Speical Olympics Car Wash

There will be a Special Olympics car wash at Faith Family Christian Center Saturday from 9a m to 3 pm.. The event at 38th and Ocean Beach will raise money for local Special Olympians equipment and uniform needs.

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Butts Back to Jail

Murder suspect Daniel Butts has been transported to the Columbia County Jail. The Daily News reports Butts was moved from the Oregon State Hospital in Salem after officials said there was no reason to keep him there. A third mental competency is forth…

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LCC Commencement Outdoors

The 77th Lower Columbia College commencement ceremonies moves outdoors tonight. The 6:30 pm event with take place at Ed Laulainen Stadium at Schroder Field in Kelso. The guest speaker is LCC alumni Paul Laufman who went on to an important engineering career in rocket propulsion systems for NASA. Because of the outdoor venue, there are […]

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Fisherman Rescued

A fisherman and his two dogs were rescued Wednesday morning near Steamboat Slough. The engine on the man’s 19 foot boat conked out and he called his wife for help. Shen got in touch with the Coast Guard and a helicopter was dispatched. The boat was spotted and the Wahkiakum County Sherriffs office then sent […]

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Washington Way Bridge Meeting

You can learn about the new Washington Way Bridge over Lake Sacajawea at an open house that’s planned for today in the John Searing Auditorium at the Cowlitz PUD Building. City staff will introduce the project, bridge construction options and the schedule for project design and construction. There will also be an opportunity to provide […]

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Longview Council Meeting

The Longview City Council meets at 7 pm tonight, with several items of note on the agenda. With the cancellation of the Longview Grand Prix Criterium Bike Race, it’s being suggested that three thousand dollars in Lodging Tax funds be reallocated to Squirrel Fest. There’s a resolution regarding the Mint Valley Golf Course, which apparently […]

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State of the County

The County Commissioners will talk about the latest situations in Cowlitz County at today’s “State of the County” report, sponsored by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce. The Commissioners are scheduled to talk about the current budget, the situation with county parks, personnel issues and other challenges that the county is facing. This is set to […]

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County Reorganization

The Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners approved a reorganization of the Department of Building and Planning. Operations Manager Dr. Elaine Placido has been appointed as Director. Also, an environmental Service Division will be created within the He…

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Highway 30 Death

An accident on Highway 30 near Scappoose yesterday claimed the life of a male driver. The Oregon State Patrol says a Mazda SUV crossed the centerline and smashed into the side of the victim’s car just before 12:30 pm yesterday. The male driver of the SUV was Lifeflighted to Legacy Emanuel with serious injuries. The […]

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Smoky Jack

An alert Daily News delivery person is being credited for possibly saving the new Jack in the Box restaurant from serious damage. Just after 2 am this morning, the newspaper employee noticed a smoky haze inside the restaurant on Minor Road in Kelso. Cowlitz 2 was dispatched and assessed the situation, opting not to break […]

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