<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=192888919167017&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Monday,  June 24 , 2024

Linkedin Pinterest
Photo of Heather Acheson

Stories by Heather Acheson

Columbian staff writer

Svidran played the role of Happy the Clown for 25 years.

It’s a wonderful life

Svidran played the role of Happy the Clown for 25 years.

March 10, 2014, 5:00pm Clark County News

During the past 80 years, Jacquie Svidran has transformed herself into a menagerie of unique and memorable characters. On stage she has played roles ranging from a jovial Catholic nun to a Jewish matchmaker to Queen Victoria. Television audiences in Alaska knew her as "Mother Moose," a role that required… Read story

Drug addiction is a community problem

March 3, 2014, 4:00pm Editorials

Dianne and Darin Van Dyken are lucky to be alive. As profiled in an article in today's Post-Record, before the two met in 2012, they had both had serious addictions to drugs and alcohol. The destructive paths they chose to take in their lives led to very dark places. Darin… Read story

Camas seeks input from citizens on I-502

March 3, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

The Camas City Council is interested in knowing exactly what citizens think about Initiative-502 and how its implementation should -- or shouldn't -- impact the local community. During last night's Camas City Council meeting, Mayor Scott Higgins said he would like more information, so that he can gauge whether the… Read story

&quot;The Burma Cookbook&quot; authors Morrison Polkinghorne (left) and Robert Carmack (center) sign copies of their book and talk with friends and other community members who turned out for their presentation at the Camas Public Library on Wednesday.

Celebrating the land of a million pagodas

&quot;The Burma Cookbook&quot; authors Morrison Polkinghorne (left) and Robert Carmack (center) sign copies of their book and talk with friends and other community members who turned out for their presentation at the Camas Public Library on Wednesday.

March 3, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

On Saturday, my Mt. Norway kitchen was overflowing with the aromas of delicious, savory delights -- pork marinated in ginger and a thick, sweet soy sauce, then cooked for nearly two hours on a low heat with Asian chile powder to create a unique stew. Mint, onion, ginger and garlic… Read story

Birds navigated icy tree branches to get to the seeds in a feeder at one Washougal home.

Winter chill

Birds navigated icy tree branches to get to the seeds in a feeder at one Washougal home.

February 10, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

After four days of inclement weather blasted the local area with snow, wind, freezing rain and ice, frigid conditions are finally beginning to thaw. According to the National Weather Service, Camas and Washougal received approximately 9 inches of snow during the past four days, and freezing rain arrived in force… Read story

School levy issues will be decided today

February 10, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

Today is Election Day in Clark and Skamania counties. In Washougal, voters are being asked to cast their ballots on the school district's two replacement levies that would fund maintenance and operations and technology. Although the levies are not new, the amounts have been increased to keep pace with increased… Read story

Give school transportation officials a break

February 10, 2014, 4:00pm Editorials

The Clark County area is just now recovering from one of the longest stretches of nasty winter weather in recent years. City crews, including public works employees and emergency responders, were kept on their toes throughout the weekend, taking care of problems ranging from frozen pipes and sewer alarms to… Read story

The new headstone of Alexander Stuber is carefully lowered into place, using a flatbed truck crane and pulley, at the Camas Cemetery on Friday.

Righting a wrong

The new headstone of Alexander Stuber is carefully lowered into place, using a flatbed truck crane and pulley, at the Camas Cemetery on Friday.

February 3, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

A representation of the Camas community's generosity was bolted into place on Friday. A new granite monument at the grave site of Alexander Stuber was secured into place at the Camas Cemetery by employees from Vancouver Granite Works. The original one, more than 100 years old, was destroyed by vandalism… Read story

Camas man killed in Vancouver shooting

February 3, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

A Camas man was fatally shot Monday in what law enforcement officials are describing as a case of workplace violence. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Westside Business Center located at 1800 W. Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver's industrial west side… Read story

Barbara Quinn, assisted by Dick Lindstrom, weaves a rug on a counter balance loom at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal using selvage materials from Pendleton Woolen Mills.

Two Rivers Heritage Museum reopens with new, updated displays

Barbara Quinn, assisted by Dick Lindstrom, weaves a rug on a counter balance loom at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal using selvage materials from Pendleton Woolen Mills.

February 3, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

After a two-month closure, the Two Rivers Heritage Museum reopens today with a new display highlighting the local area's fabric weaving history. The exhibit, "Early Fabric Making," features a working counter balance loom set up to weave rugs with blanket selvage material donated from Pendleton Woolen Mills, which is located… Read story