Lake Concert

The final Kirkpatrick Family Care Summer Concert at the Lake happens tonight, celebrating the decade of the “zeroes” with high energy pop tunes from The June Bugs. The free concert will start at 6 pm at Martin’s Dock, and this will also be the Sponsor Appreciation Night, which was moved from two weeks ago.

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Millennium Bulk Shindig

Millennium Bulk Terminals is putting on its “Summer Shindig” today, an event that they say is “our way of saying thanks” to the community. This will run from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on the ground of the Millennium Bulk Terminals facility at 4029 Industrial Way. They’ll have a new Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotive on display, […]

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Chip Sealing

The City of Kelso plans to do some chip-sealing today, working in several locations around South Kelso. Work is planned on South 13th from Grade Street to Colorado Street, Hawthorne Street and Milwaukie Place, hazel Street from the City Limits to South 13th, and a portion of Douglas Street. Work is planned between 7:30 am […]

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Shelter Hearing

Thursday, August 31st is being set as the date for a public hearing on proposed Zoning Code amendments regarding Emergency Shelters. For several months, an ad hoc City Council committee has been working on this topic; in July, the proposed changes were released to the public, suggesting that Emergency Shelters could be allowed in the […]

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NORPAC Machine Shutdown

Looking to “level the playing field,” North Pacific Paper Corporation, or NORPAC, is announcing that a paper machine at the Longview mill will be shut down. The company announced yesterday that one of three machines will go down, beginning this October. In the announcement, NORPAC says that they will expand capacity on the other two […]

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Needle Plan Nixed

The Cowlitz County Commissioners are pulling the plug on the Needle Exchange Program that has been run by the County Health Department for the past 17 years, ending county support for the program that has been severely criticized in recent weeks. The 2-1 vote was led by County Commissioner Arne Mortensen, who suggests that supporters […]

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Landfill RFQ

Cowlitz County is also moving ahead with issuing “Requests for Qualifications” regarding operation of the Headquarters Landfill, rejecting a request from the Cowlitz County Solid Waste Advisory Committee to have input in the process. Kelso City Manager Steve Taylor is the current chair of the SWAC (swak); he says that the committee took a stand […]

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RAL Park Changes

The Longview City Council is approving changes to the Master Plan for R. A. Long Park in the Civic Circle, changing from a water feature in the plaza across from the Monticello Hotel to a grass plaza. At last night’s City Council workshop, three options were presented, a concrete plaza with a water feature, a […]

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Eufaula Heights Fire

Two people were displaced from their home by a Monday night fire on Eufaula Heights Road. The fire was reported at about 11:30 Monday night, in the 1200 block of Eufaula Heights. Both occupants evacuated, and ran to a neighbor’s house to report the fire, which apparently started on the front porch of the home. […]

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Poaching Case

The investigation into a massive poaching case involving as many as ten Cowlitz County residents has been concluded, and is now being reviewed by the Cowlitz County Prosecutor for charging decisions. The Centralia Chronicle reports on the wrap-up of the investigation. Mike Cenci is the chief of westside enforcement for Washington Fish and Wildlife, and […]

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