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Tickets are on sale now as the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum begins scheduling reservation-only train rides for the summer with reduced capacity starting the weekend of June 20, Father’s … more
Forty years ago on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m., Mount St. Helens erupted. Blown up along with the mountain was most everything scientists thought they knew about how nature responds to a massive … more
At the close of filing week Friday afternoon, races for state representative and Lewis County commission were contested, but Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, will not have a challenger in … more
The 2020 Toledo Cheese Days has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing, the Cheese Days committee announced this week. Cheese Days typically takes place in mid July. The … more
The Washington Bluegrass Association has canceled a concert scheduled for June 18 at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis. This is the second event the group has canceled due to COVID-19 … more
Applications are available for people interested in serving in one of two appointed positions on the Chehalis Basin Board, a seven-member board that oversees the implementation of the Chehalis Basin … more
Editor’s Note: May 18 is the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. For the first time, Chehalis area resident Bob Nix, a former deputy with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, … more
Since Dr. Isaac Pope and his wife Jo started Pope’s Kids Place in 1995, the mission has been fueled by passion. Twenty-five years later, Pope’s Place, as it’s now called, in Centralia continues … more
At the Centralia City Council’s Tuesday night meeting, held virtually, the council approved consideration of the Borst Park Playground Project which will focus on the needs of younger children and … more
The centerpiece of Lewis County’s summer event schedule is no longer going to take place.  The Lewis County Board Commissioners made the decision to cancel the 2020 Southwest Washington Fair in … more
When Mount St. Helens erupted, it blanketed Southwest Washington with ash, closing schools and businesses and canceling many planned events.The irony is not lost to those who had been working for the … more
Beginning on Wednesday, The U.S. Census Bureau restarted some of its field operations in Washington that have been on hiatus since March.Operation “Update Leave,” a plan to deliver census packets … more
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority recently took delivery on the first of four retrofitted wildland fire trucks equipped with a remote controlled nozzle allowing the driver to spray water on a … more
The Chehalis City Council, still meeting in a modified fashion to comply with social distancing, approved the third change order for the Shaw Aquatics Center Pool Resurfacing Project in the amount of … more
The Centralia City Council accepted a bid not to exceed $26,509.00 for the demolition of the house, considered a “nuisance property,” at 1222 St. Helens St. at its Tuesday night council … more
By The ChronicleAs of Wednesday, several more candidates had filed to run for statewide and local races in Southwest Washington in the 2020 general election. In the third Congressional District, … more
A third-party candidate is running for Congress in Washington's 3rd Congressional District. Martin Hash, who has previously sought seats in both the state and federal House of Representatives, … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced this week that test results from samples taken from a juvenile elk in the Yakima herd confirmed the presence of elk hoof disease, known … more
November’s ballot will feature races for major statewide offices including the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor, attorney general and more and, closer to home, will … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking for public input on a draft management plan for the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area located in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties. Public … more
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