Bogus Officer

A woman living up on Pleasant Hill Road says that she was approached by someone who was claiming to be a law enforcement officer; the twist to this incident it that the possible “imposter” is described as an “older woman.” The Pleasant Hill Road resident called the Sheriff’s Office at about 9 am on Tuesday, […]

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Kitchen Fire

October 6th through the 12th is National Fire Prevention Week, and the theme for this year’s observance is “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” noting that most home fires start in the kitchen. The Longview Fire Department can now point to a prime example, after dealing with a kitchen fire yesterday evening at a home on 17th Avenue. […]

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SEIU Vote

Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 49 at St. John Medical Center have strongly come down on the side of a strike authorization, as contentious contract negotiations continue. It’s reported in this morning’s Daily News that the union members voted to authorize a strike by a 7-1 margin. The vote does NOT mean […]

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Ketcham Opponent

As the Cowlitz PUD Commission looks for the furor surrounding the censure resolution against Ned Piper to die down, others are taking aim at the sitting Commissioners. At Tuesday’s meeting, Loren Sievila of Kalama announced that he’s filed the paperwork to run for the PUD Commission seat now held by Buz Ketcham. Sievila says that […]

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Longview Council Preview

The Longview City Council meets this evening; after a 6 pm executive session to discuss personnel issues and real estate matters, the regular meeting will begin at 7 pm. The Council plans to take action on an ordinance that would authorize construction of indoor shooting ranges in certain industrial zones inside the city limits, and […]

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3R Law Opens

The Three Rivers Law Center on Hudson Street in Longview is planning an open house today, running from 4 to 7 pm. The Three Rivers Law Center bills itself as a non-profit law firm, “focused on peaceful solutions.” The attorneys say that they offer services in estate planning, mediation, “peaceful divorce,” pet trusts, special needs […]

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Community Conversations

The Community Conversation lectures continue today, also continuing with this term’s theme of “Favorite Lessons: Sample the Best from LCC Instructors.” Today, Social Science and History instructor Courtney Shah will present “Columbus: Myth, Meals and Meaning.” The free lecture in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center for the Arts begins at noon today, and […]

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Piper Censured

After months of discussion and tens of thousands of dollars spent on attorneys, Cowlitz PUD Commissioners Buz Ketcham and Kurt Anagnostou followed through on their threat, and voted to formally censure fellow Commissioner Ned Piper over alleged violations of ethics codes and retaliation against whistleblowing employees. Commission President Ketcham says that they now hope this […]

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Hunter Lost

Robert DePriest, 27, is safe at home this morning, after spending a night in the woods near Castle Rock. Early yesterday morning, a person living in the 600 block of Melton Road called the Sheriff’s Office, reporting that DePriest had gotten lost while elk hunting. The brother of the caller says that they had been […]

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Industrial Accident

A 54 year-old J. H. Kelly employee is listed in satisfactory condition at Saint John Medical Center, after he was hit by a large metal beam at a jobsite in Kalama. Deputies and aid personnel were called to a site at Northwest 3rd and Hendrickson Drive, after it was reported that the worker had been […]

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