R. A. Long Alum Inks Two-Book Contract

Long, long before I ascended to the lofty position of Board of Director, I was a high school English teacher, a frightening thought for those of you concerned about the welfare of young people. One of my students was 1998 grad Lyndsay Farber. The best thing I can [Continue Reading]

Former Student Hits Bestseller List

Five Easy Pieces, One Remarkable Novel Columbia River Reader, June 2009 It didn’t surprise me to learn that Lyndsay Farber had sold a manuscript to Simon & Schuster and scored a major publishing contract. A student in my American Literature, Shakespeare, and [Continue Reading]

Cowlitz Historical Quarterly – March 2009 Column

The following column by Jim LeMonds was published in the March 2009 issue of the Cowlitz Historical Quarterly. I taught a Shakespeare class at R. A. Long High School for nearly 20 years. The students loved the characters, and, despite the passage of four [Continue Reading]

Kevin Knorr Opens Northwest Bike Tech

Kevin Knorr, formerly the assistant manager at Byman’s Bikes in Longview, opened a bike repair shop in downtown Longview in early April. Northwest Bike Tech is located at 1331 14th Avenue, in the suite occupied by Jason Moon of Boone Dog Bikes.

“Jason will still be running Boone Dog Bikes and making sure that everyone gets the parts they need,” said Knorr, 21, who worked at Byman’s for the past four years. “However, I’ll be taking over the majority of the repair work for him. I’ll provide complete service on all types of bikes, but I’ll also cater to the performance side of the mountain biking industry.” Continue reading Kevin Knorr Opens Northwest Bike Tech