By Tom Vogt December 27, 2014 8:42 p.m.
RIDGEFIELD — Saturday's showers were no barrier to wildlife viewing.
By Tom Vogt December 24, 2014 2:36 p.m.
Here's the horse. Here's the sleigh.
By Tom Vogt December 22, 2014 6 a.m.
Talk about your old-school approach to architecture.
By Tom Vogt December 8, 2014 8:30 p.m.
History and heritage weren't just armchair interests for Margaret Colf Hepola. Hepola's 97 years included some transformative chapters of Southwest Washington history, and she wanted younger generations to know what came before them.
By Tom Vogt December 8, 2014 10 a.m.
Gerda McMillan has seen a lot of conflicts in her 90 years. In a recent story in The Columbian, she recalled the devastation of World War II; the post-war hostilities that split her native Germany into a free nation and a Communist state; and even a U.S. Army policy that defined Gerda and her future husband as enemies.
By Tom Vogt December 7, 2014 6 a.m.
When Martin Knapp woke up 73 years ago today, he knew it was a Sunday he'd never forget.
By Tom Vogt November 24, 2014 6 a.m.
For the last 10 years, Nick Giovanni's telescope saw a lot more garage dust than stardust.
By Tom Vogt November 17, 2014 6 a.m.
A confluence of November events prompted a local legislator's speech at last week's Veterans Day observance.
By Tom Vogt November 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Lumber, laundry and lice. Not exactly the sort of wartime duty that comes to mind as we head into Veterans Day.
By Tom Vogt November 7, 2014 5:54 p.m.
A local Army veteran who commanded military medical centers across the nation and overseas will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at Vancouver's Veterans Day ceremony.
By Tom Vogt October 29, 2014 5:44 p.m.
With a devil-may-care smile and his hat at a jaunty tilt, he looks proud to answer his country's call.
By Tom Vogt October 21, 2014 7:18 p.m.
On a clear day, Mount St. Helens is the dominant feature on Clark County's northeast skyline. But hidden in its crater is a secret landscape that has been viewed by only a dozen people; they explored two glacier caves in June.
By Tom Vogt October 20, 2014 6 a.m.
When a 94-year-old pioneer flew from Vancouver in 1924, retracing his Oregon Trail route in a DeHavilland biplane, it was an example of a historic figure going full circle.
By Tom Vogt October 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Even in miniature, the mill is immense.
By Tom Vogt October 13, 2014 6 a.m.
Raiders? Riders? Really, what's the difference?
By Tom Vogt October 9, 2014 7:56 p.m.
More than 50 years ago, Roger Hart walked out of a bank with an unexpected asset. It was the phone number for a rock 'n' roll musician with an ear-catching name.
Having the name Budz seems almost too fitting for the co-owner of a store that sells — among other items — marijuana buds.
By Tom Vogt September 29, 2014 6 a.m.
When members of America's most Burns-worthy family visited Vancouver 70 years ago, it was Page 1 news … even when the news wasn't reported for a week or so.
By Tom Vogt September 22, 2014 10 a.m.
Saturday's dedication of the community's POW/MIA memorial was a chance to honor American troops who wound up in enemy hands.
By Tom Vogt September 19, 2014 9:08 p.m.
After spending 19 years in a refugee camp, Anita Sarki has a place to call home. The Beaverton, Ore., resident became an American citizen on Friday. As she was surrounded by friends, Sarki echoed a verse from the Bible: "This is my promised land."
By Tom Vogt September 17, 2014 8:44 p.m.
There are 58,286 names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and Janna Hoehn wants a face to go along with every name.
By Tom Vogt September 15, 2014 6 a.m.
Thanks to two local Gold Star mothers, a veteran got his Chance … and Chance — a mixed-breed dog — got a second chance.