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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.



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

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



Shirley Lowman | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Sept. 3, 1936—March 29, 2019. Shirley Jean (Langworthy) Lowman, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019, at PeaceHealth in Longview.



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 ...



Kalama considers $64.3 million school bond | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



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.



Thurston firefighters respond to help fight North Maple Fire in Cowlitz Co.  iFIBER One News

Thurston firefighters respond to help fight North Maple Fire in Cowlitz Co. KELSO — South Thurston Fire & EMS sent personnel and a brush truck to Kelso ...



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 ...



Kalama Festival of Lighted Boats organizers brace for crowd  Longview Daily News

KALAMA — A parade of boats adorned with lights and other decorations will light up the Kalama waterfront for the fourth year Saturday, and this year organizers ...



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 ...



Fire in Cowlitz County fully contained; burn ban lifted  KGW.com

Fire investigators think the North Maple Fire, which was burning southeast of Kelso, Washington, started from a small burn pile that got out of control.



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, ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Convenience store employee killed in Kelso during robbery  The Columbian

KELSO — A convenience store employee was shot and killed shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday during a robbery at Holt's Quik Chek in Kelso, and police were still ...



Police arrest suspect in murder of Kelso convenience store clerk  KGW.com

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'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 ...



Luke is "an amazing scholar" and outstanding volunteer  Longview Daily News

Editor's note: This is the eighth in our annual 'Standout Grad' series, which will appear daily through June 10.



Guy Strot named new principal in Kalama | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



Teen pushed off bridge said seeing video is shocking: 'I was just thinking of what to do'  KATU

A Kalama High School student who was pushed off the high arch bridge at Moulton Falls into the water below said she could have died from the fall.The 50-foot ...



TDN's top 10 stories of 2018 | Local  Longview Daily News

Schools made a lot of news in our corner of Southwest Washington in 2018.



Close-knit Kalama crowds into gym for graduation  Longview Daily News

Threats of thunder and lightning pushed Kalama High School's graduation ceremonies indoors as more than 900 people crammed into the gym in a last-minute ...



Shipley takes command of Ridgefield athletics | Sports  The Reflector

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



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 ...



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.



Leona Pitman | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

March 17, 1924—March 28, 2019. Leona Pitman was born to Fred and Beulah (Whitney) Smith on March 17, 1924 in Olympia, Wash. She graduated from ...



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.



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.



Alice C. (Hoehne) Hicks | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Dec. 20, 1932 — Sept. 14, 2018. Alice Clair Hicks, daughter of Ernest and Martha Hoehne of Kalama, was born in Mission, S.D., on Dec. 20, 1932, and moved to ...



'Twilight' draws fans to Kalama | Business | tdn.com  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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Freshman Schultz Puts Team First  Nisqually Valley News

Last month, freshman Rainier basketball player Kaeley Schultz was recognized by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association as one of its players of ...



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).



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 ...



Kittitas volleyball goes 1-2 at state tournament  Daily Record-News

YAKIMA – Kittitas High School volleyball redeemed itself in the first round of the state 2B playoffs Thursday before eventually having their season end on Day 2 ...



Kelso's turf vendor faces giant lawsuit | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



Hands-on learning a top priority for Kalama's new school superintendent  Longview Daily News

When he takes office in Kalama this summer, Eric Nerison, 48, said he hopes to engage students by providing creative, hands-on activities such as those in the ...



Mary "Melinda" Sloan | Obituaries | tdn.com  Longview Daily News

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and daughter, Mary Melinda Sloan passed away suddenly at her home in Amboy Wash, on the evening of April 30, 2017.



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 ...



There's no 'wrong way' when Ilwaco wins third in Knowledge Bowl  Chinook Observer

LONGVIEW — Players on the Ilwaco High School #2 Knowledge Bowl team felt pretty good going into the penultimate round of Feb. 26's district tournament in ...



Gage Harlin | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

Gage John Bradley Harlin, 25, of Longview passed away March 26, 2015, at home. He was born Dec. 9, 1989, in Longview and graduated from Kalama High ...



Who is Daniel Butts? | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



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 ...



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.



LCC welding competition promotes the trade | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Preps+ Football: Players display inner fire at the inaugural Lower Columbia Football Combine  Longview Daily News

The Daily News sports staff hosted its inaugural Lower Columbia Combine in mid-July, and despite some fear that nothing would go as planned, things couldn't ...



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.



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: ...



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 ...



JMS students fare well at conference  Camas Washougal Post Record

Danielle Frost/Post-Record Jemtegaard Middle School students were all smiles at the Future Business Leaders of America regional conference at Kalama High ...



Informant tricks cops in Storedahl drug case | Business | tdn.com  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 ...



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 ...



Photos: Super Loops | Local | tdn.com  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 ...



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:



Les Schwab Roundball Shootout set for Sunday at Clark College  The Columbian

Many of the region's top high school seniors will be participating in the 21 st annual Les Schwab Tires Roundball Shootout on Sunday at Clark College.



On the sidelines: Road to the Tacoma Dome  Camas Washougal Post Record

The road to the Tacoma Dome for 4A and 2A Greater St. Helens League wrestlers began in Camas and Washougal Saturday. The Washougal boys won the 2A ...



Agents nab 20 in massive drug sting | News | tdn.com  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 ...



Movies made in Seattle and Washington  seattlepi.com

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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Sidelines: RAL vs. Kelso perfect timing for Jacks' class of '72  Longview Daily News

To Bradd Reynolds, it seemed like the whole world must have been there. The stands were packed. People were jammed in shoulder-to-shoulder along the ...



Chris Ondras' family remembers the enthusiasm he had for life  HeraldNet

SNOHOMISH — Chris Ondras didn't like saying “I can't.” He spent hours working out in his gym and pool. He went to Seahawks games, and friends took him ...



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