Flip the Switch Contest

Didn’t you always think that it would be cool to be the one to turn on the Christmas Lights in the Civic Circle? Your chance could be coming, as Longview Parks and Recreation announces the Holiday Flip the Switch Contest. Parks and Rec is planning to hide a special light bulb in one of Longview’s […]

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Brown Bag Lunch Event

Volunteers are needed today at the Pacific Barber Shop in downtown Kelso, as barber Bill Ammons starts the process of assembling the Brown Bag Lunches that he plans to distribute tomorrow. Ammons says that he has a goal of handing out 12,000 lunches tomorrow, so they need lots of hands to put these lunches together. […]

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Weekend Events

Friday: They’re going to be marking National Adoption Day today at the Cowlitz County Administration Building, with adoptions taking place at 9:30 am, and a celebration to follow. Superior Court Judge Marilyn Haan will speak at today’s event; she also served as the Presiding Judge for Juvenile Court. Debbie Marker is the Adoption Program Manager […]

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Didier Vigil

Hundreds gathered last night at R. A. Long High School, taking part in the Candlelight Vigil that was held in honor of Tatum Tootoosis-Didier, a 2016 graduate of the school. She was killed last Friday, when the car she was riding in got hit by a loaded log truck. Her father spoke at last night’s […]

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Pedestrian Killed

The State Patrol reports that Jeremy Martin, 34, of Kalama died yesterday morning, fatally injured after being hit by a semi near the Kalama River Road exit. Troopers say that that the collision happened at 8:45 yesterday morning; they say that Martin parked his car on the northbound on-ramp to the freeway at the Kalama […]

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SWAT Arrest

Robert Joseph DePriest, 31, of Castle Rock is under arrest after he allegedly broke into a home on Buland Drive, an incident that the homeowner says that he witnessed on his cell phone. Austin Kohler lives in the 200 block of Buland Drive, and just after 8 yesterday morning, he got an alert on his […]

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Luyster Trial

A jury will now decide the fate of Brent Ward Luyster, 37, of Longview, as testimony concluded and closing arguments were presented in his murder trial in Clark County Superior Court. The Columbian reports on yesterday’s closing arguments; Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Laurel Smith says that Luyster made a fateful decision on the night of […]

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Marco Industries

The Port of Kalama reports landing a second tenant for warehouse and office space at the new Kalama River Industrial Park. The Port says that Marco Industries of Tulsa, Oklahoma is leasing 30 thousand square feet of space in the new 110,000 square-foot industrial building that the Port is building at the park just off […]

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Longview Council Preview

The Longview City Council has another long night planned, starting at 5 pm with a workshop session. They will discuss the implementation of new stormwater rules, and they will also take a look at the proposed utility rate schedule for next year. City Staff is proposing increases in the water, sewer and stormwater utilities, but […]

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Takko Appointment

As Democrats take the majority position in the Washington State Senate, 19th District Senator Dean Takko is getting a new appointment. Takko has been named to chair the Local Government Committee in the State Senate; he will also serve as vice-chair of the Economic Development and Trade Committee, and as a member of the Transportation […]

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