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Yelm’s Sara Foster receives award from CELP in Seattle

Written on June 22, 2018 at 12:01 am, by

“Ralph W. Johnson awardees & CELP Board members. R to L: Eric Hirst, Wendy Harris, Jean Melious, Laura Leigh Brakke, David Stalheim, Sara Foster and Patrick Williams.” Photo credit: CELP – Editor’s Note: Sara Foster shared her experience with the Yelm Community Blog in receiving her award: “This year I was honored with a WaterContinue Reading

CELP to award Yelm citizen Sara Foster for water case activism

Written on April 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm, by

Trish Rolfe, CELP Executive Director; Sara Foster; Dave Monthie, CELP Board member. Photo credit: Yelm Community Blog, Oct. 15, 2015. – Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Yelm’s Sara Foster for her perseverance in bringing crucial water issues to the forefront in a statewide conversation. While often derided as a City of Yelm combatant, such is farContinue Reading

Sara Foster recognized by CELP for water rights win against DOE/Yelm

Written on October 16, 2015 at 7:10 am, by

Trish Rolfe, CELP Executive Director; Sara Foster; Dave Monthie, CELP Board member Photo credit: Yelm Community Blog * The Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP) held a Fundraiser in Olympia last night, which was on the calendar prior to the decision in Sara Foster vs. Dep’t. of Ecology (DOE). The WA Supreme Court overturnedContinue Reading

KING 5 TV broadcasts Sara Foster interview on evening News –
“Water rights battle pits growth against rivers”

Written on October 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm, by

By Alison Morrow, KING 5 TV News in Seattle: “Water management across Washington has to change, according to the state’s Supreme Court. It ruled the Department of Ecology must protect river flows despite population growth after an appeal filed by a small farmer in Yelm. Sarah Foster’s cows aren’t just hungry. They’re also pretty thirsty,Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: Sara Foster wins water case against City of Yelm

Written on October 8, 2015 at 9:28 am, by

– “New [WA] Supreme Court Opinions as of Thursday, October 8” In the case of Foster v. Dep’t of Ecology, the WA Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of Foster, reversing “the superior court’s and PCHB’s Ecology’s decisions affirming Ecology’s approval of the Yelm permit” to grant Yelm a more than doubling of their waterContinue Reading

WA Supreme Court hears Sara Foster’s Yelm water case

Written on May 26, 2015 at 7:00 am, by

The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday, May 21st in the case of: Sara Foster v. WA State Department of Ecology, et al. (May the Dept of Ecology approve a water permit that impacts minimum water levels?) Click here for the 55 minute hearing is available from TVW, Olympia. The gentleman inContinue Reading

Sara Foster appeal’s DOE water rights granted to Yelm

Written on June 23, 2014 at 6:19 am, by

“Foster Appeals Yelm Water Right Ruling” “Southwest Yelm Well: Citizen Seeks Direct Review by State Supreme Court” Steven Wyble wrote this in the Nisqually Valley News: “Yelm resident Sara Foster has appealed a recent court ruling affirming the city of Yelms water rights. Foster is seeking direct review to the state Supreme Court. If theContinue Reading

Guest Entry by Jean Handley, city of Yelm resident:
Foster’s 5+ years of complicit council votes became city problems,
Foster’s actions reflect he does not have the public interests foremost!
Blogger: Yelm voters have a right to know and should see this!

Written on October 20, 2017 at 9:13 am, by

Submitted by Jean Handley, city of Yelm resident: My specific question [submitted to the debate, yet was not asked] is that while we know Mr. Foster is a nice guy and served in the military and had a career as a firefighter, why is he the best person for Yelm? He was on the councilContinue Reading

A brief history of Yelm’s quarter century of poor water planning –

Written on October 24, 2020 at 8:01 am, by

Editor’s note: I have received numerous requests from new and long-time area residents, Yelm City Council candidates and Yelm Community Blog readers to publish a summary of Yelm’s key water stories that are easily accessible in one place. A history of Yelm’s water issues presents a context of how we got to where we areContinue Reading

Yelm Community Blog’s TOP stories of 2016 – by month

Written on December 28, 2016 at 12:03 am, by

– January * Three newly elected City Councilors (Molly Carmody, Tad Stillwell, Joe DePinto) were seated together for the first time. All elected on platforms of open government, transparency, public safety. Read more * Billy Frank Jr. Community Services Center dedicated by Nisqually Tribe. Read more * Then-Mayor Ron Harding sets tone at Thurston CountyContinue Reading


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