Port Budget

On a 2-1 vote, the Port of Longview Commissioners are voting to increase the port’s tax levy in the coming year, going from 23 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation to 45 cents per $1,000, with all of that tax income now being dedicated to payment of debt, preservation of assets and investment in new […]

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Cascade NG Hike

That wasn’t a Christmas card from Cascade Natural Gas in local mailboxes earlier this month. The local natural gas utility is notifying customers that residential rates are rising 18 percent, effective on the first of this month. Cascade filed for the rate increase in September, citing a rise in the cost of gas pipelines, reservation […]

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PUD Scam

The Cowlitz PUD contacted Longview Police yesterday afternoon, reporting that someone has been trying to scam money out of Hispanic businesspeople in the local area. The PUD called LPD a little after noon yesterday, saying that several local businesses had contacted them, saying that someone claiming to be from the PUD had called about a […]

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Kalama Outage

Most of downtown Kalama was without power for several hours last night, after a problem cropped up at the Cowlitz PUD substation at the south end of town. At 5:41 pm, a breaker at the substation opened up, taking 1,126 customers off-line. The outage affected downtown Kalama, also extending up China Garden Road. They got […]

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Pot Applications

The State of Washington has been accepting applications for marijuana production and sales since the 20th of this month; it’s now being reported that more than 800 have been received, including seven operations that would be based here in Cowlitz County. The Washington Liquor Control Board released details on the applications yesterday, reporting five applications […]

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October Jobless Stats

The Cowlitz County employment market continues to languish, rising to 9 percent in October, up from 8.7 percent in September. The Employment Security Department says that Cowlitz County had 35,400 jobs in October, which is 400 fewer at the same time last year. The county did pick up 600 jobs in the last two months, […]

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Principal Award

Monticello Middle School Principal Angela Allen is being honored for her continuing work in improving student performance, recognized by the St. Helens region of Middle School Principals as the Distinguished Principal of the Year. Allen came to Monticello Middle School in 2011, and helped to continue an improvement process that was started a couple of […]

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KLOG Wednesday Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers shoot for a 12th straight win tonight when they play the Suns in Phoenix, KLOG 5:05 pm…..The Washington men’s basketball team beat Montana 83-79 last night. C.J. Wilcox led the Huskies with 28. Former MM player Eric Hutchison played 17 minutes for the Griz and had a rebound and two blocks […]

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JHB’s Baby Improves

The chances of her surviving to be born were originally pegged at somewhere between zero and none, but it’s now being reported that Abigail Rose Beutler, the infant daughter of Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband, Dan, could be home for Christmas. The Vancouver Columbian reports on the progress that Abigail Rose […]

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Juvenile Chase

A 16 year-old boy is in custody at the Cowlitz County Juvenile Services Center, after he allegedly ran away from the facility early yesterday afternoon, then was chased down on foot by Longview Police. Around 12:45 yesterday afternoon, the boy’s father called 911, saying that the teen was planning to turn himself in on a […]

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