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Trespasser closes Interstate 5 in downtown Vancouver

January 27, 2022, 10:50pm Clark County News

A trespasser on a sign over Interstate 5 forced the freeway’s closure through downtown Vancouver late Thursday. The incident began about 9:30 p.m. when a man was spotted climbing onto a sign that hangs from the Evergreen Boulevard overpass above the freeway. It took three hours to resolve the incident… Read story

From the Newsroom: New year, same challenges

January 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

It’s a new year, but the newspaper business is facing the same problems as it did in 2021. And 2020. And in the years before that. Read story

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From the Newsroom: My side job as a local pollster

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January 15, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

As I think I have told you before, I view one of my job duties as “fill in the gaps as needed.” That might mean writing a simple story if a reporter is not available, or helping the section editors with editing stories and giving the reporters some feedback. I… Read story

From the Newsroom: 2022 is already a struggle

January 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s only Jan. 8, and I am already tired of this year. Insurrection, infection, icy roads — how long until the Winter Olympics? I want to watch curling, a sport in which there are no referees and the winning team traditionally treats the losers to a round of beer. That’s… Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

New Year’s fire damages Vancouver home

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

January 2, 2022, 8:20am Clark County News

A fire on New Year’s afternoon damaged a Vancouver home, but everyone was able to flee the house safely. The Vancouver Fire Department was summoned at 4:48 p.m. Saturday to 6102 N.E. 113th Court, near Covington Middle School. Firefighters from Engine 8 arrived within five minutes to find a fire… Read story

New development along the Vancouver waterfront rises behind the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay earlier this year. The hotel is in the early stages of demolition.

Final roar for Vancouver Red Lion Inn at the Quay

New development along the Vancouver waterfront rises behind the former Red Lion Hotel at the Quay earlier this year. The hotel is in the early stages of demolition.

December 27, 2021, 6:05am Business

On New Year’s Eve, the center of Vancouver’s holiday celebrations once lay at the foot of Columbia Street, just west of the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

A shopper heads into WinCo in east Vancouver on Sunday morning amid a dusting of snow.

Snow flurries, not snow banks

A shopper heads into WinCo in east Vancouver on Sunday morning amid a dusting of snow.

December 26, 2021, 7:13am Clark County News

The long anticipated snow arrived in the Vancouver area overnight, and more is forecast to fall throughout the day Sunday. Read story

Revised forecast: 4-6 inches of snow due overnight

December 25, 2021, 7:49am Clark County News

First, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Next, “White Christmas.” The National Weather Service in Portland continues to predict snow will fall and accumulate in Clark County beginning this evening as a large system brings cold weather into the region that could last for days. The latest winter storm… Read story

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Pets killed in Christmas fire in Vancouver

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December 25, 2021, 7:37am Clark County News

A fire that was reported at 12:16 a.m. Saturday killed an east Vancouver family’s pets. Vancouver firefighters were called to 4710 N.E. 137th Ave. to find all three residents had fled the one-story house. However, four dogs and two cats were unable to make it out and were found dead… Read story

From the Newsroom: Top local stories of yesteryear

December 25, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

We have been working for a month or so to put together our annual list of the top local stories, which usually appears on the last Sunday of the year. That’s tomorrow! The top story of the year was a big surprise to me. Hint: it doesn’t involve COVID-19 or… Read story