Longview City Info Weekly

Car Seat Clinic

Safe Kids Lower Columbia is partnering with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue for a Car Seat Clinic on Saturday, July, 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 701 Vine Street in Kelso.

Come get help with your car seat by a certified car seat technician! For questions or more information, please contact Brandi Ballinger with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue at

360.575-6280 or brandi.ballinger @c2fr.org  $10 dollar donation.


Longview Public Library Featured Artist: Cheryl Hicks

The Longview Public Library and the Longview Library Foundation are excited to present the 2019 Featured Artist: Cheryl Hicks. Cheryl is originally from Texas and

relocated to Longview two years ago. She has shown her artwork across Texas and in New York, and has an extensive collection on display in the historic Monticello

Hotel. Cheryl didn’t start making art until she was forty years old, but in the last 20 years she has created almost 1,000 pieces of artwork. Cheryl has an ongoing series

titled, “I Just Don’t Read Like I Used To,” in which she examines the ways Pop Culture and technology have impacted our lives, especially our reading habits.


From August 6 through August 31 the Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library will display some of Cheryl’s new canvases from the “I Just Don’t Read Like

I Used To” series. On August 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be a public reception in the Koth Memorial Gallery where you can meet Cheryl, our 2019 Featured Artist!


A special thanks to the Longview Library Foundation for making the Featured Artist program possible through their generous donations and continued support.


Contact Daniel at Longview Public Library at 360.442.5307 for more information about the Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library.


Nichols Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project

The City of Longview has contracted with Advanced Excavating Specialists to construct improvements along Nichols Boulevard from

Washington Way to Louisiana Street. Construction on the project began May 6, 2019. During the week of July 1 to July 5, 2019, work

on the project will be stopped to accommodate Go Fourth Festival events.


Asphalt pavement replacement will begin July 8, 2019. This work will grind off the existing asphalt surface on Nichols Blvd and replace

it with new asphalt. Lane closures, intersection closures, and traffic detours will be in effect for this work. Pedestrian traffic will be routed

around work zones. Paving work will begin in the northbound lane of Nichols Blvd and will last for approximately three weeks. Northbound

vehicle traffic will be detoured to Kessler Blvd between Washington Way and Ocean Beach Highway until July 29, 2019.


The intersection at Washington Way and Nichols Blvd will be closed on Saturday, July 27, 2019, for completion of paving work. Vehicle traffic

will be detoured around the intersection for this work. Once work in the northbound lane is completed, work in the southbound lane will begin and will last

for approximately one week. Southbound

vehicle traffic will be detoured to 30th Avenue between Ocean Beach Highway and Washington Way until August 5, 2019.

Remaining work on the project will include improvements to existing traffic and pedestrian signals. This work is scheduled to last

hrough the end of August. All dates are subject to change based on construction progress and weather.


In order to avoid delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.



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!


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!!


Discovery Camps

Discovery Camps for ages 6-12 start next week!  Classes are filling fast, space is still available in the following sessions:


Week 2 – July 15-19

Morning Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.):                           Afternoon Sessions (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.):

Backyard Sports & Games – Ages 9-12                                 Backyard Sports & Games – Ages 6-8

Creative Art & Dance – Ages 9-12                                         May the Force Be With You – Ages 6-8

May the Force Be With You – Ages 9-12                              Gross & Gooey – Ages 9-12

Music Mayhem – Ages 6-8                                                   

Secret Agent Academy – Ages 6-8


Week 3 – July 22-26

Morning Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.):                         Afternoon Sessions (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.):

Creature from the Purple Lagoon Acting Camp –Age 9-12   Cinderella and the 7 Ninjas Acting Camp Ages 6-8


Chef Academy Farm to Table – Ages 6-8                              Island Adventures – Ages 6-12

Out of the Box Creations – Ages 6-8                                     Sports of All Sorts – Ages 6-8

Wild About Animals – Ages 6-8                                            Wild About Animals – Ages 9-12


Check mylongview.com/recreation for additional info and Week 4 schedule!



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

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!




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



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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