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Columbian Science, Military & History Reporter

Austen Radnall, left, and Dustin Davis of St. Mary’s Services move up a Douglas fir at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning, stringing Christmas lights. At top, Cody Taplin of St. Mary’s Services gets ready to position a string of multi-colored lights.

Vancouver prepares for annual lighting of Christmas tree

Austen Radnall, left, and Dustin Davis of St. Mary’s Services move up a Douglas fir at Esther Short Park on Wednesday morning, stringing Christmas lights. At top, Cody Taplin of St. Mary’s Services gets ready to position a string of multi-colored lights.

November 22, 2017, 11:31am Clark County News

It’s beginning to look a lot like … well, we all know how that song goes. Read story

The senior photo of Gary Phillips in his 1964 high school yearbook.

As teen, Felida man heard gunshots that felled JFK

The senior photo of Gary Phillips in his 1964 high school yearbook.

November 22, 2017, 6:03am Clark County News

Gary Phillips was one of the last people to see President John F. Kennedy alive. His annual reminder of that milestone is coming around again. Read story

Nathan Vernon, right, walks toward his work site Monday morning as a crew from Pro Paint Northwest renovates the former motor repair shop at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Built in 1919, it is one of five buildings in the East Barracks getting exterior makeovers.

Vancouver Barracks renovation underway

Nathan Vernon, right, walks toward his work site Monday morning as a crew from Pro Paint Northwest renovates the former motor repair shop at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Built in 1919, it is one of five buildings in the East Barracks getting exterior makeovers.

November 20, 2017, 5:48pm Clark County News

Five longtime military figures at Vancouver Barracks are getting back in uniform. Read story

John F. Kennedy Jr., 3, salutes his father’s casket Nov. 25, 1963 in Washington, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president’s brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

Off Beat: Secret Service agent recalls story behind famous photo

John F. Kennedy Jr., 3, salutes his father’s casket Nov. 25, 1963 in Washington, three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. Widow Jacqueline Kennedy, center, and daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president’s brothers Sen. Edward Kennedy, left, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

November 19, 2017, 3:59pm Clark County News

After 54 years, these photos can stand on their own. Read story

Volunteer Mike Riley, wearing a costume reflecting clothing of the 1840s, waits for visitors just inside the gates of Fort Vancouver.

Shadows of the past look different by candlelight at Fort Vancouver

Volunteer Mike Riley, wearing a costume reflecting clothing of the 1840s, waits for visitors just inside the gates of Fort Vancouver.

November 19, 2017, 6:02am Clark County Life

People who enter Fort Vancouver are walking in the same place where Hudson’s Bay employees went about their business — fur-trading — some 170 years ago. Read story

NASA astronaut Mike Barratt, a graduate of Camas High School, takes questions while speaking to an audience of about 200 high school students Thursday morning at Washington State University Vancouver.

Astronaut from Camas shares insights with high-schoolers

NASA astronaut Mike Barratt, a graduate of Camas High School, takes questions while speaking to an audience of about 200 high school students Thursday morning at Washington State University Vancouver.

November 18, 2017, 6:06am Clark County News

Revolutions are going on in space. Read story

The Columbian photo illustration

Off Beat: Exhibit showcases wartime love letters

The Columbian photo illustration

November 12, 2017, 5:20pm Clark County News

People on the home front built aircraft carriers during World War II. American sailors served on them in ocean-going combat operations. Read story

Phil Azure, a veteran of two wars, tries on the Air Force uniform jacket that represents his Korean War service. He was an Army airman during World War II. Below: Waist gunner Sam Lavoi, from left, radio operator Tom Demery, ball turret gunner Clement Bradbury, pilot Bob Millar, navigator Henry Nolan, engineer Evan House and tail gunner Phil Azure are pictured in front of a B-17 bomber in 1944. The photo is among the World War II keepsakes at Azure’s home in Vancouver.

Veteran of two wars recalls WWII air campaigns

Phil Azure, a veteran of two wars, tries on the Air Force uniform jacket that represents his Korean War service. He was an Army airman during World War II. Below: Waist gunner Sam Lavoi, from left, radio operator Tom Demery, ball turret gunner Clement Bradbury, pilot Bob Millar, navigator Henry Nolan, engineer Evan House and tail gunner Phil Azure are pictured in front of a B-17 bomber in 1944. The photo is among the World War II keepsakes at Azure’s home in Vancouver.

November 11, 2017, 6:00am Clark County News

As Philip Azure rode in the back of a truck in Arizona, blasting away at skeet with a shotgun, he really wanted to be in Europe. Read story

Patti Smith, left, and her husband, First Citizen Larry Smith, react as a parade in his honor takes the stage during Thursday’s award ceremony at WareHouse ’23.

Larry Smith honored as 2017 First Citizen

Patti Smith, left, and her husband, First Citizen Larry Smith, react as a parade in his honor takes the stage during Thursday’s award ceremony at WareHouse ’23.

November 9, 2017, 9:25pm Clark County News

After Larry Smith accepted his First Citizen award, he shared a list of the top 10 things he appreciates about the community. Read story

Lori Homola is decked out in American flags as she watches the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver on Nov. 5, 2016.

Weekend events to honor area’s veterans

Lori Homola is decked out in American flags as she watches the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver on Nov. 5, 2016.

November 9, 2017, 6:00am Clark County News

Mayor Philip Johnson will lead Battle Ground’s salute to veterans on Friday morning while Army veteran Ryan Corcilius and retired Navy commander Yvette Brown-Wahler will be grand marshals at Saturday’s Fort Vancouver Veterans Parade. Read story