By Erik Hidle September 8, 2013 6 a.m.
At last week's Clark County commissioner meeting, more than 20 people showed up to ask commissioners not to sell a 10-acre plot of land in Felida designated to become a future county park. Some took the issue so far as to claim Commissioner Tom Mielke was involved in a possible real estate development deal on the land.
By Erik Hidle August 21, 2013 5:49 p.m.
Mark McCauley will become the next administrator of Clark County on an interim basis.
By Erik Hidle August 21, 2013 5:48 p.m.
Residents wondering where recreational marijuana can be grown, processed and procured in Clark County may have to wait until January for answers.
By Erik Hidle August 20, 2013 8:34 p.m.
After the 2012 Clark County Fair saw an operating loss of $108,000, Clark County's Director of General Services Mark McCauley said the goal was to work for a "home run of a fair" in the future to make up for the deficit.
By Erik Hidle August 7, 2013 8:02 p.m.
There are now 72 candidates vying for 15 Clark County freeholder positions. Once elected, group members will craft a new county charter.
By Erik Hidle August 2, 2013 7:04 p.m.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office is moving two of its specialized officers from their posts in an effort to keep up coverage on patrols.
By Erik Hidle August 2, 2013 7:03 p.m.
It's official - the 2013 Clark County Fair is open for business. The rides, the animals, the exhibits, the games and, of course, the pancakes.
By Erik Hidle August 2, 2013 8:58 a.m.
The 2013 Clark County Fair is ready to rock. Michael Jackson's infamous red jacket from the "Thriller" music video is on display, a rock 'n' roll maze is ready to explore, an interactive history of "The Institute of Rock 'n' Roll" will let folks jam on drum sets and giant keyboards, and three free concerts are ready to kick off the opening weekend.
By Erik Hidle July 30, 2013 5:43 p.m.
Clark County commissioners will offer a public comment period on six proposed advisory votes before they are sent to the November ballot for voter consideration.
By Erik Hidle July 30, 2013 4:43 p.m.
A week after Clark County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke disagreed on rules for noise at local wineries and vineyards, Commissioner Steve Stuart offered a compromise that resulted in a unanimous vote on the long-contentious issue.
By Erik Hidle July 29, 2013 7:41 p.m.
An audit of a Clark County purchasing card program found that county staff has mostly done a good job of utilizing the cards appropriately for small purchases.
By Erik Hidle July 28, 2013 6:45 p.m.
It would cost Clark County more than $1 million per year to operate its own animal shelter as an alternative to contracting for animal shelter service for less than half that amount with the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.
By Erik Hidle July 22, 2013 10:12 p.m.
Some in Clark County say they don't want to wait for freeholders to determine if the board of county commissioners should expand its ranks.
By Erik Hidle July 22, 2013 4:52 p.m.
Clark County's former deputy county administrator has a new job in Kitsap County.
By Erik Hidle July 17, 2013 8:05 p.m.
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington has told Clark County commissioners that in 2014 it will stop housing stray animals for the county unless it gets a two-year contract to operate animal shelter services and is paid near the actual costs.
By Erik Hidle July 10, 2013 10:07 p.m.
The Columbia River Crossing project is dead, but that doesn't mean an advisory vote won't end up on your November ballot.
By Erik Hidle July 10, 2013 8:37 p.m.
Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick stood beside Auditor Greg Kimsey and Commissioner Steve Stuart Wednesday afternoon at the Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association to discuss a potential home rule charter in Clark County.
By Erik Hidle July 9, 2013 1:16 p.m.
Clark County is extending a ban on collective marijuana gardens for up to another year. The ban is considered temporary, and is set to expire either at the end of one year or when commissioners decide to address the issue further.
By Erik Hidle July 6, 2013 6:39 p.m.
Clark County commissioners expect to talk medical pot one more time this week as they suss out regulations on medical marijuana collective gardens.
By Erik Hidle July 2, 2013 9:15 p.m.
Clark County commissioners are heading back to the drawing board on rules for events and food service at wineries.
By Erik Hidle June 26, 2013 7:09 p.m.
Clark County residents have at least three opportunities this summer to take part in civics lessons covering home rule, freeholders and the upcoming elections process that may change the way the county works.
By Erik Hidle June 25, 2013 9:21 p.m.
Clark County commissioners are pausing for one week before deciding how to regulate collective gardens for medical marijuana.
By Erik Hidle June 24, 2013 6 a.m.
The photograph shows former Washington Gov. Albert D. Rosellini and Elvis Presley, standing in front of the Seattle Monorail, holding a ham.
By Erik Hidle June 20, 2013 6:59 p.m.
Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, said Thursday afternoon he has filed a complaint against Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, over two incidents this year where Rivers directed expletives at him.
By Erik Hidle June 19, 2013 8:19 p.m.
Two Clark County officials behind a "Team ClarkForward" movement revealed their plan today, suggesting a reorganized county government based closely on Snohomish County.
By Erik Hidle June 18, 2013 12:36 p.m.
HILLSBORO, Ore. — When Hillsboro Hops third baseman Jordan Parr ripped a skyward blast out to left field in the second inning of the Hops' home opener, most of the sell-out crowd in attendance rose to their feet.
By Erik Hidle June 12, 2013 7:23 p.m.
After a half-hour's worth of considering different ways to hold a freeholder election this year, Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke said at a Wednesday meeting that the board appears to have gone "back to Plan A."
By Erik Hidle June 11, 2013 7:44 p.m.
Consider the floodgates open. In another political victory for Clark County Commissioner David Madore, his plan to eliminate all traffic impact and permit fees for nonresidential development was approved Tuesday by a 2-1 vote of commissioners.
By Erik Hidle June 10, 2013 4:15 p.m.
Clark County commissioners have a final choice to make on a freeholder election before the matter heads to voters and a home rule charter process begins.