By Erik Hidle October 8, 2013 1:22 p.m.
Clark County commissioners unanimously agreed to a two-year contract with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington on Tuesday, ending seven months of debate over how to house stray animals found in unincorporated areas.
By Erik Hidle September 25, 2013 7:43 p.m.
Clark County commissioners on Wednesday made the breakup official: the county is leaving Vancouver-Clark Parks & Recreation and starting its own department.
By Erik Hidle September 18, 2013 8:35 p.m.
Clark County Commissioners seem to realize they have no other options than to agree to terms on a contract with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
By Erik Hidle September 18, 2013 6 a.m.
Campaigns for 15 unpaid county freeholder positions are in the process of being launched by 110 candidates. But one of the first things some of those candidates are learning is they will have to file reports, available to the public, with the state Public Disclosure Commission, the same as any other candidate for a countywide office.
By Erik Hidle September 14, 2013 7:14 p.m.
Since instituting prayer at their weekly meetings, Clark County commissioners have heard invocations from 16 Christian representatives, one Baha'i chairperson, one Buddhist abbess, one Jewish rabbi and one Messianic Jewish pastor.
By Erik Hidle September 11, 2013 7:39 p.m.
It took until Mark McCauley's first day on the job as Clark County's interim county administrator until he found out how much he'd be getting paid in the role.
By Erik Hidle September 8, 2013 6 a.m.
Kneeling beside a row of kohlrabi, Dee Rogers tends to a field that may have once saved her life. Rogers is a veteran of the Marine Corps who was once homeless and bouncing aimlessly about the Northwest. A few years back she ended up in a hospital on the coast.
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.