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Clear cutting versus thinning, wildfire management, spotted owls, carbon sequestration. Forestry in Washington is and always has been a slew of complicated and often controversial topics. Take … more
U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, took a trip to East Lewis County on Thursday. The congresswoman toured Alta Forest Products in Morton, a timber sale in the Gifford Pinchot … more
The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging (LMTAAA) spoke out on Wednesday against a policy announced by Lewis County Seniors nonprofit board president Carol Brock that stated prayer and politics … more
The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging (LMTAAA) is speaking out against a policy announced by Lewis County Seniors nonprofit board president Carol Brock that stated prayer and politics are not … more
One member of Packwood’s abundant elk herd, dubbed “Hammock Head” by locals, earned regional notoriety for getting himself caught in a hammock late last year and spending the winter … more
The 80th annual Morton Loggers Jubilee will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 10, with events and competitions being held through Sunday. Logging competition events will include log rolling, ax throwing, … more
W.F. West’s halls are typically quiet over the summer as students and teachers enjoy their well-deserved summer break, but this week, the school was full of activity as students from around the … more
Little Miss Friendly finalists Clara Hansen, Aria Hoffman, Emma Elder, Kimber Serl and Riot Anderson gathered along with current Little Miss Friendly Emma Britton during a picnic event sponsored by … more
Chehalis has undergone many infrastructure changes in the last century, but not at the corner of Southwest Sixth Street and Southwest McFadden Avenue, where St. Joseph School still stands.  … more
More than 40 people joined a protest outside the Twin Cities Senior Center on Monday to voice opposition to a controversial new policy implemented by the Lewis County Seniors nonprofit that seemingly … more
Ten years ago, Western Washington University decathlon athlete Cooper Cummings, 23, of Arlington, was not dreaming of fame for his track and field accomplishments. Instead, it was another … more
Known for her perfect pitch, songwriting, philanthropy and flamboyant fashion, Dolly Parton today is a poster woman of superstardom.   Her dedication to altruistic causes, including early … more
The Centralia Downtown Association (CDA) is preparing to host the first Founder’s Day event following the recent establishment of the new local holiday by the Centralia City Council.  … more
A 101-year stalwart Chehalis business, Bartel’s Clothing and Shoes, announced in a Thursday Facebook post that its doors will close permanently on Sept. 30. Brady Calder, co-owner of … more
In the following few weeks, five finalists will seek to be Southwest Washington Fair favorites in Lewis County’s friendliest face-off.   The fair office on Thursday night released the … more
What makes Lewis County farmers so special? As many of them said during a six-farm tour with state, federal and county lawmakers on Monday hosted by the Lewis County Farm Bureau, the work takes … more
The Criminal Justice Training Commission’s investigation into former Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar has turned up evidence Morningstar sexually harassed fellow employees and citizens at … more
The community’s website aptly calls Ryderwood “the Village in the Woods.” At the northwest edge of Cowlitz County to the south of Vader, the town has been a retirement … more
The Southwest Washington Fair theme for 2023 is “Bee Friendly! Bee at the Fair!” Because craft books and the internet are stocked full of bee-themed craft patterns, exhibitors are … more
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