Heat Warning

You’ll need to have your heat preparations ready for this weekend, as the first heat wave of the summer hits the area. The Weather Service says that the weather is going to get hotter over the weekend, with high temperatures near 90 today, and then approaching 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. An Excessive Heat […]

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Fugitive Caught

Paul Ira Harris, 26, is now in custody, picked up Wednesday night by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies report finding Harris hiding in the attic of a garage at a home in the 3200 block of Olympia Way in Longview. Authorities had been looking for Harris since last Thursday, when he allegedly tried to […]

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Fake Listings

The Longview City Council is mulling over the information on silica removal options for Longview’s tap water, after a presentation at last night’s meeting. A complicating factor is the vote by the Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District, which voted for the “no action” alternative. Project Manager Amy Blain says that a meeting with the […]

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Water Treatment Discussion

The Longview City Council is mulling over the information on silica removal options for Longview’s tap water, after a presentation at last night’s meeting. A complicating factor is the vote by the Beacon Hill Water and Sewer District, which voted for the “no action” alternative. Project Manager Amy Blain says that a meeting with the […]

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No Fireworks Action

The Longview City Council also declined to take action on the request from Council member Mary Jane Melink, asking for reductions in the days and hours that fireworks can legally be sold and used. Melink says that she’s aware that local non-profits use these sales as major fundraisers, but she still thinks people would spend, […]

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Sewer Work Issues

A sanitary sewer maintenance project is affecting traffic on Washington Way, as the City of Longview re-routes a temporary pipe across the roadway, protecting those pipes with a large hump in the road. The city now has Washington Way reduced to one lane in each direction between Hudson Street and Hemlock Street, and the speed […]

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Offshore Season Opens

The offshore salmon season opens this weekend, with the charter boats in Ilwaco getting ready to head out. Fishery Managers say that they expect slightly higher numbers of Chinook and Coho in the ocean this year; with these improved forecasts, the quotas are also being raised. There’s a quota of 45,000 Chinook, while the Coho […]

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Summer Reading

Local kids are invited to “Build a Better World” during this year’s Summer Reading Program at the libraries in Cowlitz County. The libraries in Longview, Kelso, Kalama and Castle Rock are participating in this year’s Summer Reading program, with activities and prize giveaways going on through the wrap-up in August. Kids that reach the “Super […]

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Weekend Events–6/23-25/17

Friday: The Sons of Norway are hosting a Collectibles and Antiques Sale this Friday and Saturday, running from 9 am until 3 pm at the lodge on Catlin Street in West Kelso. The café will also be open from 10 am until 2 pm each day. Help raise money for the homeless at the Indoor […]

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Hot Weather Prep

Checking out this weekend’s weather forecast, the City of Longview is already making a “Determination of a Severe Weather Event,” which will allow Severe Weather Shelters to begin operating. The National Weather Service is predicting hot weather on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today’s high is expected to be in the upper 70’s, but they’re also […]

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