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High costs have Kalama re-configuring school bond project  Longview Daily News

The Kalama School District has run into a familiar problem among recent Cowlitz County school districts using bonds to build new schools — skyrocketing costs.

Graduation bittersweet for 'close knit' Kalama seniors | Local |  Longview Daily News

For many of Kalama's class of 2019, Friday's graduation was a bittersweet goodbye to childhood classmates.

June Purtteman | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Nov. 6, 1959—April 30, 2019. June Purtteman, 59, longtime resident of Kalama, passed away peacefully April 30, 2019, at home surrounded by loving family.

Kalama school bond passes with 63% support | Local |  Longview Daily News

Kalama will gain a new elementary school after district residents decisively approved a $63.4 million school bond Tuesday night.

Listening to the public focus point in four-way Kalama Council race  Longview Daily News

Challengers in the four-way race for a seat on the Kalama City Council have similar concerns that the council has shut out the public, but incumbent Putka said ...

Kalama considers $64.3 million school bond | Local |  Longview Daily News

The Kalama School Board is fine-tuning a $64.3 million plan that involves rebuilding the city's elementary school, which is overflowing with a surge in ...

Shirley Lowman | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Shirley Jean Lowman. Sept. 3, 1936 - March 29, 2019. Shirley Jean (Langworthy) Lowman, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019, ...

William Meyer | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

June 12, 1963—April 3, 2019. William “Billy” Charles Meyer, 55, of Kalama, died April 3 in Longview. Billy was born June 12, 1963, in Concord, Calif., to William ...

Waitsburg announces superintendent finalists | Waitsburg  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

WAITSBURG — School officials here have narrowed a pool of candidates for the superintendent position to two contenders.

Kalama students tend forest in natural resource program  Longview Daily News

KALAMA — Senior Sam Bacon and junior Cody Mortensen looked on as Chris Stone, a science teacher at Kalama Middle-High School, wiggled his shovel into ...

Kalama High Chinook mascot gets a new look  Longview Daily News

Charlie Chinook, Kalama High School's Indian mascot, has buck teeth, a large nose, wears nothing but a loin cloth and a feather in his hair and holds a ...

Big day by Wetmore, including key interception, makes Kalama’s day – and season – perfect  The News Tribune

Kalama finished its season 14-0 thanks to Tucker Wetmore's interception with 1:54 to play, sealing a 28-27 win over Liberty of Spangle for the 2B state ...

Kalama Heritage Festival set for this weekend | Local |  Longview Daily News

The weekend-long Kalama Heritage Festival kicks off Friday at the Port of Kalama's Marine Park.

Fire in Cowlitz County fully contained; burn ban lifted

KELSO, Wash. — A fire that burned about 23 acres in Cowlitz County is fully contained and state resources used to fight the fire have been demobilized, fire ...

North Maple Fire contained, evacuations lifted

KELSO, Wash. (KOIN) -- Residents were allowed to return to their homes Thursday evening after a fast-moving brush fire broke out Wednesday in Cowlitz ...

Fire officials say 40-acre fire in Cowlitz County started from illegal burn pile  KOMO News

KELSO, Wash. – The 40-acre brush fire burning near Kelso started from an illegal burn pile, Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue said. Fire officials said someone was ...

Aaron Williams | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

July 12, 1979 — March 10, 2019. Aaron Williams, a former Kalama resident, died on March 10, 2019, at his home in Nevada. He was born July 12, 1979, ...

Police search for suspect who shot and killed employee at Kelso convenience store  KOMO News

KELSO, Wash. – Kelso police are searching for the person who shot and killed a convenience store employee during a robbery Tuesday morning.

Local Artist Helps Give 'Charlie Chinook' Mascot a Tribe-Approved Makeover  Centralia Chronicle

The Kalama High School mascot, long considered to be an insensitive or even racist representation of Native Americans, is finally getting a culturally accurate ...

Police arrest suspect in murder of Kelso convenience store clerk

KELSO, Wash. — Police have arrested a man who they believe shot and killed 30-year-old Kayla Chapman during a robbery at a Kelso convenience store ...

Kalama girl injured in 60-foot fall leaves hospital  Longview Daily News

A Kalama High School student who was pushed off of a bridge in north Clark County on Wednesday is out of the hospital, her mother said Monday, but she is.

Kalama girl injured in 60-foot fall from Moulton Falls bridge  Longview Daily News

A Kalama High School student suffered five cracked ribs and internal injuries Tuesday when she was pushed off a bridge at Moulton Falls in north Clark County, ...

People | Lifestyles |  Longview Daily News

Reegan Jenkins served as a page from Feb. 25 to March 1 for 20th District Rep. Ed Orcutt of Kalama. Her responsibilities included delivering messages and ...

Guy Strot named new principal in Kalama | Local |  Longview Daily News

The Kalama School District has chosen its second addition to its new guard.

Districts look to voters for big bonds, smaller school levies  Longview Daily News

In addition to two big-ticket bond proposals, four out of Cowlitz County's six school districts are asking voters to approve “must-pass” school levies on this year's ...

Former Vancouver teacher finalist for state award  The Columbian

KALAMA -- Sheila Stuhlsatz stood at the front of her first-year Spanish class at Kalama High School, holding up plastic bananas to illustrate the lesson on gender ...

Kalama's Charlie Chinook getting a tribe-approved makeover  The Reflector

The Kalama High School mascot, long considered by some to be an insensitive representation of Native Americans, is finally getting a culturally accurate ...

Schools fight to dispel health misperceptions, 'vaping epidemic'  Longview Daily News

After the last bell for school rang on Thursday, Lindsey gathered her friends to walk to the Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, blowing vapor from her Juul in the cool.

Melissa Anne Dalsing | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

February 6, 1969—April 15, 2019. Melissa Anne Dalsing, 50, of Vancouver, WA passed away April 15, 2019 in Vancouver. She was born February 6, 1969 in ...

'Twilight' draws fans to Kalama | Business |  Longview Daily News

Kalama High School is becoming a mini tourist attraction, thanks to its appearance in a blockbuster film about a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire.

One of Kalama's best known citizens, Frank Kockritz, dies at 82  Longview Daily News

One of Kalama's best known citizens has died. Frank Kockritz passed away Monday at Bonaventure of Salmon Creek, an assisted living facility. He was 82.

College scholarship applications available | Lifestyles  Longview Daily News

Scholarship applications are available for the 2017-18 school year from the Cowlitz County branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Kelso homicide victim ID'ed | News  The Reflector

The Kelso Police Department has identified the victim in a robbery and homicide this morning as Kayla Chapman, 30.

2B state volleyball: Kalama captures 1st state title with 5-set win over Mossyrock  Longview Daily News

That's all Kalama coach Jeni O'Neil could muster as tears rolled down her face immediately after a five-set victory Saturday over Mossyrock in the Class 2B ...

Teen pushed off bridge released from hospital; criminal investigation continues  KATU

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Kalama High School student who broke five ribs and damaged her lung after she was pushed off a bridge 50-feet above the East ...

6 candidates vie for District Court's blank-slate bench  Longview Daily News

A new generation is coming to the Cowlitz District Court next year, and six candidates are jockeying for the chance to be a part of it.

Kalama girls outmuscle La Center for Trico top seed (video)  The Columbian

KALAMA -- Because of a coin flip, the La Center girls basketball team missed out on the Trico League's top seed Friday.

Battle Ground High School principal announces retirement | News  The Reflector

After 39 years in education, three as the principal at Battle Ground High School, Mike Hamilton is ready to retire and spend more time with his wife and three ...

Kalama baseball icon Orzel dies | Preps+ |  Longview Daily News

Dave Orzel fervently believed in the baseball gods. Some might say even he worshiped them.

Shipley takes command of Ridgefield athletics | Sports  The Reflector

On July 24, Brynan Shipley becomes the new Athletic Director for the Ridgefield School District.

Kelso's turf vendor faces giant lawsuit | Local |  Longview Daily News

This summer, a Florida company will lay down a $375000 synthetic turf playing surface at Schroeder Field. Kelso School District Finance Officer Scott Westlund ...

Gage Harlin | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Gage John Bradley Harlin, 25, of Longview passed away March 26, 2015, at home.

Who is Daniel Butts? | Local |  Longview Daily News

Mikel Butts was troubled when he stopped by the West Rainier muffler shop Wednesday morning, according to his longtime friend Dave Fowler. Butts needed ...

Kelso Longview chamber recognizes leaders in business and education  Longview Daily News

The Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards on Wednesday night recognized excellence in education and ...

Zachary M. Hamilton | Recent Deaths  Longview Daily News

Zachary M. 'Zach' Hamilton. Zachary Michael Hamilton went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 28, 2012. He was 30 years old. Born on July 12, ...

PHOTOS: Lower Columbia Area Senior All-Star Boys and Girls Games  Longview Daily News

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Amy L. Brooks | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Amy Lynn Brooks, 46, was born Nov. 9, 1970, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and passed away Nov. 23, 2016, at home in Kalama.

Longview firefighters raise more than $13000 for cancer research  Longview Daily News

Four members of the Longview Fire Department competed and placed in the annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb at Seattle's Columbia Tower recently.

Lifeliner, Washington native earns title 'Division Chaplain Assistant of the Quarter'  DVIDS

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Pfc. Boaz Koski, a chaplain assistant with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade “Lifeliners”, 101st Abn. Div., always ...

50 Objects (in 50 days) that help define Cowlitz County  Longview Daily News

Could you tell the story of Cowlitz County in 50 objects? Today, and for the next seven weeks, we're going to try. Some of the objects we chose are as.

Specialty clinic role provides variety for Kaiser nurse  Longview Daily News

Every day is different for Jennifer Fisher, who is the registered nurse team leader for a clinic that offers 19 different specialties.

Informant tricks cops in Storedahl drug case | Business |  Longview Daily News

The undercover informant used to nab a man in a large-scale prescription drug trafficking sting in Cowlitz County last August has admitted she lied to and tricked ...

Rockets claim Rubber Chicken | Preps+ |  Longview Daily News

The Rubber Chicken is headed back to Castle Rock.

King's Way Christian's Walter earns all-state first-team honor  The Columbian

Kienan Walter of King's Way Christian earned a spot on the Class 1A all-state first team and two other local athletes earned honorable mentions as the ...

Daniel T. 'Danny' Malone | Recent Deaths  Longview Daily News

Daniel Tyler Malone, 19, of Port Orchard, Wash., died July 9, 2013, at home. He was born March 8, 1994, in Longview, to Arthur and Kirsi (Siltala) Malone and ...

LCC welding competition promotes the trade | Local |  Longview Daily News

It may have looked like just another evening outside Lower Columbia College's vocational building Thursday night. But inside, bright blue and orange sparks ...

La Center reaches state soccer playoffs | Sports  The Reflector

La Center boys soccer coach Reece Scragg made a strategic decision heading into this season. He had his two best players switch positions. And the result ...

Photos: Super Loops | Local |  Longview Daily News

Ruben Bocanegra, 26, of Portland works to align the top of the popular Super Loops carnival ride on Wednesday at The Cowlitz County Fairgrounds in ...

Local girl lied about 2001 rape; father set free  Longview Daily News

In early 2001, an 11-year-old Kalama girl named Cassandra Ann Kennedy told police her dad raped her on at least three occasions. Her father, Thomas Edward ...

Babe Ruth World Series Rosters | Preps+  Longview Daily News

ALBANY, MINNESOTA. Midwest Plains Region Champions. Population: 2,807. Fun fact: The town's motto is “Where Friendly Paths Cross”. Famous natives: ...

Natural High School grads gather for first reunion since alternative school's closure  Longview Daily News

Elaine Worley Crabb said her 50th birthday wish is "A high school reunion. We never had one." Crabb is a 1980 graduate of Natural High School, Cowlitz ...

In the service -  The Columbian

These members of the Air Force with local ties have recently completed basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas:

Agents nab 20 in massive drug sting | News |  Longview Daily News

Narcotics agents on Wednesday arrested and jailed 20 people suspected to be among the local area's major dealers in prescription drugs — and whose ...

Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders  Camas Washougal Post Record

Thirteen youth received awards for essays they wrote as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 6 annual essay contest. A ceremony was held on Sunday ...

Standout Grad: Andres Smiley, RA Long | Local |  Longview Daily News

Before was a star athlete and a student leader, he was a jailbird.

A great day to be a Panther wrestler  Camas Washougal Post Record

Nine regional qualifiers and six other medallists helped the Panther boys wrestling team become 2A sub-region champions Saturday, at Washougal High ...

Movies made in Seattle and Washington

The trailer for the new movie, “Laggies,” just came out, in which the city of Seattle plays a starring role alongside Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz. Locals ...

Updated photos: New Viggo Mortensen movie filmed in Seattle … out this year

The Washington Legislature couldn't find an extra dime to bring more film projects to our fair state this year, but still a few top stars and major motion picture ...

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