Meat Protest Arrest

One of the Portland-based animal rights activists who have been involved in the ongoing protest outside of Walt’s Meats is being charged with trespassing after an incident that was reported yesterday morning. Around 11:25 am, employees at the meat proc…

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Butts Competency Hearing

The testimony is complete, but the Columbia County District Attorney says that it will be several more weeks before Columbia County Circuit Court Judge Ted Grove rules on the competency of Daniel Butts of Kalama. In a week-long hearing that was held ea…

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Missing Boy Found

A four year-old boy from Battle Ground is back with family members this morning, after a relative that was suffering some mental problems took off with the boy. Battle Ground Police put out an alert last night, looking for Aziel Belza, 4, of Battle Gro…

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Astoria Cleanup Complete

The Coast Guard is reporting that the cleanup of an oil-filled tank that was found underneath a pier next to the Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa in Astoria is nearly complete. Late last month, an oil sheen was reported on the Columbia River near the pier, e…

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Daybreak Park Death Update

The man who was recovered from the East Fork of the Lewis River last Saturday morning has been identified as that of a Gresham man who had been missing since last December. The Clark County Medical Examiner now identifies the body as that of Vadim Mukh…

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Election Update

There are no changes to report after the second run of ballots from Tuesday night’s special election. Cowlitz County Elections reports that 18,539 ballots have been counted so far in this election, which puts overall turnout at 34.73 percent. Percentag…

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Career Day

The Castle Rock and Toutle Lake Public Schools Career Day happens today, going from 12:30 until 2:30 pm at Toutle Lake High School. Employers from all over Cowlitz County will be on hand, talking with students about employment and career opportunities …

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Drug Prevention Town Hall

The second in planned series of three Town Hall meetings is set for this evening in Castle Rock, continuing the discussion about drug abuse and prevention in the area. This evening’s “What If…” discussion will focus on the steps that can be taken to pr…

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School Bus Changes–2/14/18

Kelso – Bus routes 1, 4, 15, 20, 26 and 29 will run on A.M. snow routes. Castle Rock – No bus service to McKee and Woodside roads. Kalama – AM buses on snow routes. Normal one hour late start Wednesday. Snow routes for bus 91, bus 218…

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Election Results

Backers of school bonds in Kelso and Kalama are cheering this morning, as it appears that both measures are going to pass. Kelso’s $98.6 million bond measure is currently receiving nearly 65 percent approval, while the $63.4 million bond in the Kalama …

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