The “Geometry in Construction” project that was hand-built by Kelso High School students could now be yours, as the process for selling the Park Model Home is now under way. The Kelso School District is now accepting sealed bids for the home, with the process open until 10 am on Tuesday, the 9th of July. Bidding packets are now available from the Kelso School District offices, located at 601 Crawford Street. You can also call Paula Edwards at 501-1903. The Park Model Home is available for viewing, right next to Ed Laulainen Stadium at Schroeder Field, and the minimum reserve bid is $35,000. Proceeds from the sale will go to expanding the Geometry in Construction Program, also providing seed money to support future projects under the program. You can also get more information on the Kelso School District website.
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Washington’s official tall ships are wrapping up this year’s Columbia River tour, making their way downstream after heading all the way up to Pasco. The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain arrived in Kalama last night, and will be open for tours today from noon to 5 pm. An “Evening Sail” is planned for 6 to 8 pm tonight, and then the two ships will depart for Ilwaco tomorrow morning. They plan to arrive in Ilwaco late in the day, and then will be open for tours from Thursday through Sunday. “Adventure sails,” “Battle Sails” and “Evening Sails” are also planned during the stop in Ilwaco. On July 1st, they will depart Ilwaco en route to their home in Westport, where they’ll arrive for the christening of their new permanent maintenance facility. Tickets for tours and sailing events are available on the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport website, or by calling 1-800-200-5239.
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The Mariners return to action tonight as they host the red hot Pittsburgh Pirates, KLOG 6:00 pm. The Bucs have won four straight and five of six…..UCLA beat Mississippi State 3-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the best of three College World Series Final. Game two is tonight in Omaha…..The Cowlitz Black Bears beat the Gems in Klamath Falls last night 4-3. Game two of the three game set is tonight at 6:35 pm…..The Pacific Tech Legion team will host Wollochet Legion of Gig Harbor in a 4 pm DH at Story Field today…..Former LCC player Jason Buffum will take over as the new head boys basketball coach at Woodland HS next season. Buffum has been an assistant at Kelso…..Fans can attend Seahawk practices in Renton this summer, but they must register at Seahawks.com.
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Kelso Police continue to investigate an apparent stabbing that took place last night at the Maltese Bar and Grill. Around 10:30 pm, a fight was reported at the bar, with witnesses saying that one of the men involved had been stabbed in the leg. Officers arrived and found the victim near the 1st Avenue entry to the tavern, bleeding from a wound to his leg. It was also reported that the suspect was a Hispanic male, wearing a black jacket, gray pants, with a black bandanna on his head. No arrests have been reported as of yet.
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There’s still no word on the cause of a fire that did about $1,000 damage to a vacant home in the 500 block of Oregon Way, a fire that took place yesterday morning around 8 am. A neighbor called 911 after she saw smoke and heard a “popping” noise. Longview Fire crews responded, and got the fire put out in just a few minutes. A building search showed that the home had been used by transients, with signs of recent occupation. They say that the evidence shows that this was a “human-caused” fire, but they couldn’t tell if it was accidental or intentional. Firefighters say that they had to work quickly, to prevent the fire from extending into the surrounding vegetation, and possibly threatening a neighboring house. They say this is a good example of the need to keep shrubs and trees trimmed, to prevent fire from spreading in a situation like this.
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Charges of second-degree robbery are being filed against Mark Woolum, 25, of Boise and Colbi Leeann Robertson, 27, of Union, Oregon, after they were reported to be the suspects in a shoplifting and assault that took place yesterday afternoon. The incident was reported by store security at the 38th Avenue Walmart store, just after 5 pm. Loss Prevention personnel say that Woolum and Robertson stole a pair of Playstation 3 controllers, and then assaulted a store employee as they made their escape. Longview Police stopped the couple’s car just a few minutes later, in the vicinity of Industrial Way and Cypress Street. Both were booked without bail on the second-degree robbery counts; Robertson is also being charged with driving while suspended.
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Longview Police say that a six year-old boy was seriously injured late Saturday afternoon, when he was hit by a car in the 1900 block of Dorothy Avenue. The 911 call came in at 5:47 pm on Saturday, reporting that the boy had been hit in the street in front of 1935 Dorothy. Longview Fire also responded, along with an ambulance from AMR; the boy was found in the street, with his father by his side. Witnesses say that the boy had been hit by a car doing about 20 miles an hour, and suffered serious injuries to his head and legs. The boy was taken to St. John Medical Center for initial treatment; his name hasn’t been released, but Longview Police say that it appears that he will fully recover. Longview Police also say that the driver stayed on the scene, and was completely cooperative with their investigation. They say that it looks like the boy darted out from in between some cars, and that the driver had no chance to stop in time. No charges are anticipated.
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Fellow kayakers are getting credit for helping to rescue a 79 year-old Kelso man who had capsized in the Columbia River Friday afternoon. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue reports that the incident took place around 3:30 Friday afternoon, near County Line Park. The victim was with another man, who was fishing from the bank. The 79 year-old lost his balance and flipped his kayak, and couldn’t get back in. It’s estimated that he spent about 20 minutes in the water before two other kayakers were able to get to the man and bring him back into shore. By the time emergency crews arrived on the scene, the man was out of the water, safe and sound. It’s also noted that he had been wearing a life vest, which helped him to survive the incident. The latest statistics show that in 84 percent of drowning deaths in the United States, the victim was NOT wearing a life vest.
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Ivon Stephen Cranshaw, 28, of Longview is under arrest for alleged drug dealing, picked up on Friday by the Longview Police Street Crimes Unit. Cranshaw was arrested Friday afternoon in the 100 block of 17th Avenue, booked on four counts of meth delivery. Police also say that he’ll be facing a school zone enhancement, and was in possession of meth at the time of his arrest. He’s currently being held without bail, pending his first court appearance.
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Kendrys Morales hit a pinch hit, walk-off, 10th inning three-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-3 win over the Oakland A’s. The M’s have today off before hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates in a two-game Interleague series tomorrow…..The Cowlitz Black Bears snapped a three game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Portland Dukes yesterday. The starting pitching matchup featured a pair of former Castle Rock Rockets with Michael Sullivan getting the win over Dustin Hamilton. Ryan Aguilar had three hits and Konnor Armijo hit a homer. The Bears play at Klamath Falls tonight in the start of a three game series…..The Purple team beat the White squad 107-103 in a highly entertaining Husky Alumni Basketball game at a sold out He Ed. Isaiah Thomas scored 24 and was named MVP.
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