Local News

A pizza delivery employee was the victim of an assault and robbery Sunday night in the Old West Side neighborhood of Longview. The man reports he was approached by a man wearing a hoody and dark clothing who demanded his wallet and car keys. The victim reported the suspect also asked for his debit card […]

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Today is the day that millions have been anticipating, as a total eclipse of the sun sweeps across the country. The last time people were able to observe a complete cross-country eclipse was nearly 100 years ago, in 1918. The path of totality starts on the central Oregon coast, then will speed across the country […]

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Besides Squirrel Fest, there are plenty of other weekend happenings in the Cowlitz County area: Friday: The Kalama All-City Garage Sale happens this weekend, running Friday through Sunday at locations in and around the town. Maps of the locations taking part are available at Double D’s Hardware, located at 363 N. First St. in downtown […]

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Be aware that the City of Kelso plans to do some street striping on Sunday, working city-wide. Work is planned to start at 7 am on Sunday. If you do encounter the painting crew, you’re asked to wait until the last truck has passed before you enter the roadway. You’re also asked NOT to cross […]

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It’s time to get nutty in downtown Longview, as the 7th annual Longview Squirrel Fest happens Saturday in the Civic Circle. Things get started at 9 am, with the Happy Kids On-the-Run 5K Fun Run and Walk; the Clowns Unlimited attractions in R. A. Long Park also start at 9 am, with a climbing wall, […]

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Six people were arrested during a Longview Police Street Crime Unit drug bust yesterday. A search warrant was served at 364 18th avenue and officers found meth, heroin, scales and drug paraphernalia. Victor Pineda, 22, Ricard Perkins, 23, Mark Hardin, 58, and Jordan Elizabeth Stroud, 28, were booked on possession charges. Jeff Harp, 40, and […]

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Longview teachers have a tentative deal in place for a new two-year contract. Longview Education President Ray Clift says the union members will review and then vote on the potential contract with the Longview School District. Concerns over retaining quality teachers in the District are at the forefront of the tentative deal. According to Clift, […]

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The final Kirkpatrick Family Care Summer Concert at the Lake happens tonight, celebrating the decade of the “zeroes” with high energy pop tunes from The June Bugs. The free concert will start at 6 pm at Martin’s Dock, and this will also be the Sponsor Appreciation Night, which was moved from two weeks ago.

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Millennium Bulk Terminals is putting on its “Summer Shindig” today, an event that they say is “our way of saying thanks” to the community. This will run from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on the ground of the Millennium Bulk Terminals facility at 4029 Industrial Way. They’ll have a new Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotive on display, […]

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The City of Kelso plans to do some chip-sealing today, working in several locations around South Kelso. Work is planned on South 13th from Grade Street to Colorado Street, Hawthorne Street and Milwaukie Place, hazel Street from the City Limits to South 13th, and a portion of Douglas Street. Work is planned between 7:30 am […]

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