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There’s something special happening in Room 17 at Morton Elementary School.  Inside the basement level classroom, transitional kindergarten teacher Kevin Dunlap reads a book on the … more
The traditional college pathway is a good option for some students, but for others, following that course is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  At least that’s how … more
It’s no secret the Chehalis Basin has a water problem. Sometimes there’s not enough of the stuff in waterways and at other times, particularly during the winter months, there is too … more
Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper, the consensus-building, soft-spoken and beloved leader who cherished his community at every turn and held a longtime career as an educator, died Wednesday due … more
Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper has died. His partner Bobbi Barnes announced his death due to COVID-19 Wednesday night on Facebook. He was 67.  “As I write this, Gary is in … more
Fresh flowers adorned the now 6-month-old memorial along the Willapa Hills Trail for Zachary Rager, a Centralia teen who jumped from a railroad trestle bridge and drowned in the Chehalis River in … more
Wayfinding signs, improved pedestrian walkways, benches, stamped crosswalks and colorful streets.  A package of streetscape improvement projects passed earlier this year by the Centralia City … more
People with long beards like Joel Strasser’s might be used to getting food stuck in their tangle, but Strasser puts objects there on purpose. He was featured on “Live with Kelly and … more
If you’re in Ross McDowell’s line of work, you wouldn’t count time by days or years.  "I measure time by disasters because I've seen so many,” said McDowell, 60, on a … more
Carrie Aadland loves Laura Ingalls Wilder so much, she changed her name from Nancy Lynn to Carrie, after the sister of the famous pioneer and “Little House on the Prairie” … more
ARTrails of Southwest Washington’s 19th annual free studio tour wrapped up this last weekend after work from 29 local artists was showcased across 12 studios in Rochester, the Twin Cities, … more
As Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper begins his fourth week intubated, still hospitalized with severe COVID-19, family members say the next few days will be critical in his recovery. The hope is … more
If anyone driving southbound on Interstate 5 in Chehalis this week was worried when they saw the Veterans Memorial Museum’s jet painted gray, they can take a sigh of relief. The jet is … more
When parents brought their children to Cooks Hill Community Childcare Center Tuesday morning, they were expecting a routine drop-off. They weren’t expecting to learn that the day before, the … more
Faith has always held a steering role in Hank Kirk’s life.  A devout Presbyterian, Kirk has been drawn to an early passage in the Bible’s book of Joshua in which God spoke to … more
Multiple passenger vehicles stopped to help put out a brush fire that broke out alongside Interstate 5 near Exit 77 in Chehalis on Tuesday. The Chehalis Fire Department was called to the scene … more
Lawmakers representing the 20th Legislative District were on defense Monday night during their first in-person town hall event in many months. There, at the Veterans Memorial Museum, constituents … more
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