BPA Rate Boost

An electricity rate hike that’s projected for this fall could be higher than first expected, as the Bonneville Power Administration considers a short-term surcharge on power supplies. Today’s Daily News reports on the news coming from the BPA, who sent the message earlier in the week. The BPA informing its customers that a “collapsing energy […]

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Clam Dig

A three-day razor clam dig opens today and runs through Sunday, but one of the beaches that had been on the list for digging will now remain closed. Washington Fish and Wildlife says that Mocrocks will be open for digging on the evening tides tonight and on Sunday, and Copalis will be open tomorrow evening. […]

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Weekend Events–3/24-26/17

Friday: It’s “Flights, Bites, and Trivia Night” this Friday evening at Ashtown Brewing in Longview, as Longview Parks and Rec puts on its second “Date Night” event. This is billed as “an evening of educational culinary adventure,” which will then be followed by a test of your knowledge of random facts. This will run from […]

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JHB Won’t Support the AHCA

Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is defying President Donald Trump, announcing this morning that she’s not going to vote for the American Health Care Act in its current form. In a statement that came out this morning, Beutler says that “I remain steadfast in my commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare with health care […]

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Carrolls Bluff Woman

Cowlitz County Coroner Tim Davidson says that he needs your help in identifying the victim in yesterday’s fatal car-vs-pedestrian collision that took place on I-5 near Carrolls Bluff. We reported on this crash yesterday morning, taking place just before 5 am near milepost 35 on the southbound freeway, in the vicinity of Carrolls Bluff. Wanda […]

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Sauvie Island Fatal

Highway 30 traffic is moving again this morning near Sauvie Island, after a fatal car crash closed the road for more than three hours yesterday morning. Oregon State Police report that the crash happened a few minutes before 10 am, a collision that involved five vehicles, one death and three injuries. OSP says that a […]

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Slide Updates

Work is beginning on the removal of the slide that’s blocking the Kalama River Road, but state officials say that it’s still too dangerous to approach the slide that’s covering State Route 503 near Ariel. Working on an emergency contract, Advanced Excavating Specialists of Longview started removing mud, trees and rocks from the 200-foot-wide slide […]

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State of the River

Members of several local diking districts, county officials and local environmental engineers met with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, as they delivered the annual “State of the River” report on the Cowlitz River, updating those groups on the current status of flood protection and sediment management on the river. With all of the […]

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Council Preview

A public hearing is planned at tonight’s Longview City Council meeting, where they will take input and then will vote on a proposed extension of the moratorium on emergency shelters inside the city limits. The city’s Ad Hoc Committee on Zoning Regulations for Emergency Shelters met last night, where the discussions over the possibility of […]

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Canyonview Cyclery Closes

The Longview-Kelso area will soon be down to one bicycle shop again, as Mark Plotkin announces the pending closure of Canyonview Cyclery on 14th Avenue. Plotkin announced the closure on Facebook earlier this week, saying that “health issues” are driving this move. Plotkin is sending out thanks to all of the customers and friends who […]

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