Winlock Bomb Threat

Nothing was found after a bomb threat was reported last Friday at Winlock High School. The school was evacuated Friday afternoon, after a note was found on a bathroom mirror, saying that a bomb would go off at 3:15 pm. The combined middle school-high s…

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Special Election

It’s time to get those ballots for tomorrow’s special election in. The Kelso and Kalama School Districts have major bond measures on the ballot. Kelso is asking voters to approve a $98.6 million bond measure, with that money being earmarked for constru…

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Longview Board Meets

The Longview School Board meets this evening, starting at 5:50 pm with the swearing-in of Don Wiitala. He was selected to replace Richard Lord, who recently resigned from the Longview School Board for work reasons. The regular meeting will start at 6 p…

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Can You ID Me

Kelso Police are posting photos on Facebook, looking for help in identifying the person who was prowling Wheeler’s Auto, Truck and RV Center on Talley Way. This theft apparently took place early on the morning of the 8th, with the male suspect prowling…

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OBH Work

If you’re using Ocean Beach Highway over the next couple of months, be aware of some road work that might impede your progress. Starting today, The Washington Department of Transportation is closing the westbound lane of the highway between Bunker Hill…

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Prospecting Decision

The U. S. Forest Service is announcing a decision regarding an application to explore for valuable metals near Mount St. Helens, giving consent to the Bureau of Land Management to issue permits for Ascot USA, Incorporated. The Forest Service came out w…

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Sacha Tapped

The City of Longview is tapping Kurt Sacha to serve as the City Manager for the next two years, while a process for selecting a long-term City Manager is performed. Sacha says that he’s “honored and humbled” to be chosen, and he hopes to be able to liv…

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Other Council Business

In other business at last night’s meeting, the City Council voted to put the proposed Leash Law that would cover the city’s parks on hold to March 18th, until after the Parks Board meets again. The Council would like that board to review issues regardi…

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MMHS Evac

Students and staff at Mark Morris High School were out on the track for a while yesterday morning, after a mishap in a science room at the school. At about 5:30 yesterday morning, a school custodian discovered that a gas jet in a science lab had not be…

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Bogus Bill Passer

A Tacoma man is in the Cowlitz County Jail, arrested yesterday in Kelso after being identified as the person who had been passing counterfeit cash in the local area. Staff at a store at the Three Rivers Mall called Kelso Police shortly after 6 pm, sayi…

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