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Columbian Small Cities Reporter

Backers of Washougal schools bond measure to rally Jan. 29

January 19, 2015, 4:00pm Clark County News

Backers of a multimillion-dollar bond measure to improve several schools in Washougal will hold a rally next week at the campus where most of the money would be spent. Read story

Threats by student reported at La Center High

January 14, 2015, 4:00pm Latest News

Police went to La Center High School on Wednesday to investigate reports of a student threatening others on campus. Read story

East County Fire & Rescue chief fired

January 13, 2015, 4:00pm Clark County News

In a meeting convened last week, East County Fire & Rescue's board of commissioners quietly fired the district's longtime chief, Scott Koehler. Read story

Hallie Davidson, manager at Woodland Action Thrift &amp; Gift Store,

Woodland Action thrift store serves many purposes in town

Hallie Davidson, manager at Woodland Action Thrift &amp; Gift Store,

January 11, 2015, 4:00pm Clark County News

WOODLAND -- When Hallie Davidson lost her job with the U.S. Forest Service last year, she found a new calling, volunteering to help launch Woodland Action's thrift store. Read story

Crews install 16-inch wastewater pipe Tuesday along Northeast 10th Avenue.

Wastewater pipeline project’s 1st phase nears halfway point

Crews install 16-inch wastewater pipe Tuesday along Northeast 10th Avenue.

January 8, 2015, 4:00pm Business

Crews will reach the halfway mark early this year in the first phase of construction on a new central wastewater pipeline running from Ridgefield to Salmon Creek. Read story

Jeramy Wilcox, project manager with the port of Camas-Washougal, looks at the small pile of refuse that survived the fire that destroyed 10 hangar bays Oct.

Plans begin in Grove Field’s ashes

Jeramy Wilcox, project manager with the port of Camas-Washougal, looks at the small pile of refuse that survived the fire that destroyed 10 hangar bays Oct.

January 6, 2015, 4:00pm Clark County News

Three months after a fire tore through a row of hangars at Grove Field, the small Camas airport looks much emptier. Read story

The new Candlewood Suites hotel under construction at 192nd Avenue and 20th Street will add more than 80 rooms to the county's growing hotel market.

Hotels sprouting in east Vancouver

The new Candlewood Suites hotel under construction at 192nd Avenue and 20th Street will add more than 80 rooms to the county's growing hotel market.

January 5, 2015, 4:00pm Business

Construction is quickly moving along at a new Candlewood Suites in east Vancouver, one of several new hotels that will add hundreds more rooms to the city in the next two years. Read story

Amy Montoya is raising money to restore an old prune dryer she owns in Ridgefield.

To reconstitute a prune dryer

Amy Montoya is raising money to restore an old prune dryer she owns in Ridgefield.

January 3, 2015, 4:00pm Clark County News

RIDGEFIELD -- As Amy Montoya strolled across her driveway, she paused and gazed at her crumbling century-old barn, somehow still standing after a recent wind storm knocked down one of its walls. Read story

Eric Knotts, 16, front, and Gregg Marshall load a Christmas tree into the back of a truck Saturday.

Scouts branch out to collect Christmas trees, coats

Eric Knotts, 16, front, and Gregg Marshall load a Christmas tree into the back of a truck Saturday.

January 3, 2015, 4:00pm Clark County News

As Boy Scouts throughout Clark County wound down their annual Christmas tree collection Saturday afternoon, David Cramblett paused and took stock of the heaping pile of coats the community donated this year. Read story

Ridgefield man involved in head-on collision on U.S. Highway 101

January 2, 2015, 4:00pm Latest News

A Ridgefield man was involved in a head-on collision that blocked all traffic on a portion of U.S. Highway 101 for seven hours Friday night in Oregon. Read story