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Through Aug. 11, Centralians could catch a glimpse of migratory flamingos in their neighborhoods. Centralia Girl Scout Troop 41050 is doing a fundraiser for an out-of-state trip by setting up … more
Beginning Friday, July 23, Mount Rainier National Park will implement a parkwide fire ban for all campfires and the ignition of wood, briquettes or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans and barbeque … more
The Washington State Patrol is searching for those responsible for deliberately setting fires along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 and U.S. Highway 101 in both Thurston and Mason counties … more
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced an emergency drought declaration to cover nearly all of Washington. The announcement comes after an extended drought — made worse by the … more
Fire crews responded to approximately seven separate brush fires along Interstate 5 in the Tumwater area Wednesday afternoon.  The fires are scattered between Exit 88 on Interstate 5 and the … more
Lewis County’s new “Citizens’ Rights” proclamation, passed Tuesday, is more subdued than the “Second Amendment sanctuary” vision sketched out by some law … more
After repeatedly having their grievances over alleged negligence in the kitchen ignored, the 19 residents of cell block C2 in the Lewis County Jail have initiated a hunger strike. The men … more
The Chehalis School District says its school board did not ban the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) lessons last month when the school board approved a statement on equity as required by a new … more
The last of five co-defendants accused of luring a 17-year-old victim into a car and assaulting him has pleaded guilty to charges associated with the October 2020 incident and has been sentenced in … more
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
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