Planters Days

Washington’s oldest continuous community festival opens today, as the Woodland Planters Days Festival opens for a four-day run. The theme of this year’s festival is “Where Woodland Comes Alive—Planters Days #95.” The carnival at Horseshoe Lake opens at 3 pm, along with the Paddlesports on the lake. Children’s Chalk Art will be featured at 3:45 […]

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Comp Plan Rollout

A process that started back in 2010 may be coming to a close, as the Cowlitz County Commissioners send the revised Cowlitz County Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission for a final review and recommendation. The completion of the document actually drew praise from the small audience that attended last night’s meeting, giving kudos for […]

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Found Eruption Photos

You want to check out OregonLive.com this morning, to check out several never-before-seen photos of the May, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, apparently taken near Longview. They report on how photographer Kati Dimoff got into the hobby of checking local thrift stores for old cameras, and then she gets the film found inside developed. […]

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Trailer Death Update

The worker who died after being found unconscious inside a trailer at Walt’s Wholesale Meats near Woodland is now being identified as Derek A. Martin, 29, of Kelso. Martin was declared dead at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, after being found down and unresponsive inside the refrigerated trailer at the meat processing facility on […]

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Yale Improvements

Comments are now being taken on proposed improvements at the Yale Dam Recreation Facilities, owned and maintained by PacifiCorps. Earlier this year, an application was submitted to Cowlitz County Building and Planning, suggesting a number of improvements and upgrades. Among those is a new day use group picnic shelter, new anchor buoys and new moorage […]

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Kelly Reception

A reception is planned this afternoon in Woodland, where new Woodland Police Chief Jim Kelly will be introduced and sworn in. The 54 year-old recently retired after nearly 30 years with the Washington State Patrol, where he rose to the rank of sergeant, and had also worked as a detective. It’s reported that Kelly wasn’t […]

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Emergency Shelter Meeting

The Longview City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Zoning Regulations for Emergency Shelters meets tonight, with plans to discuss the input from the meeting on May 24th, and then to decide on next steps. They say that could include a vote to forward a recommendation to the Longview Planning Commission. This evening’s meeting starts at […]

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Port News

The Port of Longview is publishing two documents, looking for public comments on water rights applications for properties on the west end of Longview. Comments are being accepted through June 22nd on the state environmental checklists and the “Determination of Non-Significance” that has been issued for the applications at Willow Grove Park and on the […]

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Yale Improvements

Comments are now being taken on proposed improvements at the Yale Dam Recreation Facilities, owned and maintained by PacifiCorps. Earlier this year, an application was submitted to Cowlitz County Building and Planning, suggesting a number of improvements and upgrades. Among those is a new day use group picnic shelter, new anchor buoys and new moorage […]

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Emergency Sewer Work/Water Flushing

The City of Longview is closing an alley approach at 12th and Commerce, as emergency maintenance on a sanitary sewer gets under way. Work on the problem started yesterday morning, and is expected to run through Monday, the 26th. While this work is being done, the south alley approach from Hudson Street between Commerce and […]

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