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Columbian Small Cities Reporter

Fort volunteer Margaret Kerby, 11, left, makes wreaths with Emily Winterham, middle, and Camille Shelton on Saturday.

Christmas at the Fort a trip back in time

Fort volunteer Margaret Kerby, 11, left, makes wreaths with Emily Winterham, middle, and Camille Shelton on Saturday.

December 13, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

More than 1,000 people took a trip to the 1840s Saturday to experience how families celebrated the holidays back then on a rare break from work at Fort Vancouver. Read story

Trail Tech, a Battle Ground-based company, is poised for rapid expansion in the next few years.

Trail Tech expands in Battle Ground

Trail Tech, a Battle Ground-based company, is poised for rapid expansion in the next few years.

December 12, 2014, 12:00am Business

In the quiet southeast reaches of Battle Ground, business is bustling for Trail Tech as the high-tech company prepares for a massive expansion. Read story

An oil train passes the Vancouver Land Bridge.

Officials air concerns about oil trains at Washougal meeting

An oil train passes the Vancouver Land Bridge.

December 10, 2014, 12:00am Business

In a humbling moment Tuesday night, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard turned to three representatives of BNSF Railway and admitted the city has little power to halt the rise of trains carrying volatile crude oil through Washougal. Read story

Terry Hurd, the owner of the historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge in Ridgefield, is remodeling and expanding his business.

Ridgefield group means business

Terry Hurd, the owner of the historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge in Ridgefield, is remodeling and expanding his business.

December 10, 2014, 12:00am Business

As Ridgefield continues to rank among Washington's fastest-growing cities, a consortium of business owners and residents hopes to ensure its quiet downtown streets keep pace with the rest of the city. Read story

Hockinson schools to seek $40M bond

December 8, 2014, 12:00am Clark County News

The Hockinson School District is sending voters a multimillion-dollar bond measure this winter to replace its aging middle school and expand its other two campuses. Read story

Ridgefield is shown from the air Sept. 10.

Port of Ridgefield sues Union Pacific over land cleanup

Ridgefield is shown from the air Sept. 10.

December 6, 2014, 12:00am Clark County News

The Port of Ridgefield is taking the Union Pacific Railroad Co. to court over the cost to clean up what was once considered one of the most contaminated sites in Washington. Read story

Voters in Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

Woodland OKs pot in segment of city

Voters in Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

December 2, 2014, 12:00am Clark County News

Woodland has become the latest Southwest Washington city to give the green light to the recreational marijuana industry. Read story

Texan is new Woodland police chief

December 2, 2014, 12:00am Clark County News

The Woodland Police Department will usher in a new chief this month as the city continues to wade through legal battles against one of its own detectives. Read story

Voters in Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

Woodland may OK small marijuana work zone

Voters in Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

November 29, 2014, 12:00am Clark County News

The Woodland City Council appears poised to carve an exception in the hard stance it took against recreational marijuana businesses earlier this month. Read story

Woodland may finally have found new police chief after long search

November 28, 2014, 12:00am Clark County News

After searching more than a year for a new police chief, Woodland Mayor Grover Laseke believes he's finally found the right guy for the job. Read story