New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Longview, WA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Longview.
Suspect in deadly Longview police shooting fired multiple times, report says
LONGVIEW, Wash. — The final report on an officer-involved shooting in Longview was released Friday. Investigators say a suspect shot at police officers multiple times before officers shot and killed him. It happened Sept. 2. The incident will now be turned over to the Cowlitz County prosecuting attorney’s office...
Spirit of Halloweentown named one of the best Halloween events in US
This year’s festivities will be extra special with the 25th anniversary of “Halloweentown”’s premiere.
Taste of Mexico: Four Essential Mexican Dishes to Try in Kelso
This piece presents an exploration of four Mexican cuisines available in Kelso. Have any of these tantalized your taste buds yet? If you've had the pleasure of trying any, we invite you to share your experiences in the comments section below:
Weekly Safety Report: Cited Driving While Suspended and Arrest for Theft II in St. Helens, Oregon
This week in St. Helens, Oregon, there were two notable incidents. Firstly, a 66-year-old individual was cited for driving while suspended at the 100 block of Columbia River. Secondly, a 30-year-old male was arrested for theft II at the 700 block of Columbia River Highway. Additionally, a nonprofit organization, the Amani Center, reported a phishing attack that targeted its clients and staff, but assured that client records were not compromised.
Triangle Tavern's End of Summer Patio Party: Free Tickets, DJ K3LLS, and Unforgettable Fun!
As the sun sets on another fantastic summer season, it's time to celebrate the memories and look forward to the autumnal equinox with a bang! The Triangle Tavern is hosting the unmissable End of Summer Patio Party on Fri, Sep 22, from 9pm to Sat, Sep 23 till 12am.
Green Initiative: Stormwater project in Rainier creates environmental benefits
The City of Rainier and the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership recently completed a project aimed at improving the quality and health of water in the Columbia River. Both entities partnered on the project, which involved the installation of bioswales at the Rainier Boat Launch that will capture, treat, and infiltrate stormwater from more than 13,000 square feet of impervious parking lot surface. Oils, greases, metals, and other toxic pollutants from vehicles fall onto the parking lot’s impervious surface and then wash into river when it...
Montesano remains undefeated after beating Castle Rock
Montesano remained unbeaten after a dominant 35-7 victory over Castle Rock in a rare Thursday game at Castle Rock High School. The Bulldogs (4-0 overall) did what they have done all season long, used an efficient offense and stout defense to put Castle Rock (1-3) in a first-half hole it would never dig out of.
Longview Residents Alert: Fir Street Alley Closure for Concrete Panel Replacement
On Monday, September 25, 2023, the City of Longview Street division will begin replacing concrete panels in the alley behind 1865 Fir Street. Construction work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept 25, 2023, and is estimated to be completed by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Traffic and waste collection will be accessible from either end of the alley. To avoid delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.Visit here for more details.
Aging Graveyards: Cemeteries suffering from disorganization
The Rainier Cemetery District held its monthly board meeting Sept. 20, and once again, there was an air of tension about the gathering. The meeting featured frequent comments from the gathered public. After hearing public comments and approving the minutes from previous meetings, the meeting progressed to the financial report. Jim McGlone, the Financial Officer for the board, said that he had difficulty securing the district’s account information and that this meeting had been the first time he had been able to see it. ...
Column: Storing potatoes at home
Potato storage can be a challenge. Our fall and winter temperatures are a bit warm for good, long-term potato storage. Since most people use an unheated garage or an outbuilding to store their potatoes, we aren’t in much of a position to slow potato sprouting beyond a certain period. It is worth noting that commercial potatoes are treated with a sprout inhibitor before they go into storage. At any rate,...
Boo! The Best Places That Celebrate Halloween Across the U.S.
From the costumes to the decoration to the ghost stories, Halloween is a pretty epic holiday. And like other holidays, there are some parts of the U.S. that celebrate better than others. Who Has The Scariest Halloween Decorations?. According to MarthaStewart.com, an examination of Google search terms showed more people...
Summer Swimming: Clatskanie Pool wraps up 2023 season
The summer season at the Clatskanie Pool has come to an end with the last day of swimming Sept 13. The pool, located at 346 NE 5th Street, launched the 2023 season June 24. Pool Manager Cyndi Warren said the entire swimming season was a positive one. “We had a great summer, with 17 seasoned...
Improved Mental Health and Fentanyl Treatment Options Coming to Auburn, Longview, Yakima, and Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four communities in Washington state will be served by expanded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) thanks to federal funding announced today by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). Sen. Cantwell helped create the CCBHC program and worked to secure $8.6 billion in funding for CCBHCs over the next 10 years through 2022’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
Police Blotter: Three arrested for theft
The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. For specific details about cases listed, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency. St. Helens Police September 2 ...
Longview Residents Alert: Water System Flushing in Area #2 on September 22, Possible Sediment in Pipelines
On September 22, 2023, Longview city utility crews will flush the water system in area #2. The area is between 33rd Avenue and Nichols Boulevard, from Ocean Beach Highway to Washington Way. The work is set to begin at 6:30 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m. This may result in sediment in residential pipelines.
Expect delays on southbound I-5 near Vader for annual bridge inspections
People traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near Vader in Lewis County should plan for daytime delays this weekend, the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Thursday. ...
Silver Lake Bible Camp Executive Director working to rebuild camp and home
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -- One month ago, the Gray Fire destroyed five camp cabins, as well as five separate homes where staff lived at the Silver Lake Bible Camp. One of those homes belonged to the camp's executive director, who now not only needs to rebuild his home, but four others as well, in addition to the camp.
Most Viewed / Former Mayor Passes Away: Diane Pohl dies
Former Clatskanie Mayor Diane Pohl has passed away. Clatskanie City Manager Greg Hinkelman said Pohl died Tuesday, Sept. 12, from failing health. "It is with deep sadness that I am announcing that former Mayor Pohl passed away," Hinkelman said in an interview with The Chief Wednesday, Sept. 13. "She was a dynamic woman who always put Clatskanie first and she was passionate about the issues facing the city. She was...
Toledo High School celebrates 'Mr. 2,000' as he banks a record-breaking shot
Mr. 1,500 is no more. Now, he's Mr. 2,000. "Who's ready to rock!?," Toledo High School Senior Chris Havey, 17, said in front of the roughly 200 students Thursday afternoon who ...