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Filled Sandbags Available to Public

Filled Sandbags Available to Public

Cowlitz County Department of Public Works hosted a well-attended Flood-Fight & Sandbag Training course provided by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management. The course involved both classroom and hands-on training. As a result of the hands-on portion, there are approximately 300 filled sandbags at the Public Works administrative facility.

Teacher of the Month

Hometeam 1490 KLOG, Cookin' Country, 101-5 The Wave & Northwest Innovation Works are proud to salute local teachers.

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Each Teacher of the Month will win:

  • $25 gift card from Zojo Coffee
  • 2 tickets at any upcoming show at The Columbia Theatre
  • 60 minute massage from Elle's Essential Massage
  • Flower from The Flower Pot
  • $25 gift card from The Backstage
Determination of severe weather event concluded

Determination of severe weather event concluded

City Manager Dave Campbell has determined that the severe weather event designated on August 30 has concluded. The weather forecast now indicates that high temperatures will consistently be well below 90 degrees for the foreseeable future, and an unhealthy air quality alert is expected to end within the next two days.

There have been no permits issued or sought for severe weather overnight housing shelters in Longview since this event was originally declared.



Vancouver, Wash. (Sep. 7, 2017) -- Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) is accepting nominations of businesses in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties for its Workforce Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Awards will be given in two categories:

Officers Involved in Shooting Identified

On September 3, 2017, Longview Police Department officers were dispatched to an assault in the 2200 block of 32nd Ave. Officers were involved in the fatal shooting of Henry S. Rakoz. The officers have been identified as Officer Tim Deisher and Officer Levi Weatherl.

Officer Deisher has been employed by the Longview Police Department since April of 1996. Officer Weatherl has been employed by the Longview Police Department since February of 2017.

Officer Deisher and Officer Weatherl have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.

Cowlitz PUD crews will be upgrading the overhead transmission and distribution electric system

Cowlitz PUD crews will be upgrading the overhead transmission and distribution electric system in your area and will need to close Fishers Lane from Columbia Heights Road to West Side Highway in order to complete this work. The street closure will be Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 4:00pm and will begin Monday, September 25 and end on Friday, October 6. The work will include replacing power poles and electric power lines along Fishers Lane.

To access West Side Highway, alternate routes such as West Main Street or Catlin Street may be used.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Did you know that the more often you read books to young children, the more prepared they are to read on their own once they go to school? The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Longview Public Library encourages you to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or preschooler before their first day of kindergarten. Sign up is easy and can be done anytime online using the Beanstack link at You can also register in person at the Library when the program starts Wednesday, September 20th.

September Koth Gallery Show at Longview Public Library

The Koth Memorial Gallery at Longview Public Library will be displaying Watercolors, Silk Paintings, and Soft Sculpture Characters by local artist Susan Supola from September 2nd through September 26th. The opening reception for this show will be on September 13th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Koth Gallery.

Beginning on September 5th the Southern Washington Mineralogical Society will also have a display in the Koth Memorial Gallery glass case this month.

Longview Info Weekly

August 24 City Council Meeting in brief

Credit Card Scam Alert

Several suspects have been using stolen or fake credit cards to conduct numerous fraudulent transactions throughout the Longview area and likely in the broader SW Washington region.  The scammer will use a fake or manufactured card that will not work or will be denied during normal processing.