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June 9, 2011: Wilson Hotel

Centralia city officials get inside the historic Wilson Hotel June 9, 2011 after more than four years. Officials reacquired the hotel after a group that was supposed to renovate it fell behind on their payments. They found the building in disrepair.

Video by Chris Brewer

May 7, 2011: Mazama Pocket Gophers

Scientists from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) trap and track the Mazama pocket gophers on public lands near Maytown in April 2011. The contentious critters are protected, which has caused panic among property owners who find them on their land. The WDFW hopes that relocating the animals here will create a win-win situation for gophers and developers.

Video by Brandon Swanson

May 1, 2011: Kiona Cemetery

A tribal cemetery near Randle holds generations of Kionas, one of the most important native families in Lewis County. The cemetery fell into disrepair over the last several decades until Cowlitz member and Kiona descendant Nina Atkins restored it to its former glory. She invited members of the Cowlitz and other tribes to a private ceremony at the cemetery May 1, 2011.

Video by Brandon Swanson

April 19, 2011: Custom Harley Build

Centralia business builds custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the ground up. Watch one get made from start to finish, April 19, 2011.

Video by Brandon Swanson

Feb. 18, 2011: Twin Transit Accident

Surveillance footage shows 67-year-old Twin Transit bus driver Fred Mestaz crashing into a Chehalis house Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

Video courtesy Twin Transit

Feb. 10, 2011: Turning Pro

A new boxing gym in Chehalis prepares young local fighters to get tough and maybe even turn pro.

Video by Brandon Swanson

Jan. 10, 2011: Soldiers' Parade

A parade honors members of the Washington Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Company, who returned in November after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

Video by Dan Schreiber

Dec. 31, 2010: Top 10 of 2010

The best Chronicle videos of the past year as determined by number of views.

Dec. 27, 2010: Toledo Fire Caught on Camera

The Smith family of Toledo provided The Chronicle with raw video shot with a handheld camera early Christmas morning, when fire destroyed two downtown Toledo businesses.

Video courtesy the Smith family

Dec. 14, 2010: Principal and Political Cartoonist

Tenino elementary school principal David Ford moonlights as a political cartoonist.

Video by Brandon Swanson

Dec. 3, 2010: First Tracks at White Pass

Andy Mahre enjoys one of the first runs at the new Paradise Basin expansion at White Pass Ski Area.

Video courtesy White Pass Ski Area and Contour.com

Nov. 19, 2010: Crime Scene Family

Centralia family bands together to decontaminate crime scenes.

Video by Brandon Swanson

Nov. 9, 2010: Soldiers Come Home

Nearly 100 soldiers of the 204th Engineer Company of the Washington National Guard returned from Afghanistan.

Video Courtesy National Guard

Oct. 29, 2010: Farewell to "The Hill"

The community of Adna takes in the final varsity football game in 82 years at the old stadium they call "The Hill."

Video and narration by Chris Brewer

Oct. 22, 2010: Swamp Cup 2010

The W.F. West Bearcats looked to retain their Swamp Cup title in 2010 as they traveled to Tiger Stadium in Centralia to take on their archrivals.

Video by Chris Brewer

Oct. 14, 2010: Editorial Boards

The Chronicle Editorial Board sat down with the candidates for local office in the 2010 to hear why they should get the vote.

Video by Tara Leonard

Slideshows

June 19, 2011: Swede Day

People celebrate Swede Day in Rochester June 19, 2011.

Photos by Holly Pederson

May 31, 2011: Photos of the Month

It's The Chronicle's best photos from the month of May 2011.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Holly Pederson, Pete Caster, and Jesse Smith

May 31, 2011: State Softball and Baseball

Local teams compete in the state softball and baseball tournaments in Yakima, May 28-29, 2011.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Pete Caster, and Jesse Smith

April 30, 2011: Photos of the Month

It's The Chronicle's best photos from the month of April 2011.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Holly Pederson, Pete Caster, Jesse Smith, Brian Mittge, and Kimberly Mason

April 22, 2011: Good Friday

Locals reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a ceremony in Centralia April 22, 2011.

Photos by Holly Pederson

April 21, 2011: W.F. West vs. Centralia

Twin Cities rivals take to the diamond for a game in Chehalis April 21, 2011.

Slideshow by Brandon Swanson

April 15, 2011: Eloy Stays Unbeaten

Local boxer Eloy Perez keeps his undefeated record during a match in San Francisco April 15, 2011.

Audio Slideshow by Dan Schreiber

April 5, 2011: At 95, Finally a Citizen

Centralia's Leland Davidson, 95, receives his official U.S. citizenship in Seattle April 5, 2011, after missing paperwork left his status uncertain. The former World War II veteran was surrounded by family, from his wife to his great-great granddaughter.

Photos by Brandon Swanson

March 31, 2011: Photos of the Month

It's The Chronicle's best photos from March 2011.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Adam Pearson, Pete Caster and Holly Pederson

Feb. 28, 2011: Photos of the Month

It's The Chronicle's best photos from February 2011.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Denny Waller, Adam Pearson, Pete Caster and Brandon McKenney

Feb. 20, 2011: Mat Classic

Local wrestlers compete in the annual Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome Feb. 18-19, 2011.

Photos by Pete Caster and Brandon McKenney

Feb. 5, 2011: Merce's Moves

The work of Centralia-born, world-renown, dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham was on display at the Paramount in Seattle.

Slideshow by Brandon Swanson

Jan. 31, 2011: Photos of the Month

It's the best images taken by The Chronicle in January 2011.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Dan Schreiber, Pete Caster, Holly Pederson, and Lee Hughes

Dec. 31, 2010: Photos of the Year

It's the best images taken by The Chronicle in 2010.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Dan Schreiber, Pete Caster, Holly Pederson, and Erin Lodi

Dec. 21, 2010: Christmas Carolers

Listen as a group of local Christmas carolers toured several homes and senior living communities to bring some holiday cheer.

Audio Slideshow by Brandon Swanson

Dec. 1, 2010: Month in Photos - November

Its The Chronicle's photos of the month for November.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Holly Pederson, Pete Caster, and Jesse Smith

Nov. 1, 2010: Month in Photos - October

Its The Chronicle's photos of the month for October.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Holly Pederson, Pete Caster, and Marqis Allen

Oct. 22, 2010: Swamp Cup

Scenes from the annual Swamp Cup between Centralia and W.F. West.

Photos by Brandon Swanson

Oct. 1, 2010: Month in Photos - September

Its The Chronicle's photos of the month for September.

Photos by Brandon Swanson, Holly Pederson, Pete Caster, Chris Brewer, and Michael Wagar

Special Report

Agony of the Aftermath: The Flood of 2007

Former Chronicle Online Editor Nick George presents "Agony of the Aftermath," a multimedia project about Lewis County's record-breaking 2007 storm and flood. After leaving The Chronicle in November 2008, George produced the piece as a Knight Digital Media Fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University.

Multimedia Project by Nick George

Chroncast

July 27, 2010

Tristian Gallegos, 14, of Chehalis, plays on his home instruments and live at the Matrix Coffee House. Advanced for his age by any standard, Gallegos is also blind, and taught himself to play the ABC song on a toy piano at age 2. For a video version of these recordings, click here.



Recorded by Dan Schreiber and Hippie Jesus

Dec. 15, 2009

Have a listen back over the 2009 football season for area teams, with play-by-play and analysis each week by Northwest Sports Radio's Alex Alderson. Click here for the full season page.



Webcasts by Alex Alderson

Aug. 25, 2009

U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver, held a "telephone town hall" meeting on federal health care reform.



Recorded by Dan Schreiber

July 30, 2009

Cowlitz Valley District Ranger Jack Thorne explains the developing wildfire situation in East Lewis County.



Interview by Dan Schreiber

July 29, 2009

Darin Cramer, of the Washington Department of Natural Resources, explains the $1.6 million project to minimize landslides on forest lands subject to the Forest Practices Rules. This interview is part of the larger Agony of the Aftermath project that can be found here.



Interview by Nick George

June 17, 2009

Centralia-born singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen drops into the studio to record some tracks and talks about what inspires him to play.



Hosted by Dan Schreiber

June 3, 2009

Executive Editor Michael Wagar talks about big changes at The Chronicle and the future of the newspaper industry.



Hosted by Dan Schreiber

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