The Prairie boys defeated Kelso 72-41 to capture the GSHL 3A league title. Mark Morris defeated Hockinson 81-56 as Tyler Berger had 20 and twin brother Garrett added 19. MM hosts Washougal tonight, 6:45 pm on FM 101.5 The Wave…..The Prairie girls beat Kelso 45-25. Washougal has the inside track on the league title after a 46-40 win over the MM girls. Tonight, the R.A. Long girls host Ridgefield…..The Trail Blazers host the Charlotte Hornets tonight, KLOG 6:05 pm…..Kelso football stars Colton Johnson and Nick Moore will sign National Letters of Intent tomorrow. Johnson will play college ball at Central Washington University and Moore will play at Western Oregon University. Johnson has also been named to the roster for the East/West game this summer.
Archive | January, 2017
Officials in Castle Rock report that a 15 year-old was taken into custody yesterday afternoon, after the teen was supposedly found to be in possession of marijuana. School officials called Castle Rock Police right around 3 pm yesterday, saying that the teen had weed and drug paraphernalia at the school. The student was arrested without incident, and was taken to the Juvenile Services Center for booking
Longview Police report that two people received minor injuries in a crash that took place yesterday morning at 14th and Florida. The collision took place at 11:18 am, when an SUV collided with a minivan. Witnesses say that the impact knocked the minivan onto its side, and they also say that the driver was trapped for a short time. The intersection was blocked for more than an hour as they got the people out of the cars, and checked them for injuries. It’s doesn’t appear that anyone was transported to the hospital. The accident investigation is continuing; names have not yet been released. There’s also no word yet on possible citations.
Castle Rock Police are working to find the person who snatched a purse out of a car, while the woman was dropping her children off at daycare. The woman called CRPD at about 7:30 yesterday morning, reporting that she had gone to a day care on Huntington Avenue. She left her car unlocked and running as she took her child inside, and then noticed that her purse was missing when she got back in. The woman says that there may have been a smaller, white SUV parked next to her when she went into the daycare. Later in the day, someone apparently tried to use the woman’s bank card, trying to withdraw cash from her account. They say that effort was blocked. The investigation is continuing.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has a search effort under way in the area of the Blue Creek Boat Launch near Toledo, reporting that a man from Des Moines is missing. They say that Prathana Nammavong, 43, last contacted friends on Friday, as he was heading out to fish on the Cowlitz River. Saturday morning, friends came down to fish with Nammavong, and found his car at the boat launch. They also found a chair and fishing poles that belong to Nammavong, but they didn’t find him. The friends searched the area for more than five hours, finally calling the Sheriff’s Office at about 1 pm on Saturday. The search effort included the use of watercraft and K-9’s, but nothing was found. Anyone with information on this incident should call the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 360-748-9286.
An autopsy is pending on the body of a woman that was recovered from the Multnomah Channel yesterday afternoon. A boater reported finding the body floating in the water at about 1 pm yesterday afternoon; Deputies recovered the body and turned it over to the Oregon State Medical Examiner. The woman has not been identified, but there’s some speculation that it could be Liz Bazzani, 62, of Portland, who was reported missing on the 19th of this month. The investigation continues.
The regular meeting of the Cowlitz County Commission takes place today, but there’s also a different meeting time later today. The Commission convenes as usual at 9 am, with plans to take action on a number of items. Among those is approval of an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Longview regarding that land swap for the siting of a commercial hotel on the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds. The Commissioners also plan to continue a public hearing at 7 pm tonight, where the updated Cowlitz County Comprehensive Plan will be presented for input and possible adoption. Today’s meeting and public hearing is being held in the County Commission Hearing Room, on the third floor of the County Administration Building in Kelso.
Starting today, if you need to pay off a ticket that you got for speeding in school zone inside the City of Longview, you’ll need to do that at the Longview Police Department. On the 20th of last month, the city terminated its contract for school zone speed limit detection cameras with Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions. Starting today, the on-line option for paying a Notice of Infraction goes away; even with the expiration of the contract with ATS, all outstanding tickets must still be contested or paid. You can make those payments from 8 am until 4 pm at the Longview Police Department, located at 1351 Hudson Street. You can also mail your payment to P.O. Box 128, 98632; court-ordered payments need to be made through District Court at the Hall of Justice. Call Longview Police at 442-5800 if you have questions.
Starting this morning, you’re invited to come over to the Longview Library, and “Curl Up with a Good Book.” From 10 am until noon today, you’re invited to come by the Magazine Room at the Library, where you can enjoy a warm fire, coffee, tea and homemade cookies from the Friends of the Longview Library while you enjoy your favorite reading material. This is free and open to all, and will be offered each Tuesday morning through February 28th. Find out more about the Friends of the Longview Library and the support they provide by calling 442-5321.
Today is the deadline for applications for an open seat on the Kelso Parks Board. This is a four-year term, and will expire in 2020. The Parks Board meets once a month, and makes recommendations to the City Council on things like short and long-term planning, facility acquisition, and policies for daily operation. You must live within the city limits of Kelso to be eligible. Applications are available on the City of Kelso web page, or you can get one at the Kelso City Hall. Applications are due by 5 pm; minorities are encouraged to apply. Call Kelso Operations Manager Randy Johnson at 577-3360 for more information.
Applications for the 2017 Health Care Grant Program are due today. The Health Care Foundation runs this grant program, making awards to non-profit and charitable organizations that are focused on promoting health care in the local area. Now in its 35th year, the Health Care Foundation has awarded more than eleven million dollars in grants to organizations that support their mission. Applications will be evaluated by the Foundation Board of Directors, and then grant awards will be announced on April 1st. Get details on the Health Care Foundation web page.