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A sapling grows between precut Christmas trees earlier this month at The Tree Wisemans east of Ridgefield. Owner Bruce Wiseman said the trees were headed to the Ridgefield Lion's Club.

Standing up for tree farms in Clark County

When you go to a Christmas tree farm with your family, it’s not an errand. It’s an outing.
Clark County Life
During World War I, John Blaker of Vancouver served in the Twentieth Engineers, the largest regiment in U.S. Army history, with over 8,200 officers and men. Their job as "Fighting Foresters" was to establish a logging network in Europe to supply troops with lumber for firewood, railroads, barracks, trench walls and more, according to the U.S. Forestry Service.

Before he was Vancouver’s police chief, John Blaker served as a ‘Fighting Forester’ in WWI

A day before Thanksgiving in 1917, Vancouver-born John Blaker stowed two onions in anticipation of a “square meal” that included corned beef and hash, he hoped.
Alicia Nilo nears the end of the Bridge of the Gods half marathon in August.

Vancouver woman, 26, recovering after being struck by random bullet while running

Vancouver’s Alicia Nilo is facing a long road to recovery after being struck in the hip by a seemingly random bullet on Oct. 21 while running along the Padden Parkway…
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Officer Francis Reagan stands on the bank of the Washougal River where he saved a woman from drowning in May 2019. Reagan, who received the state's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for the rescue, helped a Portland woman hold her head out of the frigid water for about 45 minutes in total. (Molly J.

Washougal officer gets high honor for heroic rescue

Washougal Police Officer Francis Reagan looked down on the rapids turning in the Washougal River where he helped save a woman from drowning May 4,…


Bishop Richard Howell poses Aug. 19, 2021 beside some of the 630 solar panels on the roof of Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis The church is one of many "community solar" providers popping up around the U.S. as surging demand for renewable energy inspires new approaches. Aug. 19, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation…


The gray wolf OR-93, shown near Yosemite National Park in February, traveled from Oregon to Southern California in search of territory and female mates. OR-93 was struck and killed this month in a vehicle accident near Interstate 5 in Lebec in Kern County.

The epic journey of gray wolf OR-93 comes to a tragic end near California interstate

Wolf advocates across the nation were brooding over the bad news this week: The epic journey of a lone gray wolf that ventured from Oregon…

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Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert, right shakes hands with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, after Inslee presented him with the Apple Cup Trophy after Washington State beat Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington State removes interim tag, names Dickert football head coach

Washington State removed the interim tag and named Jake Dickert head coach Saturday night after he led the Cougars to a 3-2 record following the…


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., presides over the vote for the Build Back Better Act at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 19, 2021, in Washington, DC.

Does Congress spend too much time away from Washington? Another break raises questions

Congress has no votes this week, even though the government runs out of money next Friday and is expected to hit its debt ceiling soon…

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Chris Sessions and Blake Ramsey with a catch of Black Friday rainbow trout. They were fishing with Buzz Ramsey, one of the original anglers that pushed for the yearly event.

Trout anglers ready to chase after a big Black Friday bounty

For the last few years many local anglers have begun to associate the day after Thanksgiving with fat, scrappy trout, instead of crowded stores and…

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