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Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase Through Kelso, Into Oregon

Aman was arrested Sunday after he allegedly led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Kelso to Knappa, Oregon, with two children, unrelated to him, inside the vehicle. The 5-year-old and a 22-month-old were unharmed. Dakota Carras, 29, fled in his girlfriend’s car with her children after he was recognized...
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Support Garden Cycles workers | Paid in Longview | Heat rules tested

► From Real Change — Restoration technicians fight for better working conditions — In December, restoration technicians at the company Garden Cycles voted 13-0 to unionize (with LiUNA Local 242) in order to fight for health care and retirement benefits. The workers, whose company contracts with the city of Seattle under the Green Seattle Partnership, care for the ecosystem by clearing invasive species and restoring native plants in Seattle’s parks and greenspaces. Workplace safety was one of the main factors that encouraged Garden Cycles staff to unionize, said Samuel Edson, a restoration technician who works for Garden Cycles.

5 Staff Members Save Student at La Center High School!

Shortly after 8 AM on May 26, 2022, a 15-year-old student at La Center High School suffered a cardiac arrest event. Five employees jumped into action and took steps necessary to save the student’s life by starting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to shock the 15 year old victim’s heart back into a normal heart rhythm.

Bells to ring in St. Helens, beyond on Independence Day

Bell ringing, at 2 p.m., July 4, will commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A patriotic tradition takes place each year during Fourth of July activities, as bells throughout Columbia County ring in unison at 2 p.m. The bell-ringing commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. According to a news release, in 1965, St. Helens participated nationwide in "Let Freedom Ring." In 2015, a small group of community members discovered this celebration and re-established its own "Let Freedom Bells Ring." Soon, area bell ringers came from St. Helens American...

Scappoose breaks ground on turf field

Community raised more than $1 million for new field at Scappoose High School.Scappoose High School celebrated the groundbreaking for its new turf field Thursday, June 23. The Scappoose School District raised more than $1 million for the project from individuals, businesses and in-kind donations in just a few weeks earlier this year. "There was a lot of doubt in my mind as to whether that could happen or not, and not only did it happen, but they surpassed it. So that is just a testament to the strength of this community and the support this community provides, not only to...

GFWC seeks information about Battle Ground Lake State Park

The Battle Ground branch of the General Federation of Women’s Club, has formed a committee to help “backdate” the historical files on Battle Ground Lake State Park. During a meeting in May, the service club learned there is no information in the park’s files about life at the park when it was a privately owned entertainment Mecca, stated a news release.

14 Acres Vineyard & Winery to host summer concert series

A vineyard and winery in North Clark County will once again put on its summer concert series, which showcases local musicians every weekend from July to August. David Regan, the owner of Ridgefield-based 14 Acres Vineyard & Winery, is ready to host the musicians and also has some new exclusive wines to unveil to guests.

Residential use in Woodland’s highway commercial zone is now prohibited

The Woodland City Council has taken action to put a stop to residential uses in commercially-zoned land by outright prohibiting it in a section of it’s city zoning. During its June 20 meeting, the city council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance restricting new residential uses in the city’s highway commercial zones. That zoning mainly exists on land located off of the city’s two interchanges with Interstate 5.

Scappoose Police Log: 'Sorry' shoplifter gives back stolen wares

The Scappoose Police Department responded to calls for service from May 23-June 11, 2022.Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Monday, May 23 Police were dispatched to a death investigation in the 51000 block of Southeast Eighth Street. It was determined that the death occurred due to natural causes. Tuesday, May 24 Police were dispatched to the report of a male juvenile in the 33000 block of Southwest Sycamore...

Summer reading program at the library

Cathlamet Public Library's summer reading program kicked off Wednesday June 22 with kids listening to stories and creating sea turtles and crabs from seashells. They could also design and decorate their own sea star. This Wednesday, June 29, had stories from the ocean's Midnight Zone, and painting an ocean zones picture with tempera paints.The next session is Wednesday, July 6 from 1-2 p.m., at Erickson Park for children ages 5-15. They will hear stories on the theme of Shipwrecks and Lighthouses, build an aluminum foil boat to see how many pennies it can float, and start making a jellyfish. Register online for events and the reading challenge at or phone the library for more information at 360-795-3254. Courtesy photos.

Battle Ground teen wins medals at Special Olympics competition

Battle Ground High School swimmer Hezekiah Hewes secured a gold and bronze medal during the 2022 Spring Games for the Special Olympics. Hewes, who has Down syndrome, secured first place in the state’s unified 50-meter swim event on July 19, and also placed third in the 25-meter. “I feel...

Yacolt’s Rendezvous Days will return on July 1-4

With Yacolt’s Rendezvous Days just around the corner, the community is ready for the annual festival which has become a staple in town. The four-day event will kick off on Friday, July 1 with a family-friendly kickball tournament at the Little League Fields and will offer a plethora of events that will conclude on Monday, July 4 with a parade.