By Tom Vogt October 14, 2013 6 a.m.
Turns out that the brass section in the U.S. Army's musical arsenal had its own heavy artillery.
By Tom Vogt October 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Something about Mike Rathbun's work puts you in a quantitative frame of mind.
By Tom Vogt October 7, 2013 6 a.m.
For one man, the path started with a candy bar.
By Tom Vogt October 4, 2013 10 a.m.
Preservation work is continuing on a century-old building overlooking the Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver, even though the National Park Service is on hiatus during the government shutdown.
By Tom Vogt September 26, 2013 9:49 a.m.
Nineteenth-century corsets weren't as uncomfortable as you might think, Eileen Trestain said — not if they were fitted properly.
By Tom Vogt September 24, 2013 5:47 p.m.
Longtime farmer Vinton Erickson, whose family kept acreage and orchards in Lake Shore blooming for more than a century, died Sunday.
By Tom Vogt September 20, 2013 11:07 p.m.
Like many veterans, Gary Barker was glad for a chance to add his name to a list of local service personnel who fought overseas.
By Tom Vogt September 18, 2013 8:29 p.m.
A black slab of granite that was hoisted into place Wednesday morning provided a finishing touch for a downtown street corner.
By Tom Vogt September 16, 2013 6 a.m.
Josh Townsley's job includes a lot of happy homecomings.
By Tom Vogt September 11, 2013 9:58 p.m.
BATTLE GROUND — For a soldier with an "Old Ironsides" patch on his shoulder, Jared Euan was a pretty soft touch Wednesday morning when his little sister jumped into his arms and gave him a big hug.
By Tom Vogt September 11, 2013 7:32 p.m.
Fall enrollment at Washington State University Vancouver was reported at 3,062 Wednesday, including a freshman milestone for the Salmon Creek campus.
By Tom Vogt September 2, 2013 6 a.m.
About 70,000 people were in the crowd on April 5, 1943, when Eleanor Roosevelt christened the first aircraft carrier built in Vancouver.
By Tom Vogt August 26, 2013 6 a.m.
As a career Army officer and engineer, Bob Friedenwald served in Vietnam and worked in Iraq.
By Tom Vogt August 21, 2013 8:41 p.m.
The child recovery unit of the Clark County Sheriff's Office wants help in locating a woman and her daughter. Sylvia Wilda, 39, is believed to have fled Clark County with her 3-year-old daughter, Kasia Hall.
Flames from a hay truck that caught fire spread to a field and shut down state Highway 14 in both directions in Washougal, according to Washington State Patrol.
The right northbound lane of Interstate 205 on the Glenn Jackson Bridge remains closed this afternoon as firefighters respond to a large grass fire on Government Island.
By Tom Vogt August 19, 2013 6 a.m.
In times of war, codes are a way to pass along sensitive information.
By Tom Vogt August 19, 2013 6 a.m.
Peggy Sater was just 16 when she went to work at Vancouver's Kaiser Shipyard. Harry Hendricks beat her by two years; he was 14.
By Tom Vogt August 18, 2013 6 a.m.
Seventy years ago, workers at Vancouver's Kaiser Shipyard watched the USS Gambier Bay take form.
By Tom Vogt August 15, 2013 4:51 p.m.
A broken water line at the Vancouver Public Schools' community center caused extensive flooding, forcing the Boys and Girls Clubs to shift some of its programs.
By Tom Vogt August 12, 2013 6 a.m.
Sports editors don't come along very often at The Columbian.
By Tom Vogt August 9, 2013 6:53 p.m.
The sherbert-green building at Mountain View High School represents a twist on student homework. The work these students did will become a family's home.
By Tom Vogt August 3, 2013 6 a.m.
The bumblebees showed a lot more life than most of the items that get identified and catalogued by researchers at Fort Vancouver.
By Tom Vogt July 24, 2013 7:31 p.m.
John Engelke is showing his World War II amphibious craft at this week's military vehicle convention in Portland, but the DUKW isn't just a display. It was his ride down the Columbia River.
By Tom Vogt July 22, 2013 10:27 p.m.
The directions are pretty simple: Paddle west until you run out of land, then turn right. The paddling part is what makes it a challenge.
It's not often that buildings are named after labor leaders. But Vancouver's tallest building, and one of its most prominent, is named after 1960s labor leader Bill Smith.
By Tom Vogt July 19, 2013 6 a.m.
A new federal grant to serve homeless veterans will benefit 25 to 30 Vancouver-area families.
By Tom Vogt July 18, 2013 6 a.m.
When Desiree Lukens stepped into the shallow trench, she didn't just go down a couple of feet; she stepped back a couple of centuries.