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The Big Hollow wildfire, which is 15 miles northwest of Carson and 7 miles southeast of Cougar, had burned a total of 24,309 acres, or about 38 square miles as of this morning. (U.S.

Rain through Saturday should slow spread of Big Hollow Fire

The Big Hollow wildfire, which is 15 miles northwest of Carson and 7 miles southeast of Cougar, had burned a total of 24,309 acres, or about 38 square miles as of this morning. (U.S.

September 18, 2020, 10:47am Clark County News

The Big Hollow Fire burning in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest grew in acreage Thursday, but precipitation forecast to stick around through today should help slow its spread. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

Solutions sought as Clark County Jail population climbs

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Criminal justice officials met Wednesday to discuss the increasing inmate population at the Clark County Jail. The jail chief noted that more than 90 percent of those in custody are felons who cannot be released under criteria set earlier this year due to COVID-19. Read story

The Big Hollow Fire on Thursday. (U.S.

Big Hollow Fire 25 percent contained; rain expected in area

The Big Hollow Fire on Thursday. (U.S.

September 17, 2020, 11:16am Clark County News

The Big Hollow Fire burning in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest had grown another 820 acres as of Thursday morning, but fire crews say the wildfire is now 25 percent contained. Read story

Third suspect in Vancouver robbery case makes court appearance

September 16, 2020, 5:19pm Clark County News

A third suspect wanted in connection with a Vancouver robbery of a man who was trying to buy cocaine earlier this year made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Read story

Big Hollow Fire Daily Update and map for September 16.  (U.S.

Big Hollow Fire in Gifford Pinchot National Forest 15 percent contained

Big Hollow Fire Daily Update and map for September 16.  (U.S.

September 16, 2020, 11:47am Clark County News

The Big Hollow Fire burning in the southwestern region of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest was 15 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Read story

Clark County jury coordinator Gigi Darfler, center, gives instructions to potential jurors as they begin jury selection for a civil trial Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The Superior Court trial is one of two that commenced Monday. They are the first to be heard by jurors since mid-March due to COVID-19. Jury selection for a Clark County District Court domestic violence case was carried out at the courthouse in Vancouver.

Clark County seeks fair jury during pandemic

Clark County jury coordinator Gigi Darfler, center, gives instructions to potential jurors as they begin jury selection for a civil trial Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The Superior Court trial is one of two that commenced Monday. They are the first to be heard by jurors since mid-March due to COVID-19. Jury selection for a Clark County District Court domestic violence case was carried out at the courthouse in Vancouver.

September 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Potential jurors gathered Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, chosen for its spaciousness, which allows everyone involved in the jury selection process to follow social distancing guidelines. Read story

A U.S. Forest Service map shows the latest spread of the Big Hollow Fire.

Crews continue to battle Big Hollow Fire in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

A U.S. Forest Service map shows the latest spread of the Big Hollow Fire.

September 15, 2020, 11:55am Clark County News

Among fire operations this week, crews worked to limit the Big Hollow Fire from spreading to the west and prepped roads to burn a control line at the fire’s southern edge in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Read story

Oregon woman to serve 21 months for fraud

September 14, 2020, 6:24pm Clark County News

An Oregon woman who owned and operated a durable medical equipment company with retail stores in Portland and Vancouver has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for defrauding six health insurers of $1.3 million. Read story

Florida man faces federal child sex abuse imagery charge following arrest in Vancouver

September 14, 2020, 1:26pm Clark County News

A 39-year-old Florida man faces federal charges of production of child sex abuse imagery and enticement of a minor, following his arrest in Vancouver in July. Read story

Vancouver man, ex-church youth leader gets 5 years in child molestation cases

September 11, 2020, 5:58pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court judge sentenced a 31-year-old former youth group leader Friday to five years in two child molestation cases, imposing a punishment in opposition to the defense and defendant’s family’s impassioned pleas for redemption and rehabilitation. Read story