Recent News


Additional capacity will position Port for growth

Longview, WA - The Port of Longview is launching a $10 million Industrial Rail Corridor expansion project that will increase cargo-movement efficiency for existing and future customers.

"This rail project strategically positions us for growth in the big picture," said Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, the Port’s Chief Executive Officer. "It will make a huge difference to our customers who rely on rail service."


Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce advise their membership to VOTE NO ON INITIATIVE I-1351 – The Chamber has long supported our schools and school teachers.  However, this initiative in the guise of “reducing class size,” requires four billion dollars of extra spending in the next biennium.  This initiative provides no funding mechanism for this additional spending on top of any funding to meet the McCleary requirements, so it could lead to tax increases and major cuts to vital services funded by state government. 

Washington Way Bridge Construction to Start November 17th

Washington Way Bridge Construction to Start

The City of Longview contracted with Carter and Company, Inc. from Salem, Oregon, to construct the new Washington Way Bridge. The work includes demolition of the existing bridge, installation of piles for the bridge foundation, and construction of the new concrete bridge, including sidewalks, street lighting and landscaping.

Save the Date: Cowlitz County Title Open House

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Acquisition will enhance public waterfront recreation

Longview, WA –Port of Longview commissioners today unanimously agreed to take over Willow Grove Park in West Longview as part of the Port’s mission to enhance recreation opportunities and provide public access to the waterfront. Under the Port’s management, Willow Grove will remain a public park, commissioners promised.

Cowlitz County Names Public Works Director

Cowlitz County Commissioners made the decision to name Ron Junker the Director of Public Works for Cowlitz County, effective November 1, 2014. Junker will be responsible for managing and supervising the staff at the Public Works Department and the Facilities/Parks Department.

Commissioner Michael Karnofski said, "We are pleased that Ron has accepted the Director of Public Work’s position and look forward to continuing to provide excellent service to Cowlitz County’s citizens."

Ron Junker has held the position of Facilities Maintenance Director since February 1, 2006.

Homemade Gift Ideas for the Holidays

On November 18, at noon, join in the fun as representatives from the WSU Extension Master Gardener, 4-H and Clothing and Textile programs share their favorite homemade gift ideas from the kitchen, the garden, the sewing room and the craft room.  Giving handmade gifts to others brings a personal touch to the holidays, yet it can be difficult to decide what to make.

Jim & Jillene Holter Nominated for the Governor’s Employers Awards Program

On behalf of the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) and the Washington State Business Leadership Network (WSBLN), it gives us great pleasure to send this note of congratulations to Jim & Jillene Holter, Screen Print Northwest.  The Screen Print Northwest has been nominated for the Governor’s Employers Awards Program.   


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Remember to test your Smoke Alarms!

Longview Fire wants to remind you that smoke alarms are one of the best safety features you can buy and install to protect your family and home. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside every sleeping room and on every level of your home. Test your smoke alarms monthly to make sure they work properly and replace them after 10 years. To learn more about the Longview Fire Department please visit