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While snow-averse adventurers count down the minutes until Paradise and other nearby hikes defrost, the journey to Packwood Lake is the perfect early summer jaunt. Just a few minutes out of … more
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, on Wednesday announced she has secured $2.8 million for improvements to  Lewis County public safety radio communications in a spending … more
A new bear-themed restaurant in Lewis County has a diverse menu to satisfy a variety of customers, even those as picky as Goldilocks. Papa Bears West, a diner with an attached bar, is now open in … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, located and recovered a deceased male just after 2 p.m. on Tuesday … more
The LGBTQ+ community has a long history in Lewis County, but only in the past two years has that history been recognized with an official Pride festival in downtown Centralia. Unlike last … more
Think of a NASCAR pit-stop, but for helicopters: that’s what soldiers were practicing at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport on Wednesday. According to spokesperson Captain Kyle Abraham, soldiers … more
Every day, he threatens local government officials and staff at Chehalis City Hall. He’s relentless. He’s menacing. He’s less than 3 ounces. He’s a blackbird.  For … more
Clarence Lupo said he won the lottery three times: first when he was born an American citizen, a second time when he married his wife and a third time when he began his career as a hydroelectric … more
A new WinCo location in Centralia is one step closer to arrival thanks to funding secured in the last legislative session.  In 2019, the Port of Centralia announced it had secured the … more
Nearly two years and three months after Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin R. Schaffer was fatally struck by a vehicle while placing spike strips on Interstate 5 in Chehalis, the driver of the … more
The Centralia Police Department has referred assault and drive-by shooting charges against an Olympia man who allegedly fired at least three shots — including one that struck a porch window … more
On Saturday morning, a crowd gathered next to Fiddlers Coffee in Centralia for the unveiling of a sign dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Dexter J. Kerstetter, a World War II veteran who is the … more
Where many groups of elementary school students in their last day assembly might be itching to get out and enjoy summer break, the Tiny Tigers at Fords Prairie Elementary School in Centralia on … more
Contrary to their name, the U.S. Rake Force doesn’t often use rakes when it clears excess fuel out of overgrown forests to reduce the threat of wildfire. Instead, they deploy goats. The … more
Local law enforcement have arrested two people and seized 8 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and 10,000 pills suspected to contain fentanyl following a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 5 near … more
Bail has been set at $1 million for the Chehalis man accused of shooting at someone during a dispute in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard just after 1 a.m. on Thursday.  Court … more
The Chehalis Police Department has arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard at approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday Based on tips from the … more
After his canoe tipped in the Chehalis River, a man spent at least 45 minutes in the water before being rescued by Grays Harbor County first responders. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s … more
Mountain goats and their kids were visible from the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens this Wednesday evening as the observatory closed for the night after its second day open in three … more
Law enforcement officers are investigating after an Olympia man reportedly stole a vehicle at gunpoint, drove the vehicle to Centralia and fired at least three shots in the 200 block of North … more
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