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After a public hearing on a rezoning application with about 30 folks present — where two Mineral residents held up signs reading “NO Rezone in Mineral” and one resident even took to … more
The forced shift from the physical classroom to remote learning due to the pandemic was disruptive for students and teachers, many of whom eagerly returned to in-person learning when the state lifted … more
On Monday night, the Chehalis City Council heard a presentation on cryptocurrency given by Justin Podhola, a cryptocurrency mining entrepreneur who started his company, Elite Mining Inc., in … more
Centralia Summerfest activities will take place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, at two locations. Sunday activities will be held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Admission and … more
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Assault • A case of fourth-degree assault that was reported in the 300 block of Northwest North Street just after noon on June 27 is under investigation. … more
At a Centralia City Council meeting on Tuesday night, City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson focused on the issue of tall grass and asked the public to mow their lawns. Murphy-Olson reminded … more
Kevin Carns was sworn in as a Chehalis City Council member on Monday evening. Carns is from Chehalis and is an Army veteran. He currently serves as the senior political adviser to state House … more
At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Centralia Police Chief Stacy Denham gave out awards to numerous police officers in recognition of their service. “I stand here before you today … more
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported this week by Lewis County Public Health and Social Services (LCPHSS) jumped upward for at least the fourth week in a row, from a previous total of 156 to … more
Centralia Alpha Road, which runs from Summa Road in Centralia out to the unincorporated community of Alpha, where it reaches state Route 508, will soon undergo a monthslong partial closure. Lewis … more
The annual Ride the Willapa bike ride took place Saturday, giving hundreds of riders the opportunity to travel from just outside Chehalis to as far as Pacific County. “Thank you to all of … more
Those entering Centralia City Hall on Tuesday night were met with a crowd of protesters as the Centralia City Council heard public comments on the proposed development of the former Centralia golf … more
The Chronicle has compiled a list of Independence Day celebrations across the area that are all family-friendly and designed to be packed full of fun. If you have an event to add, email reporter … more
Thurston County added 616 COVID-19 cases during the week of June 20-26 as the death toll reached 397 on Monday. Six COVID deaths of Thurston County residents were confirmed between June 16 and 27, … more
On the 103rd episode of News Dump, Aaron VanTuyl, Eric Schwartz, Franklin Taylor and Isabel Vander Stoep discuss a cease and desist letter from Lewis County, a dive-bombing bird in Chehalis, … more
A new bear-themed restaurant in Lewis County has a diverse menu to satisfy a variety of customers, even those as picky as Goldilocks. Papa Bears West, a diner with an attached bar, is now open in … more
Bail has been set at $75,000 for a man accused of repeatedly crashing into a Centralia coffee stand and a fence while drunk on Saturday then telling witnesses not to call the … more
The Johns River Fire, which has burned 76 acres on Grays Harbor County-owned commercial timberland since it was discovered on June 25, was 77% contained as of Tuesday afternoon.  Crews … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, located and recovered a deceased male just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday … more
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is resuming its search Tuesday for a 36-year-old Randle man believed to have drowned on Monday. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were … more
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