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About: Longview, WA

Longview is located in southwestern Washington at the convergence of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers. It is home to both Lake Sacajawea and Mount Coffin, a native ancestral burial ground for the local indigenous people. It was mostly farmland and wilderness until 1918 when Robert A. Long moved his Long-Bell Lumber Company to the area. The town was incorporated in 1934. Notable residents have included the inventor of the Aerocar Moulton Taylor and author of When Corporations Rule the World David Korten.

Population: 34660
Local Newspapers: Daily News, Columbia River Reader, Valley Bugler Courier
Local Sports Teams: Cowlitz Black Bears
Local Colleges: State UniversityN/A

Zip Codes associated with Longview, WA: 98626, 98632
Towns/Cities near Longview, WA : Castle Rock, Kelso, Hillside Acres, Kalama

Longview News
Elderly woman loses $2,500 in window repair scam

The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says it has arrested a man accused of taking $2,500 from a 91-year-old Longview woman to fix a leaky window but doing no work. Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says the repair man first demanded $1,200 up front.

Owner claims lost money after 'honest man' finds it

LONGVIEW, Wash. A local contractor has his $2,500 back thanks to a man who found it and turned it into police.

Pruning fruit trees workshop

On February 5, 6 p.m, WSU Master Gardener Ted Cunningham will demonstrate the technique used when pruning fruit trees. Pruning trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality.

Man accused of window repair fraud; victim is 91

The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says it has arrested a man accused of taking $2,500 from a 91-year-old Longview, Washington, woman to fix a leaky window but doing no work. Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says the repair man first demanded $1,200 up front.

Dog guards hunter's body in Ridgefield refuge duck blind

LONGVIEW, Wash. A dog protecting its owner wouldn't let a manager at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge approach the duck blind where the hunter had fatally collapsed.

Ore. high court may be asked to decide competency battle

The parties involved say they will ask the Oregon Supreme Court for a ruling in an ongoing battle over the competency of a man charged in the 2011 slaying of the Rainier police chief. The Daily News of Longview, Washington, reports that a Columbia County judge last fall ordered Oregon State Hospital to give Daniel Butts anti-psychotic medications.

Composter/recycler training available in Longview

WSU Master Composter\Recycler training is available free to the general public. Topics include Composting, Healthy soils, Worm Composting, Recycling, and Healthy Landscapes .

Amtrak train hits car in SW Washington; woman dies

A Cowlitz County sheriff's officer says a woman is dead after an Amtrak passenger train hit her car at a crossing south of Kelso, Washington. The Daily News of Longview reports that Chief Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says it appears the woman was trying to get to the crossing before the train on Monday afternoon.

3 of 4 car charging stations in Cowlitz County little used

There are four charging stations in the county, and only Castle Rock's Cascade Select Market station gets used on a daily basis. At the Nissan dealership on Third Avenue in Longview, a few chargers pull up a week to the area's oldest station, which predates the release of the Nissan LEAF a few years ago.

Triple Play expansion to open in March - Sun, 11 Jan 2015 PST

A nearly 9,000-square-foot expansion at Triple Play Family Fun Park in Hayden is expected to open in March. The project is adding a larger laser tag arena as well as an indoor ropes course area.

Weyerhauser lays off workers at one Longview mill, citing Seattle, Tacoma port congestion

The Port of Portland and other West Coast ports will be affected whatever contract agreement eventually is reached by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association. Weyerhauser is laying off employees at one of its Longview, Wash., facilities, blaming longshore union slowdowns at ports in Tacoma and Seattle.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle Homepage

In November, Puget Island resident Paula Quigley won the 2014 American Paint Horse Association World Championships in the amateur category with her two-year-old mare, JWR Shez Got Bling. The event is ... Wahkiakum County's re-elected officials who won re-election in last fall's general election swore their oaths of office Monday morning.

3 horses die in SW Wash. barn fire; 4th injured

Fire officials in southwest Washington's Cowlitz County say three Arabian horses died and another was burned in a fire that destroyed a barn. The Daily News of Longview reports that the owners of the horses and the 2,000-square-foot barn say they raise Arabians as a business, but the horses they lost Sunday were like family.

Stranded sea turtle recovering

A young sea turtle roughed up by chilly, choppy waters off the coast of Washington is making a strong recovery in Oregon. The animal named Solstice was found on the beach near the north end of the Long Beach Peninsula on Dec. 21, the winter solstice.