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Fire Officials Concerned by Fatal House Fires, Divulge Best Safety Practices
Lewis County has in the last few years experienced what one fire official called an unusually high number of fire-related deaths. Eleven people died in Lewis County house fires between 2015, 2016 and 2017, and among them there were three triple-fatality fires, bucking a trend that says most fatal fi
Police: Man Chokes Woman, Makes Threats With Gun
Authorities say a Centralia man choked a woman during an argument and pointed a handgun at her head. Mark O. Anderson, 57, denied that he put his hands on the alleged victim, said defense attorney Rachael Tiller. Anderson was booked into the Lewis County Jail just before 1 a.m. Monday, and was charg
Sirens: Deputies Investigate Burglary, Man Injured During Argument, Police Arrest Suspects on Suspicion of Violating Protection Orders
• At 1:01 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Highway 603 in Winlock for a burglary. Someone broke into a trailer and stole around $5,000 worth of tools and other equipment. Everything but one chainsaw was recovered in a nearby wooded area.
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Washington For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Washington are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Washington.
‘A Voetberg Family Christmas’ Comes to Liberty Theater
For the past six years, eight of the children in Lewis County’s Voetberg family have performed the ‘A Voetberg Family Christmas’ concert to benefit the Historic Fox Theatre. They expect this year to be their best performance yet.
Fire Destroys Outbuilding, Woman Rescues Dog Inside
An outbuilding was destroyed by fire Monday morning in the 200 block of Blanchard Road in Centralia. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Lewis County fire investigators. Riverside Fire Authority Personnel responded to the scene at around 11:30 a.m.
Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office Conducts Investigation in Winlock, City Council Cancels Special Meeting
The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the city of Winlock, the office confirmed Monday. “We received materials and will be conducting an investigation,” Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Eric Eisenberg said.
Man dies after being hit by a car while checking his mail on Littlerock Road
A man died Monday night after he was hit by a vehicle while checking his mail on Littlerock Road Southwest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. on the 9400 block of Littlerock Road southwest of Tumwater.
Centralia-Community-Foundation-Funded Counselors Wrap Up First Semester In Centralia School District
The Centralia School District’s two new college and career counselors are just wrapping up their first semester as the district’s inaugural counselors focused exclusively on post-secondary plans.
Cool Tools of Doom: Geier Glove Co. Elkskin Work Gloves
Founded in 1927 in Centralia, Washington by the Geier Brothers, the Geier Glove Company has been churning out some of the world’s finest work gloves for heavy wear and tear. Made from Elkskin, which is more rugged than deerskin, these gloves can stand up to just about anything you can throw at them—
Lewis County Becoming ‘Too Hot’ For Large-Scale, Illegal Marijuana Grows
For a stretch of many months, police raids on large-scale marijuana growing operations was a hot news item in Lewis and surrounding counties, but since then local authorities have noted the trend has lost some of its gusto in the face of intense law enforcement action.
Suspects in Lacey carjacking attempts arrested in King County
Police say two people wanted for two attempted carjackings in Lacey this month were arrested over the weekend in King County. According to police, on Dec. 6 officers were called to check on a man and woman in a vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald’s on Sleater Kinney Road Southeast.
Car crashes into building in Lacey
A car crashed into a building Sunday night in Lacey, according to Lacey Fire District 3. Four people were in the vehicle. Three were treated and released at the scene and one was taken to an area hospital, Battalion Chief Steve Crimmins said Monday. No one in the building was injured.
Centralia PD to Continue Use Of Old Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Centralia City Council approved a memorandum of understanding between the city police and wastewater utilities departments Tuesday evening as part of its consent agenda. The agreement continues a partnership between the two entities that allows the police department to use the old water treatmen
Chronicle Special Report: Not Just Homeless
Daniel Elliott started using meth when he was in his 30s because of the influence of the people around him. “Just hanging around the wrong people,” he said of how he began using. “At the time, I thought it was the right people.”
Suspect in vehicular homicide in Thurston County caught at Blaine border crossing
Sandeep Singh, 35 of Kent was arrested Sunday at the Canadian border on a warrant stemming from a 2017 seven-car crash that left one dead when he was reportedly driving a tractor-trailer while intoxicated in Thurston County.
Shop, motor home burn in fire on Rainier Road
A Saturday morning fire destroyed a shop, which was doubling as a residence, as well as a motor home on Rainier Road Southeast, according to the SE Thurston Fire Authority in Yelm.
Chronicle Special Report: Agencies Take a Holistic Approach
Forty years ago, Reliable Enterprises was founded as a work skills center for people with developmental disabilities. Today, Executive Director Brett Mitchell explained the agency’s services could be considered a clearinghouse of birth to death services that cover populations in need. Reliable’s Rey
Centralia Downtown Association Hires Executive Director
The Centralia Downtown Association has a new executive director, one fresh off a cross-country move. Teri Zambon most recently worked for the Florida National Parks Association, where she served as the Institute Program Development Manager for Big Cypress National Preserve, located about 45 miles we
Gypsy Glass Brings an Artistic Touch the Cannabis Community in Chehalis
Disclaimer: This article is intended for readers age 21 and older. The Gypsy family is growing! Gypsy Greens has expanded with Gypsy Glass for smoking accessories and merchandise. The bright new space is located right next to Gypsy Greens in Chehalis, so it’s easy to find and convenient.