March into Kindergarten

The Longview School District is holding its annual “March into Kindergarten” event today, going from 5 to 6:30 pm at each elementary school in the district. New students and their families will be able to go to the schools and meet teachers, principals and classmates. Kindergarten prep materials will be handed out, and they will […]

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Today’s Events

There’s a special ceremony planned at 2 pm today at the Kelso McDonald’s, where one of the crew members will be honored as Crew Member of the Year for this region, covering Washington, Oregon, Montana and Northern California. Tune into the Cooking Channel tonight for the “Dawn of the Bread” episode of “Carnival Eats,” where […]

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Carrolls Bluff Fatality

There was congestion this morning on the southbound freeway commute this morning near Carrolls Bluff, as the Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol respond to a fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian near milepost 34. A woman called 911 just before 5 this morning, saying that a man walked in front of her […]

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KRR Slide Emergency Declaration

The County Commissioners are clearing the way to hire a contractor to get up to the 3000 block of the Kalama River Road, to start work on clearing the landslide that came down last week. The slide completely covers the road near the intersection with Italian Creek Road; county officials say that the slide is […]

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KPD Report

Domestic violence incidents in Kelso dropped dramatically, while theft incidents have increased dramatically in the City of Kelso in 2016. Kelso Police Chief Andy Hamilton presented the annual Kelso Police Department report at last night’s City Council meeting, reporting that DV incidents dropped by nearly 50 percent from 2015. Theft and larceny incident increased substantially […]

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Hillsboro Aviation Payoff

Cowlitz County is paying Hillsboro Aviation $150,000 to close out the contract for helicopter tour services at Hoffstadt Bluffs, reimbursing the company for lost income following the sale of the facility to a church group out of Tacoma. The ten-year contract is being terminated two years early; while $150,000 is a lot of money, Cowlitz […]

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Kelso Streets

Be aware that the bridge over the Coweeman River on Kelso Drive will be closed today for a routine inspection by the Washington Department of Transportation. There also could be some congestion in the area of Clark Street and Clark Street West, after it was reported that a section of rail has been dislodged, and […]

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Business Events

Northwest Food Service invites you to the 5th annual Spring Showcase, which will run from 10 am until 3 pm at the Cowlitz County Conference and Events Center, where the latest in food service will be displayed. They say that new concepts will be presented, there will be a tasting pavilion, also with samples of […]

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Storyteller Visits

There’s a special program being offered this evening at the Longview Public Library, an event called “Contemporary Storytelling with Music,” by Cochise Anderson of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian Nations of Oklahoma. They say that Anderson mixes original spoken word stories with original and traditional music, celebrating the beauties of Native American life, while also […]

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Wheels for Mr. Janke

“Scotty Dogs—You gotta love ‘em!” Once again, the Kelso Hilander community steps up at a time of need, raising nearly $31,000 in a GoFundMe campaign to replace a powered wheelchair for substitute teacher John Jahnke. He has cerebral palsy, and needs the motorized chair to be able to get around. Fellow teacher Rick Davis learned […]

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