Closures and Delays–1/11/17

Lower Columbia College – Closed. All events and activities canceled. Longview – Closed Kelso – Closed Castle Rock – Closed Toutle Lake – Closed. Kalama – Closed. Woodland – Closed. Toledo (WA) – Closed. Winlock – Closed Wahkiakum – 2 Hours Late Rainier – Closed. Clatskanie – Closed. Vernonia – Closed. St. Helens – Closed. […]

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Another Snow Day

It’s another day to avoid travel in the area, as several inches of snow blankets the downtown areas of Kelso and Longview this morning, and the snow is continuing to fall. The Weather Service is continuing a Winter Storm Warning for this area through 1 pm today. They say that snow should continue to fall […]

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Gibson Passes

The Kalama Police Department is reporting that Police Chief Randy Gibson has passed away. The death was reported in a Facebook posting made early this morning, saying that Gibson died yesterday, after a long battle with cancer. They say that despite his illness, Gibson kept the citizens of Kalama as his priority, and he continued […]

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Hypothermia Death

Kelso Police are looking into a death reported on Monday, after a homeless man was found dead inside of a vehicle that he apparently was living in. KPD reports that the man was found Monday night, inside of a minivan that was parked next to an abandoned building in the 900 block of Mill Street. […]

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10th Avenue Robbery

Longview Police are releasing photos of a man that they say robbed a business in the two thousand block of 10th Avenue last night. The robbery was reported shortly after 9 last night, with the suspect getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a black male with a mustache, […]

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Hoffstadt Sold

Cowlitz County is out of the Visitors Center business, after selling off Hoffstadt Bluffs to a Tacoma-area church group. At yesterday morning’s County Commission meeting, the three Commissioners voted to accept a one-million-dollar offer from Andrey and Nadya Ivantsov of Edgewood, which is located next to Puyallup; they are also involved with a group called […]

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JHB/ACA

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is joining a growing chorus of GOP voices, saying that they need to have a replacement available before the Affordable Care act is repealed. Beutler is sending out the copy of a letter that she sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan, asking that Congress “undertake the implementation of replacement health care […]

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Emergency Management Hire

Cowlitz County Emergency Management Director Ernie Schnabel is announcing the hire of Lorraine Churchill as the new Cowlitz County Emergency Management Coordinator. Schnabel says that Churchill started last week, coming to Kelso from jobs in Columbia County and in Portland. He says that she will cover many aspects of emergency preparedness education and outreach, along […]

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Online Survey

Today’s snowstorm won’t affect computer access to Longview’s Citizens Summit online survey. The survey will be available until noon today, available through surveymonkey.com, or by going to mylongview.com. There’s also a link available on the City of Longview Facebook page. The information and opinions shared on the survey will help to form the agenda and […]

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Closures and Delays–1/11/12

Lower Columbia College – Closed. All events and activities canceled. Toutle Lake – Closed. Kalama – Closed. Woodland – Closed. Toledo (WA) – Closed. Rainier – Closed. Vernonia – Closed. St. Helens – Closed. Scappoose – Closed. CC Rider (Columbia County) – Buses on road restriction routes. CC Rider buses will be running on all […]

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