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Stories by Sarah Wolf

Columbian staff writer

Troubled local exercise equipment company Nautilus has taken the drastic step of selling off its namesake brand name as it works to focus on more profitable parts of its business, as seen in southeast Vancouver on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2023.

Sales at Vancouver-based Nautilus down 51% from last year

Troubled local exercise equipment company Nautilus has taken the drastic step of selling off its namesake brand name as it works to focus on more profitable parts of its business, as seen in southeast Vancouver on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2023.

May 24, 2023, 3:54pm Business

After its sales spiked during the pandemic, as people were forced to work out at home, sales at Vancouver’s Nautilus Inc. have plummeted 51.3 percent compared with last year. Read story

Apartment complex planned for Barberton area

May 24, 2023, 6:01am Business

A 238-unit apartment complex has been proposed just off of Northeast 72nd Avenue in the Barberton area. Read story

AnnMarie Taylor Haldeman spreads soil at the Taylor Family Farm in Vancouver. Between soaring land prices and pressures to sell, observers worry about the future of farming in Clark County. At top, homes overlook the Taylor Family Farm orchard.

Pressure grows on Clark County farmers

AnnMarie Taylor Haldeman spreads soil at the Taylor Family Farm in Vancouver. Between soaring land prices and pressures to sell, observers worry about the future of farming in Clark County. At top, homes overlook the Taylor Family Farm orchard.

May 21, 2023, 6:10am Business

With its picturesque old barn, fruit tree orchard and rows and rows of vegetable crops, Taylor Family Farm is an island in a sea of small suburban homes and apartments in central Vancouver. Read story

Fred Meyer volunteers cook and serve thousands of pancakes during the annual free pancake breakfast on opening day of the Clark County Fair.

Clark County Fair pancake breakfast ends

Fred Meyer volunteers cook and serve thousands of pancakes during the annual free pancake breakfast on opening day of the Clark County Fair.

May 19, 2023, 2:54pm Clark County News

The storied pancake breakfast known for kicking off the Clark County Fair is no more, fair leaders announced Friday. Read story

The Washington Legislature allocated $3.5 million to help the Port of Vancouver demolish its 100-year-old Terminal 1 dock. Plans are for the dock to be replaced and for construction to begin on a public market, as seen in this rendering.

State Legislature OKs $3.5M for Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 project

The Washington Legislature allocated $3.5 million to help the Port of Vancouver demolish its 100-year-old Terminal 1 dock. Plans are for the dock to be replaced and for construction to begin on a public market, as seen in this rendering.

May 18, 2023, 4:40pm Business

The Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 Public Market is one step closer to reality after the Washington Legislature allocated $3.5 million for the removal of the port’s century-old Terminal 1 dock. Read story

Two flex industrial buildings have been proposed on the northeast portion of a 23.38-acre site that borders Southeast First Street in east Vancouver. Part of the site is currently home to Granite Construction, pictured here.

Flex industrial buildings in plans for east Vancouver’s Section 30

Two flex industrial buildings have been proposed on the northeast portion of a 23.38-acre site that borders Southeast First Street in east Vancouver. Part of the site is currently home to Granite Construction, pictured here.

May 18, 2023, 6:05am Business

Development of east Vancouver’s Section 30 may be continuing soon, as one company recently submitted its pre-planning application to the city of Vancouver. Read story

Riverview Bank employees Faith Salyers, left, and Molly Helige test their luck during a game of cornhole while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the bank in Camas on Friday afternoon.

Riverview Bank turns 100

Riverview Bank employees Faith Salyers, left, and Molly Helige test their luck during a game of cornhole while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the bank in Camas on Friday afternoon.

May 16, 2023, 6:05am Business

Riverview Bank, Clark County’s hometown for-profit financial institution, is officially a centenarian. Read story

Vancouver-based Absci revenue up, but still reporting a loss

May 16, 2023, 5:56am Business

In its latest earnings report, drug creation company Absci announced a loss of $23.4 million for the first quarter of 2023. The loss is less than the $29.5 million loss reported during the same period last year, however. Read story

Tourists are returning to Clark County in numbers not even seen in 2019, and they're spending more money.

Report: Clark County visitors, spending surpasses pre-pandemic numbers

Tourists are returning to Clark County in numbers not even seen in 2019, and they're spending more money.

May 13, 2023, 6:04am Business

Clark County’s tourism has officially recovered from the pandemic, according to a new report. Read story

Sweet Intention gift boutique helps shoppers gear up for Mother's Day with a selection of gift ideas, as seen in downtown Camas on Thursday afternoon.

Clark County businesses get busy for Mother’s Day

Sweet Intention gift boutique helps shoppers gear up for Mother's Day with a selection of gift ideas, as seen in downtown Camas on Thursday afternoon.

May 12, 2023, 6:07am Business

While moms across the nation are looking forward to what likely they all hope to be a universal day of rest on Mother’s Day, Clark County’s retailers and restaurants may not be so lucky. Read story