Stories by Tom
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.
It's part of nine-school consortium working to develop programs
Clark College has received a $542,000 grant as part of a nine-school consortium that will develop programs in health-related information technology.
Dale Beacock was associated with the Clark College music program in one way or another for more than 60 years. Now his name will be a permanent part of the campus.
Dale Bowlin was captured by German soldiers in the late stages of World War II. Then he was wounded by an artillery shell -- probably fired by his own unit.
Veterans want to move it near the Vancouver site it occupied during WWII
A lot of people sitting in that chapel in 1943 had a compelling reason to pray. They were going to war.
Interpretive works unveiled at historic site in Washougal
WASHOUGAL — The panels honor the people who lived here for thousands of years.
Eric Saueracker's success in growing Hudson's Bay AP classes made him one of nine nominees to become the next Washington Teacher of the Year.
Igor Shevchenko has lived in America for a dozen years. Still, it was a special moment Friday when he officially became an American.
College's athletic program founder, who died in July, eulogized
Clark College athletic program founder, who died in July, eulogized on Thursday.
YACOLT -- Two months after Beth Townsend made her final bookmobile run to Yacolt, she helped open a new chapter in the town's library history.
It will join 60 other sites during Saturday ceremony
The strange-looking airplane and its pantomiming pilot certainly made for an interesting sight, Harry Lindbo said.
More than 60,000 children were back in class this morning in Clark County's three biggest school districts.
Law enforcement to give school zones extra attention
More than 60,000 children in the Vancouver, Evergreen and Battle Ground districts are heading to class today in Clark County's biggest back-to-school wave.
Before Neil Armstrong could land on the moon, John Rehr taught him how to land in a lake.
Superintendent will work five hours a day for the 55-student district
A longtime superintendent is taking over the Mount Pleasant School District on a part-time basis.
Camas resident recently retired as ESD 112 assistant superintendent
A longtime Vancouver-based education official has been tapped as the first director of Oregon’s Early Learning System.
Heading into the 1984 Summer Olympics, Rosalee Johnson said she realized that Sam the Eagle could help the kids in her day care center learn a little more about the world.
Airfield to be honored, preserved by national aeronautics group
After serving pilots for more than a century, Vancouver's Pearson Field will officially be designated a Historic Aerospace Site on Sept. 8.The honor was announced by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Caretaking plan part of transition of ex-Army site
The four historic buildings south of Officers Row have been overshadowed for years. Now, the century-old landmarks stand out more prominently along the south side of the Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground.
Molds used to fashion paper mill machinery offered in fundraiser
CAMAS — A lot of newsprint, disposable towels and tissue rolled through the Camas paper mill in the last 130 years. After serving its purpose, it was quickly discarded.
Members of the public are invited to discuss the conversion of the Vancouver Mall Community Library into a facility that will reopen in the spring as The Mall Library Connection.
2014 study of volcano's magma system will be among world's largest
Researchers are setting the stage for an ambitious project in 2014 to investigate the system of magma flow underneath Mount St. Helens.
Family war stories resurface like the WWII bullet fragments in a Vancouver man's arm
The bits of metal had been there for 67 years before working their way toward the skin. That's when they began to irritate Carl Wunder.
1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry to drill in Vancouver on Saturday
To commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial, a re-enactment group will represent the soldiers who protected this part of the United States about 150 years ago.
Certificates of appreciation presented to 20 local vets
When Maj. Billy Canedo went to Iraq, people were lined up in the airport to shake his hand as he headed for his flight.
The Vancouver Community Library is one of 87 structures in the world honored in an awards program that includes designs from 2010 through 2012.
Vancouver couple organize tour for Northwest fans
A horseless carriage in an east Vancouver shop has chugged its way through a significant portion of American history. It is 105 years old, after all.
For Skyview High graduate Kara Patterson, there is something special about sending her javelin winging into the air.
Vancouver movie house exemplifies Art Deco style
The Kiggins Theatre, a downtown Vancouver icon for almost 80 years, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
As a mapmaker's daughter, Janice Arnold said she learned early how to simultaneously appreciate the tiny details and the global view.
Annual stand-down event brings together supplies, resources
As Danny Archila looked through boxes of supplies, the veteran filled his bag with things that will come in handy this winter.
Sister Mary Leona Miller was first-grade fixture
Sister Mary Leona Miller, whose decades of teaching included 35 years in Vancouver, died Tuesday in Seattle.
Group takes over as organizer of annual stand-down event
The Clark County Veterans Assistance Center is expanding its outreach, taking over as organizer of Wednesday's veterans "stand-down."
Parents, alumni help swell band as parade kicks off festivities
CAMAS -- About 65 entries, 78 minutes and a 38-year gap. Those were some of the more interesting numbers from the annual Camas Days Parade, held Saturday through downtown Camas.
Victim was White Salmon resident
Driver of stopped Chevy pickup was waiting to make left turn
Investigators looking for cause
Half of home's living space was saved
Farmhouse stood for more than 110 years; development planned
Dan Alger Sr. went by the old Erickson place along Lake Shore Avenue a couple of weeks ago and did a double take.
It boasts new offerings this year
The Salmon Creek Farmers' Market is back for its third season, with some much-appreciated continuity, as well as a couple of new wrinkles.
Canoe Journey 2012 makes stop at Fort Vancouver site
Several dozen people arrived Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver on a family adventure.
Field school participants find remnants of those who lived at Hudson's Bay Co.-era fort
They paved a pair of sites and put up a parking lot.
County director takes helm of association
Expanding partnerships will be essential as public health agencies try to make a bigger impact with fewer resources, Clark County Director John Wiesman told a national conference of health officials Friday.
Klineline Pond now has life jackets to lend
Elizabeth Cervantes and her kids headed out to go swimming Friday afternoon, then realized they'd left their life jackets at home.
As the Olympic flame made its way to London for the 2012 Games, Drew Colburn got to do a quick bit of torch-bearing.
Denial of request to hold event at Pearson leads organizers to cancel
Organizers of the county's All Church Picnic have called off this year's event.
When it comes to this year's aviation scene, Farnborough is the biggest show on -- or just slightly above -- earth. And a Vancouver pilot is in charge of the U.S. military delegation.
It's important to differentiate your historically sensitive excavation from a hole in the ground.
Attendance figures still hazy, but fireworks show will return for a 50th time
July 4 was the day for the party. July 5 was the day for cleaning trash, crunching numbers and considering next year's party.
Fort Vancouver one of several events today
Here's what you need to know about attending community events today, including street closures.
Accomplished historian of the community has given her energy to shape the future
Her name is on several books about local history, but Pat Jollota doesn’t just focus on the past. Jollota’s 20-year role as a city councilor helped shape the Vancouver we see today. And her work on behalf of abused children will influence the community’s future.
Lots of movies use stunt doubles. A video about Fort Vancouver's Hawaiian workers in the 1800s features a unique stand-in: It's a piece of stunt coral.