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Standing in front of the Blue Pavilion at the Lewis County fairgrounds, Adrian Gillespie said a “lifestyle” of drugs and alcohol resulted in him calling the streets of Centralia home for … more
Charles Allen Hubbert embodied numerous identities in his 80 years of life. To most, he was “Buck,” a hard-working businessman who spent decades in the tire industry in Chehalis. To … more
On a red recliner in a living room on Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia, Bill Moeller enjoys watching TV as Sam, the 3-year-old black cat, keeps him company. The friendship makes sense: Both … more
Bail was set at $100,000  on Friday for the man accused of causing a three-car collision in Centralia on Wednesday that resulted in a woman’s death.  “This is necessary to … more
In February of 2023, the Centralia City Council voted to permanently close the Veterans Memorial Pearl Street Pool after it had been shuttered since 2011. Last June,   the pool was filled with … more
Most of Napavine’s population of roughly 2,000 live up on the hill, closer to the city’s downtown than to Interstate 5.  However, an estimated 10 to 15% of the Napavine Police … more
Airport staff and consultants from the Aviation Planning Group (APG) unveiled airport upgrade proposals to the public on Tuesday Jan. 22, during the second of three open houses for the … more
The Centralia Police Department has arrested a suspect in a series of rapes that occurred more than 16 years before they were reported in August of 2023, the department announced Wednesday.  more
A man is in custody for alleged vehicular homicide after he was involved in a three-vehicle collision in Centralia that resulted in a woman’s death.  The collision was reported in the … more
The Centralia Police Department has arrested a suspect in a series of rapes that occurred more than 16 years before they were reported in August of 2023, the department announced Wednesday.  … more
Napavine received a visit from congressional Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, on Tuesday as she met with local businesses, officials and first responders in Lewis and Cowlitz counties about … more
Centralia citizens who volunteered their time and labor last year, doing everything from picking up litter to helping organize holiday celebrations, were honored Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Centralia City Council meeting with awards. more
Billy Bartlett, the Amanda Park man accused of killing a 46-year-old man and injuring a 12-year-old in Chehalis in December 2021, pleaded guilty to murder, assault and burglary charges in Lewis … more
During Monday’s Chehalis City Council meeting, Chehalis Mayor Tony Ketchum read a proclamation honoring Jake State, a W.F. West High School basketball and tennis coach of 50 years who passed … more
The state Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has formally revoked former Centralia Police officer Phil Reynold’s peace officer certification, The Chronicle confirmed Monday.  … more
Chehalis Basin residents should prepare for significant incoming rainfall this week.  A series of possible atmospheric rivers are predicted to hit the Pacific Northwest late Tuesday, Jan. … more
Sitting at a roundtable of leaders from energy, education, transportation and other sectors, Gov. Jay Inslee said Lewis County is poised to see a green energy boom in the coming years. … more
About one in eight Washingtonians have reported being the victim of spousal violence, with injuries most common among females between the ages of 25 and 64 years, households with a below-average yearly income and those without a college degree. During a visit to a domestic violence advocacy organization in Centralia Friday afternoon, Gov. Jay Inslee Inslee recalled one such incident. more
Members of the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce gathered on Friday, Jan. 19, for the Chamber’s annual banquet in Centralia College’s TransAlta Commons. more
Originally founded in 1983 by Dick Haakenson, the Chehalis-based business Pacific Mobile Structures just finished celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023 and has grown from a local company to now … more
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