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Archive | August, 2013

KLOG Friday Sports

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:17

The Seahawks closed out the NFL Pre-Season with a 4-0 record after a 22-6 win over the Raiders last night…..The Huskies open the season tomorrow night when they open remodeled Husky Stadium against Boise State, 6 pm FM 101.5 The Wave. The WSU Cougars have a tough road game at Auburn. Oregon State hosts Eastern Washington the Oregon is at home against Nicholls State…..The Oregon prep football season begins tonight with Kennedy at Rainier and Clatskanie at Tillamook, both at 7 pm…..The Mariners beat the Astros 3-2 last night. Taijuan Walker, 21, makes his first MLB start for Seattle tonight, KLOG 4 pm…..The LCC volleyball season is underway today with three matches at the Highline Tourney…..The Kelso boys won the GSHL 3A golf jamboree.

Task Force Bust

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:15

Two people are under arrest after action taken yesterday by the Narcotics Task Force. Around 11 am, they served a search warrant at a home in the one thousand block of North 6th in Kelso, contacting eleven people during this operation. In the end, Christopher Ricardo Fabunan, 32, of Kelso was arrested for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. He’s now being held without bail on that charge. Alannah Gelynne Porter, 25, of Longview is also in custody after this action, arrested on a Lewis County warrant for making false statements to police officers. Some stolen property was also recovered during this operation, with some of that property returned to its rightful owner. The investigation is continuing; other arrests are possible.

SCU Action

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:14

Randy Gene Richter, 33, of Longview is being charged with possession and delivery of methamphetamine, picked up on Wednesday afternoon by the Longview Police Street Crimes Unit. SCU Sergeant Ray Hartley says that Richter was booked on three counts of meth delivery, and also faces an enhancement for delivering drugs inside a school zone. He’s now being held in the Cowlitz County Jail on bail of $75,000.

Landfill Hearing

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:13

Officials with Cowlitz County say that they’re coming up against some deadlines in regard to the Headquarters Landfill, and that they plan to have a final decision on a permit for that facility dome within the next two months. At last night’s public hearing on the permit application, Environmental Health Manager Chris Bischoff says that they’ll decide before Halloween…landfill…Bischoff says that they have a deadline of November 5th to act on this application; he also says that the landfill on Tennant Way will be full by the end of November, so another option for disposal of local garbage is necessary, one way or the other. Last night’s hearing was lightly attended, with only about a dozen members of the public on hand. Only eight spoke, all raising concerns about the landfill and its impacts on Silver Lake and the area surrounding the facility. Public comments on the county’s permit application are being accepted until 5 pm on Tuesday, September 10th. Other information on the Final Environmental Impact Statement and the permit application for the Headquarters Landfill is available on the Cowlitz County website, or by calling County Building and Planning at 577-3052.

Scooter Crash

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:12

A 15 year-old girl is at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, after having suffered head, hand and leg injuries in a scooter crash that took place yesterday morning on Holcomb Road. A woman called 911 at about 11:45 yesterday morning, reporting that she found the victim lying in the middle of the road, bleeding from multiple injuries. It was determined that the girl had been riding a “Razor” scooter in the road, and was injured when she crashed. Along with the cuts and scrapes, it’s reported that she may have suffered a lung contusion and a fractured jaw. It’s also noted that she was not wearing a helmet. The girl was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center, and then was taken by LifeFlight to Portland. The girl’s name has not been released, and her condition has not been updated this morning.

Shred Day

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:11

Before you head out on your Labor Day holiday weekend, you may want to take a few minutes and get those personal papers shredded. The Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce is helping to sponsor “Shredfest,” which will be held from noon to 3 pm today in the parking lot of the Heritage Bank branch on Commerce Avenue in Longview. You’re asked to limit yourself to two grocery bags of material; bags for carrying those papers are available at the Chamber office on Olympia Way, or at Heritage Bank.

LWV Meeting

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:11

Planning for the upcoming campaign season is the main focus at today’s meeting of the League of Women Voters of Cowlitz County. League officials will be planning the upcoming General Election candidate forums, along with the National Voters Registration Day event. The meeting is planned to start at 2 pm today at Cassava, located at 1333 Broadway Street in Longview. Anyone interested is invited to come and take part. Get more information on the Cowlitz County League of Women Voters webpage, or on their Facebook page.

SquirrelFest Parade Winners

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:11

The winners in this year’s Longview SquirrelFest Parade are being announced. High Step Dance Academy won in the Adult Walking category, while JD Rosetti won in the Bikes category. The Child and Adolescent Clinic had the best Commercial Float, while the Salvation Army won for the best Commercial Group. Commercial Group Motorized went to the Amos Peters family, and LCC Head Start had the best Decorated Car. S. L. Start won in the Youth Walking category, and the Grand Prize went to Bumblebee Towing.

Tree House Island

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:10

There’s a new recreational option opening up this weekend up at Silver Lake. After about three years of development, the Tree House Island ziplines open today. Tree House Island is located in the middle of Silver Lake, and now has six ziplines installed, whizzing you through the canopy of trees on the fifty-acre island. The longest cable line is 600 feet long, and the tallest take-off deck is some 68 feet off of the ground. The grand opening of Tree House Island is planned for tomorrow and Sunday, with a special rate available on both of those days. Your admission fee pays for the boat ride to and from the island, a zipline tour and a pass to explore the island after your tour. You can also rent a canoe, fish or simply enjoy exploring the island. You can call 274-2425 for reservation information, or go to

Weekend Events–8/31-9/2/13

Posted on 30th August 2013 at 16:08

Saturday at 2 pm, the annual “Pug Parade” is planned in downtown Longview. In past years, more than 75 dogs have been involved in the event, taking their time to stroll down Commerce Avenue. They’ll have a “Doggie Cakewalk,” along with prizes for the “Youngest,” “Oldest,” “Best-Dressed,” “Cutest” and “Best Tail Curl.” Find out more about getting signed up by contacting Rebecca at The Pet Works.

The 10th annual Buzzard’s Breath Chili Cookoff is planned for Saturday down at the Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet. Teams are still needed to compete in the Home-Style chili-making competition, or in the Tolbert-sanctioned “Texas Red Chili” competition. There’s no fee to take part in the Home-Style competition, while it will cost 15 dollars for an entry in the Tolbert competition. They’re also planning a flatbread-throwing competition, a “yellow ducky race,” a beer garden, raffles and other fun. Things get started at 10 am tomorrow. Public tasting starts at 1 pm.

The final “Music on the Mountain” event for this year is set for Saturday evening in the Johnston Ridge Amphitheatre. An 8-piece “high-energy funk, soul and jazz fusion” band called “The Brown Edition” will play tomorrow evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; admission is free, and the local Lions Club will also be manning the beer and wine tent.

The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm in the parking lot on 7th Avenue across from the Fairgrounds. The market runs through October. We’re really starting to get into the Northwest harvest season, so all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies will be available.

Catch the Downtown Farmers Market on Sunday, set up in the parking lot at 15th and Broadway, across from the Longview City Hall. Along with the fresh flowers, hanging baskets, plant starts and handmade crafts, they’re expecting to have beets, onions, carrots, zucchini and other local fresh produce this weekend. Hours are 10 am to 3pm on Sunday.

Labor Day:
You’re invited to bring a dish and join in with the annual Labor Day Potluck Picnic, sponsored by the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council. This will run from 10 am to 6 pm at the Toutle River RV Resort, starting at 10 am Monday morning. There’s a “giant croquet” tourney scheduled to start at noon, and the kids games start at 1 pm. Contact the Central Labor Council for additional information.

Out in Clatskanie on Labor Day, the Clatskanie Arts Commission is putting on “Big Band in the Park,” a free concert that will be held in the Clatskanie City Park. The event opens at 1 pm on Monday, with the North Coast Big Band performing fro 2 to 4 pm. They’ll have hamburgers, hot dogs and other goodies available for purchase; the event also kicks off the 25th annual Performing Arts Series for the Arts Commission. A silver anniversary cake will be served at the intermission. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the American Legion hall. Admission is free.