Stories by Sue
A bit of acting was required when our official state ship, the Lady Washington, played the role of the H.M.S. Interceptor in “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Justin Stanley just got national accolades for providing a banned substance to teenagers.
Another low-pressure system expected to arrive Tuesday
The system that set rain and low temperature records in Vancouver is on its way out, but not fast enough to make this an idea Memorial Day weekend.
Event organizer’s children provide ideas, assistance for kids event with construction equipment
Ranee Nutter relies on some expert help as she plans the kids construction playground that is Dozer Day. Each year, her two children — Jerry, 16, and Sammi, 13 — help her create new attractions at the two-day event, she said.
Hazel Dell Parade of Bands goes up, up and away with superhero theme for Saturday event
When it comes to defining a superhero, Batman and Superman certainly both fit the bill — but to many people, so do firefighters, nurses, soldiers, police officers and other first responders.
Close your eyes. Cover your ears. Breathe in.
Joseph Reilly has been waiting for his victory shave for nearly four and a half months.
Mother’s Day activities not nearly as important as spending quality time with family
In the years following her husband's car accident, Ginille Forest had to learn what she calls "the language of traumatic brain injury."
Do the 'Time Warp' and revisit site through the years
If Low Bar came up with a "Time Warp" cocktail that sent patrons to the past, thirsty visitors would see a very different landscape than the temporary park that's grown across the way.
Southwest Washington's largest cycling event offers 18-, 34-, 65- and 100-mile rides
One of the best things about going on a big, well-organized bike ride is that you can quit if you need to, said Wade Leckie, owner of Bad Monkey Bikes in Vancouver.
Writer gories up for Web series
Ridgefield. High noon. The bloodied, slow-moving residents looked on hungrily as a band of newcomers trickled into town on the rainy Sunday.
Clark Public Utilities' annual event has something for everyone
When the 22nd annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair kicks off this weekend, there will be hundreds of plants to choose from. But that's not the only reason to race to the free Clark County event.
Battle Ground musician Amber Sweeney admits she's a little nervous about going it alone for the first time in seven years.
Retouching of building offers reminder of site's opulence in the mid 1800s
They might seem insignificant, but tiny flecks of paint found at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site have a story to tell.
Washington, Oregon and Idaho among top 15 most-stressed states
A new Gallup poll has ranked Idaho, Washington and Oregon as the 15th, 11th and 9th most anxiety ridden places in the nation.
While congressional intervention remains an option in air museum controversy, a new effort is being made toward mediation between trust, Park Service
Strong language, finger-pointing, community outrage and even congressional action has surrounded the operations of Pearson Air Museum since its management switched from the Fort Vancouver National Trust to the National Park Service earlier this year.
The effort to return a Vancouver float to the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade on June 8 -- after a 19-year absence -- might have to wait another year.
Boston native shares Vancouver perspective
I think my fellow Bostonians will cut me some slack when I say that this week has ripped my guts out. It's devastated all of us.
Local venues relax rules, atmosphere to help draw newcomers to game
Forget the days of rigid rules, ugly clothing and high costs — there's a new type of golf emerging at Clark County's public courses aimed at breaking the stereotypes.
Alpaca fans are invited to shows and contests at fairgrounds
Alpacapalooza, in its 15th year, will fill the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds with about 600 alpacas that will participate in a variety of shows and contests.
Mystery solved! After a few days of wild speculation, a group has come forward to explain the strange red lights seen over Battle Ground on Monday night -- and no, it wasn't a hoax.
Some Columbian readers allege they were caltered
No aliens have come forward to claim responsibility for a picture showing strange lights over Battle Ground on Monday night.
UFO Reporting Center says such sightings are not uncommon
Nobody else seems to have noticed the strange lights that Nicole Keller's husband saw over Battle Ground late Monday night — but he does have his cellphone as a witness.
About 50 people turned up at a fundraiser in Vancouver aimed at putting an initiative on the ballot to stop light-rail portions of the Columbia River Crossing project.
Growing convention in downtown Vancouver proves to be a winner
An occasional loud wooden crash somewhat randomly overwhelmed the more prominent noises of rolling dice, shuffling cards and shouts of "A-ha!" at this weekend's Gamestorm convention at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
The National Weather Service is predicting near-freezing temperatures that could create icy road conditions overnight in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.
Convention in downtown Vancouver expected to draw record crowd
Nobody knows for sure what will happen when hordes of zombies, soldiers, mages, orcs, settlers, electricity tycoons and disgruntled post-apocalyptic office workers converge this weekend on the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
It would transfer ownership of museum and land from Park Service to city of Vancouver
A bill to transfer ownership of Pearson Air Museum from the National Park Service to the city of Vancouver has passed through the House National Resources Committee and will head to the House floor.
About 100 vendors will offer their wares on opening weekend
Forget about the groundhog or the astronomical start of the season — in this town, the official start of spring is the annual opening of the Vancouver Farmers Market.
Competition scheduled at fairgrounds this weekend
Maryke Nau already knows that Coda, her golden retriever, is a handsome boy.
Rep. Herrera Beutler leading effort to transfer ownership of museum to city of Vancouver
A congressional hearing about the situation at Pearson Air Museum drew strong criticism of the National Park Service this morning by members of the House Natural Resources Committee.
If passed, it would transfer ownership from the Park Service to the city of Vancouver
The House Natural Resources Committee will hear a bill Thursday morning that could shift ownership of Pearson Air Museum from the National Park Service to the city of Vancouver.
Show, workshops, more featured at Ridgefield theater
You might think the most skilled belly dancers in the world hail from countries like Egypt, Turkey and Syria, where the styles originated -- but actually, they come from America, said the organizers of a special show this weekend in Ridgefield.
Managing air museum cited in Park Service document
An internal document from the National Park Service could indicate that the agency was planning as early as 2009 to take over the Pearson Air Museum.
Herrera Beutler leading effort to transfer ownership to city of Vancouver
A bill to transfer ownership of Pearson Air Museum from the National Park Service to the city of Vancouver is moving forward and will go to a hearing before the National Resources Committee on March 14, said U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas.
Park Service effort to fill museum hampered by ongoing controversy
It's just not a good time to help the National Park Service build exhibits at Pearson Air Museum, said a local partner with a history of working with the agency.
Starch found on 4,400-year-old teeth is evidence of oldest use of spices, plants by humans
The love of eggplant goes way back for Arunima Kashyap. It was the only food she'd eat when she was little, and it's still her favorite, she said.
Student production tackles musical about love in time of AIDS
Acting in the Clark College production of “Rent” has been a broadening experience for James Martine, a first-semester student in the school’s theater program.
The museum had been empty since Feb. 6, when exhibits owned by and lent to the Fort Vancouver National Trust were removed.
Fine arts, performing arts show the community’s values
Galleries in Clark County have come and gone over the nine years that Elizabeth Steinbaugh has owned Aurora, the oldest art venue in downtown Vancouver, but the arts scene is stronger than ever, she said.
Wide variety of activities will entertain kids of all interests
Clark County has a wide variety of options for families seeking entertainment for kids from tots to teens.
Joseph Reilly of Vancouver shows signs of progress after being severely injured by a drunken driver Nov. 27
Joseph Reilly recently gave his mother a confused look at she sat by his bed in a Portland rehab facility.
Stars of 'Walking Dead,' 'Evil Dead,' 'Buffy,' plus comic book legend Stan Lee highlight weekend event
If the zombie apocalypse starts during this weekend's Wizard World Comic Con, find Michael Rooker, fast.
Officials seek loans of historic aircraft; owners scoff
The National Park Service plans to reopen Pearson Air Museum "within a week" despite ongoing disputes between the service, the city of Vancouver and the Fort Vancouver National Trust.
Clark County wineries offer tastings paired with variety of sweets in honor of Valentine's Day
If thoughts of Pacific Northwest wines bring to mind the Willamette Valley in Oregon or Columbia River Gorge, you might want to also look a little closer to home. Clark County is actually a budding scene for new craft wineries.
There will only be one thing missing when the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs its special Valentine's-themed concerts this weekend.
Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler has introduced a bill to transfer ownership of Pearson Air Museum and the surrounding land from the National Park Service to the city of Vancouver.
The fifth time could be the charm for "American Idol" contestant Britnee Kellogg.
Siblings plan to send it to congressional delegation, hope facility will reopen
Kjer and Kaya Galbraith said they were shocked at news that Pearson Air Museum closed this week -- so shocked that the two teens, ages 16 and 14, respectively, decided to do something about it.