Hoffstadt Bluffs Sold

Cowlitz County is out of the Visitors Center business, after selling off Hoffstadt Bluffs to a Tacoma-area church group. At this 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. County Purchasing Manager Matt Hansen says that they […]

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More Snow?

Weather forecasters say that we need to be ready for “one-two-three punch” of systems that will be coming through, once again bringing the possibility of low-level snow to the area. There’s a Winter Weather Advisory up until noon today in the Cowlitz County area, saying that we could see a mix of rain and snow […]

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Fatal Fire

Oregon State Police are joining Columbia River Fire and Rescue after one person died in an RV fire that took place yesterday morning outside of Rainier. Shortly after 6 yesterday morning, CRF&R was called out to a structure fire on Wonderly Road, about four miles west of town. They arrived and found a travel trailer […]

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Longview Schools Review

Members of the Longview School Board are now chewing on information provided in a study session, trying to determine what the best timing will be for a bond election and a levy election in the next two years or so. Longview School Board President C. J. Nickerson says that there’s a lot to consider, with […]

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John Doe Update

Continuing the effort to identify a man whose body was found last June on the banks of the Columbia River near Altoona, the Wahkiakum County Coroner is releasing a forensic sketch, trying to reconstruct what the man looked like. The man is Caucasian, about 5’8” in height, and somewhere between 30 to 60 years of […]

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VA Call

Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is calling for an investigation, asking why a local veteran’s cancer care from the Veteran’s Administration was delayed until it was too late. John Weston died from cancer in December of last year, after having been diagnosed in July. According to the Centralia Chronicle, Weston was not scheduled for […]

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Timber Harvest/Murrelet Meetings

A series of meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statementa for the Department of Natural Resources’ Sustainable Harvest Calculation on state-owned forest lands is starting today, along with input on proposed Marbled Murrelet habitat. This Sustainable Harvest Calculation will help determine the amount of timber that DNR can harvest from Western Washington state forests between […]

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Today’s Events

It’s a busy day around the area, starting this morning with Longview City Council member Ken Botero’s monthly Community Forum. Botero says that today’s guest will be Economic Development Director Joe Phillips, and he’ll be available to answer questions about potential future developments in the city. Today’s Community Forum starts at 10 am at the […]

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Comp Plan Hearing

The Kelso City Council meets at 6 pm this evening, with a public hearing scheduled on the city’s updated Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map, along with changes to the Unified Development Code and Zoning Code. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, and is open to anyone interested.

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Game Show Junky

If you have some time this morning, you may want to pop “Let’s Make A Deal” on the tube, where Lori Sherman of Clatskanie will be featured. The Clatskanie Chief reports on Sherman’s appearance, saying that the founder of the Clatskanie Festival is a “game show junky,” already having won more than $32,000 in prizes […]

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