Welding Lab Closed

Lower Columbia College now reports that the Welding Lab will stay closed for the entire fall quarter, as air quality in the facility continues to be substandard. On the 8th, the college announced that air quality tests showed that air in the lab did not meet standards set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety […]

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Kelso Council Preview

2018 utility rates are on the agenda tonight for the Kelso City Council, along with mid-biennium budget adjustments, and a request to name portions of Kelso as “drug-free zones.” The Council is looking at a rate package that would increase water rates by about 2.4 percent, raising the average monthly bill from $126.75 to $129.80 […]

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Appeal Filed

The Port of Kalama is filing an appeal of the ruling from the Shorelines Hearings Board, claiming that they followed all of the rules regarding the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the proposed Kalama Manufacturing and Marine Export Terminal. Back in February, the Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner approved the shoreline permits for the $1.8 billion Northwest […]

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New Contender

Now, there are four Democrats that are taking aim at the 3rd District Congressional seat now held by Jaime Herrera Beutler of Camas. WSU Vancouver Political Science Professor Carolyn Long announced yesterday that she plans to join the race, running for Congress in her first-ever political campaign. Long says that she plans to take a […]

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Crab Fishery Delayed

Commercial crabbers in Washington and Oregon are going to be hanging out in port for a while, as fishery managers in both states delay the opening of the season. Washington Fish and Wildlife announced yesterday that the commercial crab season will be delayed to December 16th at a minimum, to give the crabs a chance […]

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New Locomotives

Amtrak’s Cascades passenger rail service between Vancouver, BS and Eugene is getting an upgrade, as new state-of-the-art locomotives go online. Amtrak officials say that the new “Siemens Charger” locomotives are significant upgrades from the current equipment. These Charger locomotives are lighter and quieter, they meet new EPA emission standards, and they have greater rates of […]

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Luyster Guilty

After about 12 hours of deliberation, a jury in Clark County Superior Court found 37 year-old Brent Ward Luyster of Longview guilty on all counts connected to the shooting deaths of three people at a home in Woodland in July of last year. The jury returned the verdict at about 10 am on Friday, saying […]

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House Shot

A 54 year-old Woodland man is being charged with reckless endangerment after a round that he fired apparently went through the wall of a neighbor’s house. A few minutes before 3 yesterday afternoon, Woodland Officers were called to a home in the 500 block of Windflower Drive, where they found that a single bullet had […]

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Car Dunked

No injuries were reported when a car went into Silver Lake on Saturday. Deputies were called to the area of George Taylor Road on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway at about 6:15 Saturday evening, where it was reported that a car had gone into the water. Those on the scene reported that only the taillights […]

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Flood Potential

Along with the heavy traffic during this holiday week, weather forecasters say that we need to be ready for heavy rain and possibility of some flooding. They say that a combination of heavy rains and an unusually high freezing level will help to bring river levels up through the week. They say that the freezing […]

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