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Vehicles traveling east on state Highway 500 wait at the stoplight at the intersection of Northeast 42nd Avenue/Falk Road during rush hour in February. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation plan to remove the stop lights at the intersections of Northeast 42nd Avenue/Falk Road and Northeast 54th Avenue/Stapleton Road and replace them with right-in/right-out interchanges.

Highway 500 to close this weekend for reconfiguration

Vehicles traveling east on state Highway 500 wait at the stoplight at the intersection of Northeast 42nd Avenue/Falk Road during rush hour in February. Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation plan to remove the stop lights at the intersections of Northeast 42nd Avenue/Falk Road and Northeast 54th Avenue/Stapleton Road and replace them with right-in/right-out interchanges.

October 25, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

Typically use Highway 500 to get across town? You should make different plans for this weekend. Read story

A spring-fed pond at Pleasant Valley Park provides a side channel habitat for juvenile salmon as well as a thriving habitat for the insects that the salmon will eat. The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group built the habitat in 2011, and the Salmon Creek Watershed Council has taken over its management.

New start, energy for Salmon Creek Watershed Council

A spring-fed pond at Pleasant Valley Park provides a side channel habitat for juvenile salmon as well as a thriving habitat for the insects that the salmon will eat. The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group built the habitat in 2011, and the Salmon Creek Watershed Council has taken over its management.

October 23, 2018, 6:18pm Clark County News

Like many Southwest Washington groups, the Salmon Creek Watershed Council has a goal — make its small corner of the world a little greener than it was the day before. Read story

Greg Smith, left, and Nathaniel Baker board a bus in February on Mill Plain Boulevard near the intersection of Southeast 136th Avenue.

Forward motion in Mill Plain bus rapid transit plan

Greg Smith, left, and Nathaniel Baker board a bus in February on Mill Plain Boulevard near the intersection of Southeast 136th Avenue.

October 20, 2018, 5:14pm Clark County News

C-Tran is another step closer to bringing a second bus rapid transit line to Vancouver along Mill Plain Boulevard. Read story

Hundreds of fish in Vancouver Lake dead

October 18, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

Hundreds of juvenile fish died simultaneously in Vancouver Lake near the beginning of the month, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read story

An explosion Oct. 9 near Prince George, B.C.

Pipeline explosion in Canada cuts off Northwest natural gas supply

An explosion Oct. 9 near Prince George, B.C.

October 17, 2018, 11:05pm Clark County News

Although customers in Clark County didn’t feel the effects, a natural gas pipeline explosion in Northwest Canada last week crippled supplies throughout the state and forced local utilities to find alternative ways to keep up energy production. Read story

The C-Tran Board of Directors approved a resolution that urges Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the Legislature to devote resources to the replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge. The agency also called for the future bridge to include a dedicated guideway to support mass transit, such as bus rapid transit.

C-Tran board calls for new I-5 bridge

The C-Tran Board of Directors approved a resolution that urges Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the Legislature to devote resources to the replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge. The agency also called for the future bridge to include a dedicated guideway to support mass transit, such as bus rapid transit.

October 16, 2018, 10:06pm Clark County News

The C-Tran Board of Directors is now the most recent Southwest Washington governing body to urge state leaders to take the earliest step of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Planting over 1,000 trees goal of event

October 15, 2018, 6:04am Clark County News

Clark Public Utilities is planning to continue a yearslong restoration project along a stream in the Salmon Creek Watershed, with a big push from volunteers on the upcoming Make a Difference Day. Read story

The seasonal roadway body of water known to some as “Goodwill Lake” is a common winter feature on Northeast 117th Avenue/state Highway 503 near Northeast 87th Street in Vancouver. For years, debris has clogged the road’s drainage system, causing motorists to literally make waves as they travel. But officials say a fix is coming.

WSDOT ‘Goodwill’ Lake project wrapping up

The seasonal roadway body of water known to some as “Goodwill Lake” is a common winter feature on Northeast 117th Avenue/state Highway 503 near Northeast 87th Street in Vancouver. For years, debris has clogged the road’s drainage system, causing motorists to literally make waves as they travel. But officials say a fix is coming.

October 15, 2018, 6:03am Clark County News

Northbound drivers of state Highway 503 between Battle Ground and Vancouver will be in for a welcome surprise this fall: the days of fording Goodwill Lake are over. Read story

C-Tran’s Youth Opportunity Pass is a free yearlong bus pass available to all middle and high school students enrolled in certain schools. The pass is valued at more than $300 and offers students unlimited access to C-Tran’s local service.

C-Tran, Workforce partner on passes

C-Tran’s Youth Opportunity Pass is a free yearlong bus pass available to all middle and high school students enrolled in certain schools. The pass is valued at more than $300 and offers students unlimited access to C-Tran’s local service.

October 10, 2018, 8:11pm Clark County News

While Clark County enjoys a booming economy and an expanding job market, it’s also home to a growing population of teens and young adults who are out of school or unemployed, and thus are disconnected from many benefits they might otherwise receive. Read story

Sheila Leonhardt walks through the Forest Ridge neighborhood last week.

Is Forest Ridge ripe for revival?

Sheila Leonhardt walks through the Forest Ridge neighborhood last week.

October 10, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

The Great Recession and its impact on the housing marked turned many communities upside down and forced thousands of people out of their homes. Vancouver’s Forest Ridge neighborhood was not immune. Read story