Archive for October, 2013

SCU Again

October 31st, 2013

The Street Crimes Unit reports making two arrests, picking up two women on warrants and drug possession counts. Detectives took Brittany Julia Lovely, 23, into custody on a Department of Corrections warrant, and they also brought a drug detection dog to check over her car. After the dog alerted on the vehicle, a search warrant was obtained; Detectives say that they found meth, heroin, psilocybin mushrooms, cash, drug ledgers, scales and other drug-related items. As she was being booked into the Jail, Corrections Officers also claim to have found additional heroin hidden in Lovely’s underwear. Along with the Corrections warrant, Lovely is now being charged with separated counts of possession of heroin and meth with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotics by a prisoner. They also say 23 year-old Sky Nicole Whittle was also in the car; she was also found to be in possession of meth, and was also booked on a driving while suspended warrant.

Fraud Alert

October 31st, 2013

Two people are under arrest after they allegedly tried to use a fraudulent check to open an account at a bank in downtown Longview. Clerks at Columbia Bank called Longview Police at about 11:15 yesterday morning, when a red flag popped up on the check, saying that the account had been closed back in April, with a fraud alert also issued at that time. When Longview Police met with Janelle Jill Rodeback, 27, and Cole Edward Jurek, 27, they found that both had outstanding warrants. Officers also claim that Jurek was in possession of illegal drugs. Both are now being held without bail in the Cowlitz County Jail.

Endangered Deer Killed

October 31st, 2013

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for your help in finding out who killed an endangered Columbia River Whitetail Deer near Kalama. In a press release issued yesterday, Wildlife officials say that the dead deer was found earlier this month, and is believed to be one of about a dozen deer that were moved from the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge near Cathlamet to Cottonwood Island. USFS officials say that the dead deer was found on the mainland, and it’s believed to be the first time that one of these deer has been seen in the Kalama area. At this time, details on the size, gender and age of the deer is being withheld. Authorities say that the maximum penalty for shooting an endangered species is as much as $25,000 and up to five years in prison; it’s also noted that ignorance of the species is not a valid defense. A reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the incident is being offered, with the amount of the reward dependent on the type of information that’s provided. If you have information on the killing of this deer, call the Fish and Wildlife Service at 360-292-3500.

Salmon Bill

October 31st, 2013

Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is teaming up with Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer to introduce the “Fundamentally Improving Salmon Habitat Act,” a bill that she says would improve efforts to restore salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon First District Congresswoman Susan Bonamici is also signing onto the bill, along with Congressman Kurt Schrader. Beutler says that the bill would cut through red tape that is preventing small, but extremely effective habitat restoration projects from getting needed funding. The FISH Act would designate these types of projects as “small,” and would give the Army Corps of Engineers the authority to administer block grants with local “lead entities” to develop and construct these projects. Beutler and Blumenauer cite several local groups who support this legislation, saying that it will help to enhance salmon recovery and ecosystem restoration efforts. They say that this represents an opportunity for streamlining the process, getting needed resources on the ground. This bill is just getting started, and it’s not known yet how long it might take to get passed.

Bid Deadline

October 31st, 2013

Today is the deadline to get your bids in on that Park Model home that was built by last year’s Kelso High School Geometry and Construction class. Bid packets need to be into the Kelso School District offices by noon today, with a minimum bid of $35,000 on the structure. Bid packets can be downloaded from the KSD website, or you can call 501-1839 for more information. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund additional projects under this program at Kelso High School.

Board Apps

October 31st, 2013

The City of Longview is still looking for applications to serve on one of many board and commissions that help to run city departments. Terms expire at the end of this year on a number of these boards and commissions, along with other openings due to attrition. City officials say that this is a perfect time to make your voice heard, to find your niche and make a positive, lasting contribution to the community. A full list of boards and commissions is posted on the City of Longview website, or you can call 442-5454 to get more information. Today is the deadline to get those applications in on this latest recruitment drive.

Salal Review Deadline

October 31st, 2013

If you’re looking to have a poem or a short story published in the upcoming “Salal Review” arts magazine from Lower Columbia College, today is the deadline to get those works submitted. All work must be original and unpublished; you’re asked to submit no more than five poems or two short stories or essays. Work can be e-mailed to salal@lowercolumbia.edu. You should also include a cover letter that describes your connection to the Lower Columbia area. Also be sure to include full contact information. If you have other questions, call Heidi Bauer at 442-2630. LCC’s award-winning arts magazine, ”Salal #14,” is due out in May of next year.

Community Conversations

October 31st, 2013

This week’s Community Conversation lecture could get you to thinking, taking a deeply philosophical turn. Philosophy instructor Dennis Shaw will present “The Meandering Sensibilities of an Ontological Naturalist,” starting at noon today in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts. Ontology is the philosophical study of nature and being, “what makes a human-human.” Admission is free, and the lecture is open to anyone interested.

Halloween List

October 31st, 2013

It’s the big night for the zombies, witches and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as Halloween is finally here, with no shortage of haunts, spooks and other fun to be had all around the area.

The 13th annual Longview Pioneer Lions Street of Screams runs from 3:30 to 7:30 pm today at the Cowlitz County Expo Center, for kids age 3 to 13. This is an indoor trick-or-treat session, with local businesses setting up storefronts for the kids to visit. Admission is a dollar per person or a can of food, with those donations going to the Help Food Warehouse.

There’s a Costumed Crooners “Scaryoke” Halloween Night party going on this evening at the Kelso Eagles, located on South Pacific Avenue. This runs from 6 pm until closing, with karaoke, games, raffles and a costume contest. This is open to the public and admission is free.

From 6 to 10 pm tonight, there’s a Haunted House at the Rose Valley Grange. All proceeds from that event will be going to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

The Beaver Homes Grange Haunted House is open from 6:30 to 9:30 pm tonight, located near Goble off of Highway 30 and Nicolai Road. Get a dollar off admission by bringing a donation of non-perishable food, or a can of pet food.

The Nyghtmare Manor Haunted House on Wilford Road near Silver Lake opens at dark tonight, and will be open until 10 pm or so. Admission is free, but they are collecting donations of cash and food for the Help Food Warehouse.

The Quincy Grange Halloween Carnival runs from 5 to 8 pm today, open to all ages. They’ll have bingo, a cake walk, games, food and other fun. The Quincy Grange is located outside of Clatskanie on Rutter Road.

Several local churches are hosting “Trunk or Treat” events, also intended as safe, one-stop events for kids. The Longview Church of Christ on 50th Avenue will be open from 5 to 7 for kids age 12 and under, with treats and surprises for the kids, along with goodies for the parents as well.

From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, the kids can also visit the Robert Gray Baptist Church “Trunk or Treat,” with treats and surprises for the kids; this event will be moved indoors if it rains.

The Kelso First United Methodist Church will have their “Trunk or Treat” event from 5 to 8 pm; kids can visit decorated cars to collect treats, and they’ll also have a 600-pound pumpkin on display.

At the Kelso First Baptist Church, the “Trunk or Treat” runs form 6 to 9 pm; along with the treats for the kids, they’ll be serving chili, coffee and cocoa in the Fellowship Hall, and they’ll also have a “cardboard maze” set up.

At the North Gate City Church in Kelso, “Hallelujah Night” runs from 6 to 8 pm, open to kids up through sixth grade. They’ll have games and candy, and costumes are welcome.

At the First Baptist Church in Longview, a Harvest Carnival will by open to local kids from 5 to 8 pm. They’re planning a carnival, games, candy and snacks for all who attend. They’re located on Wheeler Avenue, next to the 7th Avenue Walmart.

KLOG Thursday Sports

October 31st, 2013

The Boston Red Sox win the World Series championship with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals…..The Blazers dropped the season opener in Phoenix 104-91. Portland heads to Denver tomorrow night…..The WSU Cougars host the Arizona State Sun Devils in college football tonight…..The LCC volleyball team swept Pierce 3-0 to pull into a tie for third place in the West Region. The Devils host Clark tomorrow night…..The big prep volleyball showdown tonight features R.A. Long at Ridgefield for the 2A GSHL title. Also, Fort is at Kelso tonight…..The LCC soccer team lost to Tacoma 5-0 yesterday…..In prep soccer, Kelso is at Mountain View at 5:30 pm…..Over 1,000 pre-game tickets were sold just yesterday for the Civil War tomorrow night.