'Real gully washer' brings landslide, floods roads in Randle
From January to October, Lewis County had its 14th driest year in the last 129, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System website, drought.gov. Another statistic on the ...
State commission revokes former Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar's peace officer certification
The Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has revoked former Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar’s peace officer certification, a CJTC employee confirmed Thursday.
Weekly Safety Report: Threats, Assaults, and Disorderly Conduct Shake Lewis County, Washington
This week in Lewis County, Washington, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a male suspect threatening a grocery store employee with a knife, a man being charged with rape, disorderly conduct at a cold weather shelter, and a Centralia man accused of assaulting two women. Law enforcement authorities are actively investigating these incidents to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.
Lewis County Coroner identifies Centralia Manor Apartments resident who died after Nov. 29 fire
The Lewis County Coroner's Office has positively identified the Centralia Manor Apartments resident who died at a hospital following a fire at the apartments on Nov. 29. The ...
Lewis County law enforcement to conduct DUI patrols through Jan. 1
Lewis County law enforcement agencies will conduct DUI high visibility enforcement (HVE) patrols this holiday season using the highly effective national model to reduce fatalities and serious
Machine recount for Morton hospital district confirms election result
A machine recount Thursday for a seat on the Lewis County Hospital District 1, which does business as Arbor Health Morton Hospital, confirmed that Christopher Schumaker won by six votes. The
U.S. Highway 12 closes as Cowlitz River crests just below 'major' flood stage
Midday on Monday, the surface of the Cowlitz River at Randle sat at 6 feet of elevation. Just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, it had reached 20 feet. The National Weather Service
'Impassable' landslide closes Skate Creek Road in Packwood
Forest Service Road 52, also known as Skate Creek Road, is blocked at milepost 18.5 after an “impassable” landslide on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The road is managed by the Gifford Pinchot
Rainstorms fill rivers, soak Lewis County with surface flooding
No corner of Lewis County was spared from the near-constant rainfall early this week. The technical name for the now-dissipating storm is an “atmospheric river.”. On average, these concentrated streams of water vapor in the sky are equal to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the National Weather Service. Larger atmospheric rivers can carry 15 times that much water, the weather service states.
'A run on land': Assessor breaks down property valuations as landowners express sticker shock
As landowners throughout Lewis County received notices with their 2024 property valuations, The Chronicle received emails, phone calls, Facebook comments and letters to the editor, with two basic ...
Sweet Tomatoes Learning Center offers multi-age, hands-on schooling option in Lewis County
It was still cold and wet outside from recent rainfall when the five students of Sweet Tomatoes Learning Center in Chehalis prepared for their daily morning nature walk on Wednesday, Dec. 6, but that ...
'Show up, be honest, do your best': Lewis County Drug Court celebrates pair of graduates
Like the rural county roads they can often be found riding their motorcycles on, the roads to recovery for Blake Hansen and Daniel "DJ" Miller were winding. For the latest graduates ...
Search for missing Thurston County man whose vehicle was found on fire in Lewis County in October continues
Law enforcement personnel are still searching for a 36-year-old Olympia man who was last seen running from his burning vehicle near the Toledo-Vader Road exit on southbound Interstate 5 shortly
Nine Green Hill School inmates face prison riot charges
Nine Green Hill School inmates are facing felony prison riot charges in Lewis County Superior Court for allegedly taking part in a fight that broke out on school grounds in Chehalis on Sept. ...
State Route 131 near U.S. Highway 12 closed due to flooding
Both directions of state Route 131 near U.S. Highway 12 in Lewis County are closed due to flooding, the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced at approximately 3:45 p.m. on
Eatonville School District: A message from the superintendent
I am grateful to be a member of the Eatonville School District and Community. The unwavering support from this community for our students and staff members has been overwhelming. The dedication of our staff members to students and families has, likewise, been so impressive! Our students are receiving a quality education and we are improving all the time. Thank you.
Today the gas price is close to $3.85 in Randle as of 2023-12-05. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Mountaineers finish strong to beat Vikings
The Rainier boys basketball team pulled away from Mossyrock late Saturday, beating the Vikings 63-43. The Mountaineers (4-1, 1-0 C2BL) led five points at halftime, but then outscored their
Flood Warning issued for Newaukum, Cowlitz, Chehalis rivers; China Creek nears flood stage
CENTRALIA -- It's just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued Flood Warnings for parts of the Chehalis, Newaukum and Cowlitz rivers. The warning is set to stay ...
Lewis County commissioners adopt 2024 budget over objection from Pollock
Much like a rising tide raises all boats, inflation and uncertain budget outlooks leave no one, including governments, unscathed. Higher costs, including at the Lewis County Jail, have led Lewis