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The Yaquina’s dredge arm is used on July 26.

Columbia River Shipping Channel requires a lot of upkeep, while dredged material gains value

The Yaquina’s dredge arm is used on July 26.

September 9, 2018, 6:05am Business

ASTORIA, Ore. — Even for its impressive size, Rice Island barely stands out on a mid-August morning. Approaching the island from upstream, clouds dulled the sun, muting the Columbia River and flattening the landscape’s already monochromatic gray. Read story

A C-tran bus drops off passengers at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield Wednesday August 12, 2015.

C-Tran shuttle to Clark County Fair sees ridership jump 15%

A C-tran bus drops off passengers at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield Wednesday August 12, 2015.

September 4, 2018, 6:03am Clark County News

Turns out a lot of people really wanted to go to the Clark County Fair this year, but they really didn’t feel like driving. Read story

The Port of Vancouver is viewed from the fire boat Discovery on the Columbia River earlier this month. In 2017, 84 percent of the materials it handled were exports.

Port of Vancouver eyes tariffs cautiously

The Port of Vancouver is viewed from the fire boat Discovery on the Columbia River earlier this month. In 2017, 84 percent of the materials it handled were exports.

August 31, 2018, 6:00am Business

The Port of Vancouver has enjoyed several years of record-setting commodity movements with international customers, but new tariffs between the United States and other nations are threatening that local prosperity. Read story

Eastbound vehicles line up just behind the crosswalk along state Highway 500 at the intersection of Northeast Stapleton Road and Northeast 54th Avenue during rush hour earlier this year. Some people worry the Washington State Department of Transportation’s plan to close the crossing for several years while it waits to secure funding to build a new, likely above-grade crossing, will temporarily put pedestrians in harm’s way.

Plan to nix crosswalk on Highway 500 draws criticism

Eastbound vehicles line up just behind the crosswalk along state Highway 500 at the intersection of Northeast Stapleton Road and Northeast 54th Avenue during rush hour earlier this year. Some people worry the Washington State Department of Transportation’s plan to close the crossing for several years while it waits to secure funding to build a new, likely above-grade crossing, will temporarily put pedestrians in harm’s way.

August 30, 2018, 9:16pm Clark County News

As the Washington Department of Transportation moves forward with a plan to reconfigure two crash-prone intersections on state Highway 500 in October, pedestrian and bicycling advocates say the agency is moving at an unusually brisk pace and leaving some road users stranded in the process. Read story

Traffic on the Interstate 5 Bridge continues to plague drivers.

Summit sounds alarm on I-5 Bridge, traffic congestion

Traffic on the Interstate 5 Bridge continues to plague drivers.

August 28, 2018, 5:57pm Clark County News

PORTLAND — More frequent crashes, more people waiting in longer and longer traffic jams and lost business productivity are just some of the many troubles associated with crossing the Interstate 5 Bridge today, and it won’t get any better unless a new crossing is built. Read story

The Vancouver Lake flushing channel connects the lake to the Columbia River.

Port of Vancouver plans berm to aid sandhill cranes

The Vancouver Lake flushing channel connects the lake to the Columbia River.

August 28, 2018, 6:04am Business

The Port of Vancouver plans to begin construction on a large berm adjacent to the Vancouver Lake flushing channel to provide endangered sandhill cranes a place to forage and rest with some solitude from human activity. Read story

Camas-Washougal port dinged in audit

August 26, 2018, 10:35pm Clark County News

The Port of Camas-Washougal didn’t follow the federally required request for proposal process when it selected two firms from a pre-qualified list of contractors for services relating to the Steigerwald Commerce Center, according to a chiding report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Read story

A trail crew works with the Pacific Crest Trail Association along the Herman Creek Trail to access a work site along the Pacific Crest Trail. Since the Eagle Creek Fire was contained, numerous groups have begun rebuilding hiking trails through the burn area.

So, you want to explore the Gorge

A trail crew works with the Pacific Crest Trail Association along the Herman Creek Trail to access a work site along the Pacific Crest Trail. Since the Eagle Creek Fire was contained, numerous groups have begun rebuilding hiking trails through the burn area.

August 26, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

It’s true: The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and, by extension, the people who love to recreate in it, are still suffering the effects of the Eagle Creek Fire a year later. Read story

Wayne Nelson, CEO and general manager of Clark Public Utilities, attends a Board of PUD Commissioners meeting in 2013.

Clark Public Utilites gives CEO pay bump

Wayne Nelson, CEO and general manager of Clark Public Utilities, attends a Board of PUD Commissioners meeting in 2013.

August 21, 2018, 4:50pm Business

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners increased CEO and General Manager Wayne Nelson’s annual salary by 3 percent, to $288,400, following a review of his performance. Read story

A man peeks under the hood of a classic car at the Slo Poks Show & Shine car show Saturday along Main Street in Uptown Village. Onlookers were asked to look but not touch the vehicles.

Slo Poks car show like an open-air museum

A man peeks under the hood of a classic car at the Slo Poks Show & Shine car show Saturday along Main Street in Uptown Village. Onlookers were asked to look but not touch the vehicles.

August 18, 2018, 9:48pm Clark County News

When Jim Martell bought his 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500, his wife asked if he was nuts, buying such a piece of junk. Read story