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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
SEATTLE — A deluge of outside PAC money is saturating two of Washington's top congressional primaries, aimed at helping Republican Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse survive their … more
Before murals went up on the city walls, before the farmers market was held across the street and even before the smells of mint began to drift out of Callisons, Chehalis became home to family-owned … more
Smells of black coffee and bacon filled the West Thurston Fire Station in Rochester on Tuesday morning. The lights were off and the blinds were drawn low in an effort to keep the station cool before … more
No one was injured in a structure fire in the 200 block of Lake Creek Drive reported at about 8:15 p.m. Monday, according to the Boistfort Firefighters Association.  Lewis County Fire … more
After a cooler and wetter than normal spring and early summer, high temperatures are expected to hit Southwest Washington with a vengeance this week.  According to the National Weather … more
Some call turning 50 getting “over the hill.” For Neal Kirby, who spent over two decades as a school principal in Centralia, turning 70 means getting over the volcano — five … more
The trial for the Amanda Park man accused of killing a 46-year-old man and injuring a 12-year-old in Chehalis in December will be delayed to January 2023, a Lewis County Superior Court judge decided … more
Voters and elected officials gathered at the Roxy Theater on Tuesday night for a show unlike most hosted by the classic Morton venue. The East County Journal held a free, public candidate forum … more
Crews with the Lewis County Public Utility District worked through the night Tuesday into Wednesday morning to restore electricity for an estimated 3,400 customers in the Randle and Packwood … more
Sun-Ton Farms has taken on several new employees to help with its organic dairy operation near Adna, though they’re not the typical farm hands the fourth-generation family farm has hired in the … more
The third annual Adna Car Show Camp & Cruise was held on Bunker Creek Road on Friday and Saturday. The show raises money for the Adna scholarship fund. It included vendors, food, auctions, a beer … more
It was during a harrowing combat tour in Vietnam that Randy Pennington, as a young man praying through his fear in the middle of war, dedicated his life to helping others. “I prayed and … more
Cascade Warbirds members today flew their aircraft in a special formation in a salute to D-Day Veteran Robert “Bob” Kabel on his 100th birthday celebration. The flyover passed above … more
Guests came early and waited for the man of the hour, but the similarities between Monday night’s Lewis County Republicans meeting and a surprise party ended there. Folks gathered outside … more
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