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Stories by Adam Littman

Columbian Staff Writer

La Center School District’s 2018 bond will pay for a new middle school and to convert the K-8 building into an elementary school. Tuesday night, the district’s replacement levy was narrowly ahead, which will help the district maintain current programs after a change in the state funding model for education limited how much districts can collect from local levies.

Hockinson levies fail; La Center’s leads in early count

La Center School District’s 2018 bond will pay for a new middle school and to convert the K-8 building into an elementary school. Tuesday night, the district’s replacement levy was narrowly ahead, which will help the district maintain current programs after a change in the state funding model for education limited how much districts can collect from local levies.

February 12, 2019, 9:51pm Clark County News

Hockinson School District residents voted down two school levies, while voters in La Center came out narrowly in support of a school levy. Read story

Dean Maldonado, owner of FDM Development, leads a tour on the site of the new Rosauers Supermarket in Ridgefield. Along with the grocery store, Maldonado agreed to make upgrades to Pioneer Street and Royle Road. As Ridgefield continues to grow, the city leverages credits to have developers help improve the city’s infrastructure.

Growing Ridgefield strives to avoid pains

Dean Maldonado, owner of FDM Development, leads a tour on the site of the new Rosauers Supermarket in Ridgefield. Along with the grocery store, Maldonado agreed to make upgrades to Pioneer Street and Royle Road. As Ridgefield continues to grow, the city leverages credits to have developers help improve the city’s infrastructure.

February 10, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

All that stands between Ridgefield and hundreds of millions of dollars of private investment money is a herd of Columbian white-tailed deer. Read story

Mount Pleasant School District third-grader Ari Syulyukov, 8, left, and second-grader Zoey Duff, 7, play during recess in the school’s aging gym.

Small schools face big challenges in Clark County

Mount Pleasant School District third-grader Ari Syulyukov, 8, left, and second-grader Zoey Duff, 7, play during recess in the school’s aging gym.

February 3, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

It only hits Green Mountain School District Superintendent Tyson Vogeler when he hears other superintendents talk about their issues and what they’re doing to fix them. Read story

La Center three-year education levy on the ballot

January 26, 2019, 10:37pm Clark County News

With school district bond and levy elections coming up on Feb. 12, La Center School District Superintendent Dave Holmes is wondering how voters will react. Read story

Senior Ashley Glidewell, 18, demonstrates how to use an oxyacetylene torch in the aging metal shop at Ridgefield High School. The school district is running a $77 million bond in a special election on Feb. 12, and if the bond passes, some of the money will go toward modernizing the metal and wood shops at the school, which have gone mostly unchanged since they were built in the mid-1970s.

Bond sequel for Ridgefield School District comes amid rapid growth

Senior Ashley Glidewell, 18, demonstrates how to use an oxyacetylene torch in the aging metal shop at Ridgefield High School. The school district is running a $77 million bond in a special election on Feb. 12, and if the bond passes, some of the money will go toward modernizing the metal and wood shops at the school, which have gone mostly unchanged since they were built in the mid-1970s.

January 24, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

While using one of Ridgefield High School metal shop’s oxyacetylene torches, Ashley Glidewell knows she can’t push too much oxygen into the dirty and damaged tip of the welding tool or else she’ll hear a series of “popping” sounds, and the tool will shut down. Read story

Woodland to continue growth discussions

January 20, 2019, 6:04am Clark County News

In front of a packed room, Woodland’s planning commission voted to continue discussions on expanding the city’s urban growth boundary on a case-by-case basis. Read story

The Sudbeck family of Camas, left to right, Kat, Kevin, James and Helen, collect trash at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. They were one of two groups out picking up garbage at Fort Vancouver on Saturday due to the partial government shutdown.

Fort Vancouver volunteers step up during shutdown

The Sudbeck family of Camas, left to right, Kat, Kevin, James and Helen, collect trash at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. They were one of two groups out picking up garbage at Fort Vancouver on Saturday due to the partial government shutdown.

January 19, 2019, 9:23pm Clark County News

With the government shutdown entering its fourth week, two groups set out Saturday afternoon to make sure Fort Vancouver National Historic Site wasn’t overflowing with garbage. Read story

Firefighters from Fire District 6, Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire and Rescue responded to the three-alarm fire Saturday at Holly Park Shopping Center in Hazel Dell.

Crews battle three-alarm fire at Hazel Dell shopping center

Firefighters from Fire District 6, Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire and Rescue responded to the three-alarm fire Saturday at Holly Park Shopping Center in Hazel Dell.

January 19, 2019, 2:33pm Clark County News

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire for more than 40 minutes in a strip mall in Hazel Dell Saturday afternoon, and while there were no injuries, at least nine businesses were hit by fire and/or smoke damage. Read story

Failed East County Fire and Rescue levy lid lift prompts end to agreement

January 5, 2019, 5:05pm Clark County News

East County Fire and Rescue’s failed levy lid lift in November has prompted commissioners to terminate an interlocal agreement with the city of Camas for shared service of Camas-Washougal Fire Department Chief Nick Swinhart. Read story

Matthew McDonnell, 11, sits with Summer Worthington, 3, at his home in Washougal. Last year, Matthew set up a hot chocolate stand to raise money for Summer when she was in the hospital battling cancer. This year, Matthew decided to set up his stand again to brighten another family’s holiday season.

Washougal sixth-grader donates hot chocolate stand money to families affected by cancer

Matthew McDonnell, 11, sits with Summer Worthington, 3, at his home in Washougal. Last year, Matthew set up a hot chocolate stand to raise money for Summer when she was in the hospital battling cancer. This year, Matthew decided to set up his stand again to brighten another family’s holiday season.

December 28, 2018, 8:35pm Clark County Life

If there’s one word Patrick Chiotti would use to describe 11-year-old Matthew McDonnell, it’s selfless. Read story