The Sumpter dredge, here in June 2004, was one of three that took some 9 tons of gold from the Sumpter Valley in Oregon. A ghost-themed reality TV show that was made last summer near Sumpter is scheduled to debut Jan. 16 on the Syfy network. "Ghost Mine" combines ghost hunting and the area's mining history.
Curtis Karlsen of Pahlisch Homes helps build a house last month in Vancouver. The number of permits issued in 2012 for single-family housing in unincorporated Clark County is nearly back to 2008 levels.