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Eva Metcalfe, co-owner of E-Cycle Wise, takes apart a computer Jan.

Working in Clark County: Eva Metcalfe, electronics recycler

Eva Metcalfe, co-owner of E-Cycle Wise, takes apart a computer Jan.

January 11, 2015, 4:00pm Business

Eva Metcalfe and her mother started their e-recycle business with some tools, one table, one chair, and a desire to make Clark County greener. Although the work is physically hard, she likes working with her mother, Rachel Treasure. Read story

Vancouver resident Frank Costanza has been a land survey technician at Mackay Esposito for 13 years.

Working in Clark County: Frank Costanza, field survey technician

Vancouver resident Frank Costanza has been a land survey technician at Mackay Esposito for 13 years.

January 4, 2015, 4:00pm Business

After serving in the military, Frank Costanza was volunteering with a mountain rescue group when one of the other volunteers told him about a surveyor job at MacKaySposito. Costanza applied and was hired. "I like the camaraderie. ... It is nice to bond with others and experience something new together,"… Read story

David Keller Jr.

Six advance to rank of Eagle Scout

David Keller Jr.

December 23, 2014, 4:00pm Community

Six Boy Scouts from the Fort Vancouver District successfully passed their Eagle Scout board of review during October and November and have been advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout. Read story

James Winther helps Liz Boss take aim as he leads teams of seniors in a game of bean bag baseball at Glenwood Place Senior Living in Vancouver earlier this month.

Working in Clark County: James Winther, activities assistant

James Winther helps Liz Boss take aim as he leads teams of seniors in a game of bean bag baseball at Glenwood Place Senior Living in Vancouver earlier this month.

December 21, 2014, 4:00pm Business

"I want every day to be great for the folks living at Glenwood Place Senior Living," James Winther says. Although he was born with optic nerve damage and can't drive, it doesn't diminish Winther's energy and enthusiasm for his job as an activities assistant. He keeps the seniors involved and… Read story

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Speech therapist Barbara Erskine works with Sylvie Johnson, 10, of La Center on a recent visit. It was graduation day for Sylvie.

Working in Clark County: Barbara Erskine, speech pathologist

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Speech therapist Barbara Erskine works with Sylvie Johnson, 10, of La Center on a recent visit. It was graduation day for Sylvie.

December 14, 2014, 4:00pm Business

Barbara Erskine has always known what she wanted to do in life. She became a speech pathologist and today is still as passionate about her career as when she first began. "I am always happiest when helping other people. I get a wonderful feeling to be part of seeing my… Read story

Connor Franklin Johnson

Mountain View sophomore achieves Eagle Scout rank

Connor Franklin Johnson

December 10, 2014, 12:00am Community

Connor Franklin Johnson, 15, received his Eagle Scout award on Nov. 22 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. He is a member of Columbia Gorge District, Troop 648. His scoutmaster is Jim Sciortino. Read story

Ed Buma, shown Dec.

Working in Clark County: Ed Buma, journeyman lineman/serviceman

Ed Buma, shown Dec.

December 8, 2014, 12:00am Business

Ed Buma knew he didn't want to have a desk job. He didn't get one. As a journeyman lineman/serviceman he is always outside and many times has left home in the middle of the night to go out in freezing rain or snow. "My job has been very rewarding to… Read story

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Cobbler Ron Wells repairs a boot at Corner Cobbler Shoe Repair in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Ron Wells, cobbler

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Cobbler Ron Wells repairs a boot at Corner Cobbler Shoe Repair in Vancouver.

December 1, 2014, 12:00am Business

Ron Wells has been repairing shoes most of his life. I am always learning something new, he says. Educating the public about repairing shoes instead of buying new is a challenge. Shoes are not a throwaway product. Read story

C-Tran bus driver Todd Shade, seen Nov.

Working in Clark County: Todd Shade, C-Tran coach operator

C-Tran bus driver Todd Shade, seen Nov.

November 24, 2014, 12:00am Business

When he was a youngster, Todd Shade rode the bus around Portland with his grandmother. He told her someday he would be driving the bus. He kept his promise and this year his peers awarded him the title C-Tran Operator of the Year. "I enjoy what I do," Shade said.… Read story

Pharmacist Patrick Gallaher works inside The Vancouver Clinic at Columbia Tech Center.

Working in Clark County: Patrick Gallaher, pharmacist

Pharmacist Patrick Gallaher works inside The Vancouver Clinic at Columbia Tech Center.

November 17, 2014, 12:00am Business

Patrick Gallaher started thinking about a career in pharmacy because he admired his scoutmaster, who was a pharmacist. Now he likes what he does, and he is working on a plan to change the way some patients are treated. When someone does not need medication any more, that is a… Read story