Mattise Thybulle scored 18 points to lead the Washington Huskies over the WSU Cougars 80-62 on Sunday. Robert Franks had 16 for the Cougs…..The LCC men’s team beat Highline Saturday night to go to 5-1 in the NWAC West division. The LCC women were shocked by heavy underdog Highline Saturday. The LCC women will try and bounce back tonight with a 6 pm make-up game at Green River in Auburn tonight…..The Mark Morris girls basketball team host Washougal tonight, 6:45 pm on FM 101.5 The Wave……The AFC rallied from 17 down at halftime to beat the NFC 24-23 in the Pro Bowl game at rainy Orlando. Russell Wilson was 9 for 14 passing. Doug Baldwin caught three passes and Michel Bennett had one tackle.
Archive | January, 2018
A Longview woman was injured when the car her husband was driving crashed head-on into a guardrail on Mt. Solo Road last night at 9:45 pm. Blanche Roe, 32, was taken to St. John Medical Center. Timmothy Roe, 33, faces charges of DUI and vehicle assault according to the WSP. Roe was southbound above five miles out of Longview when he ran a stop sign, missed a turn and hit the guardrail.
A 16-year-old Longview boy is listed in stable condition at a Vancouver hospital after being shot in the chest early Sunday morning. Longview Police were called to the 1100 block of 18th Avenue around 1 am Sunday where they found the injured teen. Two other local teen boys were there and one of them was arrested on two counts of 2nd degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The investigation continues.
KapStone Paper and Packaging was acquired by WestRock Company in a blockbuster deal worth $4.9 billion. The deal was announced this morning which shot up the worth of KapStone stock by 32 percent at one point today. KapStone stockholders will have the option to receive $35 per share in cash, or elect to receive 0.4981 WestRock shares per KapStone shares. The sale is expected to close during the third quarter of 2018.
Garrett Berger hit an off-balance, hanging shot at the buzzer giving Mark Morris a 45-42 victory over Columbia River. The Monarchs tie River for first in league heading into tomorrow night’s Civil War game at MM. Last night the Lumberjacks lost to Woodland 53-45. The Kelso boys are at home tonight against Evergreen at 7 pm…..The girls Civil War is tonight as the Jills host MM at 7 pm. The Kelso girls are also home against Evergreen today at 5:30 pm…..Gonzaga beat Portland 95-79 in college ball. Saturday the LCC teams host Highline with the women at 5 pm and the men at 7 pm…..The Blazers are at Dallas today, KLOG 4:35 pm…..Mark Morris was second at the 2A girls bowling District. Brooklyn Boudreau took the individual crown. The MM team goes to State next week.
It looks like the City of Longview is on its way to imposing a Leash Law inside the city limits, proposing to amend the city code to require dog owners to have a tether on their animals. New City Council member MaryAlice Wallis says that it’s a basic safety concern. The proposal is to amend the existing city code on “Dogs or other animals deemed nuisance,” adding language that would declare that a dog not held on a leash by its owner or keeper could be declared as a “nuisance,” subject to sanctions by Animal Control. Several people did express some concerns about the length of the leash that might be allowed. The original language proposed a leash of up to 15 feet in length, but some say that’s too long. Others contend that a six-foot leash could be too short. It’s expected that those definitions will be settled when the code change comes back to the council for formal action.
The Longview City Council is moving ahead with an adjusted contract with the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, but they’re also including some conditions that are intended to help improve operations at the animal shelter. City Attorney Jim McNamara tells the council that they can require the shelter to meet standards of care. After hearing a number of horror stories from citizens and from people who claim to have volunteered at the shelter, the City Council approved an amended contract. The city is increasing the amount of money paid to the Humane Society from $196,000 to $260,000, but they also included conditions that require a third-party review of operations. McNamara says that they have reached out to the Vancouver-based Humane Society of Southwest Washington, which has a high reputation for the operations of its facility. Council members say that the outside review should help to improve conditions at the shelter; it’s also said that interim Humane Society Director Rick Johnson is supportive of having someone come in. The Council did move last night to approve the increased financial allocation, while negotiations for a long-term contract continue through this year.
Police in Kelso are looking into a report that counterfeit money is showing up in the city. At about 2:45 yesterday afternoon, a business in the 200 block of Three Rivers Drive called KPD to report that three fake $100 bills has been passed within the past 20 minutes. The bills were taken to a local credit union, where they were examined further. At this time, the source of the bills is not known, and no suspects have been identified.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is getting ready to start repair work on the North Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River, work that will require some road closures at Cape Disappointment State park. Starting February 12th and going into October, the North Jetty Road will be closed, along with the nearby parking lots. Another closure is also planned between March 17th and November 1st of next year. Benson and Waikiki Beaches will be unaffected by this work, and will remain open to public access. The three jetties at the mouth of the Columbia were constructed between 1885 and 1939, including the North Jetty, the South Jetty and Jetty A. The three jetties are just less than ten miles in length, and help to minimize channel maintenance at the mouth of the river. Work on Jetty A has already been completed, and the work on the North Jetty is projected to go into the year 2020. The South Jetty is scheduled for repair between 2019 and 2023.
The decision framework for long-term management of Spirit Lake and the Toutle River Valley is getting a thumbs-up from Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler. Beutler spoke at yesterday’s presentation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and she says that this framework will help keep people safe. The National Academies are suggesting a comprehensive and inclusive approach, involving federal, state and tribal agencies, interacting with downstream communities and other groups in making the decisions for management of the system. They say that updated information is badly needed, as the current long-term management data is from the 1980’s and 1990’s, and is badly outdated. They say that a coordinated monitoring system needs to be developed, and they say that the data and analysis from that system needs to be made available to all. The report emphasizes that Spirit Lake and the Toutle River Valley need to be thought of as a system. The Academies suggest that a “framework implementer” be identified, with that person or persons being responsible for applying the “collaborative analytic decision-making process.” They speculate that managing water levels at Spirit Lake will be a high priority, and they say that a full range of options should be explored. The full report is now available through the National Academies web page.