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Josh VanGelder, from left, Katrina Negrov and Philip Johnson are running for Battle Ground City Council Position 7.

Battle Ground City Council race has mix of opinions

Josh VanGelder, from left, Katrina Negrov and Philip Johnson are running for Battle Ground City Council Position 7.

July 23, 2019, 9:14am Clark County News

The race for Battle Ground city council Position No. 7 pits an incumbent who is a former mayor against two younger political newcomers, and all have differing opinions on some of the major issues the city is facing. Read story

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Battle Ground City Council candidates share visions for future

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July 22, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Battle Ground city officials spent a lot of time in 2018 discussing the future visioning plan for the city, asking residents what they want to see from Battle Ground. The three candidates vying for open Position 3 on the council in the Aug. 6 primary also have their ideal visions… Read story

Traffic begins to cluster at Exit 21 heading into Woodland. The Washington State Department of Transportation is conducting a study of Exit 21 to determine how best to improve it.

Woodland faces growing pains

Traffic begins to cluster at Exit 21 heading into Woodland. The Washington State Department of Transportation is conducting a study of Exit 21 to determine how best to improve it.

July 21, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Woodland can sometimes seem like a fractured city. Read story

Other Battle Ground candidates avoid I-1639 fight

July 19, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

Shauna Walters and Josh VanGelder are two of six candidates in the August primary for two seats on the Battle Ground City Council. The other candidates haven’t made Initiative 1639 a big part of their campaigns, but they still have opinions on it. Read story

Two candidates for Battle Ground City Council, including Josh VanGelder, right, host a campaign rally Sunday in Battle Ground with Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer, the right-wing protest group known to brawl in the streets of Portland. Gibson has traveled around the state in recent months pushing for residents and city councils to fight back against controversial gun bill Initiative 1639, which state voters approved last year. VanGelder, seen here talking to a supporter named Sam, who is carrying an AR-15-style rifle, and Shauna Walters have made the issue a major talking point of their respective campaigns.

I-1639 foes shoot for Battle Ground City Council seats

Two candidates for Battle Ground City Council, including Josh VanGelder, right, host a campaign rally Sunday in Battle Ground with Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer, the right-wing protest group known to brawl in the streets of Portland. Gibson has traveled around the state in recent months pushing for residents and city councils to fight back against controversial gun bill Initiative 1639, which state voters approved last year. VanGelder, seen here talking to a supporter named Sam, who is carrying an AR-15-style rifle, and Shauna Walters have made the issue a major talking point of their respective campaigns.

July 19, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

On Sunday, about 60 people gathered in Kiwanis Park for an event that featured American flags, military-style rifles and two candidates for city council. Read story

Mike King holds up a sign along Northwest 43rd Avenue in Camas on Wednesday during a protest by the Camas Tree Protectors. The new group hosted the event to protest a developer cutting down nearly 80 trees, some of which can be seen across the street.

Camas group protests cutting down of trees

Mike King holds up a sign along Northwest 43rd Avenue in Camas on Wednesday during a protest by the Camas Tree Protectors. The new group hosted the event to protest a developer cutting down nearly 80 trees, some of which can be seen across the street.

July 18, 2019, 8:19pm Clark County News

Despite a developer cutting down the trees they hoped to save, the Camas Tree Protectors sit-in went on as planned Wednesday night. Not even a drizzly July evening could put a damper on the event for the group and its 40-plus protestors. Read story

Camas residents will be asked in November to approve a bond of up to $78 million for an aquatic center with a recreation pool and competition pool, a gym, community rooms and renovations to a few fields around the city. The aquatic center would replace the Crown Park pool, which was demolished in March.

Pools part of Camas bond measure for November

Camas residents will be asked in November to approve a bond of up to $78 million for an aquatic center with a recreation pool and competition pool, a gym, community rooms and renovations to a few fields around the city. The aquatic center would replace the Crown Park pool, which was demolished in March.

July 17, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Plenty of Camas residents have made it clear they want an aquatic center, and the city council is going to give them the chance to bring one to Camas. Read story

Alicia King, from left, Heather Kesmodel and Geri Rubano stand along 43rd Avenue in Camas with their sign reading “We speak for the trees.” The Camas residents are upset that a developer planned on cutting down trees, pictured behind them. They lobbied the city to have them saved, and it appeared they’d won until the developer took legal action with the city. These pictures were taken Friday; on Monday, the developer started clearing trees from the property.

Effort to save trees in Camas fails

Alicia King, from left, Heather Kesmodel and Geri Rubano stand along 43rd Avenue in Camas with their sign reading “We speak for the trees.” The Camas residents are upset that a developer planned on cutting down trees, pictured behind them. They lobbied the city to have them saved, and it appeared they’d won until the developer took legal action with the city. These pictures were taken Friday; on Monday, the developer started clearing trees from the property.

July 16, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

A group of Camas residents thought they had won a battle against tree clearing and development in the city, but a lawsuit against Camas has given the developer permission to clear 79 trees to build homes. Read story

U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Kristen Nye is pictured with her horse Sunny and her mom’s miniature horse Zoomie at her La Center home in June. Nye brought Sunny with her to the academy and competed on the school’s rodeo team.

Three La Center alums graduate from U.S. military academies

U.S. Air Force Academy graduate Kristen Nye is pictured with her horse Sunny and her mom’s miniature horse Zoomie at her La Center home in June. Nye brought Sunny with her to the academy and competed on the school’s rodeo team.

July 14, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

LA CENTER -- U.S. military academies are some of the most elite colleges in the country, with as few as one in 12 applicants being admitted. La Center High School is the smallest traditional high school in Clark County, with about 125 graduates per year. Read story

Marykay Lamoureaux, from left, and Raptors coaches Chris Cota and Rob Paramo sit in Lamoureaux’s Ridgefield home, where she and her husband, Chris, are hosting the two coaches this summer while the Raptors play their first season. The coaches have a space to themselves in the basement, complete with two bedrooms, a living room and a separate entrance.

Home away from home for Raptors’ players, coaches

Marykay Lamoureaux, from left, and Raptors coaches Chris Cota and Rob Paramo sit in Lamoureaux’s Ridgefield home, where she and her husband, Chris, are hosting the two coaches this summer while the Raptors play their first season. The coaches have a space to themselves in the basement, complete with two bedrooms, a living room and a separate entrance.

July 7, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

When Marykay and Chris Lamoureaux agreed to be a host family this summer for the Ridgefield Raptors, they expected to open their home to a college student. Read story