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Aron Christensen had 20 years of experience hiking and camping on his own, so none of his friends batted an eye when he broke off from the group camping at Walupt Lake Campground southeast of Randle … more
A second person has been convicted in the 2020 overdose death of a Mossyrock woman, according to a news release from the Joint Narcotic Enforcement Team (JNET) on Thursday.  Layla R. Horton, … more
Residents who woke up with bloodshot eyes and sore throats should try shutting the window before taking that COVID-19 test: Lewis County’s air quality is reaching hazardous levels in some … more
Presented with two possible budgets for 2023 and 2024, the Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners voted 2-1 to adopt the versions including no rate hikes for customers on Tuesday … more
All areas north of Butter Creek, including Upper and Lower Timberline, Goat Rocks, Riverdance and parts of High Valley, remained at level two (be set) evacuation status Tuesday as a precaution due to … more
Existing wildfires in the Cascades grew and new blazes were sparked during a weekend marked by a Red Flag Warning brought by unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty winds and very low relative … more
The evacuation levels for the Goat Rocks Fire have changed.  All areas north of Butter Creek are at level two (be set) evacuation, according to Lewis County Emergency … more
Editor's Note: For a story focused on Democrat Sen. Patty Murray's candidacy, click here.  Laying equal claim to the relatable mom Sen. Patty Murray, D-Bothell, has long marketed herself as, … more
Editor's Note: For a story focused on the candidacy of Republican Tiffany Smiley, click here. In the 1992 election, Patty Murray became the first woman to represent Washington in the U.S. Senate. … more
A 25-year-old Chehalis man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he crashed into a guardrail in the 2500 block of Airport Road Thursday evening.  He was the sole … more
Providence Centralia Hospital agreed last week to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by a former employee who claimed Providence wrongfully discharged her after failing to … more
The greater Lewis County area has patches as diverse as the pumpkins and gourds the farms sell. Whether visitors are seeking family-friendly fall fun or a thrilling night of ghostly scares, or both, … more
The first time former officer Phil Reynolds was fired from the Centralia Police Department, he was rehired with backpay after an arbitrator with the state Public Employment Relations Commission … more
Four candidates who will be featured on the Thurston County general election ballot took part in a “meet the candidates” town hall forum hosted by the Yelm Chamber of Commerce on Monday, … more
Editor’s note: This is the second installment in an ongoing series focused on the Chehalis School District and the success of its Student Achievement Initiative, which was launched in 2013. … more
The Goat Rocks Fire burning west of Yakima near U.S. Highway 12 in Gifford Pinchot National Forest was handed over to a Type 3 incident command team Saturday night. Evacuation notices, road … more
The air quality index set up by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states anything ranked between 0 and 50 is “good” quality air.  With smoke from the nearby Goat … more
At lunchtime on Friday, nearly 100 Lewis County employees walked in honor of longtime coworker Lori Pulver, who is fighting breast cancer. Along Main Street, windows on the courthouse were decked … more
In the next few days, a 7-year-old female rottweiler named Karma will face euthanasia after a Chehalis woman chose to keep the dog — despite Lewis County designating it as … more
The fourth week of Weyerhaeuser employees’ strike began with workers preparing to vote on the company’s latest contract proposal.  But because the terms are still short of what … more
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