Hometeam 1490 KLOG, ESPN Radio http://klog.com The Home Team Station Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 KLOG Thursday Sports http://klog.com/klog-thursday-sports-192/ http://klog.com/klog-thursday-sports-192/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:10:42 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29936 The R.A. Long Lumberjacks open the prep football season tonight with a 7 pm home game against Columbia River…..The Seahawks final pre-season game is tonight at home against the Oakland Raiders. Don’t expect the starters to play much…..Rookie Shawn O’Malley had three hits including a tie-breaking RBI single in the 8th as the Mariners beat the Astros 8-3 last night. The M’s have the day off before a three game set at Oakland tomorrow…..Clark beat LCC 3-1 in volleyball action last night. The Devils play in the Green River tournament Friday and Saturday…..Columbia Basin blanked the LCC soccer team 7-0. The Devils play at Yakima Valley today…..In boys golf today, MM, RAL and Woodland take part in the Beaver Cup Jamboree at Lewis River.

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KapStone TRO/Insurance Issue http://klog.com/kapstone-troinsurance-issue/ http://klog.com/kapstone-troinsurance-issue/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:09:56 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29934 KapStone Paper and Packaging is asking for help from the courts, claiming that the strike by Local 153 of the AWPPW is becoming “violent and threatening.” Today’s Daily News reports on the hearing in front of Superior Court Judge Stephen Warning, who granted a temporary three-day restraining order, with another hearing planned for tomorrow. KapStone is requesting that the union pickets be limited in number and location; the TRO issued yesterday imposes a 10 mph speed limit on Fibre Way, and orders all involved to “conduct themselves in a manner which does not cause a breach of the peace.” KapStone claims that strikers are harassing and intimidating people, while union officials claim that their people have been peaceful, and that replacement workers are provoking incidents on the picket lines. Tomorrow’s hearing is set for 1:30 pm in Cowlitz County Superior Court.

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Waterside Energy Proposal http://klog.com/waterside-energy-proposal/ http://klog.com/waterside-energy-proposal/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:09:04 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29932 If all works out as Houston-based Waterside Energy envisions, Longview would be the first U. S. producer of fuels that meet the 2025 Low-Carbon Fuel Standards, while also shipping Liquefied Petroleum Gas to Asian markets. Waterside presented its proposal for more than a billion dollars of investments next to the Port of Longview at a special Port Commission meeting, and CEO Lou Soumas says that they think this project is doable. Waterside is proposing two separate projects, which would be built on 75 acres of land directly adjacent to Port Property. The $800 million Riverside Refining project would be built on 25 acres of currently-undeveloped land that Waterside plans to buy from Fern America, while the $450 million LPG project would go on 50 acres of land that’s currently occupied by North American Pipe and Steel, better known as NAPSteel. A contract for that land is in development, which would allow NAPSteel to remain on the property, leasing it from Waterside while construction gets under way. Soumas says that these projects will bring 700 construction jobs and 180 permanent jobs after they’re built. The low-carbon gas, diesel and jet fuel would be taken by barge to be distributed in the Portland market, while the LPG would be transferred from trains to ships, and then would go to Asia. The refinery would be capable of 45,000 barrels per day, which is about five percent of the local market share. The LPG facility could handle up to 75,000 barrels of propane and butane each day. The permitting process is currently projected to take about two years, and if all goes as planned, these facilities could be operational by 2018 or 2019.

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Winlock Wrapup http://klog.com/winlock-wrapup/ http://klog.com/winlock-wrapup/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:07:41 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29930 The Department of Ecology is winding down its presence in the Winlock area, announcing that the emergency response phase to the cooking oil spill into Olequa Creek is coming to a close. DOE says that the source of the oil runoff is contained, the stormwater system has been cleaned and that oil-contaminated soil has been removed. They say that they have recovered all of the oil that they can from Olequa Creek, and that the owners of the damaged warehouse are signing a contract to have that building demolished and removed. Work continues on disposal of the remaining liquids and solid waste after the spill. It’s now estimated that between 66,000 and 100,000 fish were killed when as much as 1,000 gallons of cooking oil spilled into the creek when fire broke out at the Olympic Trading Company warehouse. Most of the fish killed were sculpin; it’s speculated that the combination of the oil, hot water flushing into the creek, and stress from the warm water temperatures also contributed to the high kill rate.

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Heller Death Investigation http://klog.com/heller-death-investigation/ http://klog.com/heller-death-investigation/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:06:53 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29928 Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says that they’re looking for a “person of interest” in connection with the July 28th death of Christopher Heller, 30, of St. Helens. He was found seriously injured on July 19th, having been dealt a head injury at a home where he had been working near Rainier. He died from that injury on the 28th. An autopsy shows that blunt force trauma was the cause of death, and the incident is being ruled as a homicide. Dickerson says that they’re interviewing people and they’re following up on leads, but no suspects have been identified.

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Apiary Road Work http://klog.com/apiary-road-work/ http://klog.com/apiary-road-work/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:06:10 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29926 If you usually use the back roads to get to Vernonia, Mist or other locations in northwest Oregon, be aware that one of the main links from Rainier to Vernonia is closed for the next couple of weeks. Columbia County is replacing a double-culvert with a new concrete arch culvert, work that’s going on about a mile-and-a-half north of the intersection with Highway 47. This closure is projected to run through the 16th of this month. You’re advised to use Highway 47 from Clatskanie or use the Scappoose-Vernonia Highway if you’re trying to get in and out of that area.

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LCC Ranking http://klog.com/lcc-ranking/ http://klog.com/lcc-ranking/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:05:37 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29923 You may see some strutting around by staff and faculty at Lower Columbia College, as a new ranking of “best and worst community colleges” puts the local institution at number 22 in the entire country. WalletHub.org says that they used “17 relevant metrics in four dimesions,” including Cost and Financing, Classroom Experience, Education Outcomes and Career Outcomes. College officials also say that LCC has one of the highest median wage rates of recent associate degree graduates coming out of the Washington Technical and Community College System. The most recent rankings put LCC at number seven in the state, coming in just behind several Seattle-are institutions.

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MSH Workshop http://klog.com/msh-workshop/ http://klog.com/msh-workshop/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:05:10 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29922 The “Leave No Trace” events connected to Mount St. Helens continue this evening, with a Hunters Workshop planned for tonight down in Woodland. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Trainers will be on hand to provide information to hunters and other outdoor recreationists to apply “Leave No Trace” principles to their activities. Tonight’s workshop runs from 7 to 8 pm at the Woodland Community Center, and is open to all who are interested.

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Hot Eats http://klog.com/hot-eats/ http://klog.com/hot-eats/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:04:27 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29920 Longview native Joe Sundberg is making his mark on the American culinary scene, as a Seattle restaurant that he recently opened with three partners is getting national acclaim. “Manolin” is ranked number 9 out of the Top Ten Upstart Restaurants in the Nation by Bon Appetit magazine. There’s a nautical theme to the restaurant; in fact, the facility is named after a character from Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” The Bon Appetit reviewer says that there’s a lot of good food at Manolin, but the mole sauce is the highlight. Manolin is located near North 36th and North Stone Way, a few blocks from Gas Works Park.

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First Thursday http://klog.com/first-thursday-6/ http://klog.com/first-thursday-6/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:03:13 +0000 http://klog.com/?p=29918 Washington’s tradition of growing fruit is the focus of this month’s First Thursday program at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso. Seattle anthropologist Julia Harrison will present “Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington Fruit.” Harrison will talk about the wide variety of fruit that comes out of Washington, along with background of some of the characters that helped to build that industry. This “juicy” program is presented by Washington Humanities. The First Thursday program starts at 7 pm at the Museum on Allen Street; it’s free and open to all.

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