Longview City Info Weekly

Looking for Coach Volunteers!!

Our First LEGO League Robotics teams are kicking off their season and we have so many awesome kids interested that we need

more coaches! Don't worry, you don't need any LEGO or robotics specific experience, just a willingness to spend one evening a

week from now through December helping your team coordinate their project, and you will have a Lego Robotics Mentor to help you

every step of the way!


Please call the Recreation Office at 360-442-5400 to learn more!


Job Description:

Help the team set realistic goals

  • Facilitate meetings and help the team to coordinate the work
  • Administrative responsibilities such as tournament registration and communication
  • Relay all aspects of FIRST LEGO League guidelines and rules to the team, other Coaches, Volunteers and parents
  • Desire to work with children 9-14


Save the Date – Extreme Machines are coming!

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cowlitz County Expo Center 7th Avenue Parking Field

FREE EVENT!  Fun for all ages!


Kids – young and old can come and touch the coolest vehicles in one big space. Trucks, tractor, lifts, log loader, helicopters and

military vehicles. Donation suggested with proceeds going to support the Longview Recreation out-of-school program scholarship

fund. Event sponsors include LCCA, Cowlitz County Public Utilities Council, Cowlitz PUD, Port of Longview, United Site Services,

Specialty Rents & Events, Peterson CAT and Lakeside Industries.


Transit Department Publishes Disadvantage Business Enterprises Goal and Methodology Report

In accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26, the City of Longview Transit

Department has released its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal for participation on contracts assisted

by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Federal Fiscal Year report for 2020-2022.


The proposed DBE Goal and Methodology report, along with the City of Longview Transit Department DBE Policy and

Program, are viewable on the RiverCities Transit website: http://rctransit.org/more/procurement/.


The City of Longview Transit Department will accept written comments for 30 days following publication of this notice.  

The City’s Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2022 goal may be adjusted by comments received.


Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to:

Elizabeth Halili, DBE Liaison

City of Longview | Transit Department

PO Box 128

Longview, WA 98632

Comments may also be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, Region 10, Attention: Civil Rights Officer, 915 Second Avenue

Suite 3142, Seattle WA  98174-1002


What is the Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE) Program?

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that aims to increase the participation

of minority and women-owned businesses in state and local transportation projects funded by the Department and the Federal Transit Administration.

The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled

by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.


How can a business register as a DBE?

DBE’s may register at the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises website http://www.omwbe.wa.gov/.


Sign Up for Before and After School Programs

School starts August 28th!  Do you have your before and after school childcare plans in place?  Longview Parks and Recreation offers After

School programs at five elementary schools in Longview, and Before School program at Robert Gray.  Call 360-442-5400 for more information,

or register online. Financial Assistance may be available, please call for more information.


Fall Registration is Open!

All classes & programs are now open for registration for fall!  View the new fall brochure on our website, mylongview.com/recreation, or visit

our office at 2920 Douglas Street or City Hall for a copy.  Register online, in person, or over the phone at 360-442-5400. 



Car Seat Clinic

Safe Kids Lower Columbia is partnering with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue for a Car Seat Clinic on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to

1:00 p.m. at 701 Vine Street in Kelso.


September is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and to celebrate, we are giving away 10 FREE car seats at this clinic only! It is first

come, first served. Once those 10 free seats are gone, we will still have $10 replacement seats available.


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 . www.facebook.com/safekidslc


Golden Apple Intergenerational Preschool

School aged kids are heading back to school, but we haven't forgotten about your littles! Preschoolers ages 3-5 can join us three mornings

per week in our unique Golden Apple Intergenerational Preschool!

Open House August 27th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Delaware Retirement Community 

Learn more or sign up here: https://register.communitypass.net/reg/cat_program_class_detail.cfm?seas...



Mint Valley Golf Course – “Drive-In” Movie

Friday, September 6, 8:00 p.m. please join us for a drive-in movie at Mint Valley Golf Course!

Free admission thanks to Diamond Showcase as our title sponsor and open to all ages!

We will be pulling the carts up to the big screen right in front of the pro shop off the 18th green!

Grab a cart (first come, first serve - we have 50), and come watch Walt Disney's famous golf movie "The Greatest Game Every Played"!

Bring chairs or blankets and sit out on the lawn.

Show will start around 8:00 p.m. (dusk), weather permitting. Bring blankets and get cozy! Guild Mortgage Company will provide popcorn

and hot cocoa! Other Food, and Drinks available for purchase.



Water System Flushing Scheduled Area #7

The City of Longview’s utility crews will begin flushing water mains in the areas

between 30th Avenue and Coal Creek, north of Ocean Beach Highway on

Friday, August 23, 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.


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.



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 http://www.longviewlibrary.org/tickets.php.

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.



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 23: Spiderman



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!