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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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Thursday, August 31st is being set as the date for a public hearing on proposed Zoning Code amendments regarding Emergency Shelters. For several months, an ad hoc City Council committee has been working on this topic; in July, the proposed changes were released to the public, suggesting that Emergency Shelters could be allowed in the […]

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Looking to “level the playing field,” North Pacific Paper Corporation, or NORPAC, is announcing that a paper machine at the Longview mill will be shut down. The company announced yesterday that one of three machines will go down, beginning this October. In the announcement, NORPAC says that they will expand capacity on the other two […]

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The Cowlitz County Commissioners are pulling the plug on the Needle Exchange Program that has been run by the County Health Department for the past 17 years, ending county support for the program that has been severely criticized in recent weeks. The 2-1 vote was led by County Commissioner Arne Mortensen, who suggests that supporters […]

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