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A Houston-based oil production company that was rejected by the Port of Longview for the placement of a crude oil, propane and biodiesel facility is back in Cowlitz County, now proposing to build a half-billion-dollar biodiesel production plant. Riverside Renewables LLC put out a press release yesterday, announcing plans to build a plant that would […]

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Participants in the Cowlitz PUD’s Prepaid Electricity Program will soon be paying a $6 monthly charge to continue with the program, a move that PUD General Manager Steve Kern says is an effort to recoup costs of running the program. In addition to the six-dollar monthly fee, participants would be required to pay $90 for […]

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New numbers are out about life expectancy in Washington, and while life expectancy is growing across the state, Cowlitz County comes in last in that rate of growth. The study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington shows that life expectancy in King County increased by six years between […]

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The Kelso School District is taking time to honor current School Resource Officer Brian Clark, thanking his for his five years of service with the school district. Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich presented Clark with a Letter of Commendation at Monday’s School Board meeting, saying that “Clark has made our schools a safer place to learn,” and […]

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During the current Congressional recess, Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is in-district, with plans to hold a roundtable discussion on chronic absenteeism in local schools. This morning at 8:45, superintendents from school districts in Southwest Washington will gather at Beutler’s office in Vancouver, to discuss the issue of chronic absenteeism. Beutler recently worked with […]

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The 2017 Senior Expo happens today at the Cowlitz County Conference and Events Center, an event that’s intended to connect local senior citizens, caregivers and families to resources in the community that will help to make their lives better. Some of the topics today include meal preparation tips from Lower Columbia CAP Senior Nutrition, patio […]

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Jessica Nicole Brown, 28, of Longview is being held without bail on a charge of homicide by controlled substance, after she allegedly supplied heroin to Sarah Marie Kirchner, 26, of Longview, and then failed to call for help after an apparent overdose. This incident began around 2 pm on Sunday, when it was reported that […]

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Paul Michael Potter, 36, of Kelso is under arrest after a brief standoff with Sheriff’s Deputies. Around 1:30 yesterday afternoon, were called about an identity theft case, involving Potter as the suspect. Around 4 pm, Deputies went to a residence in the 500 block of Yew Street, following up on this investigation. They say that […]

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After more than two years of work, the Draft Master Plan for facilities in the Longview School District has been adopted. Superintendent Dan Zorn says that this is a huge move, and helps provide a framework for the future of Longview Schools. District staff and the citizen-staffed Facilities Advisory Committee have been working this Master […]

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After a total of 24 years with the Longview School District, Assistant Superintendent Chris Fritsch is moving to Eastern Oregon, after being hired as the new Superintendent of the Pendleton School District. Fritsch was selected out of 21 applicants for the position; Fritsch says that this is a great opportunity. Fritsch first came to work […]

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