Recent News

The Longview Fire Department encourages citizens to be prepared, safe, and responsible with fireworks

With fireworks sales beginning on Tuesday, June 28, Longview Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway reminds residents to use fireworks safely and responsibly and to comply with all local and state laws.

According to the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office, in 2021 there were 842 reported fireworks-related fires caused by fireworks - resulting in losses totaling over $4.5 million within Washington State. The National Fire Protection Association reports that fireworks start over 19,000 fires and send over 9,000 people to emergency departments each year in the United States.

L&I webinars are a chance to learn about key employment laws

A series of upcoming webinars from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries provide workers and employers the opportunity to learn more about the state’s employment laws.

The sessions cover worker’s rights, white-collar overtime rules, isolated worker protections and the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. There also are webinars in English and Spanish to explain the agricultural overtime law that took effect this year.

Led by Employment Standards Program staff, each webinar last about 45 minutes, and includes time for questions at the end.


Solid Rock, The All New 101.5 The Blitz debuts a new lineup on Monday, May 16th.  Rock Radio Veterans Marconi and Eddie Barella will headline with “Mood Killers” mornings 6-10 and Porkchop will anchor afternoons from 3-8.

Marconi is best known for his massive ratings success at KUFO and KNRK in Portland, OR as well as 107.7 The End in Seattle.  Eddie Barella most recently hosted a show on Westwood One’s Rock 2.0 national format and worked at KBPI in Denver, CO.  Porkchop had huge success doing nights, then afternoons and mornings at KUFO. 

Open House to the Public

For The Lower Columbia River Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance Plan Dredge Material Management Plan

NW Voices Presents Poet Kelli Russell Agodon for National Poetry Month

Come join us for the first NW Voices event of 2022 on Friday, April 22, 2022 featuring poet Kelli Russell Agodon. April is National Poetry Month and Agodon will give an online reading via Zoom beginning at 7:00 p.m. Specific Zoom information can be found on the library’s website

Now Accepting Nomination 2022 Crystal Apple Awards



Lower Columbia College:
Higher Education Teacher of the Year
Higher Education Classified/Support

Kindergarten - 12th Grade:
Administrator of the Year
Teacher of the Year
Classified/Support Person of the Year

Workforce Best Practice

Kelso Longview Chamber is Hiring!

Kelso Longview Chamber Looking for...

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

See Job posting PDF attached below


If interested please email cover letter and resume’ to
Applications close Friday, April 15, 2022.

Longview Parks & Recreation Awarded $100K for Youth Summer Camps

Longview Parks & Recreation Awarded $100K for Youth Summer Camps

The City of Longview Parks & Recreation Department announced that they have received
two (2) $50,000 awards from the Summer Experiences & Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) Fund,
a program dedicated to supporting school-aged youth by promoting social connection,
encouraging physical activity, supporting families who are struggling with childcare needs,
and assisting those most impacted by the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington

Black Bear News! Cort Carpenter will be returning to David Story Field for a thrilling post-game concert July 15

He's Back!

Cort Carpenter will be returning to David Story Field for a thrilling post-game concert July 15. Join us for a fun night of baseball and great music. Tickets to Cort's Summer Pack are on sale now! Don't miss the most exciting night of the year.

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Oregon Way Road Construction

Oregon Way Road Construction
One lane closures on Oregon Way northbound and southbound, and intermittent intersection closures at Baltimore Street will occur July 23, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 One lane closures on Oregon Way from Baltimore Street to Beech Street from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 The intersection of Baltimore Street and Oregon Way will be periodically blocked for up to 20 minutes.
 No on street parking will be permitted on Oregon Way southbound from Baltimore Street to Beech Street.