Stormy Weather

Weather forecasters say that the unsettled weather that we had yesterday is expected to persist through the weekend. There were a couple of weather-related power outages in the county yesterday, and it’s also reported that a small funnel cloud may have done some damage in West Longview. The Cowlitz PUD reports that lightning hit and […]

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Hoof Rot Meeting

If the attendance at last night’s question-and-answer session on hoof rot in elk was any indication, there is great interest in this topic among hunters and other residents of the local area. At least 200 people attended last night’s session at the County Expo Center, peppering representatives from Washington Fish and Wildlife and local legislators […]

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DEQ Fine

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing a fine of more than $117,000 for the operator of an oil handling terminal at Port Westward, claiming that the operators of the facility are moving far more oil than their permit allows. The Oregonian reports on the penalty being proposed against Massachusetts-base Global Partners LP. It’s […]

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Hotel Hell/Food Court Wars

TV shows involving local establishments are now scheduled to air, one of them this weekend and the other coming this summer. The Three Rivers Mall episode of “Food Court Wars” is scheduled to run Sunday evening on the Food Network, starting at 8 pm local time. Two teams of potential restaurateurs competed over two days […]

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Weekend Events–3/28-30/14

Friday: Youth and Family Link on Douglas Street in Longview is holding a free “Friday Family Night,” going from 6:30 to 8 pm. The whole family is invited to come down for open gym time, arts and crafts, movies, play time or other activities. It’s free to attend, but you do need to pre-register by […]

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Friday KLOG Sports

LaMarcus Aldridge was rested and ready as he returned to the Trail Blazer lineup last night, scoring 25 points and pulling down 16 rebounds as Portland snapped a three-game losing streak with a 100-85 win over Atlanta. The road trip continues tonight in Chicago, KLOG coverage at 4:05 pm…..All-Star Damian Lillard will show off his […]

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Oso Slide Assistance

At the request of the Washington Emergency Management Division, Cowlitz County Search and Rescue is sending resources to assist in the search effort in Snohomish County near Oso, which has been devastated by last weekend’s massive landslide. Last night, Washington DEM reported that 12 dog teams arrived on the scene on Tuesday, and they put […]

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Columbia Heights Slide

You need to be aware that Columbia Heights Road is closed to through traffic this morning between Fishers Lane and Laurel Road. A mudslide was reported on the road yesterday afternoon, coming down across the fog line and into the lane of travel. The City of Longview Engineering Department examined the slope above the road […]

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Piper Hearing

The “John Doe” that has been a major character in the recall petition involving Cowlitz PUD Commissioner Ned Piper is now known, as Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning rules that this so-called “whistleblower” is not protected by confidentiality rules in this instance. It’s now known that current PUD General Counsel Paul Brachvogel is “John Doe,” […]

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I-5 Head-On

Traffic on I-5 in the Castle Rock area is back to normal this morning, after being snarled for several hours yesterday afternoon and evening, following a head-on crash at about 3:20 pm. State Troopers say that a Nissan Sentra driven by Angelina Puris, 63, of Centralia went off of the left lane of the freeway, […]

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