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Construction continues at Battle Ground Station, the city&rsquo;s new food cart pod. Once completed, the site will house 10 food carts, offering a variety of cuisines.

Opening of Battle Ground food cart pod Battle Ground Station delayed

Construction continues at Battle Ground Station, the city&rsquo;s new food cart pod. Once completed, the site will house 10 food carts, offering a variety of cuisines.

January 3, 2024, 6:07am Business

The opening of Battle Ground’s newest food cart pod, Battle Ground Station, has been delayed again, and a new opening date has not been set. Read story

Ridgefield City Hall in 2020 (The Columbian files)

Ridgefield reviews next steps for its parks

Ridgefield City Hall in 2020 (The Columbian files)

January 2, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Ridgefield residents and visitors will have more opportunities to get out and enjoy some fresh air and exercise in the coming years. The city council reviewed development ideas for a waterfront park, skate park and updates at Abrams Park during a Dec. 21 study session. Read story

A customer grabs a box of fireworks at BlackJack Fireworks in Hazel Dell.

Where and when fireworks are allowed on New Year’s Eve in Clark County

A customer grabs a box of fireworks at BlackJack Fireworks in Hazel Dell.

December 29, 2023, 11:26am Clark County News

Along with a cup of holiday cheer, many folks will be looking to ring in the new year with fireworks, but residents should remember that fireworks aren’t allowed everywhere in Clark County on New Year’s Eve. Read story

Come rain or shine, volunteer Martin Jacobsen comes to Park Hill Cemetery to clear weeds, grass and mud from headstones. Jacobsen is one of two volunteers who have been helping to keep Park Hill Cemetery&rsquo;s grounds neat and clean. At top, volunteer Ngoc Birrer keeps a grave in shape while working at Park Hill Cemetery on Dec. 21.

Volunteers keep Park Hill Cemetery in central Vancouver groomed

Come rain or shine, volunteer Martin Jacobsen comes to Park Hill Cemetery to clear weeds, grass and mud from headstones. Jacobsen is one of two volunteers who have been helping to keep Park Hill Cemetery&rsquo;s grounds neat and clean. At top, volunteer Ngoc Birrer keeps a grave in shape while working at Park Hill Cemetery on Dec. 21.

December 29, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Vancouver resident Martin Jacobsen likes getting his hands dirty. Nearly every day for the past 10 years, Jacobsen has come to Park Hill Cemetery in central Vancouver to pull weeds and trim back the grass, often by hand, growing over the headstones and markers. Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reviews documents during Tuesday's Canvassing Board meeting.

Ethics complaint alleges Clark County auditor mishandled 2022 voter registration challenge of candidate facing voter fraud charges

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reviews documents during Tuesday's Canvassing Board meeting.

December 28, 2023, 7:19pm Clark County News

Vancouver attorney Angus Lee on Thursday filed an ethics complaint against Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey. He alleges Kimsey’s handling of a 2022 voter registration challenge against candidate John Ley violated the county’s code of ethics and policies. Read story

Clark County to begin construction on Klineline shelter

December 28, 2023, 5:58am Clark County News

Clark County Public Works will begin construction of a new picnic shelter in the Klineline Pond area of Salmon Creek Regional Park in January. The new shelter will replace the former Pondview Shelter that was damaged during a winter storm. The new shelter is expected to open later this spring. Read story

The Clark County Elections Office is one of many places you can place your ballot in a ballot box. Or, drop it in the U.S. Mail; the postage is prepaid.

Proposed initiative targets election security in Clark County but some portions could violate the law

The Clark County Elections Office is one of many places you can place your ballot in a ballot box. Or, drop it in the U.S. Mail; the postage is prepaid.

December 21, 2023, 6:37pm Clark County News

A proposed Clark County initiative would require post-election audits and enhanced security at ballot drop boxes, among other changes. Elections officials, however, say parts of the initiative may conflict with state and federal law. Read story

Crews lay down gravel on a new road being built by Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to service future mining activity in the Chelatchie Bluff mineral lands. Residents in the area are concerned about the impacts the road work and mining will have on the environment.

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad ordered to cease road-building, expansion

Crews lay down gravel on a new road being built by Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to service future mining activity in the Chelatchie Bluff mineral lands. Residents in the area are concerned about the impacts the road work and mining will have on the environment.

December 20, 2023, 6:36pm Business

Federal authorities have ordered Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to cease its road-building and rail-yard-expansion efforts in Chelatchie following a Nov. 16 visit to the site by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Marines Fisheries Service and Environmental Protection Agency. Read story

A sign welcomes visitors and residents to La Center.

La Center plans downtown expansion that could include annexing 14-acres, waterfront recreation

A sign welcomes visitors and residents to La Center.

December 19, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Mayor Thomas Strobehn and Community Development Director Bryan Kast unveiled a plan called Downtown 2.0 to expand La Center’s footprint during the city council’s annual retreat Saturday. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

Gov. Jay Inslee optimistic about his proposed 2024 supplemental budget

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

December 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee is “cautiously optimistic” that state legislators will approve his proposed 2024 supplemental budget released Wednesday. Inslee met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday to discuss the specifics of the budget. Read story