Longview Firefighters are involved in a day long training exercise Thursday out at the Mint Farm Industrial Park. Crocker and Webber Avenues are closed until 4 pm Thursday, so no through traffic is being allowed. Business access is not being affected by the training.
Archive | June, 2018
Search and rescue divers recovered the body of a La Center man who drowned in the river off Paradise Point State Park Tuesday afternoon. Michael Keith, 41, was swimming when he struggled and went under the water. Search crews worked to find the body Tuesday evening, but Keith wasn’t found until Wednesday morning. One bystander in a kayak tried to reach Keith, but he went under before he could get there.
A four-year-old Woodland area boy received a serious head injury when he fell from a second story window. The incident happened just after 2 pm Wednesday afternoon at a home in the 300 block of Hillshire Drive in Woodland. According to Clark County Fire and Rescue, the boy leaned against a window screen and it popped out sending the boy out of the house and down into the yard below. His name was not released and his condition has not been updated.
Mitch Haniger hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mariners an 8-6 victory over the L.A. Angels. The M’s have won six of seven games are the Boston Red Sox come to Safeco Field for a four game set starting tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Black Bears have won four straight after completing a sweep at Port Angeles with a 7-5 victory last night. The Bears host the Highline Bears in a non-leaguer tonight, 6:35 pm at Story Field…..Washington and Oregon State arrived in Omaha yesterday to begin preparations for Saturday’s opening of the College World Series…..The New York Red Bulls defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1 last night…..The Bud Clary War of the Border is this weekend with 64 teams on hand including Kelso, MM, RAL, Toledo and Toutle Lake.
Long-time documentary filmmaker Ron Walker will be at the Longview Public Library this evening, presenting several of the movies that he has made over the years. In the 1970’s, Walker worked as a film music composer for a company in Portland called “The Film Loft.” He learned cinematography and film editing while working there, and has used those skills for 48 years. Walker likes to make films about people and their hobbies, while also focusing on local history. Walker will present three films tonight; “This Place in Time—The Mount St. Helens Story,” “Boxcar Days,” and “Richard Smalls Steamboat.” The free screenings take place at 6 pm this evening in the Library Auditorium.
More than 60 local community leaders, employers, and representatives from social service agencies will be getting an up-close look at what it’s like being poor, going on at today’s day-long “Bridges Out of Poverty” Workshop. The workshop consists of two four-hour simulations, the first being a “poverty simulation,” which will then be followed by a four-hour “Bridges Out of Poverty” simulation. Melissa Taylor with Lower Columbia CAP says that this will be an immersive role-playing experience, learning what it’s like to be in poverty. The afternoon “Bridges Out of Poverty” session is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty, using the lens of economic class to provide concrete tools and strategies for communities to use in reducing poverty. The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm at the Cowlitz County Conference and Events Center.
The Port of Longview Commission holds its regular meeting this morning at 10 am, where Port Executive Director Norm Krehbiel will be recognized for his 25 years with the Port. Director of External Affairs Ashley Helenberg will also be presented with her 10-year award. Helenberg’s office will then get more kudos, as the American Association of Port Authorities presents its 2018 award to the Port of Longview for Overall Excellence in Communication. Under the action items, the Port Commission will be asked to accept the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account grant that will help to pay for improvements at Willow Grove Park. This is a 50-50 grant that totals 445-thousand-600 dollars; the Port will pitch in an identical amount, helping to renovate restrooms, improve the walking path, install new picnic shelters and to construct a new viewing platform at the park. The meeting is open to the public.
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue and other agencies extinguished a brush fire in the Lexington area yesterday afternoon. Witnesses told authorities that they saw five to 10 high school aged boys running from the area after detonating a mortar type device. The fire on dredge spoils near Riverside Park grew to about an acre before it was put out. There were no injuries or damage to structures. The investigation continues.
The Mariners defeated the Angels 6-3 last night. Ryon Healy and Mitch Haniger had two homers each to back the pitching of Mike Leake. The M’s and Halos play a day game today, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears rallied from four runs down to beat the Port Angeles Lefties 6-5 in 11 innings. The Bears go for the sweep when they play the Lefties in a game that starts at 4:35 pm…..Luke Brown went 4 for 5 to lead the Hilander Dental Senior Legion team to a 12-6 victory over RBI at the Lumberyard. Trey Hageman had three RBI’s and was the winning pitcher. HD plays the Portland Barbers in Hillsboro Friday night at 7 pm…..The 26th Bud Clary War of the Border boys summer high school basketball tournament gets under way Friday and runs all weekend.
According to the owner of the Triangle Motors used car lot, there have been several incidents of theft since a fire destroyed the office and 10 vehicles. The latest incident was yesterday morning when a bystander reported that two men were attempting to take batteries out of vehicles. The witness told police that he confronted the suspects and they stated that they worked at the lot. When he called 911 to report the theft, the two men took off in a white van. Officers contacted the owner of the lot and he reported that he was having to deal with recent theft attempts. The latest suspects stockpiled some of the batteries in the bed of a pick-up in the lot but weren’t able to steal them as they fled the scene. The suspects are still at large.