Today’s Events

Roll up your sleeve and head over to lower Columbia College today and tomorrow, as the college hosts Bloodworks Northwest for a two-day blood drive. From 9 am until 3 pm on both days, Bloodworks will be taking donations of blood, which will then be distributed to hospitals and clinics around the region. They will […]

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Second Storm

The Cowlitz PUD is working on a couple of power outages this morning, after another windy weather system came through last night. At 4:30 am, power was out in the Vader-Ryderwood area, an outage that affected 295 customers. The PUD was also working to restore power to 80 customers in the downtown Kelso area. The […]

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Luyster Trial

Brent Ward Luyster, 37, of Longview took the stand in his own defense yesterday in Clark County Superior Court, completely denying that he shot or killed anyone. The Vancouver Columbian reports on yesterday’s proceedings, saying that Luyster broke down on the stand as he recounted getting the news about his friends being shot and killed. […]

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Permits Denied Again

The Milllenium Bulk Terminals coal export project at the old Reynolds Metals plant took a big hit yesterday, as Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner Mark Scheibmeir ruled that the company should not get two major permits for the facility. In making his ruling, Scheibmier says that Millennium cannot mitigate the ten “significant adverse impacts” that have […]

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Port Budget

The Port of Longview Commission is moving ahead on a 2018 budget that will reduce Port’s property tax levy by 20 percent from last year, the second year in a row that the levy has been reduced. Port Commission President Doug Averett says that they would like to eliminate the levy completely, but that’s not […]

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Highway 30 Closed

Traffic on Highway 30 out of Astoria was shut down for about 90 minutes yesterday evening, after what was described as a “large natural gas leak.” The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the highway in the eastern part of Astoria late yesterday afternoon, with no local detours. The road re-opened around 7:30 pm. The cause […]

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Christmas Tree Sales

It’s time to start thinking about what’s going to be gracing your living room during this upcoming holiday season, and the Forest Service is announcing that permits for cutting Christmas Trees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are now available. Starting today, you can get the permits at numerous locations around the region. The permits […]

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Didier Vigil

Friends, family and community members plan to gather this evening at R. A. Long High School, where a Candelight Vigil will be held to honor 2016 graduate Tatum Didier. She died last Friday when the car that she was riding in got hit by a loaded log truck east of Rainier. The vigil is set […]

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Today’s Events

Learn about Advanced Directives at a workshop that’s being held today at Community Home Health and Hospice in Longview. Support Services Coordinator Erin Orren will be presenting “Your Life. Your Choice.” From 2:30 to 3:30 this afternoon in the James Avery Center for Grief Support, located at 1000 12th Avenue in Longview. It’s suggested that […]

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Storm Report

A family of two adults and three children is getting help from the Red Cross after a large tree came down onto their double-wide mobile home. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue reports that the incident happened about 2 pm yesterday afternoon, at a home in the 100 block of Kitchen Drive, off of Pacific Avenue […]

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