Stories by Sue
Contents quickly cleared from building as people involved ponder next steps
Confronted with the daunting task of finding temporary homes for 16 classic airplanes, hundreds of models, a gift shop and equipment, Laureano Mier, Pearson Air Museum manager, knew he was in for a tough week.
Group of women have been gathering weekly for years for cards, cammaraderie
FAIRWAY VILLAGE — Kathy Ruble leaned back in her chair and smiled slyly at her three competitors, sliding the winnings from a round of Shanghai in her small, sock-shaped purse.
Artifacts moved to nearby hangar ahead of takeover by park service
The sound of packing tape stripped over boxes, the whirring of machines and the beeping of heavy trucks made a cacophonous symphony Tuesday at Pearson Air Museum as volunteers and employees worked feverishly to turn the facility over to the National Park Service on what they said was very short notice.
February good time to address variety of outdoor issues, experts say
There's just something about the cold, bleak February weather that blares out, "It's gardening time!"
The Port of Camas-Washougal has set the lineup for its Riverside Summer Concert Series.
Readers who succeeded in achieving a key goal for 2012 share how they stuck with it
The new year is almost a month old, and already some may be struggling to keep resolutions to get in shape, expand horizons or stop bad habits.
Vendors exhibit wares at event; gowns will be on sale
Cakes are on the rise at this weekend’s Marry Me! wedding show in Vancouver.
Uranium that creates toxic gas brought here during Missoula Floods
If you want to know why Clark County has one of the highest rates of radon gas in the state, you need to look about 15,000 years back in time.
Red-hot Portland hockey team has been skating along since 1976
Ask the Haly family to decide on a favorite NHL team, and the gloves might drop for a bench-clearing brawl.
Every American roller pigeon with even a hint of brown in its feathers has a connection to Clark County.
Amid increase in gun sales fueled by recent shootings, local experts urge potential buyers to do research
Note to potential new gun owners: Now is an awful time to buy.
Vancouver man overcomes fear of public speaking to excel at stand-up
Todd Armstrong's heart pounded in his chest and his hands shook the first time he tried to speak in front of a small crowd.
Downtown Vancouver businesses provide host of offerings at Saturday event
Neighboring businesses Loowit Brewing and Torque Coffee Roasters might be physically separated by a wall, but that hasn't stopped them from collaborating.
Vancouver man has obscure items
Back in the digital dark ages of 1982, Atari made a video game that was so bad, so utterly unplayable, that the company wound up burying millions of copies in the New Mexico desert.
Clark County boasts wealth of walking/running trails that make gym membership unnecessary
The road to fitness doesn't have to be paved with the carcasses of unused gym contracts. In Clark County, the road to fitness can actually be free, and it's paved with, of all things, asphalt and gravel.
Tsunamis inspire invention; TV shows take notice, provide exposure
Andy Lehto seemed comfortable peering out from inside the chest-high, orange object, which looked a bit like the offspring of a Christmas ornament mating with a Coast Guard buoy.
Ancient Romans laid the groundwork for modern calendar year
Here's something to ponder as you celebrate the New Year: Why does the old year end in December and the new one begin in January?
Joseph Reilly is responding to family as his bruised brain heals
Terrina Vough has learned to appreciate small successes in the month since her son, Joseph Reilly, was severely injured in a car crash while walking to work in Hazel Dell.
Police find vehicle on Oregon side of river
Vancouver police, working with several other agencies, have identified two people believed to be associated with an empty kayak found in the Columbia River.
When Erik Cloe and Jake Walton met as Battle Ground High School students, the duo had no idea they'd one day end up going into business together.
Local bartenders, restaurant owners and mayor share favorite holiday libations
New Years Eve is upon us, and once again the age-old question arises: What's the best drink to ring in 2013?
Sharon Bunce, 64, smiled peacefully as she sat with friends enjoying a free helping of ham, green beans and mashed potatoes at Chronis' Restaurant on Christmas.
A Camas family got their Christmas wish when their puppy was returned today after being stolen from the Oregon Humane Society shelter.
Experts say the region is not remotely ready for the kind of big earthquake they now know is likely
"It wasn't until about 2000 that scientists first reached a consensus that the (potential) earthquake could be a magnitude 8 or 9. … A lot of our systems that were built before we knew there was a big fault here can be vulnerable." — Yumei Wang, Geotechnical engineer, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Columbian readers share some of their most cherished Yules gone by
Columbian readers share some of their most cherished Yules gone by
Local folks have one response if Mayans are right, world to end: 'Let's party!'
Clark County folks have one response if Mayans are right, world to end: 'Let's party!'
Vancouver businessmen launch effort to enter float in famed festival
The last time anyone saw a Portland Rose Festival parade float from Vancouver, it was not a pretty sight.
You better watch out … Santa clones are comin' to town.
'Black Eyed Kids' will have world premiere Dec. 20 at Kiggins Theatre
Vancouver director Nick Hagen wants to make sure Clark County residents can see his new horror film, "Black Eyed Kids," before Earth is destroyed.
Winter-themed festival rounds out trio of events highlighting local brewers
Vickie Coontz and Sheryl Jolma have never missed an outdoor brewfest in Vancouver.
Downtown quickly goes from zero outdoor beer-centric events to three
The Vancouver beer scene is growing up fast.
From first-timers to old hands, decorating their boats is both a thrill and a passion
James Dean Lucas has been waiting a long time for this year's 58th annual Christmas Ship Parade. It's the first year that the 44-year-old has a boat big enough to join in the fun.
Holiday shopping doesn't have to mean long lines and big-box stores.
'Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) returns for 11 performances
"Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)"
Annual holiday event in downtown Vancouver adds farmers market booths, more concerts
Events kick off at 3 this afternoon in Esther Short Park, with the tree lighting at 6 p.m.
Magnitude 3.2 earthquake reported west of Vancouver
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Portland at 6:15 a.m., according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.
Photos, debris provide essential information
Aliens haven't landed in Vancouver, despite this being the last chance they may have to buy Twinkies for a while.
Local gift fairs offer variety of home made and recycled items from artists, craftspeople
Glaring displays of multi-colored lights, the repetitive, tinny din of music sung by sappy crooners and the smell of sterile plastic packaging don't have to be a mandatory part of Christmas shopping. Starting this weekend, Clark County residents can pick from a handful of gift fairs with locally crafted items to counter the mass-produced holiday blues.
Kaydee Williams took home about $9,000 in prizes after her appearance on “The Price Is Right.”
Experts at a loss to explain phenomenon
If you were driving home Wednesday evening sometime between 5-6 p.m. and you saw an odd array of perhaps 50-100 reddish orange lights floating over the SR 500 and I-205, you weren’t the only one.
Split from its parent organization results in a name change
One of Clark County's largest theater groups has changed its name and split from its parent organization.
Vancouver woman resolves to best two-time video game champ in '13
Melinda Van Hoomissen isn't content with her second-place finish in the Ladies Tournament of the Big Buck Hunter World Championships in New York City.
Vancouver couple receive award for their contributions to the community
Cougar blood runs deep in the Ogden family.
They prove the family that plays virtual-hunting video games together can possibly win lots of cash together
Melinda and Scott Van Hoomissen have never been hunting. But when it comes to virtual venison, their skills are legendary.
The booming mortar salute and Air Force flyover are relatively new, historically speaking, as a means for honoring veterans at Fort Vancouver.
Dripster, River Maiden's downtown coffee shop at 701 Main St., is closing today after four years in business.
It's Vancouver's third such event this year
In the past year, Vancouver has gone from a city with no beer festivals to one with three of them.
Darker days, longer nights cut physical energy and mood
Night owls, rejoice! One of your favorite days of the year is at hand.
Performances have made lantern tours even more popular
On a dark night, lit only by lanterns and candles, three oddly dressed young men at Fort Vancouver reluctantly decided to open a mysterious love letter written on Oct. 1, 1851.
Ghosts must be among us, because when we asked our readers for horror stories, they obliged with enough to scare the skeptics. Whether you believe in them or not, there’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with some locally grown tales of, well, spirits. We asked you to send us your ghost stories and you delivered with scares, mysteries and even a few sweet stories of loved ones coming back for a visit. Here they are — ready for sharing just in time for All Hallow’s Eve.