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Jeff Wilson to lead Port of Longview board

Jeff Wilson was elected president of the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners at the first meeting of the year Wednesday. He will take over for Commissioner Doug Averett, who served as president in 2017. Averett will continue serving on the three-member commission. "It is an honor to be voted int


Fire guts Kelso home; kids flee through window

Two children escaped by jumping through a window, and a black terrier survived a Kelso house fire by hiding under a couch Monday morning, according to fire officials. Several adults also fled the fire, which gutted a one-story home at 1706 Bloyd St. Two occupants who escaped were treated at the scen

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 19:00:00

Call for local artists - The Chief News: Community

Area artists are invited to participate in the Columbian Artists Association's 42nd annual juried Spring Art Show to be held March 5 through March 25, 2018, at the Three Rivers Mall, Kelso, WA (space D-1168). The show is open to artists 18 and older from Cowlitz, Clark, Wahkiakum, Lewis, and Pacific

THECHIEFNEWS.COM - 2018-01-15 19:47:59

Lefor honored with Clatskanie Boosters Volunteer award

The Clatskanie Boosters honored wrestling mom Angie Lefor during Wrestling Senior Night this past week for her achievements as a volunteer for the past five years. She received the Cyndi Warren Volunteer Appreciation Award, named after its inaugural 2016 recipient. The Lefor family came to Clatskani

THECHIEFNEWS.COM - 2018-01-15 17:49:00

A rental crisis is brewing in Cowlitz County - Part 1

Buy Now Nicholas Miller and Ashleymae Castle have made their rental house a comfy home in Kelso. But now their landlord is selling the house, and they have 10 months to find somewhere new. Source: Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies with the University of Washington. Ashleymae Castle thought it w


Donate used glasses, hearing aids to Lions Clubs

Longview Safeway Pharmacy: 2930 Ocean Beach Highway; 360-575-6240. Fred Meyer Pharmacy: 3140 Ocean Beach Highway; 360-636-6723. Campus Towers: 1767 20th Ave.; 360-423-6200. CAP: 1526 Commerce Ave.; 360-425-9287. Longview Senior Center: 1111 Commerce Ave.; 360-636-0210. Cascade Eye Care: 950 11th Ave


Coal critics knock health study

Buy Now A recent state/county study concluded that locomotive exhaust from the trains serving Millennium Bulk Terminals' proposed coal terminal would increase cancer risks in Longview.Bill Wagner, The Daily News Opponents of the proposed Longview coal dock Friday urged a Cowlitz County health commi


BEACH RESCUE: Incident at Hug Point

A stranded beachgoer is safe after being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter near Cannon Beach. According to a release from the Coast Guard, the man became stranded Sunday, Jan. 14, by a high tide at Hug Point. The Coast Guard watchstanders from Sector Columbia River received a call from Astoria 911

THE NEWS GUARD - 2018-01-15 16:45:00

Sign up for Spin Cody race

It's time to register for the March 24 Spin Cody Bike Race, a team fundraiser that pairs a popular fitness activity with contributions to community causes. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 23. The indoor cycling event is similar to a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon; however, it's set up with stationary ex

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 18:19:00

Seniors from Cody, Meeteetse earn top academic scholarship

Three Cody and one Meeteetse senior are part of 104 seniors from across Wyoming who were selected to receive the 2018 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship. The premier scholarship for Wyoming resident high school seniors covers actual credit hours taken as w

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 18:17:00

Walleye control: G&F presents species' impact on reservoir

The walleye infesting Buffalo Bill Reservoir will forever be a threat to cutthroat trout there, but may be controlled long-term by a combination of gillnetting and aggressive fishermen. And while the war on the species may be contested "in perpetuity," the cost and effort should not approach the cha

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 20:46:00

Property owners responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks

Cody people take notice: You are responsible for keeping sidewalks outside your business or home cleared of snow and ice. It's the law. "By ordinance, whether someone is living in the house or not, they must clean the sidewalk," said Barry Cook, city administrator, at a recent council meeting. Busin

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 20:44:00

City contributes money to Sunset infrastructure

Cody city councilors have agreed to contribute nearly $60,000 in costs and waive fees toward infrastructure needed to convert the old Sunset School property into a residential neighborhood. Last August Harold Musser, manager of Sunset Development, purchased the 4.5-acre parcel from the Cody School D

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 20:43:00

New photo exhibition opens at Northwest

"Poetry & Motion," an exhibition of photography by Rowene Weems, director and curator of the Homesteader Museum in Powell, opens Jan. 23 with a 4:30 p.m. artist's reception in Northwest College's Advising Center located in the Orendorff Building. Weems received her first camera at age 14. She has li

CODY ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-15 18:17:00

A Cup Of Christmas Tea (SLIDESHOW)

"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States, 1933 to 1945) ANDOVER - The Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell's Ladies Philoptochos Society hosted its 64th annual Benefit Christmas Tea at

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 19:58:35

Billerica gas station robbed at knife-point

BILLERICA -- Police are on the lookout for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the Gas City Gas Station on Andover Road shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. The gas station clerk was robbed at knife point by one suspect who took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene in a car dri

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 21:35:17

Ceremonies planned to celebrate MLK Jr. day

BOSTON (AP) -- Ceremonies marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day are scheduled throughout the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston area. The Merrimack Valley NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast was scheduled at the Doubletree Andover, 123 Old River Road, in Andover, beginning at 8:30 a.m. At the An

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 13:27:28

What's your vision for Dracut?

DRACUT -- A little more than two dozen residents and officials gathered last Thursday evening for the Dracut Master Plan Committee's second visioning session. The topics discussed at Harmony Hall included economic development, land use, zoning, and housing. With facilitation help from Northern Midd

THEVALLEYDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 11:37:18

Teacher salaries up across Greater Lowell

From 2012 to 2016, Billerica went from the school district with the second lowest average teacher salary in Greater Lowell to the one with the highest. During the same five-year period, the town dropped from a Level 2 school system to a Level 3. Billerica's scores also remained below target, and re

LOWELL SUN - 2018-01-14 11:35:32

Man Wanted Since 2002 Arrested During Drug Investigation

Eric Rivera-Velez, 39, of Methuen, is facing charges for cocaine trafficking and being a fugitive from justice Methuen Police Department A Massachusetts man who has been wanted for more than 16 years on multiple warrants was arrested Friday, police say. Eric Rivera-Velez, 39, of Methuen, is facing c

NECN - 2018-01-15 00:20:34