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This image released by Paramount+ shows Sam Elliott, center, and LaMonica Garrett in a scene from &ldquo;1883.&rdquo; Elliott attended Clark College.

These famous folks are linked to Vancouver and Clark County in ways you may not have realized

This image released by Paramount+ shows Sam Elliott, center, and LaMonica Garrett in a scene from &ldquo;1883.&rdquo; Elliott attended Clark College.

December 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

If you’ve lived in Clark County for a while, you probably know that this area can be linked to a lot of famous names. Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant used to ride his horse along Fourth Plain. George C. Marshall commanded Vancouver Barracks before developing a plan to reconstruct… Read story

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From the newsroom: Predictions for local journalism

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December 23, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Last week I wrote about the demise of a journalism trade organization. Meanwhile, academic institutions devoted to journalism continue to thrive. Read story

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the 2012 American Society of News Editors annual convention in Washington, D.C. ASNE, which later joined with Associated Press Managing Editors, is disbanding.

From the Newsroom: Legacy trade group to disband

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the 2012 American Society of News Editors annual convention in Washington, D.C. ASNE, which later joined with Associated Press Managing Editors, is disbanding.

December 16, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

One of the things I like about my job is that there are very few out-of-town business trips. While I enjoy vacation travel, I’m not one for conventions. Read story

Detroit Lake, Ore., offers scenic camping in a wooded area.

RV Spotlight: Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

Detroit Lake, Ore., offers scenic camping in a wooded area.

December 15, 2023, 5:13pm Outdoors

RV spot: Detroit Lake State Recreation Area Read story

A grassy area slopes to a swimming area in the John Day River at LePage Park, along Interstate 84 in north central Oregon.

RV Spotlight: LePage Park

A grassy area slopes to a swimming area in the John Day River at LePage Park, along Interstate 84 in north central Oregon.

December 9, 2023, 5:04pm Outdoors

RV spot: LePage Park Read story

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From the Newsroom: Why we’ll be in your mailbox

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December 9, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

If you are a home delivery subscriber, you should have received a letter that says The Columbian is moving to all-mail delivery of our print edition beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2. Read story

From the Newsroom: Giving thanks to our readers

December 2, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

By now, you are surely aware of our Community Funded Journalism program, where we use donations to pay the costs of five reporting positions. That’s more than a third of our reporters! Thanks to these donations, we are able to do a much better job of covering Southwest Washington news… Read story

From the Newsroom: Old page prompts new question

November 25, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Do you enjoy looking at those historical Columbian pages that appear in our Saturday Life section? I know I do. Read story

By the time this photo of the Totem Pole Restaurant was taken in 1962, it had already been in business for more than 40 years.

The Totem Pole was a Hazel Dell staple; landmark restaurant served travelers and locals for decades

By the time this photo of the Totem Pole Restaurant was taken in 1962, it had already been in business for more than 40 years.

November 23, 2023, 6:05am Business

several, in fact — once stood where a Starbucks Coffee stands near the corner of Northeast 78th Street and Northeast Highway 99 in Hazel Dell. Read story

Vancouver firefighters await reassignment after knocking down a fire at the Nobl Park Apartments in Orchards on Saturday night.

Man injured after report he was trapped in burning apartment in Vancouver’s Orchards neighborhood

Vancouver firefighters await reassignment after knocking down a fire at the Nobl Park Apartments in Orchards on Saturday night.

November 18, 2023, 11:10pm Clark County News

A man was apparently briefly trapped, and seriously injured, in a burning apartment Saturday evening in Vancouver’s Orchards neighborhood. The man was taken to a hospital by a firefighter-paramedic and an ambulance crew, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story