Low Water

The Army Corps of Engineers is also sending out a warning, alerting users of the Columbia River of low water levels downstream from Bonneville Dam. This coming Saturday, the Corps plans to shut off flows that provide for spill over Bonneville and other Columbia River projects. Those spills are intended to help flush juvenile salmon […]

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PeaceHealth Cuts

Vancouver-based PeaceHealth is announcing a series of personnel reductions, including the elimination of 30 positions at St. John Medical Center in Longview. The health care provider announced the reductions yesterday, which they blame on declining patient volumes. A variety of factors are cited in that decline, including cuts in reimbursements due to state and federal […]

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PUD Rates

As expected, the Cowlitz PUD Commission voted to increase residential power rates by an average of five percent, effective on Sunday, Septermber 1st. The rate increase is in line with the recommendations of the citizen-staffed Electric Rates Advisory Committee; PUD Commission President Buz Ketcham says that group did a great job of starting the utility […]

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Kayser Declares

The campaign doesn’t come up for another three years, but PUD Commissioner Ned Piper already has a challenger for his seat, as Castle Rock farmer Mike Kayser announces his candidacy. Kayser says that he’s concerned about a lack of transparency at the PUD…kayser…While he hasn’t held public office, Kayser is active in local politics, and […]

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Health and Safety Fair

What had been the annual Senior Fair is being expanded into an event called the “Community Health and Safety Fair,” which will run from 9 am to 3 pm today in the John Searing Auditorium at the Cowlitz PUD building in Longview. PUD officials say that this is intended as an event to get customers […]

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Chamber Way Work

As we make those travel plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend, be aware of some construction in the Chehalis area that could slow you down. Work starts today on repair of a damaged girder on the Chamber Way. Starting at 7 this evening, single-lane closures of the freeway are planned at that bridge, going […]

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Democrat Women Meet

Current Longview City Council member Steve Moon and former Councilman Chuck Wallace will be featured at this month’s meeting of the Cowlitz County Democratic Women. Moon is running for the position he was appointed to last year, and is being challenged by Janice Barrera. Wallace is trying to get back on the council after a […]

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Shay Donations

The anonymous donor who had been looking to build up some steam for the Shay Locomotive Pavilion donation drive apparently has accomplished that goal, as the City of Longview announces that five separate checks for $1,000 apiece have been donated in the past five days. The donor announced that they would make three separate donations […]

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KLOG Wednesday Sports

The Texas Rangers downed the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in 10 innings last night. The Rangers scored the game winner on a controversial balk call against Danny Farquhar. The M’s and Rangers play a day game today, KLOG 11:30 am. Felix Hernandez gets the start for Seattle…..The Seahawks cut the roster down to 75 yesterday, including […]

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Highway 101 Crash

Felicia Conley, 52, and Jyme Clayberg, 72, of Longview are at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, after having suffered “serious, but non-life-threatening” injuries in a two-car crash late yesterday morning near Gearhart. Oregon State Police say that Conley and Clayberg were driving south on Highway 101, as Elias Urdahl, 28, of Shelton was driving north. […]

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