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Lewis County’s 1927 historic courthouse — where county officials still work — is one step closer to receiving a grant of approximately $400,000. As county commissioners noted this week, Gov. … more
BUCODA — Bucoda Volunteer Park sits empty on a 37-degree December afternoon. The dozen picnic tables, newish-looking playground equipment and covered outdoor kitchen area are all idle Wednesday. … more
A cordless power drill buzzes as Kyle Sprague, Centralia High School’s assistant basketball coach, unscrews Christmas-themed billboards lining Fort Borst Park as Centralia senior football player … more
Regardless of your beliefs and experiences, we can likely all agree that 2020 has been a memorable year. We asked Chronicle staff photographer Jared Wenzelburger to compile some of his favorite … more
Lewis County has officially brought Centralia, Vader, Toledo, Winlock and Pe Ell into the fold of its division of emergency management, which, as directed by state law, creates plans for regional … more
OAKVILLE — It’s dead silent as Steven Johnson and I sit in a hunting blind surveying a rolling livestock pasture on a chilly December night. Johnson, 32, an Oakville resident, holds his … more
We suspected the 2020 election year was going to be wild.We had no idea.In Washington, as across the country, a decade's worth of news got jammed into 12 seemingly endless months. Here's a look at … more
A right-wing militia organization is planning to enter and occupy the state Legislative Building when the 2021 session begins, saying keeping the Capitol closed while the Legislature works remotely … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, United States Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Katie Porter, D-California, introduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination … more
For 56 years, Adna’s Jim Stafford has been creating artistic gems, namely bronze wildlife sculptures that sit in households around the world. He traveled the wildlife art circuit across the … more
Local Girl Scouts Kimberlie Brunner and Susannah Berry, both 15 years old, have earned the highest award for their age group — the Silver Award — by completing work on a sustainable project that … more
Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, announced this week his assignments on committees for the 2021 Legislative session, scheduled to begin this month. Walsh has been selected as the lead Republican … more
Tara Groninger was named “Oakvillian of the Year” on Friday night at the Oakville Community Center for her revival of the Oakville Food Bank during a time of great need brought on by the COVID-19 … more
Centralia Police DepartmentWarrant Arrest• Kimberly R. Iverson, 45, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for an outstanding Lewis County Superior Court warrant after being contacted … more
The Thurston County unemployment rate inched up to 6.3 percent in November from a revised figure of 5.5 percent in October, said Jim Vleming, a regional economist with the state Employment Security … more
A new collaborative restoration project is bringing together landowners, conservationists and the  timber industry in a rare win-win for environmentalists, anglers, the logging industry and rural … more
Thurston County this week announced free Christmas tree collection and drop-off at select locations. Trees must be free of ornaments, lights, stands, nails and tinsel. Flocked trees are … more
The Jeff Alverson Memorial Giving Tree program nearly doubled its expectation of fundraising this winter, collecting $35,500 that went to families in need for the holidays.The program, which is the … more
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission staff have recommended penalizing CenturyLink up to $7.2 million for a 911 outage in 2018."In the investigation report filed today, UTC staff found … more
Citizens of Winlock and surrounding communities have been doing some last-minute holiday shopping at the Winlock Farmer’s Market which is stocked by 20 local crafty vendors.Bonita Aadland, one of … more
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