- Editor’s note: With last month’s USA Today designation of Yelm as the worst place to live in Washington State, a newspaper should not base their “worst city to live in the state” report solely on property crime and population growth statistics, which are vague, taken out of context and tend to misinterpretation. They should come here to see the quality of life that is attracting so many people to move here.
- I formally invite USA Today reporter Samuel Stebbins and accompanying staff to Yelm as my guests to personally demonstrate why I say, “YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!”
- Yelm’s assets are many, a few listed here:
- Historical Gateway to Mt. Rainier
- Historic Water Tower’s Washington Heritage Register designation
- Close cooperation and support of the Nisqually Tribe’s heritage
- Quality community theater @ The Triad and Standing Room Only
- Home to world renowned Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE)
- Deschutes Falls County Park
- A diverse and vibrant restaurant scene
- Thurston County’s Bountiful Byway stop
- Beginning of the 14.5 mile Yelm-Tenino bike-walking Trail
- A robust Farmers Market featuring local produce and crafts
- Yelm’s annual Jazz Fest Weekend in City Park
- International acclaimed shopping experience at JZ-Rose
- Nisqually River’s protected habitat on the city’s backdoor
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Bottom line: My invitation to Mr. Stebbins and his accompanying staff to come visit Yelm and meet with our folks is unconditional. Come see why, “YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!”