Clark County Fair: Taking chewing to a whole new level

By Stefanie Donahue August 2, 2013 10 a.m.

Piled across a line of tables are mountains of hot dogs, pies and, well, you name it. And in a matter of seconds, the mounds of food will be reduced to scraps.

Lifeguards back on the lookout at Klineline Pond

By Stefanie Donahue July 31, 2013 6:20 p.m.

For the first time since 2010, lifeguards returned to Klineline Pond on Wednesday.

BNSF offers hazardous materials training

By Stefanie Donahue July 30, 2013 5:22 p.m.

Emergency responders gathered at the BNSF Railway Vancouver terminal on Tuesday to train for a situation they hope never to face: responding to a release of hazardous materials from a freight train.

3 kids aided locally in child prostitution raids

By Stefanie Donahue July 29, 2013 7:11 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat" in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.

Oregon Zoo's beloved elephants getting more room to roam

By Stefanie Donahue July 28, 2013 6 a.m.

A few of the biggest local celebrities are getting a new home as the Oregon Zoo elephant enclosure is set for expansion.

Soaking up fun at Camas Days

By Stefanie Donahue July 27, 2013 8:45 p.m.

CAMAS -- Contestants cringed at the touch of frigid water Saturday as the crowd cheered their racing bathtubs down a slippery path toward victory.

Smoky fire strikes Tommy O's

By Stefanie Donahue July 25, 2013 5:12 p.m.

Staff at Tommy O's restaurant received a smoky surprise this afternoon when a circuit breaker box started to smolder.

Man accused of selling stolen car to local residents

By Stefanie Donahue July 25, 2013 3:46 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau, along with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is looking to identify a man suspected of selling a stolen car.

Driver sent to hospital after deputy uses Taser

By Stefanie Donahue July 25, 2013 8:57 p.m.

A 28-year-old Amboy man ended up at a local hospital this morning after an apparent hit-and-run accident in the Chelatchie Prairie area.

Robbery attempt reported along Fourth Plain

By Stefanie Donahue July 25, 2013 11:44 a.m.

Vancouver police responded to an attempted robbery on Fourth Plain Boulevard just after 12 a.m. this morning.

Battle Ground struts its stuff in Harvest Days parade

By Stefanie Donahue July 20, 2013 7:07 p.m.

Eager kids plunged into a hailstorm of candy Saturday as floats passed along Main Street in Battle Ground. The Harvest Days parade brought smiles, excitement and a sugar rush to the thousands in attendance.

'Heroes' come to Evergreen Park's rescue

By Stefanie Donahue July 18, 2013 9:45 p.m.

A gaggle of giggling kids dressed as superheroes greeted donors at Evergreen Park on Thursday, but the real heroes of the day weren't wearing capes. Without support from those donors, the locally treasured day camp the kids attend wouldn't exist.

Vancouver orchestra to put $30,000 grant to work

By Stefanie Donahue July 16, 2013 6 a.m.

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is slowly getting back on its feet after it was on the brink of shutting down in 2011.

Amboy's annual family affair

By Stefanie Donahue July 13, 2013 7:45 p.m.

AMBOY — Ruth Ham has made participation in the annual Amboy Territorial Days Celebration a family tradition. Four generations of her family have participated in the Territorial Days parade since it began in 1961, she said.

Electronic literature lives on through WSUV project

By Stefanie Donahue July 12, 2013 9:36 p.m.

An ambitious effort is under way in Vancouver to preserve electronic literature from the past.

State program puts local teens to work collecting trash along roadways

By Stefanie Donahue July 9, 2013 7:26 p.m.

Dressed in an orange vest and plastic hard hat, 17-year-old Keziah Black was ready to clean the littered roadside of Interstate 5. Her goal to major in environmental biology prompted her decision to join a six-member crew of teens hired to clean along the roadways.

Straying pets fill shelters in summer

By Stefanie Donahue July 5, 2013 7:09 p.m.

Fireworks, freedom and fair weather are combining to make this the dog days of summer for local animal control officers.

A small-town Fourth in Ridgefield

By Stefanie Donahue July 4, 2013 8:19 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — The diversity of red, white and blue on display here was as varied as the thousands of people gathered for the annual Fourth of July celebration and parade Thursday.

As summer starts to scorch, it's healthy to be cool

By Stefanie Donahue June 29, 2013 7:24 p.m.

With high temperatures in the upper 80s and mid-90s expected through at least Wednesday, local city and parks departments are offering tips to beat the heat.

Clark County sheriff's deputies step up water patrols

By Stefanie Donahue June 28, 2013 11:35 p.m.

Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Gadaire slowly shifted the jet boat toward the Marine Park boat launch Friday afternoon. He spotted a personal watercraft that lacked the proper licensing display.

Fire officials stress safety as local fireworks sales begin Friday

By Stefanie Donahue June 27, 2013 4:55 p.m.

Friday marks the beginning of firework sales for the Fourth of July holiday, and fire officials are hoping those who celebrate are responsible, respectful and civil.

Temperatures expected to soar through the weekend

By Stefanie Donahue June 26, 2013 7:07 p.m.

Dig out the fans, shorts and sunscreen: The sun is on its way.