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OBH Fire Closure

A large brush fire along Ocean Beach Highway near Stella is causing a traffic backup as fire agencies respond and deal with that scene. Cowlitz County Emergency Management says that the fire was first spotted at about 2:05 pm, and was reported to be approaching an acre in size. The highway was shut down between [...]

KLOG Tuesday Sports

The Mariners beat the Mets 5-2 last night. Dustin Ackley had three hits and made a great over the fence catch. The teams play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The West Coast League All-Star Game was rained out in Klamath Falls last night. The Black Bears return to action tonight at home against Victoria, 6:35 pm [...]

Volcano Study

Starting this morning, a team of 75 geophysicists will be fanning out around Mt. St. Helens, setting up seismic measuring instruments as part of a massive study that’s intended to accurately map the “plumbing” of our local volcano. Peter Frenzen with the U. S. Forest Service says that an “Equipment Center” is being set up [...]

River Death Investigation

County Coroner Tim Davidson says that the autopsy on the body found in the Columbia River near Woodland on Sunday has been completed, but the identity of that person still hasn’t been determined. Davidson says that the body is that of a female, estimated to be between 20 and 40 years of age, with a [...]

Motorcycle Chase

State Troopers are still looking for a motorcycle rider that sped away from a traffic stop that took place last night on I-5 north of Kalama. Troopers called for assistance from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office at about 7:35 pm, when they reported that the rider had taken off from a traffic stop near milepost [...]

Park Arrest

A man wanted in Columbia County on a felony warrant for possession of meth and eluding a police officer was arrested early this morning at a park in Kelso. Police officers went to Lads and Lassies Park at 8th and Elm at about 1:30 this morning, when a woman reported that a man was sleeping [...]

“Big Event” Rally

About 100 people came to yesterday’s “Big Event” political rally, an event arranged by Kelso barber Bill Ammons as a way for people to hear from all of the candidates for all of the races that are on the August 5th primary election ballot. At least 20 candidates spoke at yesterday’s rally, which Ammons hopes [...]

PUD Hearing

The Cowlitz PUD Commission is holding a special meeting and a public hearing this evening, where they will take comments on a proposed residential rate hike. Tonight’s hearing follows the recommendations of the Electric Rate Advisory Committee, which said that the utility should raise the PUD’s “base rate” by $5. This is part of a [...]

Library Programs

The Cowlitz County Health Department will be talking about some of the “less pleasant,” but natural processes that we all go through at this week’s Summer Reading Program presentation, putting on a show called “Grossology” at local libraries. They’ll be talking about burps, farts and other unpleasantries in programs that are set for 11 am [...]

Fair Entries

We’re into the home stretch prior to Thursday’s opening of the 2014 Cowlitz County Fair. Entries in the Vegetables and Fruits competition are being accepted from 9 am until 9 pm today, along with Grange entries. Entries in the Floral competitions are being accepted from 6 to 9 pm this evening. The final deadline for [...]