Hoof Rot Meeting

The topic of hoof rot in the local elk population is the topic of a forum planned for this evening at the Cowlitz Regional Conference and Events Center, starting at 6 pm. Cowlitz County Commissioner Jim Misner helped to arrange this evening’s question-and-answer session, which will examine the root causes of hoof disease, possible decreases […]

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Health Rankings

Red flags are going up among public health providers, after the 2014 County Health Rankings Report was released yesterday, and Cowlitz County came in 34th out of Washington’s 39 counties. Cowlitz County Health Department officials say that Cowlitz County ranks dead last in the “Health Behaviors” category, looking at factors like tobacco use, obesity, physical […]

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Art Deadline

Today is the deadline for entries in the Longview Historic Preservation Month poster contest. 3rd-through-5th-graders in the Longview School District are eligible to submit entries, working on the theme of “Longview Through the Eyes of Our Children.” Bill Kasch with the Historic Preservation Commission says that this is intended to help celebrate Longview’s unique history. […]

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KLOG Thursday Sports

The Blazers could have LaMarcus back from injury when they take on the Hawks in Atlanta today, KLOG 3:35 pm…..The Washington women’s team advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT with a 62-55 win over San Diego last night…..The Mariners lost to the Rangers 5-3 yesterday, but Erasmo Ramirez pitched very well earning the #2 […]

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Carl’s Standoff

A 43 year-old woman is undergoing mental health evaluation and treatment, after a “self-hostage” situation of more than four hours that took place yesterday afternoon in downtown Longview. This all got started around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, when the woman walked into Carl’s Towing at 12th and Vandercook Way, showed employees a gun on her hip, […]

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Freeway Rollover

Two local women are recovering from injuries they received in a rollover crash that took place yesterday afternoon on I-5 in Castle Rock. State Troopers say that this took place a few minutes before 5 pm, at milepost 49. Phyllis Holman, 52, of Longview was southbound when she hydroplaned on the wet freeway, going off […]

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Mt. Brynion Outage

A widespread power outage is being blamed on yesterday’s blustery weather, as a tree fell over into some overhead lines on Mt. Brynion. The Cowlitz PUD reports that 849 customers in Kelso were knocked off-line at about 3:25 pm, affecting much of Mt. Brynion and a swath along Allen Street, extending into West Kelso. KUKN […]

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PUD Anti-Poaching Policy

After some adjustments to keep ultimate control of contract decisions with the PUD Commission, a new policy that will allow the Cowlitz PUD General Manager to negotiate certain employment contracts was adopted on a 3-0 vote yesterday afternoon. Commission President Buz Ketcham says that the goal is to help retain talented people in key positions…PUDHR…Current […]

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February Unemployment

Even though the Federal numbers show that local employment held steady in February, some seasonal job losses led to a significant spike in the unemployment rate. Last month’s jobless rate jumped up to 10.2 percent, more than a percentage point higher than the 9.1 percent in January. Regional Economist Scott Bailey says that a jump […]

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Flood Insurance Meeting

FEMA is holding a public Open House this evening in Kelso, where they plan to present and review the new Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps. A short presentation is planned at 6 pm, followed by the availability of city, county, regional, state and federal agency staff. Those people will then be able to answer […]

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