Haussler Crash

Kelso Police continue to investigate a motorcycle crash that took place yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Haussler Road. Around 5:20 pm, Richard L. Dawson, 63, and Bridgette Reeves, 54, were riding on Haussler, when Dawson lost control of the bike while rounding a corner. Both people were ejected from the bike; despite wearing […]

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Oregon Way Fire

The Saturday morning fire that destroyed a vacant house on Oregon Way is being called “suspicious” at this time. Around 5:30 on Saturday morning, neighbors of the house at 531 Oregon Way reported being awakened by “snapping and crackling,” then they saw a large column of smoke coming from the house. When firefighters arrived a […]

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Burn Ban

Starting today, the annual burn ban on lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources goes into effect. At this time, the ban will be in place until September 30th. The burn ban applies to all forestlands in Washington that are under DNR protection. Already this year, DNR has responded to 57 wildfires, mostly started […]

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Friday Crash

Joanne Polinder, 70, of Battle Ground faces a date in traffic court, cited for driving too fast for the conditions after a Friday morning crash on SR 502. Around 11:30 Friday morning, Polinder was westbound on SR 502, about two miles west of Battle Ground; State Troopers say that she failed to observe another car […]

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JHB Roundtable

Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler plans to be in town today, holding a roundtable discussion with community leaders and Cowlitz County officials. Herrera Beutler says that she’s looking to open up an ongoing dialogue with local leaders, hoping to hear about issues that matter to this region. Specifically, Herrera Beutler says that she wants […]

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Go 4th Booth

Looking for input from the community at large, the Longview School District plans to set up a booth at this year’s Go 4th Festival, where you’ll be able to provide input on the issue of facilities use in the district. School Board President Jerry Stinger says that they’re actively seeking ideas to address the 76% […]

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Road Work

Starting today, a contractor for the City of Longview will begin work on sewer utilities on 32nd Avenue between Hemlock Street and Washington Way. This work is expected to continue through the month of July, with lane and traffic restrictions in place through that time. The southbound lane of 32nd will be closed, with traffic […]

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Wizard of Oz

Local kids should be heading over to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts this morning, so they can audition for an upcoming performance of “The Wizard of Oz,” being put on by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Dozens of kids are needed for the production, with casting for the roles of Dorothy, Toto, the Lion, […]

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Winlock Egg Days

The 77th annual Winlock Egg Days gets underway tonight with the Queen’s Coronation. Saturday will be busy with the parade at 11 am, free egg salad sandwiches, car show and street dance. There will also be carnival rides for the first time in two years.

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Americorps in Cathlamet

The Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network is holding a “Day of Service” tomorrow down in Cathlamet, running from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Sarah Clark with AmeriCorps says that Wahkiakum County needs help in creating its own “health hub,” and she says that they plan to help kickstart things by building and clearing trails. Volunteers are needed […]

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