West Main Bids

The City of Kelso is going out to bid on the long-planned West Main Street Realignment Project. The “advertisement for bids” was published yesterday, and will be open until 10 am on Wednesday, August 28th. Bids should cover all labor, equipment, materials and supervision of the project, which includes improvements along West Main Street and […]

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Front Avenue Update

Work continues on the Front Avenue Improvement project in Castle Rock. This week’s update on the project says that contractors will continue demolition of the existing street and sidewalk on Front Avenue Northwest, working between Shintaffer Street and A Street Southwest. They’re also going to be installing utilities and will prepare for construction of curbs […]

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Expanded Hours

In an effort to increase access to her office, Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is announcing an expansion of her “mobile office hours,” setting up regular hours in Kelso on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Starting today, staff from Beutler’s office will be available on those days from 11 am to […]

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Logger’s Jubilee

It’s such a big deal, that the Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending the closure of State Route 7 over the weekend, so people can get in and out of Morton for the 71st annual Loggers’ Jubilee. That highway is closed for construction between Alder and LaGrande; WashDOT is re-opening the highway through next Tuesday […]

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Summer Concert

The next-to-last Kirkpatrick Family Care Summer Concert at the Lake will feature an award-winning country music artist. The Joni Harms Band has received multiple awards from the Academy of Western Artists; it’s reported that her “pure country voice” is helping to keep the western side of country music alive. The free concert runs from 6 […]

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I-5 Fatal

Teresa Haines, 46, of Kelso is dead after a car-versus-semi collision that took place yesterday afternoon on I-5 south of Woodland. She was a passenger in an SUV being driven by her husband, Roger Haines, 48, which was southbound at milepost 20, ten minutes before noon. State Troopers say that Haines was in the right […]

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Primary Results

It wasn’t a very good night for the incumbents on the Cowlitz County Primary Election ballot, with two sitting Longview School Board members and one Woodland Port Commissioner trailing after the first count of ballots in this year’s election. Current Longview School Board President Jerry Stinger fared the worst, being outdistanced by challenger C. J. […]

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Toddler Found

A trip into the woods with the two family dogs worked out OK for three year-old Timber J. Buker of Silver Lake, who was found safe and sound after a search effort yesterday near Silver Lake. The toddler was reported as missing from the family home on George Taylor Road at about 10:30 yesterday morning. […]

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Chamber Lease

Another step has been taken toward the re-establishment of the Visitors Center off of Allen Street in Kelso, as the Kelso City Council approves the lease agreement and operating agreement for the facility, entering into a long-term deal with the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce. Kelso City Manager Steve Taylor says that it’s part of the […]

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Godspell Opens

A summer musical production at Lower Columbia College opens today, as the LCC Foundation presents the 70’s-era Broadway classic “Godspell.” The play is based on a book by John-Michael Tebelak and was adapted into a musical by Stephen Schwartz, based on the gospels of St. Matthew. One of the most popular songs from the show […]

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