Kelso Council Preview

The Kelso City Council meets at 6 pm tonight, with items connected to the revised Comprehensive Plan on the agenda. The Council is scheduled to take action on a Planning Commission recommendation to add the West Kelso Subarea Plan to the Comp Plan. The Council is also being asked to expand the Adult-Oriented Business Overlay, […]

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Spencer Creek Work

The Port of Kalama reports that Phase 2 of the Spencer Creek Business Park development project is under way, as a $1.2 million contract for site pre-loading and ground improvements is awarded to Tapani Underground of Battle Ground. The contract calls for removal of sand that’s been used as pre-load in Areas 1 and 2 […]

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Freeway Updates

The Washington Department of Transportation reports that all three lanes of I-5 northbound are now open, after last week’s slide of mud and trees was cleared. The northbound freeway was closed for about five hours last Friday, after the slide came down across all three lanes of the northbound freeway at milepost 22-point-6. Two lanes […]

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Bottomfish Changes

If you head offshore to fish for things like Ling Cod and Rockfish, you need to be aware of some changes that Washington Fish and Wildlife is making to that fishery. Effective immediately, the recreational daily limit for rockfish is reduced from 10 to 7 in Marine Areas 1 through 4; there’s also a sublimit […]

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Presidents Day Closures

Today is the Presidents Day holiday, so schools are shut down today, including Lower Columbia College. Government offices are closed today, including the Post Office. There’s no regular mail delivery today. Most banks and credit unions are closed today, but some in-store branches may be open. Public libraries are also closed today. Waste Control and […]

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Vernonia Shooting

An All Points Bulletin is out in Columbia County, looking for the suspect in a shooting that took place this Saturday in Vernonia. Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says that the incident happened a little before 3 pm on Saturday, when Gregory Reynolds, 37, fired several shots from his pickup at a home on Kirk […]

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Car Shot

No injuries were reported when a car traveling on I-5 was hit by gunfire. This was reported yesterday afternoon at about 4:20 pm, traveling southbound on I-5 in the Kelso area. The reporting party says that the suspect was driving slowly, and then tried cut them off. During this confrontation, the suspect reportedly fired one […]

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Gun Flashed

Kelso Police report detaining one person who apparently pulled a gun during Friday’s massive traffic backup on I-5 southbound through Cowlitz County. Traffic was backed up as far as 15 miles north of some potholes that needed repair near milepost 26 south of Kalama. At about 1:20 Friday afternoon, a person reported that someone had […]

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Gun Threats

Longview Police say that several juveniles were taken into custody after a gun-related incident that happened early yesterday morning. At about 1:35 am, a call came in from the 3000 block of Ocean Beach Highway, after a group confrontation was reported, with one person claiming that “Dude has a gun, and if something goes down, […]

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Cross-Bridge DUI

DUI charges are being filed against David Christian Spencer, 31, of Longview, after it was reported that he was doing 80 miles an hour on Highway 30 early yesterday morning. Just after midnight, Rainier Police reported that they were in pursuit of a speeding driver, coming over the Lewis and Clark Bridge. It’s alleged that […]

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