April 30, 2022

Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe – one of the nation’s top-ranked discus throwers,
admired for his self-discipline!

“Rainier’s Jeremiah Nubbe – one of the nation’s top-ranked discus throwers – competes in the South Sound Track & Field Classic at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Washington, on Saturday, April 16, 2022.” Photo credit: Tony Overman. The Olympian

Rainier’s Texas-bound Nubbe grabs national discus lead with signature event still to come

By Dave Weber, The Olympian:

“Athletes often ease into a new season, building toward their best efforts.

“Jeremiah Nubbe, in contrast, wasted no time getting his 2022 track and field season underway. This story is a subscriber exclusive In Rainier High School’s (just southwest of Yelm) second competition of the season, a seven-team home meet on March 17, Nubbe uncorked a 205-feet, 2-inch attempt that’s led the nation’s prep discus throwers since, though Brett Schwartz of Santa Fe Trail, Kansas snuck closer last week with a 204-2 toss.

“‘I don’t play any other sports, it’s all track and field,’ Nubbe said. ‘So with all the work I put in during the off-season, I have pretty high expectations. I expected to come out and hit a PR (personal record) the first couple meets of the season.'”

“Rainier coach Josh Frunz, a former school record holder in the shot put until Nubbe eclipsed his mark, noticed the results of that off-season work, much of it accomplished under Yelm Track Club coach Chris Stovall.”

“Regardless of his goals, Frunz admires Nubbe’s approach. ‘What stands out about him is his self-discipline,’ he said. ‘If every kid did what Jeremiah does, I’m not saying they’d be first in the nation, but they’d be pretty awesome. It’s amazing what he can do'”

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April 29, 2022

Yelm’s premier Home & Garden Show is Saturday –

Credit: Yelm Chamber of Commerce e-mailer
Credit: Yelm Chamber of Commerce e-mailer
Credit: Yelm Chamber of Commerce e-mailer

April 28, 2022

Farrelli’s Pizza sets Yelm debut in July or August.


Farrelli’s Pizza targeting a July or August Yelm opening

From The Olympian:

Farrelli’s Pizza, …began as a single restaurant in Lacey in 1995 when Margaret and John Farrell introduced their brand of wood-fired pies served in a family friendly setting. In addition to a few appetizers, including the popular Fire Stix, the menu features 11 house pizzas in three sizes ($13.99-$32.99), plus a monthly special and endless build-your-own options.

“The 10th [location] will be at 813 W. Yelm Ave., targeting a July or August opening.”

“‘It’s the first time in the company’s history that we’re doing two new stores simultaneously,’ said [marketing and communications director Clayton Krueger]. ‘We’re in an exciting growth stage right now. We were headed this direction just prior to the pandemic, but you know, the world had other plans. This is getting us back on track.’

“The Yelm restaurant reconnects Farrelli’s to its roots in Thurston County, he added, and puts them just down the street from Yelm High School.”

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April 27, 2022

Boeing CEO regrets Air Force One deal with Trump.

Former President Trump in Oval Office in Air Force One discussions with Boeing. Credit: newstocheck.com

Boeing lost $1.1 billion on Trump Air Force One contract; CEO regrets deal

From CNBC:

  • Boeing has lost a total of $1.1 billion so far on costs associated with a deal to modify two 747 jumbo jets to serve as Air Force One.
  • CEO Dave Calhoun said Boeing “probably shouldn’t have taken” risks from the deal for the planes, which was negotiated with then-President Donald Trump in 2018.
  • Boeing reported a net loss of $1.2 billion for the first quarter of 2022, with a charge of $660 million associated with delays and higher costs for the Air Force One program.
  • Boeing’s deal for Air Force One, which was cut by then-CEO Dennis Muilenburg requires the company, not the federal government, to eat the costs of any overruns on the contract.

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April 26, 2022

Yelm’s Food Co-op celebrates 15 years Wednesday!

Credit: Yelm Co-op

April 27th, 2007 Yelm’s Food Co-op opened 15 years later, they’re still here!

Happy Birthday Yelm Food Co-op

  • Editor’s note: Congratulations to the Yelm Food Co-op on serving the Yelm community for 15 years. BRAVO!
  • The store’s soft opening was April 27, 2007.
  • This blog covered the official grand opening the following year during Prairie Days, Saturday, June 28, 2008. Click here
  • Open to the public – do stop in and say hello.
  • They will be serving birthday cake and samples from noon until it’s all gone!
  • The regular Wednesday member 10% discount will also be available.
Yelm Food Co-op’s soft Grand Opening, April 27, 2007.
Photo: Official Grand Opening, original location,
June 28, 2008
Credit: Yelm Food Co-op

Blogger Klein is a Yelm Food Co-op founding and current member.

April 25, 2022

Cannon stolen from Yelm American Legion hall

Cannon stolen from Yelm American Legion hall
Credit: KCPQ-13, Seattle

“American Legion cannon stolen in Yelm, veterans hope for safe return”

From KCPQ-13, Seattle:

“It’s hand-forged and weighs 250 pounds, but neither the size nor weight of the recently stolen cannon that once sat in front of American Legion Post 164 is what makes it special.”

“The cannon – which was only unveiled a few weeks ago – was a gift from the folks at Norse West Viking Festival. The cannon was made with proceeds from an event in 2020, and had been placed prominently near the front of the American Legion in Yelm as a memorial to veterans.”

“A police report was filed with the Yelm Police Department, but there’s some hope that the thief – or thieves – will return the cannon.

“‘Bring it back. We don’t judge. We’ll sit down and make a burger, maybe have a drink with you. At the end of the day we just want you to bring it back, do the right thing.'”

April 25, 2022

Are our area’s developers seeing a recession?
Harbor Custom Development selling their properties, including in Yelm!

Wyndstone Community, Tahoma Blvd., Yelm
Credit: Harbor Custom Development

Developer aims to sell 6 South Sound multifamily properties valued at a combined $278M

  • Editor’s note: There are several developers seeking to sell their holdings ahead of what they see as the market peak, to take advantage of getting a huge windfall just prior to falling property values. They intend to hold onto their cash and await the market downturn and get back in after the recession bottoms out.
  • A Yelm development is up for sale, which Harbor Custom Development just purchased last August, with the purchase closing last October.

From The Tacoma News-Tribune:

“Harbor Custom Development, formerly headquartered in Gig Harbor, on Thursday [April 21] announced the listing of the properties for a combined value of $278 million.

“The 80-unit Pacific Ridge, 8445 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, which has been under construction this year, was among the properties.

“The others are: ▪ Mills Crossing (townhomes), Bremerton, 36 units. ▪ Belfair View, Belfair, 228 units. ▪ Wyndstone, Yelm, 75 units. ▪ Tanglewilde, Lacey, 177 units. ▪ Bridgeview Trails, Port Orchard, 138 units.”

April 24, 2022

Op-Ed: Americans have lost a willingness and ability to share a common national identity!

“Recently appearing on Fox News, actor/activist Sean Penn, seen here during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, on March 23, expressed his concern for ‘how divided things are.'” Photo credit © Dreamstime/TNS via MSN

“We no longer have a common thread.”

Editor’s note: With the country more divided than ever in the last half century, I thought important to share what I found important viewpoints that access our times:

+ Leonard Pitts Jr.: Americans have lost the willingness, ability to share a common national identity

“The view from this pew is that what has gone missing from this country is not some idealized unity. Rather, it is something more profound. We no longer share a narrative. We no longer have a common thread.”

What Americans have lost — to be painfully accurate, what Republicans have trashed in pursuit of power — is the willingness and ability to share a common national identity. The average Republican trusts almost no mainstream source of information. As a result, Americans no longer proceed from the same baseline assumptions, are no longer driven by the same national aspirations, no longer understand the meaning and mission of their country in the same way.

“That’s the state of this union. America is a nation in stasis, getting nowhere because it is simultaneously being pulled in opposite directions toward fundamentally different visions. The need to fix this — better education in civics, history, critical thinking and media literacy along with improved policing of social media — could hardly be more urgent. After all, if you pull a thing in different directions at the same time, it can’t move.

“But it can break.” Click here to read the full story.

+ The national, collective identity of Ukraine is Putin’s greatest threat [Ed. note: From this video, America has much to learn.]

+ Maggie Haberman, The New York Times: Trump Allies Continue Legal Drive to Erase His Loss, Stoking Election Doubts [Ed. note: The demise of democracy is in sight as early as this November if every election is now going to be determined to be “rigged” before anyone has voted.]

+ MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘Something went haywire’: Why past decade has been ‘uniquely stupid’ – In a recent Atlantic piece, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt writes about the past decade of American life and why he calls it uniquely stupid. Haidt joins Morning Joe to discuss. [Ed. note: The cause of the dumbing down of America was noted as being from the Far Right, Far Left, trolls, and Russian agents.]

Click here to read Jonathan Haidt’s article in The Atlantic.

+ Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO): New Rule: The War on Democracy

April 24, 2022

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous!
Streisand at 80!

Barbra Streisand in her movie debut scene,
Hotlink for video of “Hello Gorgeous,”
opening line from Funny Girl.
Photo credit: ca.hellomagazine.com

Barbra Streisand tuns 80 today!

Editor’s note: There has been a rare few singers in the genre of greatness like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, yet Barbra Streisand is among them. And today is her 80th birthday!

She has graced our national consciousness, our stages, screens and music players since the original Broadway production of ‘Funny Girl’ opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York on March 26, 1964. Click here for this blogger’s op-ed in 2018 on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the movie Funny Girl.

From August 2021: Barbra Streisand remasters, releases her 1971 masterpiece”Be Aware” –
Expect to be moved on a Sunday morning!

“[Streisand] is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards, as well as the American Film Institutes Lifetime Achievement honor and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award” from IMDb.
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Streisand was also selected to receive America’s highest award presented for contributions to the Arts: The Kennedy Center Honors. Click here for that December 2008 presentation.

And on her 80th birthday today, her thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, as posted on her official website.

April 23, 2022

Sea-Tac’s new IAF opens with Delta’s the 1st arrival!

Delta 196 from Seoul-Incheon was the first into the new int’l arrivals facility (IAF), April 19, 2022.
Credit: Delta Airlines

Delta customers christen Seattle’s International Arrivals Facility

“Seattle-bound Delta customers on Tuesday’s flight 196 from Incheon, South Korea, were the very first to enter the stunning, new 450,000-square-foot International Arrivals Facility (IAF) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This inaugural arrival officially kicked off the Port of Seattle’s phased opening of the IAF.

“Greeted by a water turret salute, the Airbus A330-900neo touched down just as the sun rose over the 85-foot-high aerial walkway, the largest in the world over an active taxi lane. As customers deplaned, they were warmly welcomed with a few gifts to commemorate the occasion.

“‘As Seattle’s largest global airline and the largest future user of this facility, Delta will deliver a customer experience that’s second-to-none for those arriving into this international gateway,’ said Helda Durham – Director of Airport Operations in Seattle. ‘We know the IAF will serve as a memorable front door to Seattle for years to come.'”

Read more from the Delta Airlines media release.

UPDATE, May 20, 2022 from Airways Magazine: The new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is now fully operational.


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