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Clark Public Utilities CEO gets pay raise

September 8, 2021, 5:50am Business

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to increase CEO and general manager Lena Wittler’s pay from $254,000 to $267,000, retroactive to July 1. Her other benefits, including a $400 monthly car allowance, remain unchanged. Read story

A motorist passes The Diner Vancouver, which is closed because of supply chain and staff shortages. The entire food service industry has struggled in recent weeks with an increased level of disruption to the supply chain.

Clark County restaurants struggle with supply chain disruptions

A motorist passes The Diner Vancouver, which is closed because of supply chain and staff shortages. The entire food service industry has struggled in recent weeks with an increased level of disruption to the supply chain.

September 6, 2021, 6:05am Business

The supplies just aren’t there. Read story

A sign inside Main Street Marijuana directs customers where to pick up their online orders on Aug. 24. Cannabis retailers had to suspend curbside and walk-up service last month, but the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Thursday that it would reinstate the allowances for another two months.

Clark County cannabis retailers welcome return of curbside service

A sign inside Main Street Marijuana directs customers where to pick up their online orders on Aug. 24. Cannabis retailers had to suspend curbside and walk-up service last month, but the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announced Thursday that it would reinstate the allowances for another two months.

September 4, 2021, 6:03am Business

Cannabis retailers cheered this week after the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board announced that it would reactivate an allowance for curbside service and other pandemic-era rule changes that had previously expired. Read story

An American flag blows in the wind on the Pioneer Street rail overpass on Tuesday in Ridgefield. The nearly finished overpass connects downtown with the boat launch area to the west of the railway.

Ridgefield to celebrate Pioneer Street railroad overpass

An American flag blows in the wind on the Pioneer Street rail overpass on Tuesday in Ridgefield. The nearly finished overpass connects downtown with the boat launch area to the west of the railway.

September 1, 2021, 6:03am Business

Ridgefield residents won’t have to wait much longer to start using the new Pioneer Street railroad overpass. The $15 million project is wrapping up the final bits of construction and is targeted to open to traffic by the end of October. Read story

Power transmission lines and towers that run east through Vancouver are pictured above Burnt Bridge Creek on Monday morning. A balloon hit one of the lines near this spot on Aug. 21 and caused a brief power outage for nearly 19,000 people.

Clark Public Utilities warns: Balloon strikes can pop off power

Power transmission lines and towers that run east through Vancouver are pictured above Burnt Bridge Creek on Monday morning. A balloon hit one of the lines near this spot on Aug. 21 and caused a brief power outage for nearly 19,000 people.

August 31, 2021, 6:03am Business

Just after 8 o’clock on a recent Saturday evening, nearly 19,000 people in central Vancouver lost power. It was little more than a blip — the lights came back on in a matter of seconds — but it was technically an accidental outage, and there was a very specific cause:… Read story

Interstate 5 delays expected near Woodland through weekend

August 27, 2021, 6:21pm Clark County News

I-5 delays expected near Woodland Read story

Budtender/cashier Robert Emmons, in blue mask, assists a customer as they pick up an online order inside Main Street Marijuana in Uptown Village on Tuesday morning. The store has put up new signs advising customers that all online orders must now be picked up at indoor counters following a change to state rules three weeks ago.

Clark County cannabis shops kicked away from the curb

Budtender/cashier Robert Emmons, in blue mask, assists a customer as they pick up an online order inside Main Street Marijuana in Uptown Village on Tuesday morning. The store has put up new signs advising customers that all online orders must now be picked up at indoor counters following a change to state rules three weeks ago.

August 26, 2021, 6:03am Business

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last year, alcohol and cannabis retailers in Washington were able to mimic their restaurant and retail brethren by embracing carry-out and curbside service models, thanks to temporary exemptions to the state Liquor and Cannabis Board’s normal sales rules. Read story

A sign outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center honors hospital staff working hard to treat patients during the COVID-19 crisis April 2, 2020.

PeaceHealth officials expect COVID-19 surge to peak Sept. 4

A sign outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center honors hospital staff working hard to treat patients during the COVID-19 crisis April 2, 2020.

August 25, 2021, 11:34am Clark County Health

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center officials announced Wednesday morning that their modeling suggests that the current wave of COVID-19 patients at the hospital will reach its peak on about Sept. 4. Read story

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

Clark County business owners, employees, customers adjust as mask mandate returns

Jennifer Le of Vancouver, left, enjoys a treat at Ice Cream Renaissance in Uptown Village with her sister, Julie, on Monday afternoon. Washington's renewed indoor mask mandate took effect Monday.

August 23, 2021, 6:31pm Business

Clark County retailers reacted with a mix of resignation and trepidation as Washington’s renewed mask mandate took effect Monday. Read story

Volunteer Elyce Naray, right, carries her 1-year-old daughter, Elowen, on her back, as she helps package jambalaya meals at the Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver on Saturday. A $15,000 grant from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to U.S. Hunger covered the cost of the food and packaging materials.

Clark County Food Bank volunteers make easy work out of packing 45,000 meal kits for hungry

Volunteer Elyce Naray, right, carries her 1-year-old daughter, Elowen, on her back, as she helps package jambalaya meals at the Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver on Saturday. A $15,000 grant from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to U.S. Hunger covered the cost of the food and packaging materials.

August 21, 2021, 8:08pm Clark County News

Approximately 400 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Clark County Food Bank on Saturday for a food-packing volunteer event that produced 45,000 jambalaya meal kits for local distribution. Read story