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You’re invited to come and hear the tragic story regarding the people we call “Cajuns” at today’s Community Conversation lecture, as LCC’s interim Dean of Instruction and Learning Resources, Melissa “Born on the Bayou” Harbaugh presents “Cajun 101.” Harbaugh will line out how the French-Acadians, the people we now call “Cajuns,” were expelled from their […]

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The annual Mother’s Day Sale that’s hosted by the local P.E.O. chapter opens today and runs through Saturday. The sale is taking place in a new location, open in the Floral Building at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds. Some of the wares include large hanging baskets, unique and unusual planters, birdhouses, vegetable and herb garden planters, […]

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office reports that the effort to find a missing man with Alzheimer’s did not end well, after the man’s body was found in the Cowlitz River. At about 7 yesterday morning, the family of William Collins, 77, of Kelso reported that he was missing from his home in the 46 hundred […]

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office reports that the effort to find a missing man with Alzheimer’s did not end well, after the man’s body was found in the Cowlitz River. At about 7 yesterday morning, the family of William Collins, 77, of Kelso reported that he was missing from his home in the 46 hundred […]

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More than 40 firefighters responded to the Temco grain elevator yesterday afternoon, when a smoky fire was reported at about 12:20 pm. The first fire call came in at 12:22 yesterday afternoon; Chief Vic Leatzow with Cowlitz Fire District 5 in Kalama immediately called in a second alarm as his agency pulled out and saw […]

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A Houston-based oil production company that was rejected by the Port of Longview for the placement of a crude oil, propane and biodiesel facility is back in Cowlitz County, now proposing to build a half-billion-dollar biodiesel production plant. Riverside Renewables LLC put out a press release yesterday, announcing plans to build a plant that would […]

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Participants in the Cowlitz PUD’s Prepaid Electricity Program will soon be paying a $6 monthly charge to continue with the program, a move that PUD General Manager Steve Kern says is an effort to recoup costs of running the program. In addition to the six-dollar monthly fee, participants would be required to pay $90 for […]

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New numbers are out about life expectancy in Washington, and while life expectancy is growing across the state, Cowlitz County comes in last in that rate of growth. The study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington shows that life expectancy in King County increased by six years between […]

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The Kelso School District is taking time to honor current School Resource Officer Brian Clark, thanking his for his five years of service with the school district. Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich presented Clark with a Letter of Commendation at Monday’s School Board meeting, saying that “Clark has made our schools a safer place to learn,” and […]

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During the current Congressional recess, Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is in-district, with plans to hold a roundtable discussion on chronic absenteeism in local schools. This morning at 8:45, superintendents from school districts in Southwest Washington will gather at Beutler’s office in Vancouver, to discuss the issue of chronic absenteeism. Beutler recently worked with […]

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