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Brenda Calvert, co-owner of Half Moon Farm, lays material at the heritage apple orchard to collect moisture around the trees. Calvert estimates she’s purchased around 300 plants from the Clark Conservation District in the last few years.

Farmers would hate to see Clark Conservation District go

Brenda Calvert, co-owner of Half Moon Farm, lays material at the heritage apple orchard to collect moisture around the trees. Calvert estimates she’s purchased around 300 plants from the Clark Conservation District in the last few years.

July 9, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

Brenda and Bob Calvert of Half Moon Farm do a lot on a little. Read story

Traffic is seen heading north in Portland on Interstate 5.

Summer closures will snarl traffic for Clark County commuters

Traffic is seen heading north in Portland on Interstate 5.

July 6, 2018, 5:58pm Clark County News

If the Portland commute has been getting you down, and you’ve been thinking about taking an extended vacation, this is probably the summer to do it. Read story

Bruce Reed of Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, from left, talks with Sonny Perdue, Rob Rich of Shaver Transportation and Mark Wilson of Port of Kalama on Wednesday morning, July 4, 2018.

U.S. Ag secretary visits Port of Vancouver

Bruce Reed of Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, from left, talks with Sonny Perdue, Rob Rich of Shaver Transportation and Mark Wilson of Port of Kalama on Wednesday morning, July 4, 2018.

July 4, 2018, 12:28pm Business

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured the Port of Vancouver on Wednesday and learned about the wheat, steel and other commodities exports handled at the port, but he also learned of the anxieties some in shipping industries have about the growing tensions between the U.S. and countries it trades with. Read story

One of The Vine buses leaves Vancouver Mall in January 2017. C-Tran replaced two 40-foot buses on Route 164 with two new 60-foot articulated buses like those that currently operate on The Vine in the Fourth Plain corridor.

C-Tran appeals citations totaling $13,000 in fines

One of The Vine buses leaves Vancouver Mall in January 2017. C-Tran replaced two 40-foot buses on Route 164 with two new 60-foot articulated buses like those that currently operate on The Vine in the Fourth Plain corridor.

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

C-Tran is appealing three citations from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries that amounted to $13,000 in fines. Read story

In a sweeping plan to reorganize much of the federal government, the White House has proposed selling federally owned power transmission assets, such as the transmission lines owned by the Bonneville Power Administration. The Trump Administration claims the move would save taxpayers money and reduce public liability. Critics refute those claims and argue Pacific Northwest residents would see electricity rates spike.

Trump administration puts BPA assets back on chopping block

In a sweeping plan to reorganize much of the federal government, the White House has proposed selling federally owned power transmission assets, such as the transmission lines owned by the Bonneville Power Administration. The Trump Administration claims the move would save taxpayers money and reduce public liability. Critics refute those claims and argue Pacific Northwest residents would see electricity rates spike.

July 2, 2018, 5:53pm Business

The Trump administration is proposing to sell the Bonneville Power Administration’s transmission assets, despite previous assurances from some administration officials that it would be left alone. Read story

A leaking vehicle sends pollution down a parking lot storm drain. Leaky vehicles are a significant source of waterway pollution in Western Washington.

Don’t Drip and Drive program aims to curtail cars’ oil leaks

A leaking vehicle sends pollution down a parking lot storm drain. Leaky vehicles are a significant source of waterway pollution in Western Washington.

June 30, 2018, 6:03am Clark County News

It’s easy for drivers to ignore the leaks and drips coming off their autos — considering how expensive auto repairs can be, occasionally topping off the oil is much cheaper than a trip to the mechanic — but all those tiny spills have an outsized cumulative environmental impact. Read story

Rick Dyer is retiring as Clark Public Utilities’ director of finance.

Clark Public Utilities’ finance chief retires after 34 years

Rick Dyer is retiring as Clark Public Utilities’ director of finance.

June 29, 2018, 5:08pm Clark County Business

After 34 years as Clark Public Utilities’ director of finance, Rick Dyer has retired. Read story

Noaa Boris, left, and Connor Guenther, both of Battle Ground, look out on the low water levels of the East Fork Lewis River just above Moulton Falls Park. A hot and dry spring melted much of the regional snowpack and has lowered runoff and precipitation of waterways.

Rapid snowmelt already evident in dramatic change to area waterways

Noaa Boris, left, and Connor Guenther, both of Battle Ground, look out on the low water levels of the East Fork Lewis River just above Moulton Falls Park. A hot and dry spring melted much of the regional snowpack and has lowered runoff and precipitation of waterways.

June 22, 2018, 11:30pm Clark County News

It doesn’t take long to ruin a good thing. In April, Southwest Washington was coming out of winter with a healthy mountain snowpack of around 125 percent above normal -- a good sign for the upcoming dry season; but it only took a few weeks to dramatically reduce an entire winter's worth of snow accumulation. Read story

Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners from left, Don Orange, Eric LaBrant and Jerry Oliver meet in January 2018 at the Port of Vancouver.

Vancouver port board resolution against separating kids from parents at border

Port of Vancouver’s board of commissioners from left, Don Orange, Eric LaBrant and Jerry Oliver meet in January 2018 at the Port of Vancouver.

June 19, 2018, 5:14pm Business

On a 2-1 vote, the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday urging elected officials and federal representatives to immediately stop separating children from families at the U.S. border with Mexico. Read story

Vancouver residents Alice Perry Linker, left, and Fred Suter discuss what the forest between Moulton Falls and Lucia Falls parks might look like after timber is harvested in the area. The Washington Department of Recreation is planning the Michigan Trotter Timber Sale for January, which includes trees along 2,500 feet of the trail.

Moulton Falls Trail fans object to its inclusion in January timber sale

Vancouver residents Alice Perry Linker, left, and Fred Suter discuss what the forest between Moulton Falls and Lucia Falls parks might look like after timber is harvested in the area. The Washington Department of Recreation is planning the Michigan Trotter Timber Sale for January, which includes trees along 2,500 feet of the trail.

June 17, 2018, 7:03pm Clark County News

About a hundred yards up the Moulton Falls Trail, Alice Perry Linker marvels at the forest canopy that envelopes the path and dapples the sunlight. Read story