Elk Comments

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is now taking public comments on a draft plan for management of the Willapa Hills Elk Herd, which is intended to guide future management of elk in the southwest corner of the state. Two public meetings on the draft plan are also being set up, one in Montesano on […]

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Tall Tales Contest

$1,000 in scholarships and cash prizes are up for grabs in tonight’s “Tall Tales and Persuasive Speech Contest” at Lower Columbia College. The best liars and yarn-spinners of the region are invited to come and compete, with three-to-five-minute talks being judged on the “highly exaggerated, improbable nature” of the content woven into those speeches. Prizes […]

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Amber Alert

The King County Sheriff’s Office is activating the Amber Alert Network, reporting that Sandra June Bennatts, 34, went into her mother’s house in Auburn, and then took her non-custodial 6 year-old son at knife-point. Bennatts may be on her way to Mexico, driving a gray 2009 Acura RDX. Authorities also say that Bennatts may have […]

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Superintendent Interviews

Day-long interviews of the finalists for the Longview School Superintendent position begin today, but instead of three finalists, there are now only two. On Friday, it was announced that Dr. Paul Ferris of Ellensburg is withdrawing his name from consideration. Ferris reportedly informed Longview Schools that his family was not yet ready to leave Ellensburg, […]

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Pot Lottery

With an exception for locations inside the Longview city limits, “winners” of the retail marijuana license outlets were announced on Friday, including three possible locations in Cowlitz County. The Washington Liquor Control Board says that Maranda’s Alternative Meds at 820A West Side Highway, Westside 420 Recreational at 4503 Ocean Beach Highway, suite 103 and the […]

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Dogs Taken

Multiple charges of second-degree animal cruelty are pending against Jimmie Jemison, 49, of Centralia after 38 dogs were taken from his property on Little Hanaford Road. 21 adult dogs and 17 puppies were removed from the property, found in filthy and squalid conditions. All 38 dogs, in a variety of breeds, were being kept inside […]

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Coffee Caper

Deputies are on the lookout for a dark-colored passenger car with Idaho plates in connection with a theft reported over the weekend at the southbound Toutle River Rest Stop. Volunteers from a church in Centralia report that a young man stole about $40 from their tip jar, and then jumped in his car and drove […]

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LNG OK

It’s being reported that a Liquid Natural Gas export facility proposed for construction near Warrenton now has a supply of material to move, but there’s still a long way to go before that might happen. Over the weekend, the Oregonian reported that the National Energy Board of Canada has approved a 25-year natural gas export […]

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Volunteers Honor

Gregg England of Kelso is among 44 volunteers from across the state who are being honored by the Governor and the state of Washington for their work. England currently works with the Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network, though he has spent most of his life volunteering in various ways. Along with assisting on a number of projects […]

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CHHH Awards

The excellence of the care provided at Community Home Health and Hospice in Longview is being recognized on the state level, as the facility and its employees received five awards at the 22nd annual Home Care Association of Washington Awards Progam. Registered Nurse Lisa Daniels and Social Worker Kathleen Loney were honored as “Hero of […]

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