Most-read stories on Columbian.com for the week of July 31:
Dale Beacock, a longtime musician and founder of Beacock Music, died late Thursday morning after being struck by a log truck’s trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 101 north of Garibaldi, Ore.
A surge in silver prices has made the precious metal, in some instances, more valuable than the object it was crafted into. And that has folks digging out — and digging up from backyards — long-forgotten silver caches to sell for cash.
A man was found dead early Monday morning in the backyard of a burning house on Lieser Road, fire officials said.
The young cougar was lounging and sleeping 12 feet up a Douglas fir tree Monday morning in Vancouver, with the sun dappling her tan fur.
Several people were taken into custody following a methamphetamine investigation in downtown Vancouver Wednesday.