Kelso/Longview Board Previews

The Kelso and Longview School Boards meet tonight. At 7 pm, the Kelso School Board will take action on acceptance of hiring a Superintendent Search Firm, starting the process of finding a successor for outgoing Superintendent Rob MacGregor. They’ll also decide if they plan to use the selected firm to find an interim Superintendent for […]

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Hutchison Retires

After seven years as the Principal at Kelso’s largest elementary school, Ron Hutchison is announcing his plans to retire at the end of the school year. After working as a special education teacher, along with stints as a principal in Missouri and Oregon, Hutchison came to Kelso in 2007 to help run Beacon Hill Elementary […]

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O’Hollaren Update

He retired in December of 2012 after 32 years with the Port of Longview, including 24 years as Executive Director, but now, Ken O’Hollaren appears to be poised to take over as the permanent Executive Director for the Port of Port Angeles. The 59 year-old was hired on in Port Angeles as the interim Executive […]

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West Main Update

The contractors working on the West Main Street Realignment Project are expected to start putting 1st Avenue back together this week, pouring concrete flatwork, along with installation of irrigation items and electrical systems in the area of 1st and West Main. The crossover from West Main to Catlin Street is now open to traffic, and […]

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Dutch Bros. Tally

Lower Columbia CAP received 1,500 pounds of food as a result of the recent “Dutch Luv Day” collection event that was held at the local Dutch Bros. coffee stands in Kelso and Longview. On Valentine’s Day, Dutch Bros. offered a free drink in exchange for a contribution of three non-perishable food items; chain-wide, they collected […]

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Spell-ebration Success

By all accounts, Friday night’s 6th annual “Spell-ebration” Adult Spelling Bee was a huge success, raising a large amount of money for scholarship programs conducted by the “the Breakfast Bunch,” Altrusa of Cowlitz County. Organizers say that they enrolled the maximum of 24 teams ahead of time, and actually had to turn several potential competitors […]

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Gee Creek Shutdown

Law enforcement is still working in the area of the Gee Creek Rest Stop on I-5, trying to find one of “Washington’s Most Wanted” who was suspected of being at that location yesterday afternoon. Around 3:20 yesterday afternoon, the father of Derral Kenneth Mosby, 36, of Mossyrock contacted the State Patrol, reporting that his son […]

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Guilty Plea

Bruce Wayne Albee, 57, of Kelso is going to prison for 34 years, after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the strangling death of his stepfather. The Daily News reports on yesterday’s action in Cowlitz County Superior Court, accepting a plea deal that will allow Albee to avoid additional counts or an exceptional sentence. At […]

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Gun Found

A Mint Valley Golf Course employee found more than he was looking for Wednesday morning, as he was trying to scoop golf balls out of one of the ponds at the city-owned facility. Around 7:15 Wednesday morning, the employee called Longview Police, reporting that he had found a gun in one of those ponds. Police […]

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Mad Mom Lockdown

Cheryl Strong, 48, of Packwood is facing prosecution after her rant with the White Pass School District led to a three-hour lockdown of the Elementary School. Lewis County Deputies went to that school at about 7:45 yesterday morning, after district officials reported getting threatening phone messages from Strong. She was apparently upset that the school […]

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