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Students, including first grader Trulee Dunn, right, get a warm goodbye from teachers and staff as they prepare to board the bus on the last day of class at Green Mountain School on June 15, 2021. It is tradition for teachers and staff to blow bubbles to bid farewell to the children, but this year a bubble machine was used as a COVID-19 precaution.

Top photos of 2021: An unusual limbo year for Clark County

Students, including first grader Trulee Dunn, right, get a warm goodbye from teachers and staff as they prepare to board the bus on the last day of class at Green Mountain School on June 15, 2021. It is tradition for teachers and staff to blow bubbles to bid farewell to the children, but this year a bubble machine was used as a COVID-19 precaution.

December 26, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The past year failed to close the book on the COVID-19 pandemic, even as many Clark County residents received vaccines. We all tried to adjust to this “new normal” of mask wearing and weighing infection risk as we navigated daily life. Read story

A couple finds some space to themselves while slow dancing during the Fort Vancouver High School prom on May 22. Due to COVID-19, participants had to wear masks and have their temperature checked upon arrival as well as fill out a health screening form.

Masked gala: Pandemic proms mark milestone for Class of ’21

A couple finds some space to themselves while slow dancing during the Fort Vancouver High School prom on May 22. Due to COVID-19, participants had to wear masks and have their temperature checked upon arrival as well as fill out a health screening form.

June 13, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Prom has been a high school tradition for decades, a rite of passage as seniors prepare to graduate and enter adulthood. Girls purchase fancy dresses and have their hair done. Boys rent tuxedos. Couples try to match dresses to ties. This year, however, some of the couples stayed in sync… Read story

Dr. Pierre Provost, an anesthesiologist at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, joins colleagues and hospital staff as they greet members of the Oregon Air National Guard as they fly two F-15 Eagles over the area May 22. Oregon's 173rd Fighter Wing and the 142nd Wing orchestrated the flyovers to show gratitude for health care workers, first responders and other essential staff who are working hard to save lives in the COVID-19 pandemic. The tribute, which traveled west to east over the facility, continued on to visit other hospitals in the region.

2020’s top photos of the year from The Columbian

Dr. Pierre Provost, an anesthesiologist at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, joins colleagues and hospital staff as they greet members of the Oregon Air National Guard as they fly two F-15 Eagles over the area May 22. Oregon's 173rd Fighter Wing and the 142nd Wing orchestrated the flyovers to show gratitude for health care workers, first responders and other essential staff who are working hard to save lives in the COVID-19 pandemic. The tribute, which traveled west to east over the facility, continued on to visit other hospitals in the region.

December 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

This is the year everything went virtual. That doesn’t work for us photojournalists. We have to be in the middle of the action to do our jobs. We cannot capture a moment via Zoom. Read story

Chuck Nadgwick of Camas passes the historic Liberty Theatre, which is currently closed during the COVID-19 quarantine, as he enjoys a warm spring evening with his dogs. Nadgwick was on his way to get takeout at a restaurant downtown but found there wasn’t the usual bustling Friday night foot traffic due to closures from the coronavirus.

Signs of the times

Chuck Nadgwick of Camas passes the historic Liberty Theatre, which is currently closed during the COVID-19 quarantine, as he enjoys a warm spring evening with his dogs. Nadgwick was on his way to get takeout at a restaurant downtown but found there wasn’t the usual bustling Friday night foot traffic due to closures from the coronavirus.

April 23, 2020, 4:36pm Clark County News

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis, including the resulting economic shutdown and quarantine, has had a major impact on the personal and professional lives of Clark County residents. Read story

Main Street in downtown Vancouver is deserted as lights from Kiggins Theatre glow in the darkness.

Cruising the Couve in time of coronavirus

Main Street in downtown Vancouver is deserted as lights from Kiggins Theatre glow in the darkness.

April 5, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

It is 7:30 p.m. on March 27, 2020, and it is, in some ways, a typical Friday night in the early spring for the Pacific Northwest. Flowers are beginning to bloom, the temperature is in the upper 40s and rain has been falling off and on all evening. For many… Read story

I've covered a lot of 9/11 memorials in my time as a news photographer. They're never easy. At this year's Patriot Day Salute in front of Vancouver City Hall, I found myself pulled to the small group of volunteers waiting to release peace doves at the end of the ceremony. The handler's red coat was striking. The piece of white paper in her pocket matched the bird's feathers perfectly. It was an image just waiting to be made.

Top Photos of 2019: Captured ‘moments’ share story

I've covered a lot of 9/11 memorials in my time as a news photographer. They're never easy. At this year's Patriot Day Salute in front of Vancouver City Hall, I found myself pulled to the small group of volunteers waiting to release peace doves at the end of the ceremony. The handler's red coat was striking. The piece of white paper in her pocket matched the bird's feathers perfectly. It was an image just waiting to be made.

December 29, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

We talk a lot about “the moment” in photojournalism. Read story

Samuel Slivkov, 3, of Vancouver makes his way into a shallow area of water while cooling off from hot summer temperatures with a crowd of swimmers on the evening of July 17 at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

Summertime work & play in Clark County

Samuel Slivkov, 3, of Vancouver makes his way into a shallow area of water while cooling off from hot summer temperatures with a crowd of swimmers on the evening of July 17 at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

September 2, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

Summertime in the great Pacific Northwest is a feast for the senses. Read story

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site volunteer Isabelo Chio, cq, maneuvers his wheelbarrow while on his way to get another load of compost as he works in the garden Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2017. Chio said gardeners had just harvested squash and he was adding compost to prepare the area for future planting. Chio has worked as a volunteer at the garden for six months. "I like to learn and I like to use my hands," he said.

Harvest Season at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site volunteer Isabelo Chio, cq, maneuvers his wheelbarrow while on his way to get another load of compost as he works in the garden Thursday morning, Oct. 5, 2017. Chio said gardeners had just harvested squash and he was adding compost to prepare the area for future planting. Chio has worked as a volunteer at the garden for six months. "I like to learn and I like to use my hands," he said.

October 5, 2017, 7:10pm Clark County News

Volunteer Isabelo Chio maneuvers his wheelbarrow while on his way to get another load of compost as he works in the garden Thursday morning at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Read story

Cowboy hats were in style after the conclusion of the rodeo as bright lights and fair food tempt the crowd at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield on Tuesday evening.

The Clark County Fair by nightvideo icon

Cowboy hats were in style after the conclusion of the rodeo as bright lights and fair food tempt the crowd at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield on Tuesday evening.

August 13, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Life

As the sun begins to set and the breeze blows away the day’s heat, the Clark County Fair takes on a new, intimate tone. Read story