By Stevie Mathieu April 21, 2014 8:34 p.m.
A fire that started Sunday evening in a grain elevator at United Grain was unintentional and caused no damage other than business interruption, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said after reviewing logs kept by the Vancouver Fire Department.
By Stevie Mathieu April 13, 2014 10:17 p.m.
Two people were hospitalized Sunday evening after a high-velocity, rear-end vehicle crash sent an SUV over a guardrail near the Salmon Creek trailhead in Felida, according to Clark County Fire District 6.
By Stevie Mathieu April 13, 2014 8:55 p.m.
RIDGEFIELD — Visitors to the Cathlapotle Plankhouse on Sunday didn't just learn how native tribes incorporated roots of the camas plant into their diets. They had a chance to get their hands dirty as they planted dozens of the purple-flowering bulbs in a field overlooking the plankhouse, centuries-old oak trees and the Columbia River.
By Stevie Mathieu April 6, 2014 6:04 p.m.
It started out small. Albert and Kris Olson moved to San Juan Island to enjoy retirement, and they found themselves living down the street from an alpaca farm. The couple, who previously worked as auto parts dealers, decided it would be fun to get some of the fluffy, doe-eyed livestock for themselves. They bought two males.
By Stevie Mathieu March 30, 2014 9:42 p.m.
AMBOY — Years ago, quilt makers in this area would piece together colorful fabric blankets for employees at Amboy Middle School. If a teacher was expecting a baby, she'd get a quilt. If a staff member was retiring, a quilt was one of the parting gifts.
By Stevie Mathieu March 23, 2014 8:48 p.m.
When Michael Terry was a third-grader at Salmon Creek Elementary School, he wanted to grow up to be a professional athlete, have a wife and three kids, "lots and lots of money," and, when his athletic career wound down, he would open a trading cards shop.
By Stevie Mathieu March 23, 2014 9:01 a.m.
A La Center man died in a traffic collision on Interstate 5 Saturday night after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving, was flung from the motorcycle and struck by a nearby car, according to Washington State Patrol.
By Stevie Mathieu March 17, 2014 9:20 p.m.
Vancouver City Councilman Jack Burkman came out in opposition Monday night to a planned oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver, saying the controversial proposal by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies is “the wrong project, the wrong place, the wrong time.”
A three-alarm fire caused heavy damage to a Hazel Dell apartment complex before dawn Sunday.
Vancouver police arrested a Yacolt man following a hit-and-run crash that left a man seriously injured early Thursday morning at Fourth Plain Boulevard at Northeast Andresen Road.
By Stevie Mathieu March 9, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Doug West didn't give up. A single father of two teenagers, he shared a room in a two-bedroom rental, and home ownership was only a dream. He applied for the Habitat for Humanity program but lost his job in the construction industry while he was in the application process. Employment is a requirement for the program, which helps struggling families become homeowners.
By Stevie Mathieu March 2, 2014 7:51 p.m.
The La Center woman injured Friday in a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield was listed in serious condition on Sunday.
By Stevie Mathieu February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
When Roy Starkweather was a teenager, he hung out in a hobby shop that sold model airplanes, trains and cars. He couldn’t believe the hobby shop owners actually got to work there and get paid for it.
By Stevie Mathieu February 16, 2014 8:34 p.m.
The sound of young talent filled the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon in Vancouver.
By Stevie Mathieu February 11, 2014 9:40 p.m.
Voters approved two Washougal School District levies, one to pay for new technologies and the other to pay for school maintenance and operations, according to preliminary results for today's special election.
By Stevie Mathieu February 11, 2014 3:51 p.m.
A student was detained today at Chief Umtuch Middle School after he brought a folding knife to school grounds, according to officials with the city of Battle Ground.
By Stevie Mathieu February 9, 2014 10:39 p.m.
A rollover crash Sunday night in Vancouver temporarily closed all northbound lanes of Interstate 205.
By Stevie Mathieu January 30, 2014 10:26 a.m.
A former Washington State Patrol lieutenant who worked in Southwest Washington was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges related to sex abuse.
By Stevie Mathieu January 21, 2014 6:05 p.m.
Police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a bikini barista on Monday in Kalama.
By Stevie Mathieu January 21, 2014 4:29 p.m.
A Ridgefield woman was cited for careless driving and failing to yield the right of way after a vehicle she was driving collided on Friday with a motorcycle in Milwaukie, Ore., according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. The motorcycle's driver died of his injuries after being sent to the hospital.
By Stevie Mathieu January 19, 2014 10:14 p.m.
One person died and two were sent to the hospital Sunday night after a driver struck three pedestrians with a pickup truck in Vancouver and then fled the scene, according to Vancouver police.
By Stevie Mathieu January 12, 2014 10:29 p.m.
Police are investigating a reported explosion that injured one person Sunday evening in a home in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood.
By Stevie Mathieu January 12, 2014 6:03 p.m.
Scott Cook hasn't popped the question yet to his girlfriend, Brittany Weber, but the two were looking for something inexpensive to do on a dreary Sunday in January, and they decided a wedding expo would be fun.
By Stevie Mathieu January 12, 2014 6 a.m.
There are plenty of unknowns heading into the 2014 legislative session, which kicks off Monday in Olympia, but road improvements, government spending, health care and marijuana are likely to top the agenda, lawmakers from Clark County say.
By Stevie Mathieu January 6, 2014 3:42 p.m.
State Sen. Don Benton shares blame for a series of unprofessional spats he had last year with Sen. Ann Rivers, administration officials with the Washington Legislature have ruled.
By Stevie Mathieu January 6, 2014 6 a.m.
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt's biggest regions of support in the 2013 general election were in western and southern Vancouver, while his unsuccessful challenger, Vancouver City Councilman Bill Turlay, pulled stronger election numbers in the city's northeast region.
By Stevie Mathieu January 5, 2014 4:48 p.m.
Camas and Washougal remain under a wind advisory Sunday night and Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
By Stevie Mathieu January 5, 2014 10:53 p.m.
A botched excavation job sent a 110-foot tree crashing onto a residential street in east Vancouver Sunday afternoon. The tree brought down a nearby power line, startled onlookers and caused Vancouver police to close the street for hours.
By Stevie Mathieu December 20, 2013 2 p.m.
Six people were hospitalized Thursday after a pickup crossed the center line on state Highway 30 near Astoria, Ore., and hit a vehicle containing three adults and two children, all of whom are from Vancouver. Oregon State Police is investigating whether the truck's driver had been drinking.