Kelso Assault

Kelso Police say that an assault that was reported last night in the 1400 block of 7th Avenue may be gang-related. Officers responded to a report that a man had been assaulted at about 8:50 last night; the reporting party says that two men attacked the victim, leaving him lying in the street. When police […]

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Friendly Speeder

Vladislav Leo Shcheglyuk, 36, of Vancouver is in the Cowlitz County Jail, picked up last night on I-5 in Kelso, after he was allegedly involved in a high-speed chase on the freeway. A few minutes after 8 last night, State Troopers reported that they were in pursuit of a speeder on the southbound freeway. The […]

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Message in a Bottle

The Sheriff’s Office is following up on the discovery of a note in a bottle, supposedly coming from a person looking for some help. Just before 9 yesterday morning, a person walked into the Woodland Police Department, turning over a note that they found in a bottle on the river bank. The note says “I’m […]

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CDBG Grants

Cowlitz County is announcing the receipt of two Community Development Block Grant awards, the only county in Washington state to get two such awards this year. County officials reported on the awards from the Washington Department of Commerce, part of $10 million that was split into 22 grants. The first grant of $217,590 is going […]

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Clam Dig

For the first time this year, Twin Harbors is open for razor clam digging, but Long Beach remains closed. Washington Fish and Wildlife says that a six-day dig opens today and goes through next Tuesday. Digging will be allowed on this evening’s tide ONLY at Twin Harbors. Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, Copalis, Twin Harbors and […]

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Gift of Smiles

Smiles Dental in Longview is prepping for the annual “Gift of Smiles” Free Dental Day, signing people up today, to provide free dental services tomorrow. Local residents will be able to call in today, starting at 8 am, and make an appointment for cleanings or restorative dental work. The restorative work includes things like filling, […]

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SAFE Director Departs

They’re starting the process of looking for a new director for SAFE of Columbia County, after the current director announced that he’s heading back to Los Angeles. SAFE of Columbia County provides support for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and has been run for the past four years by Naaman Cordova-Muenzberg. Last […]

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Today’s Fun

Today’s Community Conversation lecture is titled “Brain vs. Brawn: Two for the Price of One?” It’s being presented by Lower Columbia College nursing instructor Annette Ward, continuing on with this term’s theme of “Sports and Society.” The free lecture begins at noon in the Laufman Lecture Hall in the Health and Science Building at LCC, […]

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Smelt Ho!

After a third round of commercial test dipping showed an increase in the number of fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife is announcing that there will be one day of recreational smelt dipping, coming up this Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm. WDFW says that recreational smelt dipping will be allowed on the Cowlitz River […]

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Woman Identified

Longview Police say that the body found on the Cowlitz River last Sunday has been identified as Shannon Eileen Fuchs, 52, of Longview, and an autopsy shows that she died from hypothermia. A person walking along the dike in the 1500 block of Third Avenue reported finding Fuchs’ body late Sunday morning, in an area […]

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