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After years of talk about developing what used to be called the “Wasser-Winters Property” near the mouth of the Cowlitz River, the City of Kelso is fast-tracking the development of a Sub-Area Plan for what’s now called Anchor Point. City Manager Steve Taylor says that this land has some serious potential. Out of the nearly […]

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At the same time that they’re trying to offer more services to the citizens of Columbia County, the CC Rider Transit Agency is also studying the feasibility of consolidating services with a neighboring county. CC Rider Transit Coordinator Michael Ray confirms that a study is now under way, looking at the feasibility of merging with […]

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Be aware that the State Patrol will be cracking down on “left lane campers” over the next few days, working to enforce the state law that prohibits “camping” in the left lane. The main part of the emphasis will be tomorrow through Thursday, working statewide. The State Patrol plans to target left lane violators, planning […]

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If you’ve been puzzling about what’s been going on with Charity Rusch Marshall of Castle Rock, after her world record for floating down a in a hollowed-out giant pumpkin was broken, be aware that she’s continuing to grow her gargantuan gourds. The Centralia Chronicle reports on the latest with Marshall, who says that she’s continuing […]

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The photos have been leaking out over the internet in the past few days, but you now have the chance to get a first-hand, up-close look at the restoration work that’s been done at the Monticello Hotel, which is hosting its first post-construction public event this evening. The City Church of Longview is holding a […]

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is distributing photos of a man who was the subject of a huge manhunt that took place yesterday morning in the area of Sunset Way. This event got started at about 8 yesterday morning, when Deputies went to a lot in the 100 block of Lone Oak Road, to investigate […]

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Aurora S. Fulmer, 34, of Winlock is in jail, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the estate of another woman. The Centralia Chronicle reports on the case, reporting that Fulmer is accused of stealing $44,000 from the woman, both while she was in the hospital, and then continuing after the woman’s death. […]

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We didn’t get the really gusty winds that were predicted yesterday, but there was one significant power outage out of yesterday’s “unusual” storm. The Cowlitz PUD reports that 1,400 customers in Longview lost power for just over an hour early yesterday afternoon. The outage hit at 12:35 pm, affecting customers in the area of 30th […]

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Lower Columbia College holds its 81st annual Commencement this evening at Ed Laulainen Stadium at Schroeder Field in Kelso, starting at 6:30 pm. LCC Alumnus Bill Stoller will be this year’s Commencement speaker; following his graduation, Stoller went into the business of employment, founding several companies that help provide temporary employees to businesses in the […]

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High school commencements also wrap up this weekend, as the Longview high school graduates march on Saturday. Mark Morris is first this year at Longview Memorial Stadium, with diplomas presented to the Class of 2017 at 3 pm tomorrow afternoon. That will be followed by R. A. Long’s graduation exercises at 7 pm. Ilwaco High […]

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