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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

The Fifth Plain Creek Bridge along Northeast 88th Street sits on wooden pilings and is the last Clark County-owned bridge with wood supports.

County-owned wood-supported bridge slated for removal

The Fifth Plain Creek Bridge along Northeast 88th Street sits on wooden pilings and is the last Clark County-owned bridge with wood supports.

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

When construction crews demolish the Fifth Plain Creek Bridge next week, it will mark something of a milestone for Clark County. Read story

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EPA: Oil terminal plan doesn’t pass muster

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August 3, 2015, 5:00pm Business

A plan to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver does not comply with the federal Clean Water Act, and should not be granted a key permit until its impacts are fully addressed, according to a letter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent to the U.S. Army Corps of… Read story

A golden eagle flies over a wind turbine on Duke Energy's wind farm in Converse County, Wyo.

Study predicts bird deaths at wind farms

A golden eagle flies over a wind turbine on Duke Energy's wind farm in Converse County, Wyo.

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

A Washington State University Vancouver researcher has helped develop a model aiming to predict the number of birds that would be killed by a wind farm if it's built. Read story

State: Extreme wildfire danger this weekend

July 31, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Unrelenting heat mixed with the possibility of lightning and high winds in the coming days will bring Washington its most dangerous fire conditions of the year, state fire officials announced Friday. Read story

Heat wave brings triple-digit temps to Clark County

July 29, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

An ongoing heat wave could bring Clark County triple-digit temperatures this afternoon, forecasters said. Read story

Busy paving season underway in Clark County

July 28, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

When the Washington State Department of Transportation began repaving a major thoroughfare between Vancouver and Battle Ground this week, it wasn't as simple as rolling out the asphalt on a day's notice. Read story

Drought forces managers to lower North Fork of Lewis River

July 28, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Water levels on the North Fork of the Lewis River will drop significantly below Merwin Dam starting Friday as officials try to save enough water to support fish spawning this fall. Read story

Camas Days racers break a bathtub

July 25, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

CAMAS — It's safe to say this year's bathtub races at Camas Days didn't go exactly as planned. Read story

Police arrest man in possible attempted kidnapping

July 25, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

The child was not hurt and was reunited with her family. Read story

Slow, steady for western pond turtle program in Gorge

July 25, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

Every year, a batch of western pond turtles is let loose in secluded locations in the Columbia River Gorge. The release often happens with plenty of fanfare as volunteers, invited youth and media look on. Read story