The lives of Sarah Parsons and Zach Brady once revolved around rebounds, tackles and college applications … until multiple concussions derailed their athletic dreams and nearly kept them out of college.
By Ray Legendre August 27, 2012 6 a.m.
A sea change, a fluke, or part of a cycle.
By Ray Legendre August 4, 2012 6 a.m.
WASHOUGAL -- Over the years, the brass bell atop the brick machinery shop building at Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal has served as an alarm clock for workers who overslept and a reminder that lunchtime is almost over. On Friday morning, the bell served a ceremonial function, ringing in the mill's 100th anniversary operating in Washougal.
By Ray Legendre July 31, 2012 6 a.m.
The city of Camas allocated more than $863,000 in administration salaries and benefits costs for utilities in 2011 without proper documentation for benefits received -- a misstep that could have resulted in higher utility rates for the city's residents, according to the Washington State Auditor's Office.
By Ray Legendre July 27, 2012 3:33 p.m.
District pledges to cut energy use 20 percent by 2020.
By Ray Legendre July 27, 2012 3:09 p.m.
Winners will be announced Sept. 12
By Ray Legendre July 25, 2012 6 a.m.
There was no march, no slogans written on signs, no vocal cries for change -- just people gathered to enjoy a sunny day in the park.
By Ray Legendre July 25, 2012 6 a.m.
Gunshots are the neighborhood's occasional soundtrack, gang initiations its frightful live-action programming. In comparison, the graffiti eyesore that lingers on Maplewood's buildings, benches and storage containers is a minor inconvenience.
By Ray Legendre July 24, 2012 6 a.m.
The city of Washougal plans to evaluate whether a public-private partnership could cut rising water and sewage rates and help pay for a proposed $15 million wastewater plant upgrade, the city's administration informed the city council Monday night.
By Ray Legendre July 22, 2012 6 a.m.
One month after board members unsuccessfully urged her to resign, Dolores Nelson's status as president of the five-member Mount Pleasant School Board will be up for review at Tuesday night's meeting. Board member Thomas Schlatter said Friday that the agenda will be revised to include the vote after the meeting begins.
By Ray Legendre July 19, 2012 3:42 p.m.
Camas’ new city administrator will be … its old city administrator — for the time being, at least. After a lengthy search process that whittled 51 applicants down to two finalists, Camas Mayor Scott Higgins decided to keep longtime City Administrator Lloyd Halverson in his current position until spring 2013, city officials announced Wednesday.
By Ray Legendre July 17, 2012 6 a.m.
A former Mount Pleasant bus driver convicted last month of stealing gas money from the district also received more than $3,300 in payments that were never approved or properly vetted by district officials, a Washington State Auditor's Office report revealed this week.
By Ray Legendre June 29, 2012 11:14 a.m.
Water in parks' shelters and restrooms not affected, officials say.
By Ray Legendre June 26, 2012 6 a.m.
WASHOUGAL — Facing calls for her resignation Tuesday night, Mount Pleasant School Board President Dolores Nelson refused to resign and lashed out at district Superintendent Linda Slattery.
By Ray Legendre June 25, 2012 6 a.m.
WASHOUGAL — As his final meeting with Washougal's City Council ended Monday night, Jon Russell's youngest supporters raced from the audience to jump in his arms.
By Ray Legendre June 22, 2012 5:15 p.m.
SALMON CREEK — The morning after Brent Woodall allegedly orchestrated a desperate two-state crime spree, Melinda Faller walked to his front door with a batch of muffins for his wife, Aimee.
SALMON CREEK — Miles from where Brent Woodall's alleged death-defying race from authorities ended Wednesday afternoon, Scott Lewis screamed for joy when he learned from a Clark County deputy of the bank robbery suspect's arrest.
A Hazel Dell bank robbery turned into a major crime spree Wednesday afternoon, engulfing local police agencies in high-speed chases through Hazel Dell, Vancouver and Salmon Creek before ending 90 minutes later in North Portland.
By Ray Legendre June 18, 2012 3:58 p.m.
The Skamania County Sheriff's Office will participate in the national Operation Dry Water campaign this weekend in an effort to reduce the number of drunken boat operators on area waterways.
By Ray Legendre June 15, 2012 10:20 p.m.
A pair of rear-end collisions Friday afternoon on northbound Interstate 205 near Salmon Creek resulted in three people’s being transported to a nearby hospital. The wrecks happened within 40 minutes and a mile of one another.
By Ray Legendre June 14, 2012 6 a.m.
Whether they're maintaining the jets that protect the Pacific Northwest's skies or flying them, Battle Ground residents make a daily impact on the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing.
By Ray Legendre June 13, 2012 6 a.m.
RIDGEFIELD -- As he stood among his young pupils two weeks ago, wearing safety goggles and a dark, dust-covered overshirt, Kent Bennett grinned like a proud papa as students showed him their wares toward the end of one of his final industrial arts classes.