Golden State turned away upset-minded Portland 113-111 in NBA action last night. The Blazers host Charlotte tomorrow…..In Pac-12 men’s action Arizona defeated Washington 77-66 and WSU beat Arizona State….In women’s play, Stanford rallied from 18 points down to beat UW 72-68 despite 44 from Kelsey Plum…..Lumberjack Nation still basking in the glory of a 64-58 boys win over Mark Morris Saturday night, snapping a 28 game losing streak in the Civil War. MM tries to bounce back tonight when they host Hockinson, 6:45 pm on FM 101.5 The Wave. Also tonight, Kelso host Prairie, 6:55 pm on AM 1490 KLOG…..In girls play tonight, Mark Morris is at Washougal…..The LCC teams both won at Grays Harbor Saturday. S. Puget Sound comes to Longview Wednesday.
Archive | January, 2017
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of a man’s body, an incident reported over the weekend up past the end of Rose Valley Road. Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says that the investigation actually started Saturday afternoon, when some people reported finding a man’s body in the Coweeman River. Rosenzweig says that the body was several miles past the end of Rose Valley Road, about 15 miles east of Kelso. The body was recovered and is now in the custody of the County Coroner. Eight volunteers from Cowlitz County Search and Rescue went to the scene with detectives yesterday, and it’s reported that several items that may be connected to this incident were recovered. Rosenzweig also says that they were able to use their new drone, using that to get above the trees and the river, to get clear photos of the scene. Other details regarding the man are not being released at this time; an autopsy is being planned, probably for Wednesday. Rosenzweig says that you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 577-3092 if you have information on the case, or you can use the TIP411 app on your cell phone to provide anonymous information.
A six-person jury reportedly took only about an hour to come back with a “not guilty” verdict for Longview School Board member J. D. Rosetti, acquitting him on domestic violence assault charges. The Daily News reports on Rosetti’s one-day trial, which took place last Friday. Rosetti had been accused of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, accused of assaulting his wife on August 17th of last year. TDN reports that Amber Rosewood testified that she had used a baseball bat during a dispute with Rosetti, hitting him twice before he charged her, got the bat away and hit her. After an all-day trial, the jury cleared Rosetti; he quoted scripture on his way out of the courtroom. Rosewood filed for divorce several weeks after this incident.
Charles Olin Barnes, 39, of Longview is under arrest, after he allegedly went into the kitchen at Saint John Medical Center, and then stole food. Barnes was arrested early Saturday morning, after hospital security reported finding and detaining Barnes. A security video reportedly shows Barnes walking in through an unlocked door in the hospital kitchen, and then he helped himself to food that was in the area. Barnes is now being charged with first-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree theft, and is now being held on bail of $1,000.
Longview Police helped to recover a service dog that reportedly had been stolen from a woman in Tumwater. A call came into LPD at about 9:40 yesterday morning, reporting that the dog had been taken from a disabled woman in Tumwater; they say that the dog was at a home in the 200 block of 17th Avenue. The ten year-old pit bull was recovered by the Humane Society, and was taken to their facility, while arrangements are being made to return the dog to its owner.
Large numbers of seals and sea lions are in the Cowlitz River, indicating that at least a pilot run of smelt is making its way upstream. Seals started showing up in the river Friday and Saturday, along with sea gulls and cormorants, sure signs that some smelt are in. Fishery managers are continuing to monitor the situation; the main run of smelt usually comes in closer to the middle of February. This year’s projected smelt run is expected to be smaller than the past couple of years, due to poor conditions in the ocean. At this time, no recreational dipping of smelt is planned, but that could change, depending on vitality of the return.
There are some lingering effects from the snow and ice storm that covered the region last month, and you can see the impacts stacked up in the Columbia River and just off the river mouth. Grain ships are moored at stations up and down the lower Columbia River, and as many as a dozen more are just off the river mouth. This is a busy time of year for grain shippers, but last month’s snow and ice shut down rail traffic for some time, shutting down the supplies of corn, wheat, soybeans and other grains. It’s reported that some ships are now as much as 15 days behind schedule. Grain shippers say that there’s always some slowdown like this in the winter, but this is as bad as it has been in recent years.
The road to the popular Marble Mountain Sno-Park is closed by a landslide, and it may be some time before the road re-opens. The Forest Service says that the slide happened around the 18th of this month, with snow and rocks coming across Forest Road 83 near the junction with Forest Road 81. The road is currently closed to vehicular travel, but they do say that snowmobiles can get through and get to the Sno-Park. They also say that seven feet of snow covers the Sno-Park, and the snow removal budget for that site has also been exhausted for the year. State officials say that a warming trend that’s predicted for this week could help show if the slide is mostly snow, or if it’s rocks. The makeup of the slide is a factor in who is responsible for removal. They’re hopeful that the road can be re-opened by the middle of next month.
The Port of Longview is announcing the hire of Dan Stahl as the port’s new Chief Operating Officer. Port officials say that Stahl will guide day-to-day operations at the port, managing real estate and marine development, while also leading economic development efforts. Stahl comes to Longview from the Port of Bellingham and the Port of Anacortes; he has a bachelors from the Maine Maritime Academy, and a master’s from MIT. Port Executive Director Norm Krehbiel says that Stahl comes aboard at a time of major projects and expansion at the port, and he says that Stahl will “lead the charge” in finding a tenant for the Bridgeview Terminal project, along with redevelopment of the former Continental Grain Terminal.
The Week One prizes in the “Fire it Up!” adult reading drive will be drawn today at the public libraries in Cowlitz County. The libraries in Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Kalama and Woodland are involved in this adult reading program, with weekly prize drawings going on through the end of February, when the grand prize drawings will be held. Anyone age 18 and older can take part; no library card is required, you just need to register at any of the participating libraries. You can also play at any or all of the libraries. Weekly prizes are drawn each Monday, with gift certificates for local shops and restaurants, T-shirts, craft items and more. Four brand-new Kindle Fire HD’s are the grand prizes, and will be given away on February 28th. Call your local library for more information on the Fire it Up! Reading Program.