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Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter

Fish Culturist Chris Hankin steps off a platform near a raceway containing squirming fingerlings at the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery in March 2008.

Drought forces region’s hatcheries to release millions of fish early

Fish Culturist Chris Hankin steps off a platform near a raceway containing squirming fingerlings at the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery in March 2008.

July 7, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Deepening drought conditions are forcing the region's fish hatcheries to change the way they operate, and officials fear the worst is yet to come. Read story

Jordan Mui shaves a Shih Tzu named Diesel at Franko's Dog and Cat grooming in Vancouver on Monday. The salon grooms 125 to 175 dogs and cats per day and has seen a sharp uptick in the number of shavings due to the recent hot weather.

Clark County ties heat record

Jordan Mui shaves a Shih Tzu named Diesel at Franko's Dog and Cat grooming in Vancouver on Monday. The salon grooms 125 to 175 dogs and cats per day and has seen a sharp uptick in the number of shavings due to the recent hot weather.

July 7, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Clark County's extended heat wave has moved into record-setting territory. Read story

A group of journalists and other hikers stand near the rim of Mount St. Helens' crater recently. The Mount St.

Mount St. Helens: A view worth the hike

A group of journalists and other hikers stand near the rim of Mount St. Helens' crater recently. The Mount St.

July 5, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

WINDY RIDGE -- Looking into the crater of Mount St. Helens, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of the massive geologic amphitheater. Read story

June heat rewrites local record books

July 2, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

You've probably heard the saying: Summer doesn't really start in the Northwest until after the Fourth of July. Read story

Air Water Earth Recycling owner Paul Hardman shows bits of tin removed by a magnet as he sorts through aluminum cans this week.

Longtime recycler to close doors

Air Water Earth Recycling owner Paul Hardman shows bits of tin removed by a magnet as he sorts through aluminum cans this week.

June 25, 2015, 12:00am Business

After barely hanging on for years, Paul Hardman says he couldn't hang on any longer. Read story

Sun illustration by Robert Dorrell/McClatchy-Tribune

Heat wave could bring triple-digit temperatures

Sun illustration by Robert Dorrell/McClatchy-Tribune

June 24, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

A pair of 90-degree days earlier this month offered Clark County a fleeting taste of summer heat. Read story

Vancouver resident Roland &quot;Em&quot; Emetaz picks up trash during a recent sweep of the Vancouver Land Bridge, one of his many volunteer activities. The 82-year-old is receiving a service award from the U.S.

Roland Emetaz: Taking stepsvideo icon

Vancouver resident Roland &quot;Em&quot; Emetaz picks up trash during a recent sweep of the Vancouver Land Bridge, one of his many volunteer activities. The 82-year-old is receiving a service award from the U.S.

June 23, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Roland Emetaz lives by a simple philosophy. "If you rest, you rust," he said. Read story

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

Oil terminal environmental review due in November

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

June 22, 2015, 12:00am Business

The detailed environmental review of a proposed oil transfer terminal in Vancouver won't be published until late November, according to a schedule submitted today to the state panel evaluating the project. Read story

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has approximately 4,100 miles of road.

Gifford Pinchot forest plan a mixed bag

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has approximately 4,100 miles of road.

June 21, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is managed much differently than it was two decades ago. Read story

Workers do paving work in 2006 on Interstate 5 at Milepost 7, just south of the 134th Street offramp.

WSDOT crews to begin summer paving work this week

Workers do paving work in 2006 on Interstate 5 at Milepost 7, just south of the 134th Street offramp.

June 14, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

A series of paving projects this summer will smooth some 15 miles of roadway in Clark County as the Washington State Department of Transportation tackles its annual repairs. Read story