<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=192888919167017&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Wednesday,  July 17 , 2024

Linkedin Pinterest
Photo of Carlos Fuentes

Stories by Carlos Fuentes

Columbian staff writer

Cowlitz Tribal grant to aid adult day center

August 3, 2023, 5:46am Clark County News

CDM Caregiving Services recently received a $75,000 grant from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe-Clark County Fund to support the organization’s Adult Day Center. Read story

Ribbon-cutting set for playground at Marshall Community Park in Vancouver

July 27, 2023, 5:57am Clark County News

A ribbon-cutting on Sept. 9 will mark the long-awaited opening of the playground at Marshall Community Park in Vancouver. Read story

An uncommon but growing trend in Vancouver is public EV charging stations having their cords cut and stolen, likely for their copper.

Vancouver City Council aims to boost EV infrastructure, plan green building code

An uncommon but growing trend in Vancouver is public EV charging stations having their cords cut and stolen, likely for their copper.

July 19, 2023, 5:59pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has taken several steps to enhance its climate and energy regulations this year, but there are still several challenges standing between the city and carbon neutrality. Read story

A rendering showing the nearly complete design of the Main Street Promise project. Construction on the multimillion-dollar downtown Vancouver project is slated to begin early next year.

Main Street Promise: Vancouver fine-tunes design for 10-block zonevideo icon

A rendering showing the nearly complete design of the Main Street Promise project. Construction on the multimillion-dollar downtown Vancouver project is slated to begin early next year.

July 19, 2023, 6:09am Business

The city of Vancouver is finalizing its plan to spend millions of dollars on the reconstruction of Main Street to enhance downtown and improve pedestrian access. Read story

A mural near the future Aegis Apartments in downtown Vancouver. The developer agreed to construct $175,000 in public art and historical displays to receive the multifamily tax exemption.

City of Vancouver remodels multifamily tax exemption

A mural near the future Aegis Apartments in downtown Vancouver. The developer agreed to construct $175,000 in public art and historical displays to receive the multifamily tax exemption.

July 15, 2023, 6:13am Clark County News

On a sunny Monday afternoon in early June, dozens of Vancouver residents attended a city council forum to hear about housing issues and share their thoughts regarding the city’s housing crisis. Read story

Construction of The Broadstone Apartments continues at the Vancouver waterfront on July 7. Once complete, the developers will receive an eight-year tax exemption on the building, during which 36 of the 180 units will be restricted to households earning the median area income or less.

Multifamily tax exemption affordability option hasn’t been effective in Vancouver

Construction of The Broadstone Apartments continues at the Vancouver waterfront on July 7. Once complete, the developers will receive an eight-year tax exemption on the building, during which 36 of the 180 units will be restricted to households earning the median area income or less.

July 15, 2023, 6:13am Business

It’s been 12 years since the city of Vancouver added the affordability option to the multifamily tax exemption. How effective has it been? Read story

Military exercises to increase jet traffic over Clark County

July 11, 2023, 5:57am Clark County News

Vancouver’s sky might be noisier than usual this week as the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Wing hosts two military flight squadrons for five days of air combat training between Portland, the Oregon coastline and Eastern Oregon. Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department fire boat sprays water under the Grant Street Pier at the Waterfront Vancouver grand opening on Sept. 29, 2018.

Vancouver City Council finalizes tourism plan

A Vancouver Fire Department fire boat sprays water under the Grant Street Pier at the Waterfront Vancouver grand opening on Sept. 29, 2018.

July 6, 2023, 6:27pm Business

Just in time for the summer swarm of tourists, the city of Vancouver has finalized a 25-page tourism plan designed to attract visitors to the city. Read story

The Heights area near the former Tower Mall in Vancouver.
A resolution passed by the Vancouver City Council opposes the sale of dogs at retail pet stores — which only applies to one business in the city.

Vancouver City Council opposes foie gras, fur sales, sale of dogs at retail stores

A resolution passed by the Vancouver City Council opposes the sale of dogs at retail pet stores — which only applies to one business in the city.

June 29, 2023, 6:06am Business

For months, a group of Vancouver residents wearing black shirts that state “Ban Force Feeding” have attended city council meetings, public hearings and community forums in hopes of prompting the city to take action against businesses that propagate animal cruelty. Read story