KLOG Tuesday Sports

Bryce Harper won the MLB Home Run Derby last night in a furious comeback over Kyle Schwarber. The MLB All-Star Game is tonight, KLOG 4:00 pm. In local ties, Longview Kyle McCrady umpired the Home Run Derby and Celebrity Softball Game. Buddy Black is on…

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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Longview Council Preview

The Longview City Council meets tonight at 5 pm, and early in the meeting will be action on a zoning text amendment request, coming from Regina Bakunowicz as she attempts to relocate her card room, restaurant and lounge. Bakunowicz is trying to move the old Ubet Casino into the building that most recently housed 1826 […]

Blood Drive

As victims of Monday’s train derailment near DuPont continue their recovery, stress is being put on the blood supply for hospitals that are treating those victims, along with hospitals and clinics all across the Northwest. You can help with that increased demand by donating blood at a special collection event that’s being held today at […]

100 Men Award

A presentation is planned at noon today at the Lower Columbia CAP offices on Commerce Avenue, where the Lower Columbia Chapter of 100 Men Who Care will present a check to FISH of Cowlitz County. The group chose FISH at their fourth-quarter meeting, which was held on the 6th of this month at the Monticello […]

JHB Tax Vote

Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is touting her vote in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, claiming that the bill will allow residents of Southwest Washington to keep more of their money, while seeing bigger paychecks. Beutler contends that the average family of four will keep $2,385 more of what they earn; […]

Amtrak/I-5 Update

The Washington Department of Transportation is also reporting that I-5 southbound near DuPont will remain closed through this morning’s commute at a minimum. They report that work is continuing to remove the damaged rail cars and train parts, along with trees that were damaged in the crash. They say that most of the rails cars […]

Spencer Creek Outage

About 800 Cowlitz PUD customers in the Kalama area lost power for about an hour last night, after power lines came down in the 100 block of Spencer Creek Road. This incident was reported at 5:56 pm, near a home in the 100 block of Spencer Creek. Witnesses say that the lines were on the […]

Humane Society Action

The Kelso City Council is approving a temporary funding boost to the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, helping the animal control agency bridge some tough financial times, until a new agreement can be reached with the county and with the cities. Kelso City Manager Steve Taylor says that they expect to have a new contract […]

Director Fired

It also looks like there could be some additional work to do at the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, as Keenan Harvey goes to Facebook to announce that he’s been fired. Shortly after the Kelso City Council vote last night, Harvey posted on his Facebook page that he had been relieved of his duties. In […]

Lord Resigns

Richard Lord is apparently resigning his position with the Longview School Board. This morning’s Daily News reports that a special meeting of the Longview School Board is being set up for this morning, where Lord will apparently present his resignation. Lord was appointed to the School Board after the resignation of Robbie Alba-Estrada, and ran […]

Severe Weather Event

Love Overwhelming is announcing that their Severe Weather Shelter at 618 14th Avenue in Longview will re-open this evening, as the City of Longview issues another “Determination of a Severe Weather Event.” City Manager Dave Campbell made the announcement yesterday afternoon, saying that weather forecasts show that overnight low temperatures will once again dip below […]