By Stover E. Harger III December 7, 2013 6 a.m.
It was determination that helped him shed 150 pounds. And that same attitude helped Eddie Ahyakak survive the harsh Alaskan wilderness.
By Stover E. Harger III December 2, 2013 6 a.m.
Some of us, no matter how charitable our spirit, don't give unless asked. So #GivingTuesday is all about asking us to help better the world, with dollars or deeds.
By Stover E. Harger III November 15, 2013 6 a.m.
She's not the type of woman to let a bout of walking pneumonia slow her pace. Vancouver resident and iUrban Teen Tech founder Deena Pierott has been quite the jet-setter lately, not only being invited in August to the White House as a "Champion of Change" but to a star-studded Ebony magazine gala this month at Lincoln Center in New York City. The magazine — which focuses on black culture in America — named Pierott on its annual Power 100 list as an "emerging leader."
By Stover E. Harger III October 30, 2013 12 p.m.
From terrifying "live" monsters to a "barely scary, rather friendly" Haunted Hall built onto a porch, many Clark County residents are going gangbusters this season with festive yard displays. Here are some homes, submitted by Columbian readers, where you are invited to pass by and check out their chilling creations. Happy Halloween!
By Stover E. Harger III October 30, 2013 6 a.m.
LA CENTER — If you want to see an explosion of excitement, just ask a group of kindergartners about their favorite candy.
By Stover E. Harger III October 13, 2013 6 a.m.
Before they were farmers, this family's lone animal was a parakeet. What a change a few years can make. In 2011, the large Sturtevant clan moved from their modest lot in east Vancouver to start a farm on 34 acres in Brush Prairie. They were inspired in part by the 2008 documentary "Food, Inc." and had a dream of helping to steer society away from large-scale corporate farming toward locally sourced, organic food.
By Stover E. Harger III October 5, 2013 5:35 p.m.
At the Crane Rodeo, the action moved at a snail's pace.
By Stover E. Harger III September 30, 2013 6 a.m.
Good reporters do all they can to check facts with living, breathing sources who can verify if they're on the right track or dead wrong. But what happens when everyone in your story is long gone?
By Stover E. Harger III September 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Clark College's new Lifelong Learning program is tearing down the barriers to adult education.
By Stover E. Harger III September 15, 2013 6 a.m.
During Vancouver's hanging holiday of 1890, witnesses said Edward Gallagher "fought like a demon" to avoid his doom.
By Stover E. Harger III September 10, 2013 10:31 p.m.
Vancouver facility raises trout from eggs to stock local waters
By Stover E. Harger III August 24, 2013 6 a.m.
The Grape-ful Women aspire to do more than tip back glasses of cabernet sauvignon or pinot blanc.
By Stover E. Harger III August 15, 2013 7:29 p.m.
A shaking plastic storage bin abandoned outside the Humane Society for Southwest Washington's thrift store held a heartbreaking surprise.
By Stover E. Harger III August 8, 2013 6 a.m.
Box contained 1926 newspapers, info on Ridgefield's 'Sweet Shop'
By Stover E. Harger III July 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Two honeybee colonies -- made up of nearly 50,000 pollinators -- now live on the roof of the Fisher's Landing New Seasons Market, part of the regional chain's new "Bee Part of the Solution" campaign. The company did the same in April at its store in Happy Valley, Ore.
By Stover E. Harger III June 24, 2013 7:31 p.m.
Goats apparently stolen from Battle Ground farm
By Stover E. Harger III June 15, 2013 5:29 p.m.
She opened the door to a stinging sight: a flurry of uninvited guests buzzing around her downstairs living room.
By Stover E. Harger III June 15, 2013 10 a.m.
Many flock to New York City with stars in their eyes. But Mikenzie Ames' dreams of a full-time theatrical career, unlike others who quickly fall out of the rat race, became reality.
By Stover E. Harger III June 1, 2013 6 a.m.
What makes a hero? Is it courage? Strength? A flowing red cape?
By Stover E. Harger III May 25, 2013 6 a.m.
The names of a father and son sculpting team will be emblazoned on history.
By Stover E. Harger III May 19, 2013 6 a.m.
The smirking store owner behind the counter was curiously calm for someone whose wallet had suddenly burst into flames.
By Stover E. Harger III April 25, 2013 9:46 p.m.
The Washington family featured on "Family Feud" Thursday missed out on the $20,000 top prize, but won $820 and another shot at the big bucks.
By Stover E. Harger III April 19, 2013 10 a.m.
When Jerusalem Cafe gets it right, you'll have a hard time putting down your fork.
By Stover E. Harger III April 18, 2013 6 a.m.
Members of the Hudson's Bay High School DECA business club hope that a simple concept -- steering shoppers toward nutritious foods at a neighborhood market -- will have a healthy impact on their community's well-being.
By Stover E. Harger III March 18, 2013 12:46 p.m.
Supporters of Billygan’s Roadhouse plan to bombard it with business tonight in an effort to boost sales in the wake of an outbreak of stomach illnesses that caused the Salmon Creek restaurant to close for a few days last month.
By Stover E. Harger III March 17, 2013 6 a.m.
Think you know your local Irish lore? Then it's time to prove your knowledge.
By Stover E. Harger III March 15, 2013 8:12 p.m.
Minutes before the unmistakable moan of bagpipes signaled the start of the annual Paddy Hough Parade, the excitement radiating from the Hough Elementary School students waiting in the wings reached a fever pitch.
By Stover E. Harger III March 3, 2013 6 a.m.
You're never too old to feel weak in the knees. The butterflies in your belly. The extra dusting of make-up you put on in the morning. The unshakable smile stretching the limits of your face. These are the marks of new love. It can put a spring in your step whether you're 16 or 86.
By Stover E. Harger III February 24, 2013 5:59 a.m.
While they’re not all religious, most private K-12 school options in Clark County provide parents an opportunity to give their children an educational experience rooted in faith.