Longview City Info Weekly

CRAFTED Brew & Food Festival


Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ R. A. Long Park, Longview


The CRAFTED Brew and Food Festival is a partnership between the City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department and the

Rotary Club of Longview with the help and guidance of Ashtown Brewery.


CRAFTED is a community event bringing together the great taste of handcrafted brewing, delicious artisan foods, and a day full

of fun in historic R.A. Long Park.

2019 Marks the YEAR TWO for the CRAFTED Brew and Food Festival.

Join us for our second annual event!


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: www.craftedbrewfest.com


Facility Rentals

If you are looking for a place to hold a family BBQ, outdoor or indoor event, call the Recreation office

at 360-442-5400.


Some beautiful areas at the lake and the new RA Long Gazebo are available to host your special day.

Give us a call and we will book your event!


Upcoming Recreation Events

School is OUT and it's officially SUMMER!

We have TONS of fun classes, events, and programs happening for you this summer, from 2019 Concerts at the Lake presented by Kirkpatrick Family Care

and Movies at the Lake presented by Fibre Federal Credit Union, to Mud Day presented by Mike Wallin, Realtor with Keller Williams and Swim Dash Splash Triathlon!

There are Discovery camps galore and so much more!! Check out our catalog at www.mylongview.com/recreation for all the fun things to do and have an AWESOME SUMMER!!


Mud Day

FREE! Mike Wallin Realtor with Keller Williams presents MUD DAY!!:  Saturday, June 29, 1:00-4:00 PM at Roy Morse Park, all ages .

Kick off summer with a sloppy, gloppy, down and dirty good time!  Watch the kids make mud pies, jump in puddles, scoop, squeeze, and

squeal with joy (maybe even join them).


Special Thanks to Spencer Excavation for supplying us with nice clean med! Bathrooms available. Hose off from the Parks Department,

Urban Forestry water truck. Bring a towel and change of clothes.  


Interfor Family Outdoor Adventure

August 12, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Martin’s Dock, Lake Sacajawea, Pre-register $10/person, $25/family of 3 ($13 and $30 day of event),

ages 5 and up. Get the ultimate outdoor adventure all in one place!  Rock wall, archery, kayaking, obstacle course, catapult, fishing, canoeing,

an entire summer camp of fun in one sunny afternoon.  Light lunch included!


Summer 2019 Concerts at the Lake
Summer Concerts start Thursday, July 11, 2019at Martin's Dock Lake Sacajawea Park at 6:00 p.m. The Longview Parks & Recreation free

Summer Concert series began in 1997. It showcases top quality regional and national performers featuring a variety of family friendly genres of

music. Thanks to the support from our generous sponsors, join us for our 22nd summer. Invite your family and friends and come out for a relaxing

evening, enjoying fresh air, yummy food from our food trucks, and great music.

July 11: The Kingsmen - Classic 60's rock & roll, including the smash hit Louie Louie
July 18: Tayla Lynn - Classic & contemporary country performed by country music royalty, Loretta Lynn's granddaughter
July 25: Prom Date Mixtape - The ultimate live 80's tribute
August 1: Moving in Stereo - Car's Tribute
August 8: Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond Tribute
August 15: Soul Siren - Northwest's premiere party band

For more info visit www.concertsatthelake.com

This free family entertainment is brought you by our sponsors Kirkpatrick Family Care, Red Canoe Credit Union,

      Cascade Networks by Wave, Longview Orthopedic Associates, Elfin Services, City of Longview Recycling, Cowlitz PUD,

      KLOG/KUKN/The Wave and Mike Wallin, Realtor with Keller Williams


Summer Runs/Walks

Firecracker Run: July 3rd, 6:00-8:00 PM at Hemlock Plaza, Lake Sacajawea, $25/person.

Start the fourth with a bang with this early evening 5K run/walk at the Lake.  Compete for first place prizes, or just enjoy an early peek at the spectacle of the

Go Fourth excitement!  Join us after from some poppers, 4th of July activities, and refreshments!


Swim, Dash, Splash Triathlon

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Heats begin at 8:30 a.m.

YMCA and Lake Sacajawea

Ages 12 & up


Join Longview Parks and Recreation, the YMCA for the 4th Annual Swim, Dash, Splash Triathlon held at the YMCA pool and

Lake Sacajawea Park. Come as an individual or put together a team to compete in this trifecta event - swimming, running, and

self-propelled water sports (kayaking or paddleboarding). The race starts with a 500m swim at the YMCA, followed by a 5k course

throughout the Lake Sacajawea Park, and ends with a 2 mile kayak course around the lake! Stick around after the event for food, music,

games, refreshments, and giveaways!


Individual - $50

Team of 3 - $110

(Registration includes shirt, lunch, finisher medal, and swag bag)


$5/5K Seahawk Poker Run: Sept 8, 9:00 AM at Elks Memorial Building, Lake Sacajawea, all ages. Take a lap around the lake in all your

Seahawks gear to celebrate the start of football season.  Pick up playing cards at locations on the route, best poker hands win prizes!


What’s happening at Mint Valley Golf


Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament
Thursday, July 4. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Mint Valley Golf Course.

Individual play golf tournament where you rotate teeing off from the red, white, and blue tee boxes.

Sign up soon! Deadline is Tuesday, July 2 at 5:00 p.m.!


Golf lessons for the whole family

Adult Lessons - Ages 14 & Over start July 8-15 Monday-Thursday & the following

Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $ 101


Youth Lessons – Ages 9 – 13 start July 8 – 11 Monday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for $65


Go 4th 1 Mile Run/Walk

Kick off the July 4th activities with a 1 mile fun run/walk down the parade route and get cheered on by all of the spectators! 

Proceeds go towards scholarships for high school seniors who are pursuing higher education. Go Fourth!

It starts at the historic Monticello Hotel and finishes at beautiful Lake Sacajawea Park. This is a fun event for the whole family.

Hundreds of fans (lined up to watch the parade that will follow the race) will cheer the runners and walkers as they run this fast,

flat, scenic course. The Cowlitz Valley Runners host it in partnership with Cowlitz on the Move and the Longview Parks & Recreation

Department. Sponsors are Happy Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, the Child & Adolescent Clinic, Red Leaf Coffee and the Monticello Hotel.

The focus is on family fun, so the entry fee is minimal, just $10, and there are family discounts.

To register and for more info: https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Longview/Go4thOneMileRun


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MaryAlice Wallis awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Longview city councilwoman MaryAlice Wallis recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the

Association of Washington Cities (AWC).


AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing

training in four core areas:

  • Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements
  • Public sector resource management
  • Community planning and development
  • Effective local leadership


“Cities and towns around the state are continually transforming in light of changing laws and the need to meet new challenges and opportunities,”

said AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King.

“Our Certificate of Municipal Leadership program helps mayors and councilmembers sharpen the tools they need today to understand the legal

landscape, plan for the future, manage their resources, and foster strong relationships. The elected officials who earn this certificate demonstrate a

commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas back to their community.” Councilwoman Wallis completed more than 30 hours

of training credits to earn this distinction.


She was elected and started serving on the Longview city council in January 2018. In that time she has been serving on many boards and committees

including: CWCOG Board and Executive Board, Accessibility Advisory Committee Liaison, Housing Opportunities of SWW Alternate Board Member,

Sister City Alternate Board Member, Park Board Alternate Board Member, Longview School Board Alternate Board Member, Downtown Advisory

Committee Liaison, Longview Downtowners Liaison, and the ’23 Club.


Wallis is in a local writers group, authoring three children’s scriptural puzzle books and is the Assistant Director of the Community Festival of Nativities.

She also is a Precinct Committee Officer for the Hillcrest Precinct and Vice-President of the Cowlitz County Women’s Republican Club.


She attended schools in Longview, graduating from Mark Morris High School, Lower Columbia College, and Western Washington University.

She has a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and teaches Speech Therapy in her home. MaryAlice and her husband

David have four grown children.


AWC serves its members through advocacy, education and services. Founded in 1933, AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that represents

Washington’s cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch, and with regulatory agencies. AWC also provides training, data and

publications, and programs such as the AWC Employee Benefit Trust, AWC Risk Management Service Agency, AWC Worker’s Comp Retro, AWC Drug

and Alcohol Consortium, and AWC GIS Consortium.


Garage-Yard Sales Guidelines

The City of Longview would like to remind residents that while conducting a garage sale does not require a permit, garage sales are a regulated activity

within city limits.  Sales of secondhand merchandise conducted from residences and designated as garage sales, estate sales, yard sales, and/or moving

sales are allowed without a permit provided they are conducted under the following requirements:


Residents may conduct garage, estate, yard and/or moving sales from their residence for up to 20 days in a calendar year. Each sales

      event may not exceed four consecutive days, and goods must be removed from public view between sales.

No sale shall begin before 8 a.m. or continue beyond 9 p.m.
No goods or merchandise shall be offered for sale that are not owned and used by the persons conducting the sale.
No more than four residences may combine merchandise in the sale.
Garage sale signs shall not be placed more than six blocks or 2,400 feet from the location of the sale, within the right-of-way

      without the adjoining property owners permission, within the right-of-way along a state route

      (such as Ocean Beach Hwy., 1st and 3rd Avenues, Industrial Way, Tennant Way, etc..) and these signs shall not be placed on

      utility poles, trees, medians, or other devices located within the public right-of-way.

Signs may be put up as many as two days prior to the scheduled event, and must be removed within 24-hours

      after the event has concluded.  Failure to do so can result in a civil fine.


Questions about garage sales may be directed to the Code Compliance Division at 442-5093 Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. 



Fireworks and Go 4th Holiday Information

The Longview Fire Department would like to remind you during this Fourth of July, that state law allows fireworks to be used from June

28 through July 5, until 11:00 p.m. each night, and until midnight on the 4th.


Here are times that fireworks can be discharged:

  • June 28 between 12:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • June 29 – July 3 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • July 4 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight
  • July 5 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.


Only use legal fireworks purchased from a licensed retailer, and remember to:

Be prepared before lighting fireworks 

Be safe during by having an adult present

Be responsible by cleaning up debris when finished.


Go 4th traffic maps and parking restrictions
Go 4th Festival begins Tuesday, July 2 and concludes Thursday, July 4. This festival is the largest annual family-oriented event in the

greater Cowlitz County area. 

The Longview Police would like to share some important maps that will help you navigate parking and traffic flow at this fun-filled festival.


2019 4th of July Parking Restrictions

2019 Post Fireworks Traffic Flow map



Longview’s Chip Seal and Pavement Patching

The Longview Street Division has started repairing and/or resurfacing various asphalt street sections citywide through the end of August. 


Recently valued at $250 million dollars, the street network is the City’s most valuable and most visible physical asset. It connects our

community, and is essential for commerce and safety. It also affects property values and auto repair costs. Street maintenance is prioritized

by condition, functional class (volume and type of traffic), and citizen requests. 


The City repairs asphalt street sections by cutting-out or grinding-down deteriorated asphalt, improving the base if applicable, and replacing

the pavement. “Road Work,” “Loose Gravel,” and/or “Motorcycles use Extreme Caution” signs are placed in all work zones. 


The City resurfaces asphalt streets via “chip seal”, a common treatment that keeps them in good condition. It is significantly cheaper than

re-paving, it extends the life of the pavement, and it reduces maintenance costs in the long run. Chip seal provides a wearing surface, repairs

minor cracks, and seals-out water; but, it provides no structural strength. Both spot repairs and full-width chip seal treatments are done by

evenly distributing a thin layer of hot bitumen (i.e. asphalt or “road oil”) onto an existing pavement, then uniformly spreading aggregate over

the oiled roadway and rolling it into a smooth pavement surface. Once treated, the street can accept traffic within a few minutes, but at reduced speeds. 

The street is swept the following workday to remove any loose rock.


To request a street or pothole repair, visit mylongview.com and click on the blue “ASK Longview” button. Choose “Streets”

from the topic menu. You may also take photos of potholes with your mobile device by using the City’s free mobile app called

“ASK Longview.” Your mobile app request will be sent with GPS coordinates that will help our Street crews easily locate problem areas. 


To learn more about the City’s pavement preservation program, please visit https://www.mylongview.com/454/Street-Maintenance-Division  or

contact Public Works at 442-5209.


Click to view the 2019 Summer Street Maintenance List



Columbia Heights Road Street Improvements

For years, Columbia Heights Road from Lynnwood Drive to Parkview has suffered from several imperfections in the roadway.

In addition to the dips and valleys, there were potholes from 4” - 6” deep. To correct these deficiencies, the City Street Department

recently performed what is known as pre-leveling or skim patching. This is a common method to remove or lessen the roller coaster

feel of the roadway. Although the pre-leveling looks rough, it provides for a smoother lane of travel from that which previously existed.


Pre-leveling is a precursor to chip sealing. Best practices suggest that pre-leveling occur as far in advance of chip sealing as possible.

This allows the porosity of the fresh asphalt to get filled and the rock/oil of the chip seal to adhere much better. Columbia Heights Road

is scheduled to be chip sealed in late July/early August. The chip seal will seal and cover the pre-leveling patches, providing a uniform

travelling surface, and motorists will enjoy a much smoother and safer roadway surface.  



Life Jacket Loaner Board locations

The Longview Fire Department would like to remind everyone about the Life Jacket Loaner Board locations.


·         Willow Grove 1 at Boat Launch and 2 by the swimming area

·         County Line Park

·         Castle Rock Boat Launch

·         Horseshoe Lake

·         Merwin Dam


If you are swimming or boating in any of these areas and you or your family need a life jacket, just go to the board and borrow one.

We have all sizes from infant to adult. When you are done using them for the day, just hang them back up on the board for the next person.

It’s that easy!


If you notice there are no life jackets on a Life Jacket Loaner Board, please call 360.442.5501 to report it so we can quickly get them replaced.


Want your own life jacket?  Check with Longview Fire Department, Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue or Kalama Fire Department to get a coupon for

25% off a life jacket good at Big 5.


If you are interested in helping with our Life Jacket Program contact Sarah Hoskins at 360-442-5501



Get Great Prizes for Reading

Longview Public Library invites adults 18 and older to read for prizes June 14 through July 26, 2019. Not only could

you win great prizes every week but you can even win a spectacular grand prize- a 10-inch Kindle Fire. But wait, there’s more!

You can also use your completed entry forms to pay off overdue/restocking fines at the Longview Public Library! That’s right!

Longview Library patrons can read or listen to a book, fill out an entry form for Fire it Up, bring it to the MAIN DESK at the Longview

Library, and reduce your overdue/restocking fine by up to $5.00 per book read.


Longview, Kelso, Kalama, Castle Rock, and Woodland public libraries will feature the adult summer reading program Fire it Up! from

June 14 to July 26, 2019. Each library has different weekly prizes. You are welcome to participate at one or all of these libraries!

You do not need a library card to participate or win.


This program has been made possible by generous donations from the Longview Library Foundation. Thank you for your continued support.


For more information, contact your local library – Longview, 360-442-5300; Kelso, 360-423-8110; Kalama, 360-673-4568; Castle Rock,

360-274-6961, Woodland 360-225-2115.



Summer Recreation Guide Available

The summer recreation guide is now available online. Don’t miss the many programs, activities, events and enrichment classes offered by

Longview Recreation! Learn a new skill, improve your health, experience enrichment learning or find an activity. There is something for family

members and individuals of all ages. This guide features memorable events, which includes the popular $5/5K fun runs that are perfect for the

whole family, Mud Day, Summer Concerts at the Lake and Family Outdoor Adventure.


Check out the Parks and Recreation's website for the current guide: www.mylongview.com/recreation.

For details about any of our events and to register, visit our website at www.mylongview.com or call us at 360.442.5400.



Student Summer Fun Pass

RiverCities Transit is once again offering a Student Summer Fun Pass. Ride the bus to your favorite places this summer such as the library,

lake, movies, mall and more.  The busses are wheelchair accessible and bicycle friendly. 


The pass is good for the months of June, July and August, is only $14. Passes are available at the Transit Center – 1051 11th Ave Longview.



Washington State Car Seat Laws are Changing! 

Effective January 2020 Washington State car seat laws are changing.  You may be asking what this means for you.  Washington

laws will be more in line with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and will require the following:

  • Rear facing until 2 years old
  • Harness use until 4 years old
  • Booster use until 4’9” or seat belt fits properly, now referring to ages 8 to 12 years old.

The law strongly encourages each stage of restraining as long as allows (if your car seat weight and height limits allow you to keep your

child longer rear facing or in a harness that is strongly recommended.)


As always, keep your children in the backseat until the age of 13.


Longview Fire Department has a Certified Car Passenger Safety Technician on staff and can help you with all your child passenger safety

questions.  Sarah can be reached at 360-442-5501.  For more information, check out Safe Kids Lower Columbia on Facebook for the next car

seat clinic where you can have your car seat install checked for free!