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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Drive Sober Campaign

Starting today and running through July 7th, local law enforcement agencies will be conducting emphasis patrols, in connection with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Extra patrols will be out all during this time, looking for drivers who show signs of impairment. This is a joint effort involving the Cowlitz County Traffic Safety […]

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Speical Olympics Car Wash

There will be a Special Olympics car wash at Faith Family Christian Center Saturday from 9a m to 3 pm.. The event at 38th and Ocean Beach will raise money for local Special Olympians equipment and uniform needs.

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Butts Back to Jail

Murder suspect Daniel Butts has been transported to the Columbia County Jail. The Daily News reports Butts was moved from the Oregon State Hospital in Salem after officials said there was no reason to keep him there. A third mental competency is forth…

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