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School Closures and Delays–2/21/18

Lower Columbia College – Campus is closed. Athletic events postponed. Castle Rock Sch. Dist. – Closed Kalama Sch. Dist. – Closed Kelso Sch. Dist. – Closed Longview Sch. Dist. – Closed St. Rose – Closed Toutle Lake SD…

Exhibit Hall Workshop

Castle Rock is putting together a Task Force that will take on the task of trying to figure out what to do with the Castle Rock Exhibit Hall, which was vacated earlier this year. Officials say that the building is currently “not sustainable” in its current condition, either physically or functionally. Castle Rock citizens, community […]

July Jobless Stats

It’s moving at a snail’s pace, but the Employment Security Department says that Cowlitz County’s jobless picture is continuing to improve. The July jobless rate came in at an even 7 percent, down marginally from the number in June. They also say that this is three percentage points lower than the unemployment rate in July […]

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School Closures and Delays–2/21/18

Lower Columbia College – Campus is closed. Athletic events postponed. Castle Rock Sch. Dist. – Closed Kalama Sch. Dist. – Closed Kelso Sch. Dist. – Closed Longview Sch. Dist. – Closed St. Rose – Closed Toutle Lake SD…

Icy Roads

It’s one of those mornings where you should stay off of the roads if it’s at all possible, as last night’s snow has been compacted onto local streets, making for icy driving conditions. We’re already dealing with some traffic issues; the State Patrol r…

I-5 Crash

Law enforcement responded to numerous car crashes yesterday and overnight, many of them weather-related. Harpreet Singh, 39, of Kent was cited for driving too fast for the conditions after a truck crash that took place last night on I-5 near Winlock. S…

Kalama Break-In

The Sheriff’s Office reports arresting a suspect at gunpoint yesterday morning, after a woman living near Kalama reported a burglary. The woman called 911 from a home on Daves View Drive at about 6:15 yesterday morning, saying that someone was trying t…

KLOG Wednesday Sports

Tonight’s South Puget Sound at Lower Columbia College basketball games have been postponed due to the LCC campus closed today. The games have been rescheduled for tomorrow night (Thursday). The women’s game will begin at 6 pm and the men&#8…

KPD Report

Kelso Police Chief Andy Hamilton reports that Type 1 crimes dropped in 2017, but the agency is still looking for ways to improve staffing and coverage of the city. Hamilton presented the annual Police Department Report at last night’s Kelso City Counci…

Herrera Beutler Visits

Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler was in the area yesterday, checking out local businesses that are thriving after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Beutler toured Northwest Motor Services in Longview yesterday, checking out th…

Cantwell/CEDC

U. S. Senator Maria Cantwell was also in Longview yesterday, touting the importance of Cowlitz County as a key cog in the nation’s import and export activity, while also promoting this area for future development and economic activity. Speaking at yest…

Manslaughter Trial

Wednesday, April 18th is reported to be the trial date for Dawson Dunn, 13, of Kelso, after the incident in October of last year, where the teen allegedly shot and killed Edgar Vasquez, 13, of Kelso. Today’s Daily News reports on the trial date in Cowl…

Salmon Seasons

A meeting is planned today in Portland, where fishery managers from Washington and Oregon will meet to set spring salmon seasons. The meeting starts at 10 am in the Shilo Inn on Airport Way in Portland, considering several options that will be presente…