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Stories by Dameon Pesanti

Columbian staff writer

Afternoon traffic heads north on I-5 at Jantzen Beach in 2014.

Report: Growing economy yields longer commutes

Afternoon traffic heads north on I-5 at Jantzen Beach in 2014.

January 21, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

For those who drive in and out of Portland every day, the findings of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s latest corridor capacity analysis might be the least shocking bit of news all week. Read story

Port of Vancouver Commissioners Don Orange, from left, Eric LaBrant and Jerry Oliver listen to public statements during a board meeting.

Oliver suggests adding 2 members to port commission

Port of Vancouver Commissioners Don Orange, from left, Eric LaBrant and Jerry Oliver listen to public statements during a board meeting.

January 18, 2018, 5:33pm Business

A three-member board of commissioners has governed the Port of Vancouver’s affairs ever since the first cargo ship moored at its docks. Now, more than 100 years later, the port’s business and the city of Vancouver have changed significantly, and Commissioner Jerry Oliver is asking if the port’s ruling body… Read story

The days are numbered for the wood bridge which is the sole access point to the River ‘S’ unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to replace it with a two-lane concrete bridge that will also go above the train tracks, thus eliminating the at-grade crossing. Work is expected to take place in 2019.

Bridge upgrade planned at wildlife refuge’s River ‘S’ unit

The days are numbered for the wood bridge which is the sole access point to the River ‘S’ unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to replace it with a two-lane concrete bridge that will also go above the train tracks, thus eliminating the at-grade crossing. Work is expected to take place in 2019.

January 18, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s going to get a little easier getting in and out of the southern section of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge after next year. Read story

Winter recreationalists gear up for a snowshoeing trip into the woods near June Lake on the south side of Mount St. Helens. Snowpack levels in the Lower Columbia River Basin are currently the lowest in the state.

Lower Columbia River Basin snowpack lowest in state

Winter recreationalists gear up for a snowshoeing trip into the woods near June Lake on the south side of Mount St. Helens. Snowpack levels in the Lower Columbia River Basin are currently the lowest in the state.

January 11, 2018, 6:36pm Clark County News

Wet but warm weather has resulted in a lower-than-average snowpack for Southwest Washington up to this point in winter, though forecasters say conditions could improve over the next few months. Read story

The painted median between state Highway 500 and Interstate 205 in Vancouver. Last summer, the Washington State Department of Transportation took a lane out and changed this interchange to improve traffic flows onto the Interstate. But some southbound drivers lost quick route to the Mill Plain exit during heavy traffic.

Clark Asks: Change to I-205 interchange straightforward solution

The painted median between state Highway 500 and Interstate 205 in Vancouver. Last summer, the Washington State Department of Transportation took a lane out and changed this interchange to improve traffic flows onto the Interstate. But some southbound drivers lost quick route to the Mill Plain exit during heavy traffic.

January 10, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why did the Washington Department of Transportation take away one lane on southbound Interstate 205 at the mall exit? Read story

Vancouver resident and regular C-Tran rider Cathy Chidester of Vancouver boards a Vine bus at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday marked the first anniversary of The Vine, C-Tran’s bus rapid transit system. Agency officials say The Vine is faster, more efficient and serves more people than the traditional bus route it replaced.

The Vine: 1 year old and going strong

Vancouver resident and regular C-Tran rider Cathy Chidester of Vancouver boards a Vine bus at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday marked the first anniversary of The Vine, C-Tran’s bus rapid transit system. Agency officials say The Vine is faster, more efficient and serves more people than the traditional bus route it replaced.

January 9, 2018, 9:08pm Clark County News

After one year of operation, The Vine, the most ambitious project in C-Tran’s history, is beginning to bear fruit. Read story

Patricia Micutani, left, applauds while Lehman Holder and Carole Dollemore hug following the Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners’ unanimous decision to put an end date on Vancouver Energy’s rolling lease for a proposed oil terminal, Tuesday January 9, 2018, at the Port of Vancouver.

Port commissioners vote to end oil terminal lease in March

Patricia Micutani, left, applauds while Lehman Holder and Carole Dollemore hug following the Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners’ unanimous decision to put an end date on Vancouver Energy’s rolling lease for a proposed oil terminal, Tuesday January 9, 2018, at the Port of Vancouver.

January 9, 2018, 11:57am Business

The Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to put an end date on Vancouver Energy’s rolling lease for a proposed oil terminal. Read story

A series of nine earthquakes originating near Mount St. Helens early Wednesday was felt throughout Clark County and as far away as Seattle, according to the U.S.

Cluster of earthquakes near Mount St. Helens felt throughout region

A series of nine earthquakes originating near Mount St. Helens early Wednesday was felt throughout Clark County and as far away as Seattle, according to the U.S.

January 3, 2018, 6:31am Clark County News

At least 16 earthquakes rumbled the landscape about 7.5 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens very early Wednesday morning. Read story

C-Tran operator Vic Nand drives on the shoulder of State Highway 14 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2017.

C-Tran takes to shoulder for study

C-Tran operator Vic Nand drives on the shoulder of State Highway 14 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2017.

December 28, 2017, 10:13pm Clark County News

C-Tran is optimistic about preliminary results of its bus-on-shoulder study underway on state Highway 14. Read story

A trailer full of discarded Christmas trees are picked up by Boy Scouts for recycling  in January.

Residents have options for Christmas tree disposal

A trailer full of discarded Christmas trees are picked up by Boy Scouts for recycling  in January.

December 26, 2017, 6:05am Clark County News

With this year’s Christmas over, it’s a matter of time before decorations get boxed up and the Christmas tree gets tossed. Read story