Camas home bright with holiday lights

By Ruth Zschomler December 21, 2011 6 a.m.

CAMAS — Lights dance in the night at a Camas couple’s home from Thanksgiving until after the new year.

Plan Christmas lights route

By Ruth Zschomler December 16, 2011 6 a.m.

With the holiday season in full swing, The Columbian has created a Web-based guide to decorated homes in Clark County.

Map to holiday light displays in Clark County

By Ruth Zschomler December 9, 2011 12 p.m.

See a list of reader-submitted photos and addresses or plan your route with an interactive map.

Hiker a trail champ

By Ruth Zschomler November 29, 2011 6 a.m.

He doesn’t eat oats from a feedbag. He doesn’t run on four legs. And he’s never been to the Kentucky Derby.

Decorating yard? We want to list it

By Ruth Zschomler November 30, 2011 6 a.m.

If you can hear those jingle bells coming down the block, then it must be almost time to start decorating for Christmas.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Promoting others brings Smith award

By Ashley Swanson and Ruth Zschomler November 14, 2011 6 a.m.

Years of promoting others has led to big recognition for PR pro Katlin Smith. Smith, 61, who owns UrbanWords Group, received the 2011 Vocational Service Award from the Rotary Club of Vancouver in October.

Former Ridgefield fire chief Bill Bartel dies

By Ruth Zschomler July 14, 2011 2:31 p.m.

Former fire chief and lifetime Ridgefield resident Bill Bartel, 91, died Wednesday evening at his home.

Union High senior earns Marshall honor

By Ruth Zschomler March 10, 2011 6 a.m.

Samantha Cahill, a Union High School senior, was named Tuesday as the winner of the 2011 General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. Cahill, who was selected from 24 nominees, will be recognized during a public award ceremony at 4 p.m. March 23 at the Marshall House on Officers Row.