On December 12 at approximately 1:53 p.m., a structure engine (Engine 7-1) was returning to the main station in Vader after working the structure fire in Ryderwood.
Per the Centralia Chronicle, the Lewis County Prosecutor received information last week and they are investigating the City of Winlock.
David Rutherford, Napavine's Wood Arts and Environmental Science teacher has introduced a new tradition to his classes. He has started a new fundraiser; selling holiday table centerpieces. The projects are made out of Noble fir, cedar, a candle, and cinnamon scented pine cones. He has his students working on them for two days for a grade.
No, you weren't seeing things, there was indeed a kayak paddling down US 101 near Valley View in Raymond on Thursday, December 20. Flood water inundated the area in several feet of water for just over three hours before finally receding in the early afternoon.
The Raymond City Council told the Planning Commission to go back to the drawing board with Ordinance 1883 that sought to change the laws surrounding RV parks and campgrounds. The council first heard about the ordinance during their Monday, December 3 council meeting when it was first read and passed onto a second reading. The ordinance garnered heavy opposition from several council members who disagreed with several aspects of the rules within it.
Mayor Tony Nordin and Public Works Director Eric Weiberg found themselves the brunt of questioning on December 3 when Council Members Chris Halpin and Kaley Hanson wanted some questions answered and voiced their displeasure with how it was vaguely written. Weiberg addressed both and it was learned he was a co-writer of the ordinance.
Blustery winds swept through downtown Raymond on Tuesday, December 18, sent debris flying and burst open the front doors at several businesses. A series of thunderstorms passed through the area during the day with little warning. One of the storms turned the downtown area into what many have said to be like a "washing machine."
During one of the thunderstorms, the area of 4th Street and Duryea became overly dark before a strong circulation began over buildings. Employees inside the Herald offices and surrounding business peeked outside to see swirling winds throwing rain and debris that appeared to be sideways.
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