Local News

Leslie Mar, 23, of Vancouver is dead after a fall near Carson. Skamania County officials say that Mar had been hiking with a partner last Friday night, working their way up to a ledge near Panther Creek Falls. At about 7:10 pm, the partner says that Ma…

Read More

A tactical rescue team was needed to rescue a man who fell off of the Mossyrock Dam last Saturday morning. The incident was reported at about 5:35 last Saturday morning, with 911 callers reporting that a man had fallen some 50 feet, and that he had mul…

Read More

The City of Kelso says that low flows in the Cowlitz River is affecting the city’s water supply, and they’re asking for people to make voluntary water restrictions. City Manager Steve Taylor says that the combination of a dry spring and a reduction in …

Read More

The Oregon Department of Forestry is raising the fire danger to Level 2 in Northwest Oregon, imposing additional restrictions on forest operators. The new announcement cover Columbia and Clatsop counties, also portions of Multnomah, Tillamook, Yamhill …

Read More

Chip-sealing work continues around the area, with Cowlitz County working around the Castle Rock and Kelso areas during this week. Once the work is done in and around Kelso, chip-sealing work will move down to the Kalama area. Road striping is planned a…

Read More

There’s a special Blood Drive happening today at the Cowlitz PUD in Longview. Hours at the Bloodworks Northwest Bloodmobile are 10 am to 4 pm, with a break from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Appointments are recommended; you can make one by calling 1-800-398-7888,…

Read More

Albert Pujols went deep twice, leading the LA Angels to an 11-2 win over Seattle. The two HR’s give Pujols 630 for this career, tying him with Ken Griffey, Jr., for 6th on the all-time list. Seattle now heads to Colorado for a series prior to the All-S…

Read More

The State Patrol is continuing to investigate a collision that took place last night at 46th and Ocean Beach Highway, an incident that may have resulted in a fatality. A few minutes after 11 last night, a driver called 911 from 46th and Ocean Beach, re…

Read More

The State Patrol is continuing to investigate a collision that took place last night at 46th and Ocean Beach Highway, an incident that may have resulted in a fatality. A few minutes after 11 last night, a driver called 911 from 46th and Ocean Beach, re…

Read More

A barn went up in flames yesterday afternoon on some property near Castle Rock. Around 3:30 pm, fire crews from Cowlitz Fire District 6 in Castle Rock and District 3 in Toutle were joined by Lewis County fire crews from Toledo and by Cowlitz 2 Fire and…

Read More