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A Snapshot of Cowlitz County

A Snapshot of Cowlitz County

Washington is proud of its rich Native American heritage. Many counties in Washington have names derived from native languages. Cowlitz County, which was founded in 1854, is a great example. The word Cowlitz is a rough adaptation of the Native word tawallitch, the tribal name of the Native Americans who lived there before pioneers arrived. It is also the name given to a river running through the county, as well as a massive glacier that feeds into the river. Although…

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Reed does a lot of swearing (in)

Reed does a lot of swearing (in)

(Photo courtesy of Don Jensen) No, not the type requiring bleeps. Actually, Secretary Reed spent part of Wednesday participating in separate county swearing-in ceremonies in Kelso and Olympia. The Secretary traveled south in the morning to the Cowlitz County Courthouse to swear in County Commissioners Mike Karnofski and Dennis Weber (in photo above), and PUD Commissioner Kurt Anagnostou. After returning to Olympia, Reed made the short trek around Capitol Lake and up the hill to the Thurston County Courthouse to…

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Castle Rock Library levy passing

Castle Rock Library levy passing

Last June, we blogged about a fun run/walk event in Castle Rock to help raise money for the Castle RockLibrary, which has been struggling to stay open since voters there narrowly defeated a levy measure last November to help finance it. It appears that the second time might be the charm for the library. Updated elections results Thursday afternoon show the library levy is passing, with 342 voters (62.3 percent) supporting it and 207 (37.7 percent) opposing it. The levy…

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