Clark County Administrator Mark McCauley accepted an offer Tuesday from county commissioners to become acting county manager. Also in the news this week: New sheriff sworn in, Orchards Wal-Mart breaks ground, and look back 100 years to Christmas in 1914.
WOODLAND — Police Chief Phil Crochet seemed to be a different man 29 years ago. With a pierced ear and permed hair grown past his shoulders, he strolled into high school every day just looking to score some drugs. Methamphetamines, cocaine, LSD, marijuana — in 1985, he bought it all.
Kelly Punteney has spent the last few years slowly improving the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum, a historic property that rolls from Old Evergreen Highway down to the Columbia River. It's been an uphill battle, Punteney has said, toward his ultimate goal of getting the 7-acre oasis adopted by the city of Vancouver as a public park.
An arraignment hearing for a Camas High School custodian and assistant softball coach accused of inappropriately touching more than a dozen female students has been delayed for two weeks because the defendant has not yet retained an attorney. Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis also recused himself Friday because the man coached Lewis' son.
A former La Center police officer has filed a lawsuit against American Medical Response claiming that a paramedic punched her in the face while she was restrained during an involuntary mental health hold.