Kelso Arson

Firefighters dealt with a house fire reported this morning in South Kelso. At 3:40 am, fire crews were called to the 1000 block of Elizabeth Street, when it was reported that a house was on fire, with flames showing through the roof. When firefighters …

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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Eufaula Heights Fire

Two people were displaced from their home by a Monday night fire on Eufaula Heights Road. The fire was reported at about 11:30 Monday night, in the 1200 block of Eufaula Heights. Both occupants evacuated, and ran to a neighbor’s house to report the fire, which apparently started on the front porch of the home. […]

Poaching Case

The investigation into a massive poaching case involving as many as ten Cowlitz County residents has been concluded, and is now being reviewed by the Cowlitz County Prosecutor for charging decisions. The Centralia Chronicle reports on the wrap-up of the investigation. Mike Cenci is the chief of westside enforcement for Washington Fish and Wildlife, and […]

Milk Recall

Raw milk produced by the Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt is being recalled, after the E. coli bacteria was reportedly found in their products. The Washington Department of Agriculture says that E. coli was found in raw cream processed at the dairy, processed from the dairy’s whole milk. The recall affects Spanish Sonrise milk with […]

Planning Commission

The Longview Planning Commission has a special meeting set for this evening, where they will conduct a workshop on Proposed Zoning Code Amendments Regarding Multifamily Housing. The workshop is set for 7 pm in the second floor training room at the Lon…

Eclipse 101

Local NASA Ambassador Greg Cermak will be at the Longview Library this evening, presenting “Eclipse 101,” starting 6 pm. Cermak calls his talk “An Eclipse to Remember,” and he will have information on next Monday’s total solar eclipse. Cermak will talk about how to safely observe this eclipse, along with information on partial eclipses and […]

KLOG Tuesday Sports

The Mariners dropped a fifth straight home game last night as the Baltimore Orioles beat the M’s 11-3. The M’s will try and snap the streak tonight as they play the O’s again, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Camas-Washougal lost to host Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 9-5 last night at the Babe Ruth 15 World Series. Camas-Washougal, the winner of […]

DB Cooper Discovery?

FBI agents in California are now examining an item that could break open the 46 year-old D. B. Cooper skyjacking case. Fox News is reporting that a man who’s been continuing to pursue the case has found a piece of parachute strap that may have come from the elusive hijacker’s parachute. Tom Colbert is a […]

Poles Down

It was a busy day for the pole installers at the Cowlitz PUD, as they had to replace two damaged poles yesterday. The first incident snarled traffic in and out of North Kelso yesterday morning, after a pole came down in the intersection at North Pacific and Columbia Street at 6:20 yesterday morning. Kelso Police […]

Meth Seizure

The Sheriff’s Office is obtaining a warrant to search a car that was seized yesterday afternoon near Kalama, claiming that a large amount of meth is contained inside. This incident got started at about 4 yesterday afternoon, when Deputies and Kalama Police were investigating a “suspicious car” incident in the area of West Kalama River […]

Kelso School Budget

The recent action by the Legislature regarding school funding is reportedly helping local schools with cash this year, but Kelso School officials say that one action by the state puts them at a serious disadvantage as the district tries to recruit and retain teachers. Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich says that a formula that gives larger districts […]