Longview City Info Weekly

City of Longview Recruitment Announcements

  • Deputy City Clerk: Full time position. $49,512 - $66,864 annually. Closes 8/29/19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Fire Intern: $300 monthly. Seasonal. Continuous recruitment.
  • Golf Maintenance Specialist: $51,876 - $66,552 yearly, Closes 09/03/19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Police Officer (Entry Level & Lateral): $68,808 - $89,028 annually. Continuous recruitment.
  • Recreation Leader (Assistant): $12.00 - $14.76 hourly. Seasonal and/or part-time position. Continuous recruitment.
  • Recreation Site Leader: $12.37 - $15.22 hourly. Seasonal and/or part-time position. Continuous recruitment.
  • Transit Operator (Casual/On Call): $18.65 - $21.14 hourly. Continuous recruitment.

​Visit www.mylongview.com to read more about the open positions and to apply.


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.


Asphalt pavement replacement work is scheduled to last through July 27, 2019. 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 continue in the northbound lane and northbound traffic will continue to be detoured to Kessler Blvd between

Washington Way and Ocean Beach Highway through July 24, 2019. The northbound lane is scheduled to re-open July 25, 2019.


Paving work for the southbound lane of Nichols Blvd will begin on July 25, 2019 and will last through July 26, 2019. Southbound

traffic will be detoured to 30th Ave between Ocean Beach Highway and Washington Way through July 26, 2019.


Closures at the Louisiana Street and Nichols Boulevard intersection are scheduled for July 22, July 25, and July 26, 2019. Vehicle

traffic will be detoured around the intersection for this work to 30th Avenue or to Kessler Boulevard.


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

Vehicle traffic will be detoured around the intersection for this work. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Kessler Boulevard between

20th Avenue and Ocean Beach Highway. Southbound traffic will be detoured to 30th Avenue between Louisiana Street and Oregon Way. 19-77


Remaining work on the project will include re-striping of the roadway, and improvements to existing traffic and pedestrian signals.

This work is scheduled to last through 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.



Water System Flushing Scheduled Area #8

The City of Longview utility crews will begin flushing water mains west of SR 432 in the area of

Willow Grove, on Friday, August 16, 2019.


Work will begin at 6:30 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m. Advisory signs will be posted in the area.


Flushing may stir up sediment that can enter residential plumbing. Residents should refrain from using

water while flushing is occurring.


After flushing, it is recommended that residents run water through an outside hose bib or in a bathtub, for a short

time prior to consuming water or washing clothes.


Nitty Gritty of Entity Selection        

Join us at the Longview Public Library for the next free SCORE small business seminar.


Taxes are simply a part of doing business. This seminar will serve as an explanation of various types of Business Entities allowed in Washington along with

information on how to save tax dollars. Seats are limited, be sure to register soon.


Expect a lively session with a long time tax pro, related handouts, and tips to save you time and money. Patti Thompson has 40 years of experience in tax law,

business consulting, and education seminars. She holds the US Treasury designation of Enrolled Agent and is an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant.    


Nitty Gritty of Entity Selection

August 17, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Longview Public Library Auditorium


To register for this session, visit www.vancouver.score.org and find the class on the Take a

Workshop page. You can learn more about the upcoming seminars and other Longview Public Library programs by visiting our page at

www.longviewlibrary.org or calling 360.442.5300.



Free Tickets to Local Plays and Performances Ready for Check Out

Use your Longview Public Library card to check out tickets to Stageworks NW, and Columbia Theatre for FREE! The Culture Card program has tickets

available for checkout starting August 7 for these upcoming shows:


Stageworks Northwest, Longview Theater:

Some Enchanted Evening – September 6 – 22, 2019

Featuring the finest local talents, Some Enchanted Evening is a celebration of the greatest team of songwriters to ever collaborate, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

This stunning new musical tribute, featuring clever arrangements, offers the audience a glorious parade of well-known hits including tunes from The Sound of Music, The King

and I, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, State Fair and more! Musical - Rated G – Fun for the entire family


The Columbia Theatre:

Aureum (from Halcyon Shows) – September 20, 2019

Aureum returns this year before going on national tour with a completely revamped show including more impressive aerial acts and an entire CGI world built by an award-winning

team of animators. This show, developed in residence over the summer, promises to be an unforgettable experience! Halcyon was established in 2017 with the mission of creating a

new genre in theatre known as theatrical acrobatics; which seamlessly integrates compelling storytelling and characters with world-class acrobatics and aerial.

Tickets for these shows will be available to check out beginning August 7 and are limited and first come first served. Patrons over 18 can checkout one pair of tickets for free per

calendar year. Come to the main floor desk or call 442-5300 with your library card number ready to check out your tickets today. See the complete rules and restrictions at



The Culture Card program has been made possible through generous donations from the Longview Library Foundation, and through collaborative partnerships with Stageworks Northwest

Longview Theatre,Columbia Theatre, LCC Center Stage Theatre, and the Longview- Kelso Community Concert Association.


Bonsai Basics at Longview Public Library

On August 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. the Longview Public Library will be hosting Heather Gawlick in the Library Auditorium for a discussion and demonstration on the basics of

bonsai. Heather has been a bonsai enthusiast for about 25 years and has practiced her art in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Vancouver, Canada; and even right here in Longview.

Along with a presentation and short demonstration she will explain different styles and shapes, what sort of plant stock beginners should try, and how to start your own at home.

This program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Contact the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5300 for more information.


Movies at the Lake!

Come to Martin's Dock at Lake Sacajawea Park in Longview for free family friendly movies! Movies begin at dusk.

Pre-event activities start at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, sleeping bags.

Popcorn, pizza, soft drinks available for purchase. FREE EVENT!

2019 Movie Lineup:

August 16: Mary Poppins Returns

August 23: Goonies


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.



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!


Summer Runs/Walks


$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!