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Stories by Shari Phiel

Columbian staff writer

Clark County hosting Hazel Dell park open house

March 21, 2024, 5:20am Clark County News

Clark County residents are invited to an open house 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Minnehaha Elementary School, 2800 N.E. 54th St., Vancouver, to learn about proposed updates to the Hazel Dell Community Park master plan. Read story

Clark County Council revising rules of procedure

March 19, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

The Clark County Council will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. March 26 to consider revisions to the council’s rules of procedure. Read story

Clark County seeks volunteer for Community Action Advisory Board

March 19, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County is seeking a volunteer to fill a District 5 community representative position on the Community Action Advisory Board. Read story

Bratton Canyon Park in Woodland to temporarily close

March 16, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Clark County Public Works is temporarily closing Bratton Canyon Park in Woodland effective April 1. Read story

Camp Bonneville in 2012.

FBI proposal to continue using Camp Bonneville as shooting range raises questions, concerns

Camp Bonneville in 2012.

March 14, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Camp Bonneville’s days as a military weapons training facility may be over, but at least one federal agency wants to continue using the former U.S. Army post as a shooting range. Read story

Clark County Commission on Aging hosts emergency series

March 14, 2024, 5:56am Clark County Health

The Clark County Commission on Aging continues its “Prepare in a Year” series with a discussion on creating an emergency kit. Read story

Patrons dine at the Carts by the Park food cart pod Feb. 29 in Ridgefield.

Ridgefield’s food cart pod could be a permanent fixture, with help from the city council

Patrons dine at the Carts by the Park food cart pod Feb. 29 in Ridgefield.

March 11, 2024, 2:28pm Business

Carts by the Park, Ridgefield’s popular food cart pod on Pioneer Street, is getting closer to making its location a permanent one. Read story

Clark County Climate Advisory Group sets March 13 meeting

March 9, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

The Clark County Climate Project Community Advisory Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Read story

Western gray squirrel (iStock.com)

Vancouver group among those suing Washington over squirrel

Western gray squirrel (iStock.com)

March 6, 2024, 5:47pm Clark County News

Vancouver Audubon Society and several other environmental groups are suing the state for failing to protect habitat for the endangered western gray squirrel. Read story

Nancy Erickson of Tacoma, left, joins Courtney Liu, also of Tacoma, for a one-day chance for smelt dipping on the Cowlitz River on Tuesday afternoon. At top, a young fisherman gets a hands-on experience with a slippery smelt.

Smelt lovers, feathered, furred and gaiter-wearing, go for a dip in Cowlitz Rivervideo icon

Nancy Erickson of Tacoma, left, joins Courtney Liu, also of Tacoma, for a one-day chance for smelt dipping on the Cowlitz River on Tuesday afternoon. At top, a young fisherman gets a hands-on experience with a slippery smelt.

March 6, 2024, 2:02pm Clark County Life

Thousands of eager anglers lined the banks of the Cowlitz River from Kelso to Castle Rock on Tuesday hoping to score a net full of smelt. Read story