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Last Wednesday, the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Seattle filed a lawsuit against Lewis County, claiming the county commissioners’ denial of a site-specific rezone … more
Thanks to donations, a toy drive and a few driven staff members at the Salvation Army, 622 children in Lewis County will each receive three presents this holiday season. For many, this will be the … more
The crew at South Thurston Fire & EMS started Tuesday morning off with what they called “a unique call for help.” A cow had become stuck in a creek on a Tenino … more
The superheroes of ornithological data collection live among us in Lewis County — that is, everyday people who count birds can genuinely make a difference in science. The Lewis County … more
Jesse Lloyd, director of the Veterans Journey Forward at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis, was toiling with his own mental health struggles while serving in the Marine Corps when a fellow … more
Lewis County’s unemployment rate rose significantly in November, increasing 1.1% from October’s 5.0% to 6.1%, according to new data released by the Washington State Employment Security … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT   Vehicle Accident   • A minor, non-injury vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Caveness Drive and Johnson Road at approximately … more
The Lewis County Dignity Guild board has selected CORE Health Lewis County as the recipient of its December community solidarity action.   The selection meant that the Dignity Guild donated … more
OLYMPIA — With this winter’s flu season spreading faster and causing more death than in previous years, the Washington State Department of (DOH) Health is advising all state residents … more
All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 near Vader will be closed overnight on Thursday, Jan. 5 as contractor crews work to set girders along the northbound span of the state Route 506 overpass. … more
The Chehalis Basin Board unanimously approved a budget at an early December meeting.   The budget’s total is $73 million with the vast majority of the funds being split between … more
For the “very” short-term future, according to U.S. Postal Service spokesperson David Rupert, customers at the Silver Creek and Salkum post offices will need to head elsewhere to send … more
It’s been a long road. Since summer of 2021, Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, has been vying for the seat in Congress held by Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, in Washington’s 3rd … more
Michael Hadaller was sworn in as Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioner at the PUD’s regular commission meeting on Tuesday in Chehalis.   Lewis County Commissioner … more
Flamingos aren’t well-known for being entrepreneurs, but in the hands of the Pe Ell School WE Club, a flamboyance that flocked Pe Ell yards in recent weeks raised the club over $1,000 to buy … more
Amtrak Cascades’ classic evergreen and mocha colored trains are getting an upgrade with eight new trainsets and two new locomotives headed to the Pacific Northwest in 2026, Amtrak announced … more
A Centralia man has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison for killing a Yelm man after a July 3 fireworks show in Lacey.  Thurston County Superior Court Judge John Skinder … more
Arbor Health’s new clinic in Packwood is now expected to open in April 2023 after initial plans called for the location to be open in September.  It’s the second delay announced … more
Three people were arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a Chehalis residence and stealing $5,000 worth of Christmas gifts, ammunition and personal items the day prior and then returning to … more
Thurston County will host free tree collection and drop-off opportunities countywide as the holidays wind down.  To prepare a natural tree for recycling, tree owners are asked to remove all … more
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