Sun shines on fair attendance

By Dave Kern August 11, 2013 10:05 p.m.

The numbers were great for the Clark County Fair, manager and CEO John Morrison said Sunday afternoon, just a few hours before the 10-day event closed.

War veterans receive medals from S. Korea

By Dave Kern August 11, 2013 9:02 p.m.

Sacrifices made six decades ago were rewarded Sunday when Korean War veterans were presented "Ambassador for Peace" medals from the South Korean government.

Clark County men die in crash, accidental shooting

By Dave Kern August 11, 2013 8:02 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded to two fatalities Sunday morning: a motorcycle crash and a reported accidental shootingBrian Abbott, 46, of Clark County died after the 2007 Harley-Davidson he was riding left the road in the 27400 block of Northeast Hatheway Road and struck a parked vehicle, said Sgt. Duncan Hoss. A newspaper delivery employee reported the crash at 6:15 a.m., Hoss said.

Man badly injured in Highway 14 accident

By Dave Kern August 4, 2013 10:46 p.m.

Daniel R. Butler, 55, of Portland was in critical condition Sunday night at a local hospital with injuries sustained in a Saturday night accident.

Two injured in Friday night wreck remain hospitalized

By Dave Kern August 4, 2013 10:45 p.m.

Two Vancouver women remained in PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Sunday night with injuries sustained in a Friday traffic accident.

Crews rescue man from Lewis River near Battle Ground

By Dave Kern August 4, 2013 10:38 p.m.

A 32-year-old man was rescued near Daybreak Park on Sunday afternoon after he became injured and was stranded on an island in the East Fork of the Lewis River.

Boy hurt in scooter-car collision in La Center

By Dave Kern August 4, 2013 10:37 p.m.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was hurt when his scooter collided with a car Saturday afternoon on West Fourth Street in downtown La Center.

Paint can explosion injures 16-year-old girl

By Dave Kern August 4, 2013 10:33 p.m.

Emergency officials after 10 p.m. Sunday night were investigating the report of a paint can that exploded in a recreational fire, causing injuries to a 16-year-old girl in the 6700 block of Northeast 108th Avenue.

Canine splashdown at fair (with video)

By Dave Kern August 4, 2013 9:59 p.m.

Diesel delivered Sunday, winning the Iron Dog title at the Clark County Fair.

Vancouver Courthouse Criterium Bicyclists take to the streets

By Dave Kern July 28, 2013 10:06 p.m.

Bicyclists hitting speeds in excess of 30 mph electrified downtown in the ninth Vancouver Courthouse Criterium on Sunday afternoon.

Relay for Life: A challenge and a mission

By Dave Kern July 21, 2013 10:21 p.m.

More than 1,100 people hit the Columbia River High School track over the weekend for the 25th edition of the Relay for Life of Vancouver.

UPDATE: Bicyclist hurt in I-5 crash

By Dave Kern July 21, 2013 9:09 p.m.

A 65-year-old Woodland man was taken to a local hospital after his bicycle collided with a pickup on the right shoulder of Interstate 5 on Sunday afternoon.

Salmon Creek-area fire displaces four

By Dave Kern July 21, 2013 8 p.m.

A Saturday house fire in the Pleasant Highland neighborhood caused $73,800 in damage, the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office reported.The two-alarm fire was reported at 4:26 p.m. at 14114 N.E. 72nd Ave.

Motorist crashes on Highway 14, gets cited for driving while texting

By Dave Kern July 21, 2013 6:36 p.m.

A 61-year-old Vancouver woman was cited for driving while texting after her car crashed Sunday afternoon on state Highway 14.

Police subdue mental patient

By Dave Kern July 9, 2013 10:39 p.m.

Seven Vancouver police officers spent nearly a half-hour Tuesday night getting a mental patient under control at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after the man broke a sprinkler head and flooded his room.

Police arrest man on parole violation

By Dave Kern June 18, 2013 11:18 p.m.

Vancouver police Tuesday night arrested a wanted Vancouver man who was hiding in the bathroom of a convenience store.

Police arrest man after prowling reported

By Dave Kern June 17, 2013 9:50 p.m.

Vancouver police arrested a Vancouver man whom police suspected of prowling in the Central Park area Sunday night.

Man arrested in Central Park area

By Dave Kern June 16, 2013 10:20 p.m.

Vancouver police tonight arrested a Vancouver man who police suspected of prowling in the Central Park area.

Deputies investigating Columbia River incident

By Dave Kern June 16, 2013 10:57 p.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies late tonight night are investigating the report of a shot fired in the Frenchman’s Bar area.

Fathers, families floor it at car show

By Dave Kern June 16, 2013 8:22 p.m.

Father's Day always means a cruise-in of classic cars and raising money for cancer at Pied Piper Pizza in Orchards.

Bicyclist, 17, hurt in collision with vehicle

By Dave Kern June 16, 2013 8:15 p.m.

A 17-year-old boy was injured when his bicycle collided with a motorist Sunday evening in the East Minnehaha neighborhood.

Fire ruins workshop at residence in Sara area

By Dave Kern June 10, 2013 10:27 p.m.

Embers from a burn pile are being blamed for causing a shop fire in the Sara area Monday evening.

Cancer survivor, 9, sheds hair to help find cure

By Dave Kern June 9, 2013 9:16 p.m.

WASHOUGAL — It was Sammy Mederos Day on Sunday as the 9-year-old cancer survivor had her head shaved in a fundraiser to help find cures for the deadly disease.

Old-School Logging at Pomeroy Living History Farm

By Dave Kern June 9, 2013 9:02 p.m.

This is the last year the Pomeroy Living History Farm will put on the logging shows with methods used in the 1920s. The event was put on by volunteers devoted to keeping alive the logging heritage. The farm is on Lucia Falls Road, south of Yacolt.

Interstate 5 reopens at Salmon Creek

By Craig Brown and Dave Kern June 9, 2013 8:49 p.m.

Interstate 5 has reopened at Salmon Creek, more than a day ahead of schedule, after a temporary closure for road construction.

Gardening knowledge grows at 78th Street Heritage Farm

By Dave Kern June 3, 2013 2:07 p.m.

HAZEL DELL — Sean Hawes on Sunday said he's learning lot of about gardening by tending his 20-by-20-foot plot at the 78th Street Heritage Farm.

Dragons blaze across the water

By Dave Kern May 26, 2013 8:18 p.m.

VANCOUVER LAKE -- Melissa Kilgore said she had a mere five days to put together her dragon boat team of veterans with disabilities to compete in Sunday's Paddle for Life competition.

Driver tries to hit Vancouver police officer, speeds away

By Dave Kern May 20, 2013 7:58 p.m.

Police tonight are looking for a driver who attempted to run down a Vancouver police officer and escaped arrest after a high-speed chase on Interstate 205.

Vancouver event connects seniors, services

By Dave Kern May 19, 2013 8:31 p.m.

Fran McNicholas of Yacolt was extolling the benefits of Taoist tai chi on Sunday afternoon in a ballroom of the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Larch escapee caught in east Vancouver

By Dave Kern May 19, 2013 7:10 p.m.

An escapee from the Larch Corrections Center was apprehended about 18 miles from the east Clark County facility early Saturday morning.

Master Gardener Foundation sale lets moms pick own plants

By Dave Kern May 12, 2013 8:40 p.m.

Felida's Nhu Rakoz said she was loving her Mother's Day as she crammed plants into a red wagon at the Heritage Farm in Hazel Dell.

Woman pulled from burning apartment dies

By Dave Kern May 12, 2013 7:04 p.m.

A Vancouver woman died today after she was pulled out of her burning apartment early this morning.

Lilacs bring scents of spring to Woodland

By Dave Kern May 5, 2013 9:02 p.m.

WOODLAND — Need an idea for Mother's Day? Lilac Days awaits you with its 4 acres of flowers and lilac plants.

Boy, 20 months, injured by lawn mower in Camas

By Dave Kern May 5, 2013 9:40 p.m.

A 2-year-old boy's leg was severely injured after being run over by a lawn mower in Camas just after 3 p.m. Sunday, according to radio traffic monitored by The Columbian.

Ridgefield fish company cafe reopens after April 25 fire

By Dave Kern May 2, 2013 12:40 p.m.

After a one-week closure because of a fire, the Pacific Northwest Best Fish Company reopens at 4 p.m. today.

2 in custody, 4 hurt in Hazel Dell crash

By Dave Kern April 28, 2013 10:37 p.m.

A motorist apparently fleeing a trooper about 8 p.m. Sunday took the northbound Interstate 5 exit at 99th Street, lost control and collided with five other vehicles, the Washington State Patrol said. At least four people were injured.

State patrol: Woman falls asleep, crashes near Battle Ground

By Dave Kern April 28, 2013 9:55 p.m.

A Yacolt woman was injured early Sunday morning after her car veered off southbound state Highway 503 north of Battle Ground and struck a mailbox, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Crowd celebrates 'Jewish oasis'

By Dave Kern April 28, 2013 8:07 p.m.

It's been 10 years since Rabbi Shmulik and Tzivie Greenberg traveled from Brooklyn to make Vancouver their home.

Man OK after being pinned by bulldozer in Woodland

By Dave Kern April 28, 2013 9:47 p.m.

Woodland’s Doward Miller lived to talk about his Sunday misadventure. “Oh, I’m a little sore. Considering I had a 10,000-pound dozer on me, I feel pretty lucky,” Miller, 62, said Sunday evening after his accident at about 3:10 p.m.

Kayakers rescued on Washougal River

By Dave Kern April 29, 2013 2:26 p.m.

Firefighters Sunday afternoon rescued four kayakers who were stranded in the Washougal River at milepost 2, near Blair Road.

Man, woman found dead in Vancouver home

By Dave Kern April 25, 2013 10:29 a.m.

Vancouver police Wednesday night were investigating the deaths of a man and a woman at a residence in the 3200 block of Northeast 135th Avenue.

Brush fire in Ridgefield burns quarter acre, destroys shed

By Dave Kern April 24, 2013 7:38 p.m.

A wind-driven brush fire about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday swept across a quarter-acre in Ridgefield, catching a shed on fire and ruining it.

Battle Ground levy appears to have passed

By Dave Kern April 24, 2013 10:21 a.m.

Voters in Battle Ground have passed a four-year maintenance and operations schools levy with 54 percent, according to first unofficial returns tonight.

Vandals damage Clark College sign

By Dave Kern April 21, 2013 9:37 p.m.

Someone vandalized the Clark College sign at the southwest corner of the campus at Fort Vancouver Way and McLoughlin Boulevard.

Nature lovers find refuge in rain

By Dave Kern April 21, 2013 8:59 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Bird book in hand, Josie Finley, 31, on Sunday afternoon guided a dozen people through part of the 5,300 acres she calls her second home.

UPDATE: Vehicle crashes, rolls into Rose Village yard

By Emily Gillespie and Dave Kern April 15, 2013 10:05 p.m.

A mother, father and girl were injured when the sedan they were driving rolled over and ended on its top in the yard of a Rose Village residence.

Fire damages Panda Express restaurant

By Dave Kern April 14, 2013 10:55 p.m.

Fire caused an estimated $55,000 damage Sunday night to the Panda Express at 2510 Columbia House Blvd.

Driver extricated after crashing into tree

By Dave Kern April 14, 2013 10:50 p.m.

Fire District 6 responded Sunday night after a car crashed into a tree at 918 N.W. 87th St. The driver had to be extricated, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

Tattooists in sync with ink at Body Art Expo

By Dave Kern April 14, 2013 10:14 p.m.

The ink flowed Sunday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, with hundreds looking at tattoos or getting new art on their bodies.

At 50, Columbia River Chorus still hits the high notes

By Dave Kern April 7, 2013 9:10 p.m.

There was that nervous energy all performers know as the singers prepared for Sunday's 50th-anniversary show.