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A majority of the current Longview City Council says that they would like to see the West Longview Sewage Lagoons converted into some sort of wetlands mitigation site or as a “mitigation bank” for other development projects, as the city tries to deal with the future of the decommissioned sewage treatment area. City Manager Dave […]

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The Sheriff’s Office is following up with the Kelso School District on an alleged assault that took place yesterday afternoon on a school bus. The mother of a 12 year-old girl called the Sheriff’s Office shortly after 4 pm yesterday, claiming that a 15 year-old boy that was on the bus shoved the girl’s head […]

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Longview Police are following up with the family of a six year-old student at Mint Valley Elementary School, trying to figure out how the first-grader ended up with marijuana in his backpack at school. This was reported to LPD around 12:30 yesterday afternoon. The boy’s parents reportedly say that they have no idea how or […]

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Special training exercises are planned for this weekend at Millennium Bulk Terminals, with local fire agencies coming in to practice extricating victims from wrecked vehicles. The Puyallup Extrication Team will be leading the exercises on Saturday and Sunday, providing sixteen hours of training in real-life car crash scenarios. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue, Longview Fire […]

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In preparation of a cleanup of oil and other hazardous materials from the Columbia River near Goble, the U. S. Coast Guard, Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon National Response Corporation conducted a “site assessment and hazard categorization” at the submerged land lease site on the river. Coast Guard officials say that they’re […]

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The Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Division is reportedly investigation the City of Rainier, as complaints about the operation of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant are coming in. The Clatskanie Chief reports on the investigation, which is ongoing at this time. It’s reported that an anonymous complaint came in to the agency, which started this […]

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Just in time for this weekend’s “It’s a Blast” event at the end of the highway, the Washington Department of Transportation is announcing that the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway will open this weekend, starting tomorrow morning. WashDOT officials say that they “plowed a lot of snow and removed a lot of debris” to get ready […]

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Friday: The local P.E.O. chapter hosts its annual Mother’s Day Garden, Home and Crafts Sale this weekend, running on Friday and Saturday in a new location, at the Floral Building on the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Proceeds from […]

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The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will soon be getting funds to improve the building’s HVAC system, including the addition of air conditioning, while funding for improvements at the Cowlitz County Conference and Events Center is also in place, after Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1201 later last week. The bill extends the […]

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The potential future of the West Longview Sewage Lagoons and the Fishers Lane Water Treatment Plant building will be discussed in a workshop session that the Longview City Council plans to hold prior to tonight’s regular meeting. City staff says that additional direction is needed from the City Council before any actions regarding reuse of […]

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