Drug Bust

Two people are under arrest after action last night by Longview Police. Officers had information that a wanted person was at the home in the 400 block of 21st Avenue, and went to that house at about 9:20 pm. Additional information at that house led police to another home in the Highlands, where one person […]

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Oregon Way Fire

No injuries were reported in a fire that happened yesterday afternoon at the Columbia Trailer Park on Oregon Way. Several people inside one of the trailers called 911 after they smelled smoke inside the unit. They evacuated as Longview Fire crews responded. It took just a few minutes to find the fire, which was determined […]

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Afghanistan Death

A Winlock native who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan is dead after an explosion near a prison in the capitol city of Kabul. CBS News reports that Mike Hughes was one of two contractors killed Monday, when an explosives-laden car crashed into two NATO vehicles as they were leaving a prison in […]

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Marijuana Meetings

There are a couple of marijuana-related meetings planned for today. At 9:30 this morning, the Cowlitz County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the ordinance that amends “Interim Official Controls” on recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales in the unincorporated county. County legal counsel is advising that the “Interim Official Controls” remain in […]

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NW Voices

Bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks is in town today for the latest Northwest Voices Literary Series event. Brooks has been writing since the age of ten, publishing his first novel at that tender age back in 1977; “The Sword of Shannara” spent more than five months on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list, […]

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SW Washington Symphony

The weather-delayed Winter Concert of the Southwest Washington Symphony is planned for tonight at the Rose Center for the Arts. Tonight’s concert is called “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” and will classical pieces from all around the world, conducted by Doctor Robert Davis. Curtain is scheduled for 7:30 pm tonight in the Wollenberg Auditorium; […]

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Tuesday Delays and Reschedules

Kelso – Bus routes 14, 16 and 24 will operate on morning snow routes. Route 3 will operate on regular route. Kalama –Buses on snow routes Rainier – 2 hours late, No AM Kindergarten all buses on snow routes Clatskanie – 2 Hours Late, Buses on Snow Routes, No AM kindergarten, all students go home […]

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Monday Closures

Lower Columbia College – Closed Longview – Closed; a decision on the school board meeting will be made later today Kelso – Closed Castle Rock – Closed Toutle Lake – Closed Kalama –Closed Woodland – Closed, school board meeting will proceed as scheduled. Toledo (WA) – Buses on snow routes Winlock – Bus Routes on […]

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Monday Morning Mess

The snow is done, but we still could get a brief shot of freezing rain before things warm up later today. Roads around the area a still snow-covered; main roads have been plowed, but still may be slushy. Lesser traveled roads are still covered with several inches of snow, and could get a thin layer […]

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I-205 Rollover

Edward J. Wellenkamp, 41, of Castle Rock is recovering from injuries received in a rollover crash that took place last night on I-205 in Vancouver. State Troopers say that Wellenkamp was southbound at milepost 34 on I-205, when he lost control of his SUV. Wellenkamp’s Ford Explorer went across the roadway, hit snow that was […]

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