By Stover E. Harger III June 22, 2014 8:27 p.m.
During Willie Nelson's time in Vancouver in the late 1950s, he was a "cotton-pickin', snuff-dippin', tobacca-chewin', stump-jumpin', gravy-soppin', coffee-pot-dodgin', dumplin-eatin', frog-giggin', hillbilly from Hill County, Texas."
By Stover E. Harger III June 13, 2014 9:57 p.m.
When his dog Malcolm died in 2006 after a devastating battle with bone cancer, Luke Robinson found solace in an inspired mission: to spread awareness about cancer in dogs as a way to learn more about the horrible disease that affects so many, from pups to people.
By Stover E. Harger III May 24, 2014 6 a.m.
A century ago, a 17-year-old Portland railroad office clerk became queen. That was Thelma Hollingsworth, the first to be elected queen of the Portland Rose Festival. It cost a penny to buy 10 votes, and she won with more than 2 million nods. Now, 100 years later, a Clark College freshman is hoping to wear her crown.
By Stover E. Harger III May 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Eve Ellis-Carlson likes to paint big, in scope and size.
By Stover E. Harger III April 14, 2014 6 a.m.
When I found Nirvana, it was 1996 and Kurt Cobain was two years gone. But he lived on in my Discman.
By Stover E. Harger III April 12, 2014 6 a.m.
It's a steamier take on "Romeo and Juliet."
By Stover E. Harger III April 5, 2014 8 a.m.
His howl was born under a hazy Washington sky, a melodic angst that wailed around the world.
By Stover E. Harger III March 15, 2014 6 a.m.
Mystery author Carolyn J. Rose's writing career didn't take off until she started to do it her way.
By Stover E. Harger III March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
PORTLAND — Not all sand is created equal. Just ask Lily, the Oregon Zoo's youngest elephant. On a recent morning, the 1-year-old Asian elephant, all 1,400 pounds of her, dug her feet into the smooth grit as she poked around in the rain for tree limbs, bamboo and other food.
By Stover E. Harger III February 21, 2014 6 a.m.
During one of her first times reciting poetry, Elizabeth Williamson found an artistic calling.
By Stover E. Harger III January 18, 2014 6 a.m.
The senior's upcoming role is bawdy, flamboyant and quite the diva.
By Stover E. Harger III December 22, 2013 6 a.m.
She built the paella piece by piece as the mouthwatering smell of a family tradition wafted through her downtown Vancouver kitchen.
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.