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The Goat Rocks Fire northeast of Packwood has seen recent growth along Coal Creek. On Friday morning, the blaze was reportedly one half mile away from the Upper Timberline neighborhood. After … more
The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed at milepost 60 for several hours on Thursday after a log truck struck the state Route 506 overpass near the Vader and Toledo area.  The … more
Elk in Packwood can seem as common as pigeons in Seattle, but pigeons don’t tend to stand in the roadway, sift through trash or take up residence overnight in the front lawn. Along with the … more
On Wednesday morning, an unlikely crew stood in a circle outside the Packwood Timberland Library. One person wore a Cascade Forest Conservancy hoodie, representing a staunchly environmentalist, … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle Accidents • A driver sustained minor injuries following a single-vehicle collision that was reported in the 1200 block of North Tower Avenue at … more
The public is invited to “experience magic, mystery and managed mischief on the School of Wizardry Express,” according to a news release by the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum. … more
Starting on Monday, Sept. 26, Woodland Avenue in Centralia will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday until Oct. 28 so construction crews can install a new storm sewer and … more
The new branch location of Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) in Chehalis is set to open on Monday, Sept. 26. It’s located at 1725 Northwest Louisiana Ave., across from the Home … more
The Lewis County Treasurer’s Office on Friday released a document that describes changes to property taxes as a result of state legislation that was passed in March. House Bill 1982 — … more
Losing a loved one is never easy. To help make the process of funeral planning more affordable and simple, eCare Mortuary founders Diane Achord and Emily Diser said they are focusing on providing … more
A driver was cited for a hit-and-run in the 500 block of Northwest Pacific Avenue just after 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 21 after their vehicle struck a building. No injuries were reported. more
Most of the year, Mount Rainier is a sleeping giant with a blanket of snow and a pillow of clouds. In ephemeral late summer, the mountain reminds us it’s teeming with life. Especially at … more
As birds begin their fall migration, the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA) wants to warn poultry farmers of the increased risk in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, also … more
The Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will celebrate its 53rd annual Oktoberfest at the Swiss Hall in Frances on Saturday, Oct. 1. Throughout the day, patrons will be able to compete in bowling, … more
Lewis County was reported by The Chronicle as showing its support for Richard Nixon on Sept. 24, 1952. At the time, Nixon was a U.S. senator from California running with Dwight Eisenhower as the … more
A 35-year-old Yelm woman has been sentenced after being found guilty of murdering her wife in the presence of their children in 2020. Thurston County Superior Court Judge John Skinder sentenced … more
By Emily Fitzgerald emily@chronline.com The leaves are changing in the Seminary Hill Natural Area, and with it the prospect of fall and winter rains that turn a section of Kiser Trail near the … more
The Goat Rocks Fire northeast of Packwood has seen recent growth along Coal Creek. On Thursday morning, the blaze was reportedly one half mile away from the Upper Timberline … more
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reopened all northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at milepost 60 around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday. The lanes were closed earlier in the day after … more
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