Snack Stealer

Longview Police are still working to identify a suspect in a robbery reported yesterday afternoon at the 20th Avenue Grocery. Around 5:20 pm, the clerk called 911, reporting that she had just been robbed at knifepoint. The suspect had come in, produced a knife, and demanded cash. The clerk said that there wasn’t any cash […]

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Food Fight Against Hunger

The annual Cowlitz PUD “Food Fight Against Hunger” is being expanded this year, with PUD employees now competing with companies all across the area to see who can collect the most food during the month of October. Treana Storie with the PUD says that they’re now partnering with Fibre Federal, the International Longshore and Warehouse […]

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Storm Wrapup

The cleanup from this weekend’s series of storms is continuing, including repairs to the nylon containment tarps on the Lewis and Clark Bridge painting project, which were shredded by Sunday’s high winds and rains. County Road crews, city crews and PUD line crews spent yesterday dealing with downed trees and limbs, though no significant power […]

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Search Updates

After another fruitless day of searching, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is suspending the search for Thad Roberts, 32, of Kelso. He has been missing since Saturday evening, after a kayaking mishap on the Lewis River. Fishing companions reported him as missing at about 10 pm last night, saying that he had become separated from […]

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Landfill Hearing

At 9:30 this morning, the Cowlitz County Commissioners will be holding a hearing on a resolution to sell $35 million in bonds, with those proceeds being dedicated to acquisition of the Headquarters Landfill from Weyerhaeuser. It appears that the profit margin first projected may have shrunk up some, but county officials still say that this […]

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Scales Hit

Cowlitz County Deputies are looking into a vandalism and theft incident reported last night at the Scale Shack on I-5 southbound at milepost 44. Department of Transportation workers contacted the Sheriff’s office at about 10:35 pm, reporting that someone had gotten into the junction boxes for the “scales in motion” equipment, ripping out copper wire […]

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Speeding Bust

Tom Miles Durrett, 31, of Longview is in the Columbia County Jail, after a brief, high-speed chase that took place in Rainier Sunday evening. Around 5:20 pm, a Rainier Police Officer tried to make a stop on a motorcycle rider for a traffic violation; the Officer says that the rider sped up instead, hitting 110 […]

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No Sturgeon

There will be NO fall sturgeon season on the Columbia River above Wauna. Yesterday afternoon, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that the season scheduled to open on the 19th of this month has been cancelled, due to the large number of sturgeon caught earlier this year. It had originally been planned that […]

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Reserve Deadline

Today is the deadline to get your Reserve Deputy applications into the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Would-be Reserve Deputies need to be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, a high school diploma or a GED, pass basic physical and written tests, and go through an in-depth background check. Those who […]

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A Place at the Table

The first-ever local screening of “A Place at the Table” is planned for this evening at the Kelso Theatre Pub. Ian Thompson with the Lower Columbia School Gardens helped to arrange this screening, which talks about hunger in the United States, and steps that we can take in this area to help make sure that […]

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