April 30, 2018

Thurston Public Hearing May 1st to renew an interim Marijuana Ordinance


Photo: Noexcuseradio; Edited: LW/TO


– Editor’s Note:
Thurston County’s current zoning regulations do not allow commercial production or processing of marijuana in unincorporated, rural, residential, or agricultural areas of the county and should remain that way. These huge operations can destroy neighborhood character, land values and quality of life of adjacent property owners, and once established, are near impossible to get moved or shut down. Marijuana growing facilities need to remain regulated to allow their permitting restricted only to industrial zones.


– From Thurston County Planning:
“Public Hearing Scheduled to Extend Interim Marijuana Regulations”
“Public are invited to comment on proposed extension of interim regulations”

“The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. to accept public testimony on extending the interim zoning regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processors, and retailers.

“No changes to the current interim regulations are proposed with the proposed renewal ordinance.

What: Public Hearing on Six-Month Extension of Interim Marijuana Regulations
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: County Courthouse, Building One, Room 280 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia, 98502

“County Commissioners are holding a public hearing and taking comment on a proposal for a six month extension on the interim marijuana zoning regulations, currently set to expire on May 8, 2018. The six month extension will provide time for staff to develop and refine a proposal for permanent marijuana zoning regulations that are consistent with state laws.

“County Commissioners may choose to approve the Interim Ordinance at the end of the May 1, public hearing, or they may request that staff make changes to the proposal following the public hearing and adopt at a subsequent County Commissioners meeting.

“The public may submit written comments in lieu of testimony at the hearing. Written comments can be emailed to Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner, at davisj@co.thurston.wa.us, hand delivered, or mailed to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
ATTN: Jeremy Davis
Thurston County Courthouse, Building One
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

The deadline for written comments is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
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April 30, 2018

Yelm’s retail/medical marijuana shop King Cronic featured in the news


Credit: King Cronic


King Cronic, Yelm
1110 E Yelm Ave Suite C
Yelm, Washington 98597
Phone: (360) 960-1627


– “High Times at King Cronic”
“Local Pot Shop Celebrates ‘Weed Day’ on 420”
By Racquel Muncy, Nisqually Valley News, April 26, 2018.
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– “Yelm’s First Marijuana Retailer Now Open”
“King Cronic Owner Expects $2.7 Million in Annual Sales”
By Andrew Kollar, Nisqually Valley News, Dec. 7, 2017.
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– “King Cronic Bringing Pot Sales to Yelm”
“Retail and Medical Marijuana Outlet Will Buzz Into Former Yelm Subway and Liquor Store Building”
By Nisqually Valley News, Sept. 7, 2017.
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Blogger Klein is a King Cronic customer for pet relief.


April 29, 2018

Heading to Tacoma, Sea-Tac or beyond? Note these I-5 changes


I-5/SR 16 interchange looking Southbound.
Credit: WSDOT

– “Tacoma Area Construction”
“Traffic shift on southbound I-5 in Tacoma scheduled for Tuesday, May 1”

“If the weather cooperates, contractor crews building direct-connect HOV lanes on Interstate 5 and State Route 16 in Tacoma will close ramps and lanes during overnight hours on Tuesday, May 1, to shift all lanes of southbound I-5 onto a new temporary lane configuration.

“On Wednesday morning [May 2] when the lanes reopen, travelers on southbound I-5 will be shifted southeast immediately adjacent to northbound I-5. Barrier will separate the two directions of traffic.

“Travelers on eastbound SR 16 and in downtown Tacoma headed to southbound I-5 will also experience a change in their normal route.

* Drivers heading to southbound I-5 from I-705, SR 7 and Pacific Avenue will be directed onto the South 38th Street exit, and will rejoin southbound I-5 near South 48th Street via the collector/distributor.
* Eastbound SR 16 travelers headed to the Tacoma Mall will not be able to exit to westbound South 38th Street. Drivers will be directed via southbound I-5 and exit at South 56th Street, and will be routed back north to westbound South 38th Street.

“This traffic shift creates a new workzone so crews can begin demolishing and rebuilding southbound I-5 at the SR 16 interchange. The temporary configuration is expected to remain in place through 2018,” quoting WSDOT.
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April 29, 2018

Delta and Northwest Airlines announced merger 10 years ago this month –
Now Seattle’s #1 international airline, benefiting Yelm travelers


Delta’s Ed Bastian at 2008 merger press conference in Atlanta
Photo credit: Delta Airlines, Inc.



– “Merger’s 10th anniversary: ‘Remarkable how far we have come’”
“Ten years ago, Delta made history when it announced a merger with Northwest Airlines – a pairing that would create a global powerhouse that is today the acknowledged industry leader.”

“The announcement 10 years ago [April 16] was just the beginning of a massive integration that brought the two airlines together. The merger became official on Oct. 29, 2008, and Delta and Northwest’s operating certificates were merged on Dec. 31, 2009,” by Trebor Banstetter, Delta News Hub.
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– “Ed Bastian named among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune”
“Fortune Magazine has named Delta CEO Ed Bastian to its prestigious list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” for 2018, joining a group that includes captains of industry, world political leaders, and philanthropic and environmental trailblazers.

“Bastian’s addition to the annual list of the “thinkers, speakers and doers who are stepping up to meet today’s challenges” is a first for the leader of any commercial airline. Previous honorees, dating back to 2014, include such luminaries as Pope Francis, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett,” by Kyla Ross, Delta News Hub.
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Delta’s Family Tree of airline predecessors
Photo credit: Delta News Hub


April 28, 2018

Former YHS’s Parker McFadden, Jr. is Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week

– “Pac-12 announces Baseball Players of the Week”
“The Pac-12 Conference office announced today that CALIFORNIA’s Andrew Vaughn was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and WASHINGTON STATE’S Parker McFadden was tabbed Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.”

“Pac-12 Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Parker McFadden, Jr., RHP, Washington State (Yelm, Wash.)”
• McFadden earned the win as four Washington State pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Santa Clara (5-0) on Sunday.
• Threw the first five innings in his first start since 2016 and struck out four batters, walked two and hit one in the program’s 26th no-hitter in school history.
• WSU recorded its second no-hitter of the season (April 8) the first time since 1976 the program posted multiple no-hitters in one season. Marks the fourth no-hitter in the Pac-12 this season, which ties for the most in a single season in Conference history.
• Made an appearance in WSU’s midweek matchup versus Gonzaga for a total of 6.1 innings without allowing a hit along with seven strike outs.
• Collects first career Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award and Washington State’s 79th all-time weekly honor.
By Pac-12 Conference, April 23, 2018.
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April 28, 2018

Introducing Yelm area’s long-time expert Interior Designer,
By Design, Carrie Carmichael


Credit: By Design, Carrie Carmichael


– Editor’s Note:
I have known Carrie Carmichael for almost 32 years and am pleased to introduce Blog readers to an amazing portfolio from Carrie by Design.

Carrie Carmichael – By Design
Phone: (360) 446 – 2015
Cell: (360) 790 – 2092
carrie@carriebydesign.com


– “Interior Design Yelm, Olympia”
“One of the many reasons to work with a professional interior designer and rely on their expertise, experience and ability is to combine design elements and assist you in discovering your style and meet your needs and wants. Discovering your style is really important and allows the designer to stream line things for you, as well as, get in sync with you. We are as unique as our fingerprints so to discover your style takes a skill that can only be finely honed through lots of experience and diverse clients and projects.

“As a seasoned interior designer I often use items you already have, i.e., art, furniture or whatever you want to incorporate into your new and beautiful spaces. I can also start from scratch and will pull from the vast resources available to bring the perfect materials and accessories that will have a pleasing and dramatic impact into the completed project. The world is catching on to the fact that in today’s hectic pace everyone needs a sanctuary to retreat into and an environment that not only reflects your personal taste and style but also a place that lends itself to entertaining friends and family. Let By Design be your expert to bring your visions to finished elegance, charm and/or function with you.”
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– “About Interior Design with Carrie Carmichael”
“I have been creating beautiful interior design spaces, both commercial and residential, for over 25 years (long before it was popular and HGTV came along). Your environment not only reflects who you are but creates a sanctuary where you can regenerate – it should be a place where you feel comfortable and supported. Feng Shui has important elements for all environments and should be taken into consideration when space is being designed.”
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Blogger Klein is a Carrie By Design satisfied customer.


April 27, 2018

Yelm’s annual Arbor Day celebration Friday – Open to the public


Credit: Arbor Day Foundation


Yelm’s 22nd Arbor Day Celebration announced by Mayor Foster
Friday, April 27th, 11AM, Yelm Community Center & Yelm City Park
Program: an art walk, music performances by our schools’ bands and choirs, plus the planting of a tree gifted from Arbor Day sister city Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder. The public is invited to join.


From the City of Yelm:
“The City of Yelm has been recognized by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City since 1997. To achieve the recognition, four standards must be met each year, one of which is a proclamation and observation of Arbor Day.

Yelm’s Arbor Day is organized by the Tree Advisory Board, representing civic leaders, educators, and private citizens. The Arbor Day celebration is an event involves presenting Yelm’s sister city, Lacey, a tree, recognizing local students talents, and local school bands and choirs. Yelm’s Arbor day is one of the largest in the State and is held the last friday (sic) in April at Yelm City Park.”
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April 26, 2018

Weather record – 3rd record high 2018 temperature set at Oly Airport

– Weather record – Record high for any April 26th @ Oly Airport

Olympia Regional Airport, closest official weather service station to Yelm (16 miles), broke the high temperature record for any April 26th. Today’s high was 83 degrees (28.3 C.), breaking the 2004 record high of 82 degrees (27.8 C.). The average high for any April 26th is 61 degrees (16.1 C.).
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April 26, 2018

Nisqually Home & Garden show returns April 28-29


Credit: Yelm Chamber


– “2018 Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show”
“Free parking, free admission! Raffles, door prizes, entertainment!

“Join us at Yelm High School for the 2018 Nisqually Valley Home & Garden Show April 28th and 29th! You’ll find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in gardening and home improvements plus food trucks, stone carving demonstrations, a plant sale and browse more than 100 vendor booths! Saturday is the car show with day of registration – see all the classic or cool cars from the 50’s to now! Plus, Home Depot will be on hand with a free activity for the kids! Sunday, don’t miss everyone’s favorite gardening expert, Cisco Morris! He’ll be on-hand to answer your questions and offer gardening tips & tricks from 12N – 1 p.m.

Sat. 10am-4pm
Sun. 10am-4pm
Yelm High School Campus
Read more from KGY-95.3 FM, Olympia.


– “Get Inspired at April’s Local Home and Garden Shows”
“Springtime sunshine inspires the home improvement itch in many people. Writer Helen Rowland once said that: “Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.” But if you aren’t handy with a hammer, paintbrush or lawnmower, those four walls can drive you more than a little crazy.

Thankfully, there are two events that can help you find a solution to just about any home renovation project. This year, the Olympia Master Builders’ BIG Home and Garden Show takes place on April 21 and 22 at the Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion, while the Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show is April 28 and 29 at Yelm High School.”

“Both shows are supported by Olympia Federal Savings. Marketing and Public Relations Manager Ryan Betz explains, “Oly Fed is a big supporter of both the Olympia Master Builders and the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, which are the two organizations that are putting on these home show events,” by Kathryn Millhorn, Thurston Talk.
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April 25, 2018

Yelm Food Co-op celebrates 11th anniversary Friday, Apr. 27


Yelm Food Coop’s Board of Directors: Jeevan Anandasakaran, Diane D’Acuti,
Roberto Mazzarella, Debbie Lusk, Carl Zambuto, Judy Scott.
Photo credit: Yelm Food Coop



– Yelm Food Cooperative celebrates 11 years of service to members/customers
They will have 11% off everything in the store (with the exception of clearance items).
Stop by for the fun.
Read more form their April Newsletter.


Congratulations to the members and staff of the Yelm Food Cooperative.


Blogger Klein is a founding/current Yelm Food Cooperative member.


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