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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

Andy Trapani of San Jose, Calif., views the Na Kanaka art installation Friday afternoon at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

Exhibit to tell tales of Hawaiian transplants

Andy Trapani of San Jose, Calif., views the Na Kanaka art installation Friday afternoon at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

July 7, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

“Why would you want to leave paradise?” Read story

Yakama artist Toma Villa does some touch-up work Friday after repairing a crack in the wood in his Spirit Pole sculpture at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

Fort’s Spirit Pole gets a facelift

Yakama artist Toma Villa does some touch-up work Friday after repairing a crack in the wood in his Spirit Pole sculpture at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center.

July 6, 2018, 7:15pm Clark County News

Toma Villa installed the Spirit Pole a couple of years ago. 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

Fireworks light up at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2017.

Fireworks at fort sure to be a blast

Fireworks light up at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2017.

June 24, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

The performances will be precisely choreographed on July 4 when the butterflies and flying dragons are unleashed. 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