Recent News

Port of Kalama’s NW Innovation Works Project Moving Forward

Land acquisition agreement with BNSF approved; consultant team in place and working

Kalama, Wash. (September 2, 2014)—Port of Kalama officials announced they have passed two additional milestones in their efforts to clear a pathway for construction of a two-phase $1.8 billion plant to manufacture methanol at a port industrial park. 

William A. Fashing named new CWCOG Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         Contact: Melissa Taylor, Interim Director

Friday, August 29                                                                                              

KELSO, Wash. – William (Bill) Fashing has been selected as the next Executive Director of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments.

Stageworks Northwest Presents

New Sasquatch T-Shirts for sale at the Visitor Center.  Just $19.95 +tax!  Stop in and see all the new Big Foot merchandise for sales.

Cowlitz County Names Public Works Director

New Release:

The Board of Cowlitz County Commissioners announced the appointment of Mike Moss as Director of the Department of Public Works, effective September 16, 2014.    

“The Public Works Director oversees roads, bridges, water, sewer, stormwater, and solid waste facilities throughout Cowlitz County,” relayed Chairman Michael Karnofski.   “The Board is very confident Mike Moss will provide leadership to all Public Works divisions and maintain the Department’s high standard of customer service.”

Free Marketing Classes from the Daily News
Press Release - Disaster Readiness for Business Owners

National Preparedness Month Spotlights the Need for an End-to-End Approach to Disaster Readiness Local disaster recovery specialist urges business owners to conduct a preparedness assessment and create a disaster recovery plan

Longview, WA (Grassroots Newswire) August 26, 2014 - Each September, the

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness

Month ( to highlight the importance of being prepared

for the unexpected. This is good advice for everyone; but for business


The Visitor Center now carries Bigfoot, Squirrel Fest, Shay Locomotive and Friends of Longview merchandise!  Perfect for out of town friends and family or for yourself!  Stop by the Visitor Center today for your unique shopping needs!

A “Reel” Pop-Up Movie Theatre at Three Rivers Mall

Free Movies, All Day, Every Day


August, 20, 2014

Household Hazardous Mobile Collection Events and Permanent Collection Facility

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the next free monthly Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Event will take place in Ryderwood on the main road between the library and fire station.   The collection site will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.