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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

With Lake Chelan. in the foreground, a large plume of smoke and steam rises from behind the ridge, just south of Pateros on July 18, 2014, from the Carlton Complex Fire.

Crews brace for a difficult wildfire season

With Lake Chelan. in the foreground, a large plume of smoke and steam rises from behind the ridge, just south of Pateros on July 18, 2014, from the Carlton Complex Fire.

May 19, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

PORTLAND — Washington and Oregon could be in for a longer, more intense fire season this year than usual, regional fire officials said Tuesday. Read story

Tedd Huffman took over this month as the new manager of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Baptism by fire for Mount St. Helens monument manager

Tedd Huffman took over this month as the new manager of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

May 17, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

AMBOY -- When Tedd Huffman started his new job this month, he didn't start slowly. He didn't have time. Read story

Despite a formal drought declaration in other parts of the state, a relatively good water supply in Southwest Washington may keep the area from falling into the same category for this summer.

Inslee declares statewide drought

Despite a formal drought declaration in other parts of the state, a relatively good water supply in Southwest Washington may keep the area from falling into the same category for this summer.

May 14, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday declared a statewide drought emergency, citing a deepening crisis that threatens to touch all corners of the state. Read story

David Madore

C-Tran board bars Madore from discussion of lawsuit

David Madore

May 12, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday took the unusual step of excluding one of its own members from a closed executive session on a lawsuit against the transit agency. Read story

A C-Tran bus waits for passengers at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center. The C-Tran Board of Directors will consider another in a series of fare increases during its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Board members will also hear testimony during a public hearing on the subject. If approved, the changes would take effect Sept.

C-Tran to consider raising fares

A C-Tran bus waits for passengers at the Vancouver Mall Transit Center. The C-Tran Board of Directors will consider another in a series of fare increases during its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Board members will also hear testimony during a public hearing on the subject. If approved, the changes would take effect Sept.

May 10, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

C-Tran is considering raising bus fares for the eighth consecutive year, boosting the cost of some rides by a nickel. Read story

Climbers compete in a regional competition hosted by Source Climbing Center in Vancouver on Saturday.

Climbing event tests muscle, mind

Climbers compete in a regional competition hosted by Source Climbing Center in Vancouver on Saturday.

May 9, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

As a line of climbers prepared to tackle the walls in front of them, the clock started. Time to go. Read story

Vancouver resident Sharon Culver, 70, earned a bachelor's degree in human development from Washington State University Vancouver.

Great-grandmother of 13 earns WSUV degree

Vancouver resident Sharon Culver, 70, earned a bachelor's degree in human development from Washington State University Vancouver.

May 9, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Sharon Culver never had any doubts that she'd earn her degree. But that doesn't mean it came easy. Read story

The Washington State Department of Transportation on Wednesday dispatched a herd of goats to control weeds at a stormwater facility along state Highway 503 in Brush Prairie.

WSDOT begins goat-powered weed controlvideo icon

The Washington State Department of Transportation on Wednesday dispatched a herd of goats to control weeds at a stormwater facility along state Highway 503 in Brush Prairie.

May 5, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Holding a bag of animal crackers, Heidi Holmstrom swung open a trailer door and greeted the region's traveling vegetation-management team. Read story

Officials: Road worker’s injuries highlight need for safe driving

May 3, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Berdan Lindberg says he doesn't remember anything about the collision that landed him in a hospital during the early morning hours of April 23. Read story

White Salmon River evolves amid mixed feelingsvideo icon

May 2, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

WHITE SALMON -- Three and a half years have passed since Northwestern Lake drained like a bathtub in a single afternoon. Only traces of it remain. Read story