A Vancouver man who allegedly threatened firefighters with a firearm barricaded himself in his house for 9½ hours on Friday before surrendering to SWAT officers shortly before 10 p.m.
By Susan Parrish March 19, 2015 9:30 p.m.
BATTLE GROUND — Squatting on the bank of Gravel Point Creek, Andrew Swatosh, 10, released a scoop of tiny coho into the tributary of Salmon Creek.
By Susan Parrish March 17, 2015 5:57 p.m.
Scarlett Heasley, 19 months, was too busy picking a bouquet of dandelions to notice the parade marching by her on Tuesday afternoon. Her mom, McKennah Heasley, waved at the marching students. Somewhere in the parade lineup was her son, Grant, who attend preschool programs at Hough Elementary.
By Susan Parrish March 9, 2015 7:26 p.m.
As they carried their clay volcanoes into a classroom, about 25 fourth- and fifth-graders talked excitedly about what would happen next at after-school science camp: volcanic eruptions.
By Susan Parrish March 8, 2015 6 a.m.
A Hudson's Bay High School horticulture teacher and his students, who have developed a process for growing mushrooms to break down the school's paper waste, have advanced to the national phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.
By Susan Parrish February 25, 2015 5:15 p.m.
First-graders at Walnut Grove Elementary donned striped Cat-in-the-Hat chapeaus and dined on a breakfast of green eggs and ham Wednesday morning during the annual breakfast celebrating Dr. Seuss, reading and family.
By Susan Parrish February 22, 2015 6 a.m.
Art teacher Tanya Bachman does not allow her students to throw away unfinished work and start over with a fresh piece of paper. Her reason reaches far deeper than stretching a tight art budget.
By Susan Parrish February 18, 2015 6:34 p.m.
BRUSH PRAIRIE — Battle Ground students stood in a field and looked skyward Wednesday morning. While one student held a paper Chinese lantern, another attached a paraffin wax block to the string underneath the lantern. Being careful to not catch the lantern on fire, the student ignited the wax with a lighter. As the lantern filled with hot air, it began to rise.
By Susan Parrish February 16, 2015 9:38 p.m.
Many industries, including the rapidly expanding drone industry, will be woefully short of qualified engineers, machinists and other technical professionals in the next five to 10 years as older employees retire and labor needs outpace trained workers.
By Susan Parrish February 14, 2015 8:49 p.m.
Daniel Barich, 18, made a 3-point shot for Fort Vancouver High School's Special Olympics Unified basketball team. His mom, Trish Smith, captured it on video on her smartphone.
By Susan Parrish February 14, 2015 7:34 p.m.
Children wearing silky red and yellow long tunics called ao dai beat cymbals, drums and gongs on the stage to begin the Lion Dance.
By Susan Parrish February 12, 2015 10:24 p.m.
This spring, students throughout Clark County and across Washington will take a new standardized test called the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Eleventh-graders and students in third through eighth grade will take the new math and English language arts tests aligned to the Washington State Learning Standards.
By Susan Parrish February 11, 2015 7:45 p.m.
Shane Gardner has been hired as the new School Safety and Security Manager at Evergreen Public Schools. At Tuesday's meeting the board of directors approved the hiring of Gardner, currently the community outreach sergeant for Clark County Sheriff's Office.
By Susan Parrish February 9, 2015 10 a.m.
Lisa Schauer, Lori Pulliam and Victoria Bradford will be recognized as women of achievement in Southwest Washington at the Iris Awards presented by Clark College on March 5 at the college's Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.
By Susan Parrish January 29, 2015 6 a.m.
Clark College's Corporate and Continuing Education division has changed its name to Clark College Economic and Community Development. It's a move that Kevin Witte, associate vice president, says better reflects the college's evolving role in the community and the region.
By Susan Parrish January 28, 2015 10 a.m.
Wearing a white lab coat and blue nitrile gloves, Ryan Kustusch stood in the front of his biology lab Tuesday at Clark College and instructed his students as they prepared to research new antibiotics.
By Susan Parrish January 21, 2015 10 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Vancouver to host one of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits scheduled across the nation in the coming months. The purpose of the summit is to help school district leaders use technology to improve teaching and student learning.
By Susan Parrish January 16, 2015 9:51 p.m.
From the first moments of Kimberleigh Anderson's beginning creative movement class at Heritage High School, the students jumped, slid and danced. Facing a wall of mirrors, they moved together as Anderson counted and clapped out the beat.
By Susan Parrish January 13, 2015 8:58 p.m.
Here's a story problem common in Clark County schools: On Monday, 156 teachers at Battle Ground schools took the day off and requested a substitute teacher to cover their classes. After all possible substitutes were contracted from the substitute pool, 14 classrooms still did not have a teacher for the day.
By Susan Parrish January 6, 2015 6 a.m.
The application period for career-specific and college-readiness programs in Vancouver Public Schools will open at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 for the 2015-16 school year.
By Susan Parrish January 5, 2015 10:43 p.m.
Monday was a typical first day of the quarter at Clark College. As a car vacated a parking space, a waiting car zipped into the space before another driver could grab it. Motorists lined up for precious parking spots in the popular two green lots north of Gaiser Hall.
By Susan Parrish December 31, 2014 5:51 p.m.
After her divorce, Trish Palin had about six weeks to move her belongings from a three-story house to a 500-square-foot trailer. She had accumulated lots of stuff over the years. Her packed-to-the-rafters house was emptied by 22 trucks from Goodwill and other charities.
By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Vancouver 9-year-old, who dreams of becoming train engineer, Oregon Rail Heritage Center's youngest docent
By Susan Parrish December 24, 2014 6 a.m.
When Judith Ramirez immigrated to Vancouver from Guadalajara, Mexico, in January, she couldn't speak English. Her husband, Javier Gaeta, who is fluent in English, suggested his family speak only English at home for Ramirez and their children to become comfortable speaking their new language.
By Susan Parrish December 14, 2014 9:10 p.m.
YACOLT — At first glance, it seemed to be a typical Christmas party. A decorated tree in a corner and paper snowflakes hanging in the windows added a festive touch. Children painted pictures of snowmen and decorated sugar cookies. Wearing Santa hats, band members tuned their instruments and prepared to play Christmas music. Piles of wrapped gifts waited for children. Families waited in anticipation.
By Susan Parrish December 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Clark College is moving forward with plans to renovate its outdated culinary and baking facilities.
By Susan Parrish December 11, 2014 7:48 p.m.
By Susan Parrish December 10, 2014 6:35 p.m.
Carrying hand-lettered signs that read "Black lives matter" and "We the people," about 75 students, staff and faculty gathered in front of the library at Washington State University Vancouver on Wednesday to speak out about police treatment of black men.
By Susan Parrish December 4, 2014 6 a.m.
"Is this blurry?" asked Anna Gurnik, 15, pointing to the eye chart while Matthew Matey, 6, who wears glasses, squinted at the chart and nodded. "Let's try the row above then," she said.