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Lewis County Fire Protection District 1 would like to thank our community, commissioners and volunteers for supporting our levy lid lift. Your support allows us to continue to provide quality … more
OK, contrary to the headline above, there is no problem with Mineral Lake. It’s the land that surrounds it that’s causing tempers to rise on the shore. A front page article in the … more
In just a couple of days, 20 years will have passed since the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. Sadly, our nation is again mourning American lives cut short by cowardly terrorism after the deaths … more
Our state has a long and distinguished history as a place of refuge, as a welcoming locale that allows newcomers to join in the quest for the American Dream. Now, with an influx of refugees from … more
By Oct. 18, many hard working, dedicated state employees, teachers and others face losing their jobs because of the new vaccine mandate from Gov. Jay Inslee. This is a huge tragedy and totally … more
One of my father's favorite sayings, and one I try hard to follow, was never to borrow trouble. It's one that politicians rarely practice when a controversial event is just too tempting to … more
Students are going back to school in person this week. They naturally have high hopes for the new school year. Their parents, though, are worried. The last 18 months of the COVID-19 … more
It is not surprising that COVID-19, which ravaged the world, was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications; offices, stores and factories closed; and people … more
Amid the controversy over the governor’s vaccine mandate for state workers and some private employees, let’s remember something important. A vaccine mandate is very different than a … more
My mother passed away in 2019. She was 78. She was sometimes stubborn, sometimes chastising in her spirit, but she was a mother. I never felt that she regretted the role growing up.  She was … more
Over the more than a dozen years I’ve been fooling people into the notion that I know what I’m doing, I’ve devised a method or two about filling up a space calculated to hold … more
Over the last century, state, federal and local efforts to combat chronic and devastating flooding in the Chehalis River Basin have failed. There was lots of fighting and not much agreement.  … more
It is with great regret that I learned Mary Prophit has left the Randle Mountain View Timberland Library. I have used libraries from small towns to big cities and large universities. Mary, with … more
“Vaccination rates are lagging in Lewis County, where cases continue to skyrocket to never-before-seen-highs.” On page Main 8 in last Tuesday’s edition of The Chronicle, I read … more
I heard on the news recently that Gov. Jay Inslee reinstated the indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status effective Aug. 23.  In May, the Centers for Disease Control and … more
There is horrifying news about the effects of climate change from around the globe. We aren’t helpless; we have a rare opportunity to make a profound difference right now, by asking our … more
I understand that this letter will not be received well by all. I know that we all have our own opinions, biases and only see through our own lens. And some no doubt have raw emotions from losing … more
I thought we were coming out the other side of this pandemic, didn’t you?  Well, we aren’t.  The fact is many experts have suggested the delta variant is comparable in … more
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” - Galatians … more
Two generations ago, my country — my neighbors — asked me to stand in harm’s way. I stepped up to do so, as did my grandfather, father, uncles, brothers-in-law, son, daughter, … more
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