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Harvest Fest Tonight

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:44

More and more local kids are finding out about the Harvest Fest at Lower Columbia College. The popular pre-Halloween event is put on by the Associated Students of Lower Columbia College and it’s tonight at the student center. The event is free, but they are asking for folks to donate canned goods as part of their Harvest Fest Food Drive. The Harvest Fest begins at 6 pm tonight at the LCC Student Center.

Longview City Council Tonight

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:43

The Longview City Council will introduce some esteemed guests at the start of tonight regular meeting. The delegation from sister city Wako will be on hand as part of their visit with city leaders and community members.

City staff has been working on an updated policy dealing with acceptance of donations/gifts and memorials to Longview. The update includes establishing policies and procedures for considering and accepting any gifts to the City. The policy covers all monetary, property, endowment and memorial donations.

There will also be discussion regarding the PUD upgrades to lighting circuits at R.A. Long Park at the Civic Circle. The PUD has offered to transfer ownership of the four lighting circuits and 48 poles to the City.

And the Council will also be making an appointment to the Parks and Recreation Board following the resignation of Louis LaPierre. Cameron Carson has been recommended to take over that position.

Patty Murray Visits

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:42

U.S. Senator Patty Murray was in Longview yesterday. She toured the newest local Head Start facility at Memorial Park. Murray has been a long time supporter of the Head Start program. She also made an appearance at the local Democratic headquarters in Longview.

Woodland School Levy

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:41

The Woodland School Board approved placing a three-year replacement maintenance and operation levy on a special election ballot set for February 14th. The levy would raise $4.5 million in 2018, $4.7 million in 2019 and $5 million for 2020.

Coal Dust Trial

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:40

A trial next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from BNSF coal trains violates environmental law. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that BNSF would be liable for pollution if groups proved at trial that the discharges actually occurred.

School Bus Hit

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:39

No kids were hurt when a vehicle ran into a school bus yesterday at 26th and Nichols in Longview. The mishap occurred near St. Rose School on the morning commute. There were students on board, but there were no inuries reported. It hasn’t been reported who was at fault in the collision.


Posted on 27th October 2016 at 09:39

Traffic was stopped for a time yesterday when a rockslide came down on the West bound lanes of Ocean Beach Hiway. The rocks fell just before 3 pm on Highway 4 just west of Stella. State road crews were called in and equipment was used to get the road cleared.

Boat Class Coming Up

Posted on 26th October 2016 at 09:05

Registration will go fast for the Boaters Card class being hosted by the CCSO Marine Division. The free class will be Saturday November 19 from 8am to 3 pm at the County Search and Rescue building in Kelso. The one day class certifies you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington. Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at

Property Taxes Due Monday

Posted on 26th October 2016 at 09:04

2016 second half property taxes are due on Monday. The Cowlitz Country Treasurers office is reminding folks that the payment must be postmarked by Monday October 31st. The office in Kelso will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30 pm to 4:30 pm. On line payments can be made at

Congressional Debate

Posted on 26th October 2016 at 09:03

U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera-Butler squared off with Democratic challenger Jim Moeller in a debate at the Oak Tree in Woodland yesterday. Herrera-Butler defended her votes to repeal the Affordable Health Care act. Moeller stated he would be a more accessible Congressmen.