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A hiker who was reported missing earlier this week at Mount St. Helens has been found dead. On Wednesday at about 1:50 p.m, hikers in the Mt. Whittier area called Cowlitz County 911 to report they … more
A vocal and at times angry crowd of community members on Tuesday watched as the Chehalis School Board passed a new gender-inclusive school policy that aims to better socially integrate transgender … more
With $70 million allocated by the state Legislature, regional partners still can’t agree on how to divide funds for flood reduction and aquatic species restoration in the Chehalis River Basin. … more
Lewis County residents could face another price hike in their utility bills if the local Public Utilities District (PUD) heeds the warning of a new consulting report. Washington-based FCS Group … more
Law enforcement officials have described catalytic converter theft, a crime that has skyrocketed this last year due to the surging price of precious metals, as a “crime of … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Crashes • A non-injury, two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of South Pearl and West Pear streets just before 4 p.m. on July 19. • … more
An Ohio-based think tank says Centralia could be a national model for rural communities with “anemic” economies suffering after the closure of coal mines and power plants. This … more
Arbor Health, Morton Hospital has successfully achieved accreditation by DNV. This status signifies the hospital meets or exceeds patient-safety standards set by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has secured more than $1.2 million in funding for two projects within the Columbia and Cowlitz river systems, a news release from her office stated Wednesday, July … more
A man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 12 at mile marker 69 early Wednesday morning. Lewis … more
Days after Lewis County passed its own “Citizens’ Rights” proclamation at the behest of Sheriff Rob Snaza, Snaza joined sheriffs across the state in signing another resolution … more
Starting Saturday, Nov. 13, the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum will run The Polar Express train on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Departing from the depot at 1101 SW. … more
Lewis County residents are invited to stop by Station Coffee Bar & Bistro in downtown Centralia on July 30 to chat informally with members of local law enforcement. The event, Coffee with a … more
The sale of two former Chehalis School District elementary buildings appears near. At a Tuesday morning meeting, school board members voted unanimously to pass a request to “authorize the … more
Lewis County is bucking its downward trend in COVID-19 infections, and its hospitalization rate now stands at more than three times the state average. Local public health officials reported the … more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reinstate 3.2 million acres of protected habitat for the northern spotted owl, potentially scrapping what was described as a win for Lewis County … more
This weekend, students of the Theater of Arts Discipline (TOAD) summer camp will perform “Beauty and the Beast” at the sold-out Evergreen Playhouse. “This is probably one of my … more
A hiker remained missing Wednesday in the Coldwater area of Mount St. Helens, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.  Brian Yang, 25, was last seen at about noon Sunday at … more
Bail was set at $50,000 this week for a man accused of firing a shot at law enforcement in the Yelm area over the weekend. Ross A. Mann, 70, appeared in Thurston County Superior Court on Monday. … more
Thurston County added one death and 187 cases last week as disease activity continued to increase this month. A man in his 70s died due to COVID-19 on July 15, according to data from Thurston … more
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