By Ray Legendre March 27, 2012 9:41 a.m.
BATTLE GROUND -- After three months watching dozens of volunteers swing hammers, install plumbing and lay tile inside his home, Brian Epp beamed Friday evening when the topic of landscaping came up in conversation. He would personally see to it that his yard was as beautiful as his home’s new interior.
Chuck Palahniuk's car was hit by an out-of-control truck.
By Ray Legendre March 19, 2012 7:32 p.m.
Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded the Washougal School District’s bond credit rating, district officials said.
By Ray Legendre March 19, 2012 6 a.m.
Ridgefield school construction tied to a voter-approved bond will begin in summer 2013, according to a tentative timeline released by the district.
By Ray Legendre March 12, 2012 6 a.m.
A tumble off the balance beam cost Grace Mammarella the chance to perform at state for Columbia River High’s gymnastics team her junior and senior years.
By Ray Legendre March 6, 2012 4:56 p.m.
Cowlitz County Commissioner Michael Karnofski will host a public meeting later this month to discuss road concerns associated with a proposed explosives storage plant on Butte Hill Road in Woodland.
By Ray Legendre March 5, 2012 6:39 p.m.
Justin Clary has served as full-time city manager since April 2007.
By Ray Legendre March 5, 2012 6 a.m.
A proposed explosives storage plant in Woodland has raised the ire of nearby residents concerned about potential safety hazards who are doubtful that Cowlitz County officials asked the necessary questions to determine whether such a facility belongs in their backyard.
By Ray Legendre March 3, 2012 6 a.m.
“I’m a bad bird! I’m a bad bird! I’m a bad bird!” Doc the parrot's deep-voiced self-assessment bounced off the walls of Brenda Wilson's home seconds after he bit his new owner on the finger. She had unknowingly committed the cardinal sin in his world. She had threatened his "baby bell."
By Ray Legendre March 1, 2012 7:05 p.m.
A veteran Vancouver schools administrator has been hired as interim principal at Hockinson Middle School, district officials said.
By Ray Legendre February 26, 2012 5:59 a.m.
Battle Ground’s population has nearly doubled since 2000. This year, road projects that officials believe will ease some of the growth-related traffic congestion and spur business development will move forward.
By Ray Legendre February 22, 2012 1:49 p.m.
Camas and Washougal’s fire officials and firefighters will continue their partnership for two more years, each city’s council unanimously voted Tuesday. Now, it is up to administrators and council members from both cities to determine whether to take it further.
By Ray Legendre February 20, 2012 10:14 a.m.
A 57-year-old man died Sunday morning in Portland after falling into a chemical holding tank on a barge, fire and rescue officials said.
By Ray Legendre February 20, 2012 7:32 a.m.
Reality show participant Arthur Wornum to appear at Vancouver middle school.
By Ray Legendre February 16, 2012 6 a.m.
On the heels of Ridgefield’s long-awaited school bond success, Woodland school officials expressed optimism Wednesday that their neighbor’s positive result was an omen for their April bond proposal to pay for a new high school.
By Ray Legendre February 15, 2012 6 a.m.
Area voters overwhelmingly supported levy-renewal proposals for the Green Mountain, Hockinson and Woodland school districts during Tuesday’s special election, according to unofficial results from Clark and Cowlitz counties.
By Ray Legendre February 14, 2012 3:48 p.m.
The Skamania County city of North Bonneville’s failure to properly manage financial information between 2009 and 2010 resulted in an economic decline that led to deficits in its general, water and sewer funds in 2011, according to a report released by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.
By Ray Legendre February 14, 2012 3:50 p.m.
The auditor’s report cited several instances where North Bonneville (pop. 956) failed to produce reliable financial statements.
By Ray Legendre February 12, 2012 6 a.m.
After a day picking cherries on his 180-acre Vancouver farm, Bill Zimmerman’s 20 or so workers leave with dirt-coated fingernails, sweat-stained clothes and aches and pains from being on their feet all day.
By Ray Legendre February 12, 2012 6 a.m.
More than two years ago, Clark County became the first in the state to mandate that its contractors use the federal E-Verify program, in an attempt to ensure taxpayer dollars employed legal workers on public works projects. Since then, three counties and 11 cities, including five in this county, have followed Clark County’s lead.
By Ray Legendre February 2, 2012 6 a.m.
WASHOUGAL -- His hind legs trembled uncontrollably, and everyone who saw him agreed he desperately needed a bath to wash the grime off his black and white coat. Yet Ben the border collie’s willingness to let Dea Taylor-West hold him Wednesday morning brought the woman to the verge of joyful tears.
By Ray Legendre February 1, 2012 6 a.m.
Starting Wednesday, Washougal criminal defendants who cannot afford an attorney will be represented by a Vancouver-based firm whose principal attorney represented Washougal’s mayor during his recent legal imbroglio.