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Lewis County saw an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations this week, reporting 35 new positives and seven new hospitalizations. That’s compared to 21 cases and five hospitalizations … more
As of Monday afternoon, the City of Centralia has enacted a ban on all outdoor recreational fires within city limits due to the persistent dry weather. The decision was made in collaboration with … more
A third defendant has been charged in the alleged rape of a woman at a party in Randle in January 2020. Joshua D. Darrow, 19, no hometown provided, faces one count of second-degree rape alongside … more
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Man Strikes Woman With Vehicle • Just after 10:05 p.m. on July 13, a caller reported a male and female were involved in a physical dispute inside of a red … more
At 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 in the Tenino Quarry Pool kiddie area, the Olympia Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert. The pool was drained for construction, and Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier told … more
Max Vogt, a six-year Centralia councilor who most recently served as mayor pro-tem, was appointed mayor Tuesday evening by a majority vote of the city council. He replaces Councilor Susan Luond, who … more
In a bid to retain his seat representing District No. 3 on the Centralia City Council, first-term incumbent Max Vogt will face two challengers this August during the primary election. This … more
Every month, the Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club celebrates students who are selected by their schools for their academic achievements. This year, three schools participated: Chehalis Middle School, … more
The 40-acre wildfire near Mineral is still burning, but crews are making significant progress. As of Tuesday afternoon, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported the fire 75% … more
Managers at local farmers markets say Lewis County’s health department is driving vendors away with unresponsive inspectors and new policies that blindsided some vendors this year. A March … more
An invasive weed in Mineral Lake threatens to tangle up boat motors, out-compete native species and impact critical habitat. Eurasian watermilfoil is a common pest in Washington state, and was first … more
None of the perks and a year of the work. That’s what Sophie Moerke has signed up for. But for her, service to the community is the most important perk to her position of Miss Lewis … more
On this 55th episode, Chronicle Associate Editor Aaron VanTuyl, Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz and the Hoquiam hustler himself Luke Kilgore talk about county proclamations, Larry Miner, Steve Ward, … more
The Chehalis man accused of attempting to strangle a female bartender at the Market Street Pub last month has pleaded not guilty to felony charges stemming from the incident.  Jason A.K. … more
A standoff, a felony assault and a shooting over the course of a few hours last week has local law enforcement concerned about the upcoming changes in state law that impact how they can respond to … more
Thurston County saw one death due to COVID-19 and 134 cases in the past week as vaccine uptake continues to be sluggish. A woman in her 30s died on July 8, according to Thurston County Public … more
After a year off, the Oregon Trail Days in Tenino is back with hopes of uniting the community in its rich history and heritage. The event, which is hosted by the Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce … more
What is a cedar shake? Bob Hill, organizer of the Tenino Pioneer Village and member of the South Thurston County Historical Society, knew many young folks in Tenino didn’t know the answer … more
The Tenino Motorcycle Drill team will show off their coordinated maneuvers about 15 minutes before the Oregon Trail Days parade on July 24. The team started in Tenino almost four decades ago, … more
It’s no secret that folks back in the day led a tenacious, hardier kind of life. Take it this way: There weren’t any highways back in the mid 19th century. Before the era of Uncle … more
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