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Tom Vogt

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Recent Stories

Off Beat: River grad helps bring new meaning to 'rock' music

By Tom Vogt August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Jon Miles played trumpet in several school bands, from Sacajawea Elementary through Columbia River High School.

Cathlapotle Plankhouse deemed success story

By Tom Vogt August 24, 2014 6 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — The Cathlapotle Plankhouse has been recognized as a leading example of historic preservation.

Three Creeks library closing briefly during remodeling

By Tom Vogt August 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Three Creeks Community Library will close for about two weeks in September for a remodel that will provide some new features for visitors.

Zoo train restoration

By Tom Vogt August 23, 2014 6 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Two heavyweight attractions from the Oregon Zoo are spending the summer in Ridgefield.

Off Beat: Firing Civil War cannons at tanks just part of the job

By Tom Vogt August 18, 2014 10 a.m.

Mike Twist's job at Fort Vancouver puts him in a place that overlays almost two centuries of frontier heritage and American military history.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Sentences so awful, they're good

By Tom Vogt August 15, 2014 6 a.m.

That was a pretty bad sentence Vancouver's Damian Alabakoff wrote about twitchy knees and steam engines, but it wasn't the worst opening sentence of the year. That gem introduced a seafaring saga featuring a dead moose.

Murray visits Vancouver VA to talk about wait times

By Tom Vogt August 14, 2014 7:02 p.m.

Thanks to volunteers and providers working weekend shifts, electronic waiting lists for patients seeking appointments for primary care are down to zero in the Portland Veterans Affairs medical system, its director said Thursday in Vancouver.

Stand-Down steps up service outreach to veterans

By Tom Vogt August 13, 2014 7:02 p.m.

While a referral slip isn't as substantial as a sleeping bag, or even a barbecued pork sandwich, it could have a better payoff over the long haul.

Stand-down will align services for veterans

By Tom Vogt August 10, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Veterans in need will be able to find immediate assistance and access some long-term services Wednesday in the annual stand-down.

VA leader lays out care improvements

By Tom Vogt August 8, 2014 6:47 p.m.

Upgrades of health care for veterans at Vancouver's VA campus were announced Friday by a top administrator.

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