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Volcanoes don’t discriminate when they erupt, so why should any one group of people be over-represented in further understanding their effects? Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey … more
West Thurston Fire Authority Chief Robert Scott told The Chronicle Thursday afternoon that a brush fire in Grand Mound had been halted by around 3:15 p.m. after a swift response by firefighters and … more
Forest fires like the one that broke out between Bucoda and Centralia on Monday, where density of the forest prevented firefighters from attacking the flames themselves and prompted a helicopter … more
For 24 years, Tonya Hagan has worked at and managed Centralia’s iconic Bill & Bea’s Drive-in. Now, she is going to own it. Come Sept. 1, current owners Jill and Denny Greene … more
Six-term U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded defeat to Donald Trump-endorsed challenger Joe Kent on Tuesday after new vote totals confirmed she would place third in the primary. The … more
At 12:35 p.m. on Monday, a 911 caller reported there was smoke coming from a forest near the intersection of state Route 507 and Troy Street Southeast between Bucoda and Centralia. The South … more
COUGAR — A bit sizzly up there on the surface, is it? Why not hang out down here, underground, with us supremely cool apes? The year-round temperature inside Ape Cave, a lava tube on the … more
It is a chilly Thursday morning. Mist is coating the windshields outside the Tall Timber Restaurant and Lounge in Randle. Once a month, folks gather here for breakfast to advocate for the … more
The tension was palpable on Wednesday as Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, entered the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound’s Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) in Chehalis. The … more
With only around 44% of the votes in Clark County alone having been counted, the most recent updated primary election results narrow the gap between third place Republican candidate Joe Kent and … more
For her service to the community as an elected official and volunteer, Centralia Mayor Kelly Smith Johnston was awarded as the Woman of Distinction during United Way of Lewis County’s annual … more
Early results from Tuesday night had incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Marie Glusenkemp Perez, D-Washougal, leading in the primary race to represent Washington’s 3rd … more
As of the most recent tally, results from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District primary race show incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Democratic candidate Marie Gluesenkemp … more
After surviving a recall motion, Brandon Svenson will remain the chairman of the Lewis County Republicans. The Lewis County Republicans held a meeting Monday at the Chehalis Eagles Aerie during … more
When his family, community, teammates and even players from rival sports teams think of Miguel A. Soto, they think of his beaming smile, his parents said on Monday. On Friday evening, Soto, 20, of … more
Aluminum melts at 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit.  Judging by the melted remains of vehicles on the outer edges of the burn path of a fire in Rochester Saturday, West Thurston Fire Chief Robert … more
The West Thurston Fire Authority reported Saturday night that a blaze that once threatened to consume 35 structures and 30 vehicles in Rochester ended up burning one primary residence, an outbuilding … more
A 20-year-old Toledo man has died after drowning in the Chehalis River on Friday afternoon near the railroad trestle on the Willapa Hills Trail off Highway 603. According to the Lewis County … more
Raven is a lovely, fluffy black cat. Unlike actual ravens, when he found himself atop a power pole in Adna, Raven the cat could not fly down. Plus, his climbing abilities align with the … more
When the Thurston County Fair draws to a close on Sunday, exhibitors will pack up and head home for Adna, Chehalis, Tenino, Rainier, Yelm and Olympia alike. On Thursday, FFA, 4-H and Open Class … more
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