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Tom Vogt

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VA set to build new care clinic in Vancouver

By Tom Vogt July 28, 2014 10 a.m.

A new primary care clinic is slated for Vancouver's Veterans Affairs campus.

Fort Vancouver site veteran will manage Pearson Air Museum

By Tom Vogt July 25, 2014 10 a.m.

Archaeologist Bob Cromwell has a new role at Fort Vancouver National Historical Site, as manager of Pearson Air Museum.

Students dig in at fort flagpole site

By Tom Vogt July 23, 2014 10 a.m.

To track a historical flag pole at Fort Vancouver, an archaeology team is looking straight down.

Mount. St. Helens to become blast zone

By Tom Vogt July 22, 2014 8:55 p.m.

WOODLAND — When they set out to help chart the inaccessible regions far below a volcano, Nick Lock was swinging a pick and Leah Sabbeth was holding a GPS unit.

Orchards man, 18, arrested after early-morning grass fires

By Tom Vogt July 21, 2014 10:30 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office arrested an Orchards man Monday morning in relation to fires that occurred a few hours earlier.

Off Beat: Moonwalk talk links to late Salmon Creek man

By Tom Vogt July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

It's one of the iconic images in the history of human achievement: two astronauts planting an American flag on the surface of the moon.

Scientists plan explosions under Mount St. Helens

By Tom Vogt July 18, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Geophysicists will set off 23 explosive charges Tuesday night around Mount St. Helens as part of a study of the magma pipeline far below the volcano.

Volunteers prep for black powder shooting demonstrations at fort

By Tom Vogt July 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Ramming and priming, sure. But biting and spitting? They're all part of loading a Civil War-era musket. Several volunteers recently went through the drill — literally — to prepare for the historic weapons program at Fort Vancouver. Re-enactors honed their skills for the summer schedule of black powder shooting demonstrations at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Air Force cites bird strikes in crash that killed Capt. Stover

By Tom Vogt July 16, 2014 6:28 p.m.

Several waterfowl that smashed through a helicopter windscreen caused the crash that killed Capt. Christopher Stover of Vancouver and three other Air Force personnel on Jan. 7.

Fort Vancouver Tapestry makes first Clark County appearance in three years

By Tom Vogt July 14, 2014 6 a.m.

A 108-foot-long summary of local history is back in public view. It's the Fort Vancouver Tapestry, which is on display at the downtown Vancouver Community Library. The community-based piece of folk art will be exhibited through Wednesday in the Columbia Room.

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