KapStone Results

As the merger with WestRock continues to move ahead, KapStone Paper and Packaging is announcing a huge boost to profits in the first quarter of the year, mostly due to benefits from the recently-passed Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The company is reporting net…

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Rides Moving

Carnival rides in downtown Long Beach are looking for a new home, after the Long Beach City Council says that they can no longer be kept on city-owned property. The Chinook Observer reports on the dilemma of Russell Maize and Chris Summerer, who got a …

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Council Workshop

The Longview City Council meets tonight in a workshop session, starting at 6 pm. They will hear about a request to apply for a SAFER grant, with the money from that grant directed to the hire of additional firefighter-paramedics, who could then staff a…

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Clam Dig

The final razor clam dig of the spring season opens today and runs through Sunday. Mocrocks will be open all four days, with digging allowed on the morning low tides. Long Beach and Twin Harbors will be open Saturday and Sunday, and Copalis will be ope…

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Today’s Events

Longview Police are coming back with “Coffee with a Cop,” planning to meet with citizens this morning at two locations in Longview. Officers will be available to listen to citizens and to ask questions at this morning’s “agenda-free, informal meeting.”…

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100 Women Who Care

They’re still tallying up the donations, but it’s being announced that Cowlitz County Habitat for Humanity is the recipient of this quarter’s donation from the Lower Columbia chapter of 100 Women Who Care. Stacy Delgarno says that about $7,300 has been…

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Ciera Hart Identified

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is now confirming that the body recovered from the Pacific Ocean is that of Ciera Hart, 12, of Woodland. She’s one of six confirmed deaths after 38 year-old Jennifer Hart of Woodland drove off of a 100-foot cliff o…

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Washington Way Assault

Longview Police are looking into an assault reported last night, where a man was injured after being hit in the head. The incident was reported just after 10 pm, in the 3100 block of Washington Way. The 911 caller reported that the victim was on the gr…

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Pepper Sprayed

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is being called in to work on an alleged assault case, where someone apparently was pepper-sprayed. The person that was sprayed called 911 at about 4:20 yesterday morning, reporting that the incident happened in the …

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Wayward Boat Pilot Dies

The man who was at the wheel of a speeding boat that rammed another boat at Buoy 10 last summer has died. Video of the crash involving Marlin Larsen’s boat bearing down on the fishing boat on the Columbia River went viral last year. The three people ab…

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