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Elaine Yuzuriha plays the baritone saxophone during the Minidoka Swing Band’s rehearsal at the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland on June 24. The group worked on a new song, “Minidoka Swing Band,” written by Richard March and arranged by Kokichi Tagaw. It includes the lyrics: “Saturday night ’neath the Idaho moon, the Matsunaga boys were a-wailin’ a tune.

Minidoka band swings for the fences

Elaine Yuzuriha plays the baritone saxophone during the Minidoka Swing Band’s rehearsal at the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland on June 24. The group worked on a new song, “Minidoka Swing Band,” written by Richard March and arranged by Kokichi Tagaw. It includes the lyrics: “Saturday night ’neath the Idaho moon, the Matsunaga boys were a-wailin’ a tune.

July 15, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

“One thing about music, it really can transport you,” Elaine Yuzuriha said. Read story

The cockpit from a Phantom jet that Harley H. Hall ejected from in 1971 over Narragansett Bay has just been added to the exhibit in the Hazel Dell office building named for the Navy pilot.

After 44 years at The Columbian he’s history

The cockpit from a Phantom jet that Harley H. Hall ejected from in 1971 over Narragansett Bay has just been added to the exhibit in the Hazel Dell office building named for the Navy pilot.

July 15, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

Gun-Marie Olsson popped her head out of the women’s restroom and called for her husband to hurry over. She wanted him to check out the ceiling. Read story

Elaine Dorset, from left, and Harry Starr follow the lead of instructor Jeff Richardson, center, during saber training at Fort Vancouver in June. Greg Lassila is at the rear, behind Richardson. Starr and Emily Wattez, right, represent red-jacketed British Royal Marines of the 1840s.

Saber training at Fort Vancouver a step back in time

Elaine Dorset, from left, and Harry Starr follow the lead of instructor Jeff Richardson, center, during saber training at Fort Vancouver in June. Greg Lassila is at the rear, behind Richardson. Starr and Emily Wattez, right, represent red-jacketed British Royal Marines of the 1840s.

July 11, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

It might conjure up hack-and-slash movie scenes set on old sailing ships, but the focus of summer saber training will represent the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur-trading center at Fort Vancouver. Read story

Don Millar World War II veteran

Off Beat: Airborne salute begins WWII tale of survival

Don Millar World War II veteran

July 1, 2018, 4:29pm Clark County News

Don Millar, a B-17 tail gunner during World War II, shared his story about the last flight of the “Screwball Express” in 2015. Read story

The Columbian files Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2017.

Fort Vancouver fireworks, family fun to fill up fourth

The Columbian files Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2017.

June 29, 2018, 6:05am Clark County Life

One of the biggest Fourth of July displays in the Pacific Northwest will bring lots of dazzle and sizzle to the skies above Fort Vancouver on Wednesday. Read story

The team of volunteers who built the full-size 1912 replica biplane and Fort Vancouver staff move the plane Tuesday to Pearson Air Museum at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Off Beat: Re-creating 1912 plane in 2018 no simple task

The team of volunteers who built the full-size 1912 replica biplane and Fort Vancouver staff move the plane Tuesday to Pearson Air Museum at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

June 24, 2018, 8:29pm Clark County News

How do you re-create a 1912 airplane when you can’t find a 130-year-old airplane builder to help you? Read story

Plane builders and Fort Vancouver staff members ease the Curtiss Pusher into the Pearson Air Museum at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Tuesday.

Busy week of aviation heritage takes wingvideo icon

Plane builders and Fort Vancouver staff members ease the Curtiss Pusher into the Pearson Air Museum at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Tuesday.

June 19, 2018, 8:25pm Clark County News

A team of airplane builders has been trying to set aviation back 106 years. Read story

Dawn Garzon Maaks, a clinical professor at Washington State University Vancouver’s college of nursing, will become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1.

WSUV professor to head national association

Dawn Garzon Maaks, a clinical professor at Washington State University Vancouver’s college of nursing, will become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1.

June 18, 2018, 6:09pm Clark County Health

A professor at Washington State University Vancouver will get to take the lead in addressing pediatric issues such as suicide and child abuse when she becomes president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Read story

‘Rosie the Riveter’, vintage aircraft flyover set for Heroes Night

June 18, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

A Southwest Washington “Rosie the Riveter” who built B-17 Flying Fortresses during World War II and a flyover by an earlier aircraft design — three biplanes — will be part of the Heroes Night celebration on Saturday. Read story

National Park Service volunteers work on a full-scale replica of the Curtiss Pusher that flew from Portland to Pearson Field in 1912. It will go on display Saturday at Pearson Air Museum.

Pearson Air Museum to celebrate historic flights

National Park Service volunteers work on a full-scale replica of the Curtiss Pusher that flew from Portland to Pearson Field in 1912. It will go on display Saturday at Pearson Air Museum.

June 17, 2018, 6:15am Clark County News

Pearson Air Museum will celebrate two flying milestones in the next few days — events that show how the scale of aviation challenges advanced in the span of 25 years. Read story