Interest in Iris hybrids steers group to Washougal

By Stevie Mathieu May 24, 2015 9:22 p.m.

WASHOUGAL — Jan Sacks was used to seeing her crossbred iris plants sprout up in Massachusetts, where she creates flower hybrids, but when she saw her breeds blooming on the Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, she said something was different.

1 hurt on I-205 in multiple-vehicle crash

By Stevie Mathieu May 5, 2015 11:02 p.m.

One person was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash tonight in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 near Northeast 18th Street in Vancouver.

At tattoo convention, ink meets skin to tell personal stories

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 9:51 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — As a woman pierced Cecilia Flores’ calf with a tattoo machine on Sunday afternoon, Flores clutched the hand of her husband, Travis Register, who was enduring hour seven of his own tattoo.

Man treated at hospital after mobile-home fire

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 4:50 p.m.

A fire that ignited inside a Vancouver mobile home early Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital and caused about $200,000 worth of property damage.

Police interrupt Hazel Dell burglary, arrest 1

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 7:48 a.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies captured a wanted sex offender early Sunday morning after he allegedly triggered a silent alarm while trying to break into a Hazel Dell convenience store, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chasing waterfalls around Clark County

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Here are eight waterfalls in Clark County that are accessible by hike or car.

Downtown Camas cleanup connects volunteers to their city

By Stevie Mathieu April 26, 2015 7:12 p.m.

CAMAS — As Adrianna Glover drove her family home last year after a volunteer event to beautify downtown Camas, she said, one of her daughters paused to reflect on their hometown.

Man held on suspicion of attempted rape

By Stevie Mathieu April 19, 2015 11:02 p.m.

A man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly tried to rape a woman who was walking on the Burnt Bridge Creek trail in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Shooting victim in serious condition

By Stevie Mathieu April 19, 2015 10:58 p.m.

A 47-year-old Camas man was in serious condition in a hospital Sunday after he was reportedly shot by his girlfriend in the Barberton area, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Lilac Days begins, in all its Glory

By Stevie Mathieu April 19, 2015 8:52 p.m.

WOODLAND — Carol Keffeler's 89-year-old mother didn't feel up to exploring the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens on Sunday afternoon.

Man critically injured when car hits tree

By Stevie Mathieu April 13, 2015 10:15 p.m.

A Vancouver man was hospitalized early Saturday morning after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in the median on Mill Plain Boulevard.

Backyard chickens for fun, not profit

By Stevie Mathieu April 12, 2015 8:32 p.m.

When Lisa Rapalus started raising egg-laying hens at her home in the Battle Ground area, there was a lot about chicken behavior she didn't know.

ATV driver arrested after chase through Hazel Dell

By Stevie Mathieu April 9, 2015 10:44 p.m.

A Vancouver man driving an all-terrain vehicle led Clark County sheriff's deputies on a chase through the streets of Hazel Dell on Thursday night.

Daniel Seavey eliminated on 'American Idol'  

By Stevie Mathieu April 1, 2015 8:55 p.m.

The “American Idol” journey ended Wednesday night for Vancouver’s Daniel Seavey, and his fate in the singing competition came down to a live, five-minute vote on social media.

Clark County Jail inmate dies of apparent suicide

By Stevie Mathieu March 30, 2015 9:38 p.m.

A Clark County Jail inmate died today of an apparent suicide, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Celebrating 10 years at Cathlapotle Plankhouse

By Stevie Mathieu March 29, 2015 9:35 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — When volunteers showed up at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse on Sunday afternoon, this time it wasn't to work.

Utility-room fire damages Battle Ground house

By Stevie Mathieu March 29, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning that started in the utility room of a Battle Ground home.

Officials identify Larch inmate who died of apparent suicide

By Stevie Mathieu March 29, 2015 3:58 p.m.

The Department of Corrections has released the name of the inmate at Larch Corrections Center who died Saturday in what officials are describing as an apparent suicide.

Brainstorming games at GameStorm convention

By Stevie Mathieu March 22, 2015 9:45 p.m.

They were the underdogs.

Fire damages cabinet shop near La Center

By Stevie Mathieu March 22, 2015 1:32 p.m.

A fire in a cabinet shop in rural La Center caused more than $120,000 in damage by the time it was extinguished Sunday morning.

Description of suspect in Saturday's Vancouver shooting released

By Stevie Mathieu March 19, 2015 3:13 p.m.

Detectives have released a description of the suspect in a Saturday morning shooting in central Vancouver that left a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Bounty of 'Bow the Knee'

By Stevie Mathieu March 15, 2015 9:05 p.m.

When "Bow the Knee" started 12 years ago, it was a small musical about the crucifixion of Jesus performed one Sunday morning before about 250 people at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene in Salmon Creek.

Daniel Seavey's in the top 12 on "American Idol"  

By Stevie Mathieu March 11, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Vancouver's Daniel Seavey is one of only 12 contestants left on this year's season of "American Idol" on Fox.

Vancouver man involved in I-5 crash

By Stevie Mathieu March 8, 2015 9:26 p.m.

A Vancouver man was one of 10 people involved Saturday in a five-vehicle crash in north Portland that critically injured a 7-year-old girl.

Opera the Great is great fun

By Stevie Mathieu March 8, 2015 7:53 p.m.

The Kiggins Theatre auditorium was quiet for a moment. Then, a man in a red opera costume strutted down the center aisle.

Man hurt in I-205 rollover crash

By Stevie Mathieu March 8, 2015 7:39 a.m.

A man was injured in a crash Saturday night when the car he was driving rolled on the freeway ramp from eastbound state Highway 500 to southbound Interstate 205 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Boxes of goodness: Troop members out selling Girl Scout Cookies

By Stevie Mathieu March 1, 2015 8:19 p.m.

SALMON CREEK — Girl Scout Troop 42561 has a history of helping others. Just within the last year, they've made blankets for cats and dogs at the Humane Society, donated about $500 to Share House and about $300 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and handed out cookies to patients at a veterans medical center.

Police swarm east Vancouver apartment complex

By Stevie Mathieu February 25, 2015 11:33 p.m.

Police swarmed the Autumn Chase Apartments complex in east Vancouver on Wednesday night after someone called the police department to say he had shot his father and was about to shoot his mother. A police officer on scene said the call sounded like a prank, but law enforcement officials still needed to investigate.

Crews control fire at a mobile home

By Stevie Mathieu February 24, 2015 9:49 p.m.

Firefighters battled the flames that ignited inside a single-story home Tuesday night at Acres Mobile Estates in east Vancouver.

Star treatment: Swag, limos, red carpet at Oscars watch party

By Stevie Mathieu February 22, 2015 9:53 p.m.

A limousine ride, photographers, a red carpet and even a man breathing fire greeted local VIPs outside Kiggins Theatre at what was likely the fanciest Oscars watch party in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

Man hurt in accidental shooting near Amboy

By Stevie Mathieu February 22, 2015 7:50 p.m.

A 27-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Sunday evening after an accidental shooting was reported outside of Amboy.

2 Oregon teens killed in Skamania County crash

By Stevie Mathieu February 22, 2015 7:46 p.m.

Two Oregon teens were killed Saturday in a three-vehicle collision near the Dog Mountain Trailhead in Skamania County, about 10 miles east of Stevenson.

Centenarians, and those soon to be, honored at party

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 8:35 p.m.

Esther Friberg said she wasn't sure of the exact secret to reaching the age of 101, soon to be 102. "I'm just a sturdy Swede," she said with a smile Sunday.

Fire damages two-story outbuilding in La Center

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 5:36 p.m.

A fire tore through a two-story outbuilding early Sunday morning in La Center, but emergency crews were able to extinguish the flames before the fire spread to a nearby home.

Woman with history of strokes reported missing

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 3:54 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is trying to find a woman with a history of strokes who was reported missing by her family on Wednesday.

Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 8:44 p.m.

A woman was injured during a car crash this morning on Interstate 5 in Vancouver, and the Washington State Patrol says speeding and driving under the influence played a role in the incident.

Werewolf-themed Howl Con a fun look at genre

By Stevie Mathieu February 8, 2015 8:49 p.m.

Fantasy writer and New York Times best-selling author Carrie Vaughn said she once was taken aback while talking to a man about a werewolf named Kitty, the main character in one of her book series.

WSP: Man faces drug, eluding charges after car chase

By Stevie Mathieu February 8, 2015 8:46 p.m.

A Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and eluding police after he apparently took a car from a gas station in Kalama on Sunday afternoon and led officers on a chase through northern Clark County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Vancouver man, 2 women hurt in crash

By Stevie Mathieu February 8, 2015 4:30 p.m.

A Vancouver man and two Cowlitz County women were injured in a head-on vehicle crash early Sunday morning on state Highway 411 about a mile north of Longview.

Vancouver couple's party a Super Bowl tradition

By Stevie Mathieu February 1, 2015 9:10 p.m.

A 30-year tradition continued Sunday for Butch and Roberta Bernhardt, who along with their friends and family excitedly watched from their home as the Seattle Seahawks played in another Super Bowl.

Woodland woman injured in car crash on I-5

By Stevie Mathieu February 1, 2015 4:58 p.m.

A Woodland woman was injured and transported to a hospital after the car she was driving spun out and hit a guardrail this afternoon on Interstate 5 just south of Woodland.

Suspicious object reported at courthouse; bomb squad finds no threat

By Stevie Mathieu January 25, 2015 10:29 p.m.

The Portland Metro Bomb Squad was dispatched to the Clark County Courthouse on Sunday afternoon to investigate a suspicious object next to the courthouse, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Seed swap, giveaway promotes food diversity

By Stevie Mathieu January 25, 2015 8:26 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — With still months to go until peak gardening season, a group of about 60 people packed into the historic Venersborg Schoolhouse on Sunday afternoon to get their hands on some lesser-known seeds to add to their gardens.

Police: Driver stole car he rear-ended in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu January 25, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Police searched Sunday for a man suspected of stealing a car in Portland and allegedly rear-ending and stealing a second car in Vancouver.

Vancouver artifacts on display at antiques show

By Stevie Mathieu January 18, 2015 8:48 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Visitors to the Clark County Antique & Collectible Show got a rare glimpse this weekend at how downtown Vancouver residents lived around the turn of the 20th century.

Fire damages home in Riverview neighborhood

By Stevie Mathieu January 14, 2015 10:05 p.m.

Firefighters snuffed out a house fire Wednesday night in Vancouver's Riverview neighborhood that apparently started in the home's bedroom.

Search for shirtless man shuts down I-5 Bridge

By Stevie Mathieu January 13, 2015 6:32 p.m.

Police closed down the Interstate 5 Bridge in both directions Monday night as they searched for a shirtless man who reportedly had been running through traffic in southbound lanes.

Strong-arm robbers beat man, take pot

By Stevie Mathieu January 11, 2015 10:02 p.m.

A man was attacked and his marijuana stolen Sunday afternoon just north of Westfield Vancouver mall.

Fire damages home, shed in west Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu January 11, 2015 12:52 p.m.

A fire that ignited in a shed, leapt up a tree and spread to a nearby house caused an estimated $25,000 in property damage Sunday morning in Vancouver.

Resolution Run: Showing resolve, savoring shivers

By Stevie Mathieu January 4, 2015 8:41 p.m.

As 8-year-old Olivia Easter warmed up Sunday in the hot tub after gliding down a slip-and-slide on a rainy, 42-degree morning, her dad walked up to her and gave her a high-five.