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Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Girl struck by minivan in Salmon Creek recovering at home

January 13, 2019, 9:52pm Clark County News

The girl struck by a minivan Wednesday afternoon in Salmon Creek is doing well and recovering at home, her parents say. Read story

Family of six displaced by Orchards house fire

January 13, 2019, 9:49pm Clark County News

A fire ripped through a home in Orchards early Sunday morning, severely damaging the building and displacing the family of six living there. Read story

The mangled remains of a station wagon involved in a wrong way crash on state Highway 14 Sunday morning rests in the roadway. Two drivers were hospitalized with what firefighters described as relatively minor injuries. Sean E. Seager, who allegedly caused the crash, faces several charges in Clark County District Court.

Two hurt in suspected DUI wrong-way crash on Highway 14

The mangled remains of a station wagon involved in a wrong way crash on state Highway 14 Sunday morning rests in the roadway. Two drivers were hospitalized with what firefighters described as relatively minor injuries. Sean E. Seager, who allegedly caused the crash, faces several charges in Clark County District Court.

January 13, 2019, 4:44pm Clark County News

Two people were hospitalized Sunday morning after a driver troopers say was intoxicated struck another vehicle head-on after he drove the wrong way on state Highway 14. Read story

An SUV sits stopped amid what was part of Camas Produce's fruit selection after its driver, whom the Camas Police Department says was driving while impaired, smashed through the front of the store Thursday evening. No one was injured.

Suspected DUI driver crashes into Camas Produce; no one hurt

An SUV sits stopped amid what was part of Camas Produce's fruit selection after its driver, whom the Camas Police Department says was driving while impaired, smashed through the front of the store Thursday evening. No one was injured.

January 10, 2019, 8:07pm Clark County News

A suspected impaired driver crashed into Camas Produce Thursday evening, smashing through the front windows. Read story

Clark Public Utilities grounds maintenance workers Winston Matz, left, and Riley Luke use their truck, which uses renewable diesel, to help clear leaves at the utility’s operations center in Orchards on Wednesday afternoon. The utility has been gradually transitioning its fleet to more fuel-efficient, lower-emission and easier-to-maintain vehicles.

Clark Public Utilities takes steps to improve sustainability, efficiency of its vehicle fleet

Clark Public Utilities grounds maintenance workers Winston Matz, left, and Riley Luke use their truck, which uses renewable diesel, to help clear leaves at the utility’s operations center in Orchards on Wednesday afternoon. The utility has been gradually transitioning its fleet to more fuel-efficient, lower-emission and easier-to-maintain vehicles.

January 10, 2019, 6:04am Clark County News

Over the weekend, when power outages cut electricity to around 70,000 customers, Clark Public Utilities only needed a single mechanic out and about to keep the utility’s fleet of vehicles running, utility fleet manager Paul Chamberlain said. Read story

Girl hit by minivan in Salmon Creek

January 9, 2019, 4:44pm Clark County News

A minivan struck a girl Wednesday afternoon in Salmon Creek, sending her to the hospital and blocking nearby roads. Read story

Overloaded power lines fall in this image from video captured late Saturday night by Melissa Martin. The arcing lines were high-voltage Bonneville Power Administration transmission lines.

Potent windstorm causes widespread outages, sewage spill

Overloaded power lines fall in this image from video captured late Saturday night by Melissa Martin. The arcing lines were high-voltage Bonneville Power Administration transmission lines.

January 6, 2019, 10:23am Clark County News

A windstorm knocked out power to more than 70,000 customers overnight and caused a sewage spill that has closed the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail. Read story

Fire that starts in Woodland kitchen displaces homeowner

January 3, 2019, 8:01pm Clark County News

A Thursday night fire thoroughly damaged the kitchen and other parts of a house in Woodland. Read story

Christopher North, a former Clark County corrections deputy, is taken into custody Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, after pleading guilty in Clark County Superior Court to sexually assaulting two female inmates.

Ex-jail deputy pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

Christopher North, a former Clark County corrections deputy, is taken into custody Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, after pleading guilty in Clark County Superior Court to sexually assaulting two female inmates.

January 3, 2019, 5:53pm Clark County News

A former Clark County corrections deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting two women detained at the Clark County Jail in 2017. Read story

Clark County burn ban lifted

January 2, 2019, 4:46pm Clark County News

Better air quality and a windy forecast prompted the the Southwest Clean Air Agency to lift Wednesday the burn ban over Clark County. Read story