More Weather

Rain, wind, landslides, rising rivers…How about some hail to go on top of that? That’s the latest out of the Weather Service this morning. The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement last night, warning of the possibility of “moderately strong thunderstorms” in the area this afternoon. Meteorologists say that […]

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Road Updates

Work is beginning on the slides that block the Kalama River Road and State Route 503 near Ariel. Cowlitz County Public Works announced yesterday that they expect to get a formal emergency declaration soon, and then a contractor will be hired to start the cleanup work. They say that the contractor is expected to begin […]

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River Alerts

The Weather Service says that the Columbia River is expected to remain over the Minor Flood stage in Vancouver through the end of this week, but only minor impacts are expected. The river in Vancouver is running at about 16.4 feet this morning, just over the Minor Flood stage of 16 feet. They say that […]

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Rose Valley Crash

The Sheriff’s Office reports that two people were hurt in a crash that took place yesterday afternoon on Rose Valley Road. Deputies say that a 72 year-old man lost control of his pickup just after 5 pm yesterday afternoon, going down a ten-foot embankment and landing in the brush. The male driver suffered injuries to […]

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I-5 Collision

Three people from Reno are recovering from injuries that they received in a two-car crash that took place on I-5 near Napavine. The collision happened on the southbound freeway at milepost 66, five miles south of Napavine. State Troopers say that the crash happened a few minutes before 9 pm, when Austin Nachatilo, 19, of […]

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Attempted Murder Charges

What started as a second-degree assault incident from last Saturday in Kelso is now being elevated to attempted murder. Kelso Police went to a home in the one thousand block of North 3rd Avenue just after 7 last Saturday morning, when a fight between roommates was reported. John Ralph Church, 42, was arrested on charges […]

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Leininger Bails Out

The Kelso man who is accused of killing a man from Rainier, Washington and then dumping his body into the Coweeman River is now free on bail. The Olympian reports that Jeremy Brian Leininger, 20, of Kelso posted bail of $2.5 million earlier this month, after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of […]

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Lake RFPS

The City of Longview is now soliciting Requests for Proposals on summertime concessions at Lake Sacajawea. Legal notices about the RFP process were published last week, looking for vendors to provide food and drink concessions at the lake, along with vendors for non-motorized boats. Full details on the RFP request is available from Longview Parks […]

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Hire-a Vet Award

There’s a special presentation planned for this afternoon at Lower Columbia College, where Tribeca Transport of Woodland will be honored with a “Hire-a-Vet Award.” Tribeca Transport is receiving the award for its proven track record in hiring veterans, adding three former military members to its workforce in the past year. They say that the current […]

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Slide/Flood Updates

Rail traffic is moving through the local area again, after a landslide between Kelso and Vancouver was cleared late last week, but Kalama River Road and State Route 503 remain closed by slides. The Weather Service also says that landslide danger will remain extremely high until things start drying out. The Weather Service issued a […]

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