There’s an early start to what will likely be a brutal fire season in the West, even on this side of the Cascades.
Two officials drove me around one of the area’s larger fires this week — Douglas firs burning as birthday candles for me — and my photos of the trip took the front page Wednesday. Here’s one:
Elsewhere, in my continuing efforts to be Good At Everything, I’ve taken on the cops and courts beat in addition to covering Longview’s government and people.
There’s also my favorite data-based story so far, a look at the shared costs of the drug problem in the county.
But it’s not all doom and gloom in Cowlitz County, right?
Then there’s the occasional W from our Cowlitz Black Bears — seemingly only taken after 11+ innings when I cover the games.
See, we have fun.