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Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife scientists plan to use a drone to gather data on habitat conditions for wildlife in the Hoffstadt Unit of the Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area in … more
Starting this week, the Washington State Department of Transportation is closing the upper level of state Route 504, Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, for the winter. Crews closed the gate at milepost … more
Lewis County’s unemployment rate in November, at 7.1 percent, was slightly higher than the state average of 6 percent. Lewis County’s unemployment increased from 6.2 percent in October. There … more
Incoming county commissioners will be sworn into their new positions starting next week. Commissioner-elects Lindsey Pollock and Sean Swope will take their oaths of office 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve … more
The Washington state Department of Commerce this week announced $9.8 million in funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the state, including $1.2 million for charging stations in … more
Don’t tell this to Cutter Copeland, because it just might add a teensy bit of pressure to the 21-year-old college student’s life.But Copeland’s former Tenino High School wrestling coach plans … more
Rep.-Elect Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, elected in November to represent the 20th District in the state House of Representatives, has been assigned to a number of committees ahead of the 2021 … more
Dr. Noel Beckford, a local anesthesiologist with Washington Orthopaedic Center (WOC), is retiring at the end of 2020 after providing anesthesia services for 31 years.Beckford was one of the first … more
Lewis County Commissioner Edna Fund said she was “appalled” by behavior exhibited at a Wednesday Timberland Regional Library (TRL) board of trustees meeting, where tempers flared and staff … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services announced 20 new cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon, bringing the total since March to 1,820.  Of Monday’s cases, eight were in Lewis County … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to “regionalize” public health districts in 2021 has raised “major concerns” among Lewis County public health officials and electeds, who fear the plan will shift … more
Landlords across the state, including some in Lewis County, are joining together with the Washington Business Properties Association (WBPA) to file a lawsuit to seek financial relief from the lost … more
The goal for local school districts is getting students back in the classroom safely, but with high COVID-19 case numbers in Lewis County, social distancing requirements, the need for both in-person … more
Starting Jan. 4, Morton’s Arbor Health will start a new hot meal program for area seniors. Seniors age 60 or older will be able to call ahead and pick up $5 hot meals including a lunch special, … more
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday partnered with 38 other Attorneys General around the country to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google, asserting that the tech … more
The NW Sports Hub will remain the largest indoor amateur sports venue in the state with a 29,500-square-foot expansion currently in the works.The 76,500-square-foot facility will balloon to 105,000 … more
Cars drive through Borst Park during a drive-thru light display in Centralia Thursday night in these photos by Jared Wenzelburger. The display is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day through Dec. 26. … more
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Friday for the following two days for much of Western Washington, citing heavy rainfall forecast for the region.  Between 3 and 5 inches are … more
Economic recovery and future investments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were front and center in Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed 2021-2023 biennial budget announced Thursday, with a capital gains … more
Using money from his unsuccessful campaign for governor, Loren Culp paid out $15,287.50 to himself for mileage reimbursement, more than any other candidate for office in the state this year, … more
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