KLOG Friday Sports

The Boston Red Sox edged the Mariners 2-1 last night as David Price outdueled Felix Hernandez. James Paxton goes up against Rick Porcello tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears shutout the Highline Bears 6-0 in a non-league collegiate game las…

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 […]

Recent Posts

Knife Assault

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a Tuesday afternoon dispute at a home in Toledo, where Cleonies Odom, Jr., 50, allegedly pulled a knife and threatened another man. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports taking Odom into custody Tuesday afternoon, following a dispute outside of Odom’s home. The incident happened shortly after noon […]

Local Services

There are some noteworthy memorial events and life celebrations coming up tomorrow. At 11 tomorrow morning, memorial services will be held for former Speedy Litho owner Jim Wilson, who died on Christmas Day after complications from a stroke. Wilson owned and operated Speedy Litho for more than 30 years, and was also extremely involved in […]

Weekend Events

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is holding a free Boater Safety Training Class on Saturday, running from 8 am until 3 pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building in Kelso. Remember that anyone age 59 and younger who plans to operate a boat is required to have a Washington Boaters Education Card, and […]

Oil Expansion Approved

One day after coal export plans in the Pacific Northwest took a major hit, crude oil transport plans got a big boost, as the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approves a key air quality permit for the Global Partners oil handling facility at Port Westward. The new permit from the DEQ allows for the facility […]

Arson Fire

A car fire reported late last night in the 300 block of 28th Avenue in Longview is being investigated as a possible arson. Longview Fire crews were called to 329 28th Avenue a few minutes before midnight, when the resident of the house reported hearing a “loud bang,” and then looked outside to see the […]

Other Fires

It was a busy day for Longview Firefighters, as they responded to three other fires around the city. A duplex was damaged by fire at about 2:30 pm, a fire reportedly spotted and battled by a passing ice cream truck driver. After seeing the fire in the 200 block of Douglas Street, the driver called […]

Wallace Incident

A 53 year-old Kelso man is being banned from visiting Wallace Elementary School for at least a year, after an incident on Monday night, where a box knife was pulled and threats were made. Kelso Police say that this is an extremely convoluted incident, with conflicting stories being told by the kids that were involved. […]

Bridge Bids

The City of Longview is going out for bids on the Washington Way Bridge replacement project. Legal notices announcing the call for bids were published earlier this week, announcing that the project will include demolition of the existing bridge, construction of the new bridge and any other “incidentals” connected to completing the project under the […]

Steelhead Limit Increase

Starting tomorrow, anglers on the Cowlitz will be able to keep more steelhead as part of their daily bag limit. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that there has been a strong showing of hatchery summer-run steelhead, with nearly 7,000 fish already returning to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery. From tomorrow through October 31st, Cowlitz […]

“Out of Nothing”

There’s a special screening of a documentary film made by Toledo native Andrew Lahmann, an event that’s being put on to raise money for the Toledo softball field renovation and the school garden program. Lahmann’s “Out of Nothing” deals with four motorcycle riders who are trying to break land speed records at the Bonneville Salt […]