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Jan, left, and Dean Johnson each have a separate space at their Ariel home to pursue their individual hobbies. The couple, in their 80s, also enjoy going to car shows with the 1957 Chevy Bel Air behind them in Dean's garage.

Retired Clark County couple stay active, engaged with hobbies

Jan, left, and Dean Johnson each have a separate space at their Ariel home to pursue their individual hobbies. The couple, in their 80s, also enjoy going to car shows with the 1957 Chevy Bel Air behind them in Dean's garage.

September 27, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Dean and Jan Johnson prioritize their hobbies. So much so that they each have dedicated space at their Ariel home for their pursuits. Dean, 83, has what he calls his “man cave,” a garage filled with his projects, like the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air he restored. Jan, 84, has a… Read story

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Crash near Proebstel injures four on Saturday

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September 18, 2022, 8:09am Clark County News

A 51-year-old Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after a Saturday afternoon crash near Proebstel. Read story

Joshua Smith of Vancouver won a bronze medal in his weight category at the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 in Las Vegas on Sept. 2.

Joshua Smith comes home with bronze from Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Joshua Smith of Vancouver won a bronze medal in his weight category at the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 in Las Vegas on Sept. 2.

September 9, 2022, 11:22am Clark County Life

Joshua Smith of Vancouver recently returned from the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 in Las Vegas, where he won a bronze medal in his belt and weight class. Read story

Teslas aren’t the only EVs out there. A dozen different varieties will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Esther Short Park as part of Saturday’s Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair.

Amped up about EVs: Car owners share enthusiasm at Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair

Teslas aren’t the only EVs out there. A dozen different varieties will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Esther Short Park as part of Saturday’s Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair.

September 8, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

If the combination of high gas prices and Inflation Reduction Act incentives has piqued your curiosity about owning an electric car, you can find out more at the Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair on Saturday. Read story

Dick Gill and his wife, Laura, hop on a C-Tran bus in southeast Vancouver to make their way around town on a recent morning. They share  one car, and they try to walk or use the bus as much as possible to get around.

Vancouver leaders work toward a transportation transformation

Dick Gill and his wife, Laura, hop on a C-Tran bus in southeast Vancouver to make their way around town on a recent morning. They share  one car, and they try to walk or use the bus as much as possible to get around.

September 4, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Vancouver leaders work to reshape neighborhoods so residents can get around without cars Read story

Brazilian jiujitsu instructor Chris Dealy, the owner of The Base in Vancouver, left, takes on Joshua Smith, who has been training in Brazilian jiujitsu for 15 years despite lacking full use of his legs.

Fighting spirit: Vancouver man credits martial art with saving his life

Brazilian jiujitsu instructor Chris Dealy, the owner of The Base in Vancouver, left, takes on Joshua Smith, who has been training in Brazilian jiujitsu for 15 years despite lacking full use of his legs.

September 1, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Life dealt Joshua Smith one blow after another. His mother died of an asthma attack when he was 8. His father remarried but his stepmother, a woman he described as “an angel,” died of pregnancy complications. At 12, he crushed his spine after plunging over a 25-foot embankment while snowmobiling… Read story

Doug Ness, then The Columbian's finance director, operates a backhoe to take one of the first "bites" of the former Jantzen swimwear factory in 2006. The Columbian bought the property, now the location of Grand Central Fred Meyer, with the intention of building an office, but later sold the site.

Doug Ness, retired CFO who guided The Columbian through tough times, dies at 77

Doug Ness, then The Columbian's finance director, operates a backhoe to take one of the first "bites" of the former Jantzen swimwear factory in 2006. The Columbian bought the property, now the location of Grand Central Fred Meyer, with the intention of building an office, but later sold the site.

August 18, 2022, 4:29pm Business

Doug Ness, retired chief financial officer of The Columbian and longtime Columbia River Economic Development Council board member, died early Thursday at age 77 after a long illness. Read story

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Deputies chase stolen car through Orchards

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August 7, 2022, 9:13am Clark County News

A man driving a stolen car led deputies on a chase through Orchards Saturday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Vancouver crash sends motorcyclist to hospital

August 7, 2022, 9:07am Clark County News

A 22-year-old Vancouver motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Saturday night after colliding with an SUV, according to Vancouver police. Read story

Each of these antique diving boots, part of Vancouver resident Bradley "Mitch" Mitchell's collection, weighs 25 pounds.

A deep look into history: Vancouver man collects antique diving equipment

Each of these antique diving boots, part of Vancouver resident Bradley "Mitch" Mitchell's collection, weighs 25 pounds.

July 29, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

When Bradley “Mitch” Mitchell moved to Vancouver from Kirkland in January, he brought an unusual — and weighty — collection with him. Read story