Merrill Lake Proposal

Comments are now being taken on a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department proposal to purchase more than 1,400 acres of land at the north end of Merrill Lake, with the intent of preserving that land for fish and wildlife habitat, and for public recreation. The “Merrill Lake North” proposal covers 1,430 acres at the north […]

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Scholarship Night

Local high school juniors, seniors and their families are invited to the LCC Student Center this evening, as the college hosts an informational workshop on applying for college scholarships. LCC staff will share information on where and how to find scholarships, the kinds of information scholarship readers are looking for, how to write a good […]

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Burke Road Shooting

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a fatal shooting reported early yesterday morning at a home on Burke Road near Woodland. At 1:50 yesterday morning, a man called 911, asking for medical assistance. Deputies eventually learned that a 30 year-old man had been shot in the head, and was probably dead. The 911 caller also […]

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Storm Report

Cowlitz PUD line crews had a busy Saturday night, dealing with multiple power outages that affected more than 2,900 customers, as that strong storm blew through the region. PUD officials say that the outages started shortly before 11 pm on Friday, and continued until about 7 am on Saturday. Most of the outages took place […]

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Fire Investigation

Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue is still working to figure out what caused a fire that did substantial damage to an unoccupied home on Kelso Drive early on Saturday morning. Cowlitz 2 was joined by units from Cowlitz Fire District 6 in Castle Rock and Cowlitz 5 in Kalama in battling the fire at 2112 […]

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Fatal Crash

The investigation is continuing into a car crash that happened last Friday night on the Oregon side of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, resulting in the death of Mark Ross VanZanten, 41, of Longview. Oregon State Police say that the crash happened around 11:30 pm on Friday, as VanZanten was crossing the bridge into Rainier. […]

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West Main Update

The closure of 1st Avenue to through traffic between Fishers Lane and Washington Street continues, but that closure will extend to Grant Street, starting next Monday. The street will be closed to through traffic, but access to Flying K and Sun’s Teriyaki will be maintained. City officials are also out with a reminder that other […]

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I-205 Work

Another round of freeway closures near I-5/I-205 split at the north end of Vancouver are planned tonight and tomorrow night. The Washington Department of Transportation says that southbound I-205 will be closed between the I-5 junction and Northeast 134th Street, starting at 10 pm tonight until 5 tomorrow morning. They’re also planning to close this […]

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SCU Bust

The Longview Police Street Crimes Unit reports making two arrests after serving a search warrant at a home on Bloyd Street in Kelso. The warrant was served Friday afternoon, with detectives claiming to have found heroin, meth, cash and drug paraphernalia inside the house. Marcus Loyd Nuzum, 26, was arrested at the home, and is […]

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Culture Card Tix

The Longview Public Library says that additional tickets are becoming available through their Library Culture Card program. Starting today, there’s a set of tickets for the February 9th Southwest Washington Symphony Winter Concert. Tickets are also available for “Claddagh,” on February 23rd at the Columbia Theatre, “Voca People” on March 14th, “Kit and the Kats” […]

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