Crash Charges

David Lawrence Huisenga, 44, of Castle Rock is now in the Lewis County Jail, charged in connection with Tuesday morning’s fatal collision on I-5 in Chehalis. Michael Fields, 57, of Chehalis died shortly after 5 am on Tuesday, when his motorcycle went down on the freeway, and then he was hit and killed by a […]

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Clatskanie Crash

Lenora Consuela Ribera, 23, of Warren, Oregon is dead after a one-car crash that closed Highway 30 near Clatskanie yesterday morning. Oregon State Police say that the crash near milepost 59 on Highway 30 happened shortly after 7 yesterday morning, about a mile east of Clatskanie. A small sedan driven by Ribera went off of […]

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Log Truck Rollover

A log truck rollover snarled traffic at the base of the Lewis and Clark Bridge for several hours yesterday afternoon. Longview Police say that the crash happened around noon yesterday, after the loaded log truck was coming off of the bridge, turning eastbound onto Industrial Way. Witnesses report that the truck attempted to make the […]

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More Slide Issues

Cowlitz County Public Works continues to grapple with slides on the Kalama River Road, announcing that a slide ten miles east of I-5 will not be cleared away this week; they also are dealing with additional land movement in the spot that closed the highway during the second half of March. On April 9th, the […]

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KapStone Results

KapStone Paper and Packaging is out with first-quarter results, announcing net sales of $766 million in the first three months of the year, up 4 percent from 2016. Net income is reported at $6 million, which is down $10 million from the same quarter last year. That’s a drop of 63 percent. Dilutes earnings per […]

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Diaper Drive

The push is on during the last days of the annual Diaper Drive that’s conducted by workers on the Weyerhaeuser millsite. Local 536 of the Woodworkers and International Association of Machinists Union helps to coordinate this annual effort, collecting donations of diapers that go to local charities and social service organizations. Last year, more than […]

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Community Conversations

The Spring Term Community Conversation lectures continue today at Lower Columbia College, continuing on with the theme of “What Culture Means to Me.” LCC Business Instructor Dana Cummings will present “Thriving Across Cultures” at noon today in the Laufman Lecture Hall, located on the first floor of the Health and Science Building at LCC. The […]

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Community Conversations

The Spring Term Community Conversation lectures continue today at Lower Columbia College, continuing on with the theme of “What Culture Means to Me.” LCC Business Instructor Dana Cummings will present “Thriving Across Cultures” at noon today in the Laufman Lecture Hall, located on the first floor of the Health and Science Building at LCC. The […]

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McMenamins Groundbreaking

It wasn’t a hugely-publicized event, but a couple of hundred people did gather in the rain yesterday afternoon at the Port of Kalama, celebrating the groundbreaking for the new McMenamins that’s going in on the banks of the Columbia. Along with the groundbreaking and project kickoff, they also put a time capsule into place during […]

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Indy Way-Washington Way Crash

There were some traffic issues in the area of Washington Way and Industrial Way this morning, after a car left the road and crashed on the railroad tracks around 4:20 am. Few details about the crash are available at this time, other than to say that a single vehicle was involved, with a single occupant. […]

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