I-5 Collision

Martin Jenkins, 54, of Woodland is recovering from injuries he received in a three-vehicle collision that took place yesterday afternoon on I-5 north of Woodland. State Troopers say that Jenkins was riding a motorcycle on the southbound freeway near milepost 26 at about 3:35 yesterday afternoon, and apparently tried to split cars in the middle […]

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SR 504 Crash

State Troopers continue to investigate a two-motorcycle crash that happened Saturday afternoon on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway east of Toutle, a crash that injured two people. The crash happened at about 12:45 on Saturday, 21 miles east of Toutle on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway. Geoffrey Souza, 21, of Yelm failed to negotiate a […]

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Lewd Conduct

Gina Marie Wilson, 50, of Longview is under arrest, after Longview Police reportedly saw her masturbating in Lake Sacajawea Park. Officers went to the park at about 10:15 yesterday morning, after it was reported that there was a woman walking around with no pants on. This was reported in the 12 hundred block of Kessler, […]

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Tractors Recovered

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports breaking up a large stolen property ring, recovering two stolen tractors and a large number of stolen items on properties near Rainier. Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says that they developed probable cause to serve a search warrant at plot on Beaver Homes Road, west of Rainier, investigating a burglary of […]

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Dog Park Discussion

The Castle Rock City Council is being asked to consider construction of an off-leash dog park inside the city limits, a discussion that will take place at this evening’s meeting. The Castle Rock Parks Board was asked to look into the issue, looking at two plots owned by the city. The Parks Board is presenting […]

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Filing Final

A special three-day filing period opens today and continues through 5 pm on Wednesday, looking to people to file for several local positions that people didn’t file for. Candidates are needed for Position 3 on the Toutle Lake School District Board. Cemetery District 1 has one slot open, Cemetery Districts 3 and 4 each have […]

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ESD Awards

The Kelso Public Schools Foundation is being honored by Educational Service District 112, presented with a Community Leadership Award for the group’s outstanding contributions to education. The award was presented last Friday, at the ESD’s annual Recognition Ceremony. The Kelso Public Schools Foundation is in its 26th year of serving Kelso students, having given out […]

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Click It or Ticket

With the Memorial Day holiday on the horizon and the rest of summer to follow, it’s also time for local law enforcement to step up enforcement efforts. The national “Click It of Ticket” campaign starts today and runs through June 4th. The State Patrol and Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputies will have increased patrols, joined by […]

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Arson Video

As they continue to investigate the incident, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is releasing a security video of the arson that took place in Toutle on the morning of Sunday, May 7th. The Sheriff’s Office put the video up on YouTube yesterday, with a link available from their story on FlashAlert. The video, which was […]

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Filing Update

With just one more day for would-be candidates to officially file for the 2017 election, we’re starting to see more races shaping up. Kent Preston of Castle Rock is filing to run against incumbent Doug Averett for a seat on the Port of Longview Commission. Mike Reuter is now challenging Rosemary Brinson Siipola for the […]

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