatments
Click here
for more information about the The Blu Room®.


January 31, 2018

“The Maury Island Incident” UFO film shown in Yelm, Fri, Feb. 2, 7pm


Photo credit: The Triad Theater


– The Triad Theater presents The Maury Island Incident, Friday, Feb. 2nd:
“The Maury Island Incident, June 21 1947, refers to claims made by Fred Crisman and Harold Dahl of falling debris and threats by men in black following sightings of unidentified flying objects in the sky over Maury Island in Puget Sound.”

“The Maury Island UFO sighting on July 21, 1947 occurred just three days before the sighting of nine UFOs over Mt. Rainier by Kenneth Arnold on June 24, 1947, and a month before the reported Roswell UFO crash in New Mexico (July 4, 1947).”

The Maury Island Incident will be introduced by [screenwriter] Steve Edmiston. A Question and Answer session will follow the film with the Filmmakers.”

“The filmmakers will take questions and discuss their upcoming projects, including a possible film on the Mt. Rainier UFO incident.”
Click here to read the full media release.


The Triad Theater
102 Yelm Ave. SE
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: (360)458–3140
Click here to buy your tickets.


January 30, 2018

With the County’s Strategic Plan open for public comment,
The Olympian brilliantly reported on County Commission decision where
Homeless challenges are a cities issue, which was very short-sighted

Story highlights
* County Commissioner Edwards kicks the can to municipalities on homeless,
* Commissioner very shortsighted on homeless issue – this is a county-wide challenge,
* All of Thurston’s municipal, county gov’ts should be working together for solutions.
* SE Thurston residents invited to open-to-the-public comment period in Rainier,
Wed., Jan. 31, Rainier Sportsman’s Club, Alaska Street in Rainier, 6-8pm.



– Brilliantly reported by Lisa Pemberton and Amelia Dickson, August 05, 2017:
“Edwards: Homelessness is ‘more a municipal issue than it is a rural America issue’”

“The Thurston County Commissioners have opted not to take action on a proposal that would have asked voters for a sales tax hike to pay for affordable housing programs.

Commissioner Gary Edwards was quick to shoot down the idea during a day-long commissioners work session on Thursday [Aug. 3, 2017] at Thurston County Public Works.

“‘I see the homeless issue as an issue, but it’s much more a municipal issue than it is a rural America issue where the voters in the county reside,’ he said.
Read more


– Reported by Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian, January 24, 2018.
“More homeless services? Fewer gopher rules? County seeks input on future work”

“Three open houses have been scheduled to help gather information for Thurston County’s strategic planning process.

Community members are invited to attend the events to give feedback on roads, development, housing for the homeless, public health and other issues.”
Read more


January 30, 2018

Yelm homeless clean-up P. R. mess spreads to Tacoma’s News-Tribune –
Mayor Foster says those concerned should address city council.
The time has come to convene a homeless policy task-force!


Yelm homeless camp clean-up January 25, 2018.
Photo credit: City of Yelm Government Facebook



Story highlights
* The Olympian reported Monday morning about Yelm homeless camp clean-up outrage,
* Sister newspaper Tacoma News-Tribune picked-up the story Monday evening,
* Both will have the details in their Tuesday print editions.
* The City of Yelm Government Facebook page started a Public Relations (P. R.) mess,
* Demonstrates Yelm needs to hire a social media savvy P. R. messaging firm,
* Mayor Foster makes some good points, though being “right” not always the best P. R. response.
* With the homeless challenge now at Yelm’s doorstep, the time has come for Foster to convene a homeless policy task-force, for this is just the beginning of more issues like this arising.



– UPDATE: January 29, 2018, 5:10pm, Tacoma News Tribune
“Foster said it is hard to engage in a rational discussion online.”

He encouraged those concerned about the cleanup to call the city directly or to attend a Yelm City Council meeting.”
Read more in the Tacoma News-Tribune.


– Editor’s note:
The City of Yelm government makes headline news once again that needs addressing from a public relations point of view, especially when the ramifications from the execution of a decision are not thought through, as also in the community center’s perpetual use contract. Why doesn’t the city convene all of our church & RSE leaders together, as is done elsewhere, to discuss ideas for handling Yelm’s homeless situation. Perhaps using the United Way-funded UCBO building as a shelter only at night could be considered. The homeless situation coming to Yelm’s doorstep has been raised here many times.


– Bottom line:
While Mayor Foster made some excellent points, he can be “right” all he wants however the public relations outcry this has become demonstrates Mr. Foster needs to work with the community to craft a plan to deal with what is set to become a growing challenge here. Mr. Foster and his staff are not social media savvy and like Mayor Haring before him, have made some very serious gaffs (i.e. White Horse Tavern banners) and need to hire a Public Relations messaging firm.


– “Yelm cleanup of homeless camp sparks outrage on city Facebook page”
“After those details and photos were posted [of a Yelm homeless camp clean-up], not everyone was pleased. Among about 50 comments, many raised concerns about the homeless who used to live in that camp and the whereabouts of their belongings.”

“Check back for updates to this story. The Olympian has called the Yelm mayor for reaction,” by Rolf Boone, The Olympian.
Read more


Click here and scroll down to the January 25 post for comments like these:
* Does Yelm have a plan for sheltering these now displaced residents?

* People without homes are not problems to be cleaned up. They are human beings who most need our help.

* Why is the city of Yelm bragging about displacing people from the place they lived, a place out of view of the housed, a place even they describe as public land.


January 29, 2018

The Olympian: “Yelm cleanup of homeless camp sparks outrage” –
Mayor Foster says those concerned should address city council!


Yelm homeless camp clean-up January 25, 2018.
Photo credit: City of Yelm Government Facebook



– UPDATE: Jan. 29, 2018, 5:20pm
“Foster said it is hard to engage in a rational discussion online.”

He encouraged those concerned about the cleanup to call the city directly or to attend a Yelm City Council meeting.”
Read more now also in the Tacoma News-Tribune.

Bottom line: Mayor Foster can be “right” all he wants, however the public relations outcry this has become demonstrates Mr. Foster needs to work with the community to craft a plan to deal with what is set to become a growing challenge here.



– Editor’s note:
The City of Yelm government makes headline news once again that needs addressing from a public relations point of view, especially when the ramifications from the execution of a decision are not thought through, as also in the community center’s perpetual use contract. Why doesn’t the city convene all of our church & RSE leaders together, as is done elsewhere, to discuss ideas for handling Yelm’s homeless situation. Perhaps using the United Way-funded UCBO building as a shelter only at night could be considered. The homeless situation coming to Yelm’s doorstep has been raised here many times:



– “Yelm cleanup of homeless camp sparks outrage on city Facebook page”
“After those details and photos were posted [of a Yelm homeless camp clean-up], not everyone was pleased. Among about 50 comments, many raised concerns about the homeless who used to live in that camp and the whereabouts of their belongings.”

“Check back for updates to this story. The Olympian has called the Yelm mayor for reaction,” by Rolf Boone, The Olympian.
Read more


Click here and scroll down to the January 25 post for comments like these:
▪ Does Yelm have a plan for sheltering these now displaced residents?

▪ People without homes are not problems to be cleaned up. They are human beings who most need our help.

▪ Why is the city of Yelm bragging about displacing people from the place they lived, a place out of view of the housed, a place even they describe as public land.


January 29, 2018

Super Blood Moon visible here Wed. morning – weather permitting


“Stages of the Jan. 31, 2018 super blue blood moon(weather permitting)
are depicted in Pacific Time with times for major cities across the U.S.,
which affect how much of the event viewers will see.”
Photo credit: NASA



– Editor’s note:
Total Lunar Eclipse is at 5:29am here Wednesday morning, plus a Super Blood Moon will be visible with peak viewing time in Yelm @ 7:44am – weather permitting.


– “Lunar triple treat: Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ coming Wednesday”
“Sky watchers are in for a special treat at the end of January when a lunar trifecta fills the night skies: a pre-dawn ‘super blue blood moon.'”

The lunar event on January 31 is third in a string of recent ‘supermoons,’ when the moon is closer to the Earth in its orbit and appears about 14 percent brighter.”

It is also a ‘blue moon,’ which is the second full moon that happens in the same calendar month. The month’s first moon happened on January 1.

It all coincides with a total lunar eclipse, which is called a ‘blood moon’ when the moon is in the Earth’s shadow and takes on a reddish tint.

This rare trilogy of lunar events hasn’t happened in more than 150 years, according to earthsky.org. The last ‘Blue Blood Moon’ was recorded back in March 31, 1866,” by Liza Javier, KING 5 TV News, Seattle.
Read more


January 29, 2018

Area’s Audubon Society chapter backs Skookumchuck wind project, noted concerns


Wind turbines like those proposed for Lewis and Thurston Counties.
Photo credit: Tim Roske, AP file photo



Story highlights
* Reported here Dec. 15, 2017: Skookumchuck wind project will not build towers in Thurston,
* All of the 38 turbines will be located in Lewis County due to Thurston concerns,
* Black Hills Audubon Society issues their response.


– Our area’s Black Hills Audubon Society chapter issued this statement:
“‘Because wind energy contributes to reducing fossil-fuel carbon emissions – thus reducing the threat of global warming to wildlife, including birds – we are willing to support wind energy projects as long as sufficient mitigation is provided for the protection of birds and other wildlife,’ in a statement provided to The Chronicle.

“Sam Merrill, conservation committee chair for the Black Hills Audubon Society, noted that the group’s support does not come without qualifications and lingering concerns about direct impacts to local bird populations” quoting Jordan Nailon, The Chronicle, posted on the National Wind Watch site.
Read more


January 28, 2018

Gaylord Strand acknowledged for 44 years as YHS’s Wrestling Coach


YCS Coach Gaylord Strand, Dillon Harris (Jan. 2017)
Photo courtesy: Yelm Community Schools



“Gaylord Strand: 44 Years of Dedication as Yelm’s Wrestling Coach”
“This – Yelm High School’s wrestling gym – is Strand’s home away from home. He’s living a dream – one that keeps reoccurring. Since 1974 when Strand first arrived as Yelm’s wrestling coach, this is where he spent his afternoons throughout the winter months, sweating and leading.”

“His accomplishments – 14 league titles, 102 kids qualifying for state and an induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame – haven’t gone unnoticed. Strand’s commitment to coaching hasn’t just been about teaching takedowns and reverses, either. It’s about teaching life lessons.”

“And Gaylord continues to enjoy every practice, every match and every challenge. He’s still shaping and influencing young lives, helping them get to state and to a better life,” by Gail Wood, Thurston Talk.
Read more


January 28, 2018

Olympia ranked in top 100 of 2,300 cities surveyed


Downtown Olympia
Photo by Leon Werdinger, Alamy Stock Photo, via NatGeo.



– Editor’s Note:
The more worldwide recognition Olympia gets equates potential visitors learning about and visiting Yelm.


– Livability ranked Olympia as number 61 out of 100 places to live
“This year, nearly 2,300 cities were ranked on more than 40 data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care.”

From Livability on Olympia’s ranking
“The capital of Washington, this small city offers vibrant culture, a charming downtown and a range of outdoor activities for residents.

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Tumwater Falls Park and Wolf Haven International are just three of many natural attractions, and Puget Sound provides fantastic views, boating opportunities and great seafood. The economy of Olympia is strong in education, government, healthcare and manufacturing, and diverse neighborhoods offer a variety of housing options and architectural styles.

Olympia also earns high livability marks for its abundance of parks as well as Evergreen State College, which offers local students more than 60 fields of study. In addition, residents here love to get involved in political and social causes — they take pride in improving the community, and it shows.”
Read more


January 27, 2018

SmileMobile returns to Yelm January 29 – February 2


Photo credit: SmileMobile on Facebook


The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile coming to Yelm:
January 29 – February 2: Yelm Middle School. 402 Yelm Ave. W.
The event is open to the community regardless of the school your child attends.
Schedule a dental exam by calling: 1.888.286.9105.
Read more


About the SmileMobile:
“The SmileMobile, a modern three chair dental office on wheels, brings oral health services year-round to low-income children with limited access to a dentist. Since it first hit the road in July 1995, the mobile clinic has treated more than 25,000 children throughout Washington, an average of 60 children each week. In 2010, with the help of 96 volunteer dental professionals, the SmileMobile examined 2,006 children, provided treatment to 1,238 and 3,695 preventive Services.

SmileMobile services range from examinations and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery all provided at little or no cost to patients. The SmileMobile is a partnership between Washington Dental Service, Washington Dental Service Foundation, and Seattle Childrens Hospital.”
For more information, call contact 1-888-286-9105.
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