Give More 24!

The region’s largest one-day charitable event is already under way, and will continue until midnight tonight. The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington is hosting the annual Give More 24! Event, with a goal of collecting $1.2 million for local s…

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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Heat Wave Approaching

Weather forecasters say that a heat wave is approaching, with triple-digit highs expected later in the week. The National Weather Service has an Excess Heat Warning going up at noon tomorrow, continuing until 11 pm on Friday. They say that we could see records fall during this heat; they’re even saying that Portland could see […]

Castle Rock Pedestrian Death

Rachel Marin, 35, is dead after being hit while lying in the road north of Castle Rock. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Marin died early last Friday morning, as she apparently was lying on the pavement in the 7300 block of West Side Highway, near the Cowlitz-Lewis County line. A 19 year-old Castle Rock man […]

Election Reminder

It’s time to get those Primary Election ballots in. Voters in Kelso, Longview, Woodland and Castle Rock have until 8 pm tomorrow night to get those ballots in to Cowlitz County Elections. City Council races are on the ballot in Kelso, Longview and Woodland; there’s also a contested Longview School Board position on this ballot. […]

SR 508 Collision

Gerald King, 54, of Onalaska is being charged with DUI, driving while suspended, failure to yield, no insurance and reckless endangerment after a crash that happened a few minutes before 8 last night on State Route 508, seven miles east of Onalaska. State Troopers say that King was westbound on the highway when he turned […]

Car Crash Death

An 82 year-old man from Curtis has died from injuries that he received in a pickup-versus-train collision that happened near Adna. The crash happened on the evening of the 15th, at a rail crossing on State Route 6. State Troopers say that Jerry Mullins apparently didn’t see the steam engine of the Centralia tourist train, […]

Columbia Crossing Permit

After years of planning, it looks like the proposed Columbia Crossing retail complex project at the base of the Lewis and Clark Bridge is moving forward. Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers reported receiving an application for disturbing wetlands connected to the project. Corps officials say that Columbia Crossing LLC plans to develop 12 […]

Steelhead Restricted

Starting today, the daily bag limit for steelhead on the Cowlitz River is being reduced from three to two. In addition, anglers will no longer be required to keep hatchery steelhead. This latest announcement covers the Cowlitz and its tributaries, going from the Lexington/Sparks Drive Bridge to the Barrier Dam near Mossyrock. Fish and Wildlife […]

Road Work

Chip-sealing and road striping continues around the county, with chip-sealing planned this week along Woodside Drive, Coal Creek Road, Stella Road, Pioneer Mount Solo Cemetery Road, and West Port Way. Striping is planned this week on county roads around Kelso, Castle Rock, Silver Lake and Toutle. Be sure to slow down for the traffic work […]

KLOG Monday Sports

James Paxton completed a 6-0 month of July with a victory in the M’s 9-1 win over the Mets yesterday. Nelson Cruz hit a three run homer to provide all the support the red hot Paxton would need. The Mariners play at Texas today, KLOG 4:00 pm…..Cowlitz snapped a 12 game losing streak to Victoria […]

KLOG Friday Sports

The Mariners host the New York Mets in the first of three games tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Bellingham completed a three game sweep with a 7-5 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears last night. The Bears are home tonight as they take on the Victoria HarbourCats in a 6:35 pm start time at Story Field…..Kelso rallied […]