Best Buy

Home theaters, audio, cameras, computers… whew!

With new electronics coming on the scene -- on an almost daily basis it seems -- Clark County views Best Buy as the place to go for all their techie stuff.

But once you get that techie stuff, do you know how to set it up? Best Buy offers delievery/set up recycling, buy back programs and trade-in centers. And their "Geek Squad" can help you put together your iPod listening station or your home office.

WINNER: Best Buy, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr, Ste 147, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 253-6595; 16611 Se Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684, (360) 449-0136

RUNNERS UP: Radio Shack

Battle Ground Computer

Battle Ground Computers has been around for more than a decade, taking care of all of your virus, installation (but not virus installation) and networking issues.

They offer a free diagnosis when you bring your computer in, and if you need it, can even custom build a computer for you. And if you need an IT department for your business, Battle Ground Computers can even find ways to prioritize your needs to get in you in the game.

WINNER: Battle Ground Computer, 710 E. Main Street, Battle Ground, WA, (360) 666-7647.

RUNNERS UP: Computer Mart, Computers Made Easy

The Columbian (columbian.com)

Thanks Clark County for naming columbian.com the best Local Website!

Without patting ourselves on the back too much, we do feel that we offer Clark County the best source of information for Southwest Washington. In addition, we also allow our users to post their thoughts about the stories we publish, or even start their own discussions in one of our forums.

Of course, we also provide several advertising opportunities as well, with products such as 360 Marketplaces, 360 Daily Deal, Fork Fly or ads directly on the site.

And, to make things more accessible, we made our site mobile last year.

Thanks again for the vote of confidence, Clark County.

WINNER: The Columbian (columbian.com)

RUNNERS UP: Premium Websites, LLC (premiumwebsites.net), Smiles Dental (welovesmiles.com)


News and snark are no match for running and coffee.

Will Run For Coffee easily lapped the next two vote getters: The Daily 'Couve ("satire, parody, and big box of fakey fakeness") and The Columbian's All politics is Local ("We don't back down from boring"). The blog's writer, Heather, focuses on all things running: training, products, joys and struggles.

And her fans appreciate it:

“Interesting, personal, goal oriented, thoughtful, funny, new perspective, informative.”

“As a new runner, I find motivation, humor, and learning opportunities in this warm and insightful blog. She is down to earth and appears to be genuine and open with both her successes and her challenges. Love it.”

“She is fabulous. Has great tips for us local runners, such as trails, safe roads, places to get deals and lots more.”

“Heather is a great writer and motivator for anyone wishing to run or lose weight. I've known Heather for a couple of years now via her blog and she definitely has a writing gift. Heather will be a great asset to your newspaper!!!”

WINNER: willrunforcoffee.com

RUNNERS UP: The Daily 'Couve (dailycouve.blogspot.com), All Politics Is Local (columbian.com/weblogs/local-politics)