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Register with the Veterans Owned Business Registry


The benefits of registering with the Veterans Owned Business Registry are;

1.            Eligibility to do business with the many agencies of the State of


2.            Eligibility for the Linked Deposit Program:

3.            Public recognition of your status as a Veteran Owned Business.

Grendahl's 45-year run at iconic mansion to end Valentine's Day weekend

It has been 45 years since Reuben Grendahl stood at the end of a grand staircase and struck a deal to buy the Rutherglen Mansion, the historic home that clings to the east slope of Mount Solo.

“I stood right here and with a few dollars in my pocket, I made that transaction that evening,” Grendahl recalled Monday. “The following day, we started moving in.”

Express Employment Professionals Giving Away More Than $30,000.

Staffing Company Giving Away More Than $30,000

Associates Working for Express Employment Professionals Have Chance to Win Cash and Prizes

Longview, WA February 2015 – The Express Employment Professionals office in Longview knows how important it is to reward hard work and is doing so in 2015 by giving their workers a chance to win $1,000 and a variety of different prizes from movie tickets to $50 gift cards.

Mike Lemmons Joins Red Canoe Credit Union

Red Canoe Credit Union is pleased to welcome Mike Lemmons to our Home Lending team.  A Kelso native, Mike graduated from Kelso High School before earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.  Since returning to Cowlitz County in 1998, Mike and his wife Bianca Lemmons, have enjoyed being active members of the Kelso-Longview community.  For over twenty-five years, Mike has dedicated himself to providing honest and sound mortgage advice.

Grace Under Fire: Crisis Intervention

Grace Under Fire: Crisis Intervention

Many of us have encountered individuals who have problematic behavior, exhibit aggression or who may be inappropriately confrontational.  These encounters can leave us feeling vulnerable and unsafe ... and possibly escalate a non-threatening situation into something more. Being able to act with an ethic of care and de-escalate situations and keep ourselves safe is important. 

Lower Columbia College is hosting a one-day professional development workshop on verbal de-escalation with guest facilitator Ellis Amdur. 


Please note that Cowlitz County will be closing Cowlitz Gardens Road and Cowlitz Street/Powell Road on Monday, February 9, from 4:00 am to 2:00 pm so that BNSF Railroad can perform repairs to railroad crossings.  If you have a publication, please publish the attached road closures in your next available issue.

Cowlitz Chaplaincy Les Nelson Memorial Breakfast

Cowlitz Chaplaincy

10th Annual Les Nelson Memorial Brakfast

April 11, 2015 - 7:30 am

Cowlitz County Expo Center

Rivers named ‘Legislator of the year’ by trade association

 OLYMPIA…Sen. Ann Rivers has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Associated General Contractors’ Washington chapter. The recognition of Rivers’ work to encourage job creation came today during the trade association’s 2015 convention in Seattle.

“This award is truly an honor,” said Rivers, R-La Center. “I see it as my job to do all I can in Olympia to encourage your businesses to flourish and grow.”

LCC "English & American Culture Program" needs host families

LCC International Programs is offering a 3-week “English & American Culture Program” for students from Atomi University, in Japan.
Atomi is a private women’s college in Saitama prefecture, near Longview’s Sister City of Wako, Japan.  This program is a collaboration between the City of Longview, the City of Wako, Atomi University, and LCC.

SERVPRO® Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Franchise List

Cleanup and restoration franchisor stands strong in the #7 position in the2015 Franchise 500 rankings