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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Tom Vogt July 7, 2014 6 a.m.
For such monumental research, the Mount St. Helens magma project is rooted in awfully down-home stuff. They couldn't start the world-class science until somebody bought a bunch of trash cans.
By Tom Vogt June 30, 2014 10:56 p.m.
Monday's shooting is one of several high-profile incidents of violence in recent years against local law enforcement officers.
By Tom Vogt June 28, 2014 8:26 p.m.
Authorities were continuing to look for a 25-year-old Battle Ground resident Saturday night after his unmanned craft was found, with the motor still running, in the Columbia River.
By Tom Vogt June 28, 2014 6:52 p.m.
Deputies now know what broke the window of a remote Washougal home Friday evening. They say a neighbor firing his 12-gauge shotgun damaged the home on Southeast 70th Street, in a densely wooded part of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
By Tom Vogt June 24, 2014 6 a.m.
The spot that signified America's presence in the Northwest 160 years ago will highlight the 2014 "Summer of Archaeology" at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
By Tom Vogt June 22, 2014 6 a.m.
Library patrons in Ridgefield, Washougal and Woodland can discuss their visions for new libraries at community meetings over the next few weeks.
By Tom Vogt June 10, 2014 5:21 p.m.
A $315,501 grant to increase its enrollment in aerospace education also will help Clark College enhance its presence in the Columbia River Gorge.
By Tom Vogt June 1, 2014 6 a.m.
It can be a freeway, a parking lot or a divorce court.
By Tom Vogt May 26, 2014 10 a.m.
Roy Devers really admired his older cousin — one of millions of young Americans who served in World War II.
By Tom Vogt May 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Ben Jacobsen, following a path pioneered by the Corps of Discovery two centuries ago, turns Oregon coastal water into sea salt.
By Tom Vogt May 20, 2014 5:43 p.m.
Olympia Yarger's husband had six combat tours in 10 years with his U.S. Marine Corps special-operations unit. Now Staff Sgt. Eric Yarger is staying home with the kids while Olympia is on a tour of her own. It’s a tour of 50 states in 30 days, and it brought her to Vancouver last week.
By Tom Vogt May 19, 2014 6 a.m.
In Sunday's look back at the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, we told how Daphne Kivinen's family lived inside the restricted area, barely a dozen miles from the volcano.
By Tom Vogt May 18, 2014 6 a.m.
Joan Magin took several photographs from a high-country campsite 34 years ago that captured the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
By Tom Vogt May 18, 2014 6 a.m.
Living a dozen miles from the volcano, Daphne Kivinen and her family had a Red Zone view 34 years ago when Mount St. Helens blew itself apart.
By Tom Vogt May 14, 2014 9:37 p.m.
An Army site near Tacoma that supported Vancouver Barracks training operations a century ago now is a spearhead for U.S. military power in the Pacific.
By Tom Vogt May 12, 2014 10 a.m.
The ongoing renovation of St. James Proto-Cathedral, which we explored Friday, offered a reminder of how people's names have become part of the historic Vancouver church in the last 129 years.
By Tom Vogt May 5, 2014 10 a.m.
Fourteen Japanese sailors left port in October 1832; the ship's three surviving crew members reached Fort Vancouver in July 1834.
By Tom Vogt April 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Dan and Val Ogden had a remarkable marriage of more than 67 years.
By Tom Vogt April 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of 13 national parks in the Pacific West Region chosen to take part in a teacher development program this summer.