Stories by Tom
"No visitors" signs are up at a Salmon Creek care center this weekend after gastrointestinal illness affected a dozen residents.
No longer décor, they benefit Scouts and will mulch gardens
Local Scouts helped their neighbors, provided a big recycling boost and raised a little money.
Teams around the world hear assignment at the same moment
For about 700 robot enthusiasts, Saturday's 7:30 a.m. unveiling was a little bit like Christmas morning … with a dose of dread.
A Christmas tree doesn't come with an expiration date. There is no "Best if used by ..." label on the trunk.
When we ran a medical technology story recently, the piece from the Minneapolis Star Tribune had an unexpected Vancouver link.
Here is a our list of stories we’ll talk about after the year’s over
Clark County's top two stories of the year were about connecting people, although on significantly different scales.
The Brautigan Library has been bringing quite a bit of attention to the museum lately. The December issue of Harper's Magazine includes a five-page essay, "Man Underwater: The democratic fiction of Richard Brautigan."
For many of the families Chris and Leslie Rolling work with, diarrhea is considered a normal part of childhood.
U.S. Navy veteran Keith Cupp and his dad Ted recently shared their family saga of sailing on two generations of USS Enterprise aircraft carriers. It turns out that a couple of other sagas were part of Keith Cupp's time aboard the ship, and one tale featured still another version of the USS Enterprise -- the starship.
Volunteering can be a two-way gift. A donation of time, or something more material, can benefit the donor as much as the recipient.
Smaller version will reopen in late March or early April
Some book pickup services at the Vancouver Mall Community Library have already stopped as the branch prepares to close Monday for remodeling.
Wreaths will be placed at the graves of 100 veterans at Northwood Park cemetery north of Vancouver Saturday morning as part of a national observance.
As eighth U.S. Navy ship bearing the name Enterprise is retired, they recall their service aboard two of the vessels so linked to American history
There have been two aircraft carriers named USS Enterprise in the past 70 years. Two father-and-son sailors, Ted and Keith Cupp, helped both ships make history.
A person driving eastbound on Highway 502 near Dollars Corner struck a cow just after 6 p.m. Thursday, killing the animal.
Jolly old elf will arrive by rail Saturday for the eighth year
Santa will not be pulled into town Saturday morning by eight flying reindeer. His Vancouver visit will be powered by 5,000 steaming horses.
Wednesday night distributions will continue into Feb.
A local food bank is extending its once-a-month Wednesday night food distributions into February.
Vancouver event honors those lost in Pearl Harbor attack
Six former sailors who were stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 shared their recollections this morning at a local commemoration of the Japanese attack that day.
On Dec. 7, 1941, Ralph Laedtke helped care for some of America's first casualties of World War II.
The films of Ken Burns have featured America's most iconic figures -- faces we've seen on monuments and on money and in history books.
Local veterans will share their perspectives of a day that made history on Friday when they gather to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Caleb Hardy can play the music. A few days ago, he was getting ready to play the role.
Last week's visit by members of the Chkalov family and other Russian dignitaries wrapped up the 75th anniversary observance of the first transpolar flight.
Discovery of hidden memoirs revealed at dinner honoring flight
Doug Lasher and Jess Frost were among those who hosted a Russian delegation last week, wrapping up Vancouver's 75th anniversary observance of the 1937 Chkalov flight.
County landmark added to state historic register; national recognition could be next
When the beige Hazel Dell landmark was built in 1926, there were no national discussions about saving Social Security or funding Medicare. Those elements of the social safety net didn't exist.
Vancouver men trained together, parted ways in 1966
A 1967 Ford Fairlane that didn't go anywhere one hot afternoon brought together two Vancouver men who hadn't seen each other in 46 years.
Vancouver schools' centers offer variety of services
It was a Tuesday, so Jennifer Hernandez had no problem getting her daughter up and off to school at Harney Elementary.
Enemy machine-gun fire doesn't sound as perilous when it's described as "belligerent glow."
Facility for kin of those getting medical care far from home will be built on Vancouver VA campus
An effort is under way to provide a home away from home in Vancouver for families of veterans receiving medical care in this area.
Schools all over Clark County have been saluting the community's veterans, holding assemblies to honor the current and former military personnel in their students' families.
Ridgefield grad Mike Settles retires after nearly 42 years of service to his country
Mike Settles enlisted in the Marines in 1970. Today, he finally can observe Veterans Day as a veteran.
Army veteran recognized for 692 hours of combat flying in Vietnam War
This is the fourth year Aaron Rich has been part of the veterans assembly at his grandson's schools, so the former Army helicopter pilot figured he knew what to expect.
A 28-year-old man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle east of Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy with Clark County Fire & Rescue.
She's been featured in comic, had brush with hostage drama
Nancy Tessman's 33-year library career has ranged from the whimsy of an "Archie" comic book to the life-and-death drama of a hostage standoff.
A Vancouver man's trip to the emergency room with a pecked finger leads to the reunion of a Portland woman with her missing cockatiel
Sometimes birds of a feather flock together.
WWII veteran waged 14-year campaign to swap flag positons
Ongoing discussions offered differing perspectives on memorial
Old City Cemetery provides insight into area's culture
The fading inscriptions on slabs of weathered stone tell us about the people who died here a century ago.
Work aims to keep historic Vancouver buildings watertight
Officers Row has sheltered some significant historical figures in the last 150 years.
It was a day they'll always remember … a day they'll never forget.
Nonprofit is evaluating weekday evening demand
A local nonprofit is continuing its once-a-month test of Wednesday evening food distributions.
RIDGEFIELD -- Turkey vultures poop on their feet.
Lincoln neighborhood duplex damaged
A home in Vancouver's Lincoln neighborhood was damaged by a fire tonight.
Worst Northwest weather event in modern history blew through Vancouver
Dean and Karen Moreland's wedding was scheduled for 7 p.m. in a Vancouver church.
Historian's contributions to city's past, present, future applauded
Pat Jollota has been recognized as an authority on Clark County's past.
Paul McCartney has written a lot of great music for guitar.
Hazel Dell man's home gets makeover after he's diagnosed with ALS
Clyde Kment was rototilling in his garden five months ago when he noticed a pain in his back.
Modern sealant should last longer, still look authentic
In the Hudson's Bay Company era, the massive timbers of Fort Vancouver's fur store safeguarded valuable animal pelts.
Joseph Province's new leader has local ties
A former Vancouver second- and third-grade teacher has been chosen by the Sisters of Providence to become provincial superior of the Mother Joseph Province.
Building renamed for dedicated musician, teacher, businessman
Dale Beacock influenced a lot of young lives in the Clark College music building.
He was in the band for crooner's final stage performance of signature song 'Moon River'
CAMAS — Dave Raynor has played hundreds of different songs in his musical career. Only one song compelled people to travel thousands of miles.
Enrollment at two-year colleges reflects economic picture
Clark College opened its classroom doors this morning to a 2012-2013 enrollment of almost 14,000 students.