Attempted Robbery

A man tells Kelso Police that a group of young men tried to rob him last night in the area of East Pine Way and Grade Street. The man called 911 just before 11 last night, saying that he was walking along the street when three subjects approached and accosted him. The man claims that […]

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Kelso Council

The City of Kelso is moving ahead with revisions to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, Development Code and Zoning Code, with revisions approved at last night’s City Council meeting. Consultant Gregg Dohrn presented the revised codes at last night’s meeting; he says that a lot of work has been done to reduce the amount of red […]

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Beutler Rally

As many as 150 disgruntled citizens gathered yesterday morning outside of the O. O. Howard House in Vancouver, rallying outside of the office of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, and demanding that she hold a Town Hall, and increase her interaction with constituents. Many at yesterday’s rally held signs dealing with the potential repeal of the […]

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McMenamins Bid

The J. H. Kelly company of Longview reportedly has come in with the low bid for construction of the building that will house a new McMenamins hotel, restaurant and brew pub at the Port of Kalama. Construction bids for the building were opened last week, and J. H. Kelly reportedly came in with the low […]

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Port Thwart

Just a few days after reporting the hire of their new Executive Director, the Port of St. Helens is starting over in the search, when the preferred candidate was lured back to where he currently lives. Earlier this month, the job in St. Helens was offered to William Anderson of Kotzebue, Alaska, after a search […]

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Soup for the Win

McBride Elementary School in St. Helens is one of 100 schools across the country that are winners in this year’s “Grand Stand for Education” contest from Campbell’s Soup, winning an award of $10,000. The soup company is giving away $1 million in the Grand Stand for Education promotion, $10,000 to 100 schools across the country. […]

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Death Investigation

Longview Police continue an investigation, after a woman’s body was discovered Sunday morning on the banks of the Cowlitz River. LPD Detective Sergeant Chris Blanchard announced this morning that the body is that of Shannon E. Fuchs, 52, of Longview. It’s reported that a person walking along the dike discovered the body late Sunday morning, […]

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Manchester’s Break-In

They’re collecting and reviewing security videos from businesses that neighbor Manchester Brothers on Vandercook Way in Longview, after someone broke in and stole several guns. The break-in was reported at about 8:40 yesterday morning, when a driver for a nearby business noticed that the back door of Manchester’s had been kicked in. Longview Police responded […]

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Truck Fire

The Sheriff’s Office is opening an investigation after a pickup truck fire that was reported last night near Kalama. Firefighters were called out from Cowlitz Fire District 5 in Kalama at 10:50 last night, when it was reported that the truck was engulfed in flames, parked in the area of Greenwood Road and Kalama River […]

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Rainier Budget Issues

Looking at a potential shortfall of $600,000 in the next school year, the Rainier School Board is already taking steps to deal with the deficit. The Clatskanie Chief reports that the Rainier School Board has placed a freeze on the budget, while also preparing for substantial reductions in services and personnel. Superintendent Michael Carter says […]

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