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After securing the first state title in program history, the Napavine girls basketball team was on Tuesday morning lauded by the Lewis County Board of Commissioners as “one of those classic … more
A Green Hill School staff member was arrested Monday for allegedly “turning a blind eye” while two Green Hill inmates attacked another inmate in early January.  The employee, … more
When Jim and Laurie Judd’s daughter, Jocelyn, broke her neck during an April 2014 skiing accident in Wyoming and ended up paralyzed, her parents feared she might never walk again, let alone … more
The Academy Awards may have captured the global spotlight this weekend, but many eyes in Lewis County were turned toward their own star-studded awards night on Saturday: the annual Miss Lewis County … more
The Boys & Girls Club of Lewis County’s plan to build a United Learning Center in Centralia received two major funding boosts last week, with nearly $6 million in additional funds set to … more
Funding for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to combat sea lion predation on the lower Columbia River and its tributaries was removed from the state’s operating budget during … more
Got an axe to grind? Why not throw it instead? Area residents and visitors can now challenge coworkers, friends and family in axe-throwing games at the newly opened PNW Axe House in downtown … more
When asked if there was anything he wanted to say after his elotes won first place in the 2024 Sodexo Future Chefs National Challenge at Orin Smith Elementary School in Chehalis on Thursday, … more
The House of Representatives officially welcomed its newest member Thursday, and in the process, set a record unlikely ever to be matched — much less broken. Lilian Hale, the stepdaughter … more
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested a 33-year-old Castle Rock woman for animal cruelty linked to the discovery of a dog on the Spirit Lake Highway that had been shot in the … more
Crowds from across the state gathered along the Cowlitz River on Tuesday afternoon for the second day of smelt-dipping approved by the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) this … more
Miss Lewis County 2023 Myah O’Neill will pass on the crown and the first ever Miss Teen Lewis County will be named during the annual Miss Lewis County Scholarship Program night on Saturday, … more
The Washington state Legislature passed a trio of initiatives Monday to loosen vehicle pursuit restrictions, establish a parental “bill of rights” and prevent the state from implementing … more
For the first time since 2020, members of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol, the Centralia Police Department and the Napavine Police Department gathered together to … more
Thousands of people visited the White Pass Ski Area for its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday and Sunday. The carnival’s theme was “Dragons vs. Dinosaurs.” As is customary for … more
Animal-style cheeseburgers and the Southern California cultural phenomenon of In-N-Out Burger is coming to Ridgefield, the fast food chain’s first location in the state. The City of … more
Billy Bartlett was sentenced Friday to 429 months, or 35 and a half years, in prison for killing 46-year-old William Foster III and injuring a 12-year-old in Chehalis in December 2021. … more
A year after stepping down as minority leader of the House of Representatives, state Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, has announced plans to retire from the Legislature. “By the end of this term, … more
There will be another opportunity to dip for smelt in the Cowlitz River as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved an additional one-day recreational fishery from 1 to 6 … more
Chase Bank along South Market Boulevard in Chehalis and surrounding businesses were evacuated after a report of an improvised explosive device on Wednesday afternoon.   Some nearby … more
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