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WSP finds a woman who has been missing for over a week

CHEHALIS, Wash. — Washington State Patrol found a missing woman, who was missing for over a week. 59-year-old Saletha Gibson and her dog were last seen leaving her relative’s house with her dog on June 17th. Heading to her home in Ocean Shores, Gibson nor her dog have been seen or heard from since. She requires medication for a medical...

Historic Klondike Tavern in St. Helens reopens to the public

Grant money will help to revitalize the Klondike Tavern, which re-opened Friday, June 24. An iconic St. Helens business is beginning a new chapter on the riverfront. After being shut down in 2018, the Klondike Tavern officially reopened Friday, June 24. Owner Holcombe Waller said, "I bought the property to take on as a historic renovation and revitalization to house multiple businesses, the restaurant being one, the hotel being the other." Waller envisions a 19-room boutique hotel which will interface with the restaurant space and patio. Waller said, "I'm hoping it's going to become this resplendent little...

‘Jack State Invite’ Tennis Tourney Held in Chehalis

In honor of longtime W.F. West tennis coach Jack State, about 100 people gathered throughout the day on Saturday to play tennis, watch matches and catch up with their old coach and friends at the inaugural Jack State Invitational tennis tournament. In honor of State’s interscholastic legacy, all Twin Cities...

City of Longview, Wash. officials urge safe firework use

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Starting Tuesday, you can purchase fireworks in the State of Washington, and officials want you to do so responsibly. "If you are going to be celebrating July 4th with consumer fireworks, be sure you are aware of how to use them to reduce your chances of injuries and fires," says Longview Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway.

Pe Ell Man Dies After Teen Swerves To Avoid Deer In Roadway

A 44-year-old Pe Ell man was killed in a traffic collision Saturday evening after a teen driver swerved to avoid a deer colliding with his vehicle as a result. The Washington State Patrol says that the incident occurred on June 26th at 11:23 PM on State Route 6 in the 6000 block in Lewis County.

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.

Hot temps don't get in the way of Citizen's Day in St. Helens

McCormick Park hosted Citizen's Day on June 25, complete with a barbecue, car show, music and vendors. The first legitimately hot day of 2022 didn't deter residents of St. Helens from attending Citizen's Day, held Saturday, June 25, at McCormick Park. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents young and old enjoyed vendors, rock and roll music from The Decades, a car show from the Highway 30 Cruisers, and a barbecue tended at times by elected members of the St. Helens City Council. Mayor Rick Scholl liked the event turnout. "It's been a steady flow of people, in and...

Woodland's return to in-person learning plus small group instruction and summer sessions ensure student learning continues and improves district-wide

The staff of Woodland Public Schools works hard to ensure Woodland’s students have the opportunities they need to recover learning that may have been lost due to the constraints of the pandemic including remote learning. Woodland’s schools were the first in the area to return students to in-person learning...

Death Notice: June 28, 2022

• DONNA LORRAINE WHITE TIPPERY, 90, Chehalis, died June 23 at Providence Centralia Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives of Washington.

Letter to the editor: Congress and Biden need to step up

I’m hoping that The Reflector will post this comment. There is one reason and one reason only why we are paying the astronomical prices that we are for gas and other fuels. It’s because of what Joe Biden and others did on day one after Joe was sworn into office. He killed American oil production. He shut down pipelines and laid off thousands of hard-working Americans who worked to put food on their table and to keep our fuel prices low. But he wants to blame Russia for the catastrophe? Sorry, but gas prices were already shooting through the roof before that even happened. The average price of a gallon of gas is now over $5 and in some places where it is more expensive, it’s already over $10 per gallon. Families, and especially seniors on fixed incomes, can’t function with this garbage. America will be on the brink of collapse if this continues. At one time, not long ago, we were energy independent, but all the Democrats can do is tell everyone to buy electric cars? In many West Coast and Southern states, they are telling people to stop using so much electricity, especially during this current heat wave because using more electricity overwhelms the system, and the grid won’t handle the load. So, how are we supposed to charge electric cars if the current grid can’t even handle a heat wave? American Petroleum Institute CEO Mike Sommers issued a statement: “While we appreciate the opportunity to open increased dialogue with the White House, the administration’s misguided policy agenda shifting away from domestic oil and natural gas has compounded inflationary pressures and added headwinds to companies’ daily efforts to meet growing energy needs while reducing emissions.” I’m glad he said it. We’re not stupid. We know what had caused this problem so this current president can play dumb all he wants, but we know that he has single-handedly led us into this disaster. Can anyone imagine what 2023 is going to look like? I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of all of the lies, blame shifting, and finger pointing from both parties. Congress and Joe need to step up and admit what they have done and fix it before it’s too late.

Roberta Sharp Passes Away at 87

V. Roberta Sharp, a longtime Hermiston resident, died on June 18, 2022 in Longview, Wash. at the age of 87. She was born on Feb. 27, 1935 in Wapato, Wash. A private burial will be at the Hermiston Cemetery. A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Sunday,...