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Columbian Science, Military & History Reporter

Jenne Driggers, former Evergreen High student in the Hanford LIGO lab near the Tri-Cities.

Local grads with ties to research celebrate Nobel Prize for Physics

Jenne Driggers, former Evergreen High student in the Hanford LIGO lab near the Tri-Cities.

October 3, 2017, 10:15pm Clark County News

When three scientists made the breakthrough that earned them this year’s Nobel Physics Prize, a couple of former Clark County students were part of the team. Read story

Danielle Jokela attends a county historic preservation hearing at City Hall in Vancouver Tuesday. The hearing was held to determine the fate of the Jefferson Davis Highway marker;s place in the historical registry.

Commission votes to remove Davis marker from register

Danielle Jokela attends a county historic preservation hearing at City Hall in Vancouver Tuesday. The hearing was held to determine the fate of the Jefferson Davis Highway marker;s place in the historical registry.

October 3, 2017, 9:12pm Clark County News

County officials voted 6-0 Tuesday night to remove a monument known as the Jefferson Davis Highway Marker from the Clark County Heritage Register. Read story

Union Gen. Edward Ord, who commanded Fort Vancouver when the Civil War started, moved into Jefferson Davis’s Confederate White House after the war.

Off Beat: Jefferson Davis wouldn’t like Vancouver residents either

Union Gen. Edward Ord, who commanded Fort Vancouver when the Civil War started, moved into Jefferson Davis’s Confederate White House after the war.

October 1, 2017, 5:11pm Clark County News

Jefferson Davis probably wouldn’t think much of us either. Read story

Jefferson Davis Park, which sits in view of Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, includes two stone markers and Confederate flags.

Ridgefield wants Jefferson Davis Highway markers off register

Jefferson Davis Park, which sits in view of Interstate 5 near Ridgefield, includes two stone markers and Confederate flags.

September 29, 2017, 5:46pm Clark County News

Ridgefield is asking that two controversial highway markers south of the city be taken off the Clark County Heritage Register. Read story

The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band marches in Vancouver's 30th annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver in November. This year's parade will have a new route.

Veterans Parade in November will have new route

The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band marches in Vancouver's 30th annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver in November. This year's parade will have a new route.

September 27, 2017, 6:00am Clark County News

There will be a new route for this year’s Veterans Parade. Read story

Clark College The Clark College penguin shows its love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

Off Beat: Clark College painted rock hunt has a sweet reward

Clark College The Clark College penguin shows its love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

September 24, 2017, 4:36pm Clark County News

Clark College is off to a rockin’ start. Read story

Mary Sisson, co-owner of Kazoodles toy store, sits among 400 sets of eclipse glasses Friday. The store in east Vancouver is among three local sites collecting eclipse glasses for Astronomers Without Borders, which will send them to schools in Asia and South America for eclipses in 2019.

Solar re-clipse: Viewing glasses collected for recycling

Mary Sisson, co-owner of Kazoodles toy store, sits among 400 sets of eclipse glasses Friday. The store in east Vancouver is among three local sites collecting eclipse glasses for Astronomers Without Borders, which will send them to schools in Asia and South America for eclipses in 2019.

September 23, 2017, 6:02am Clark County News

The number of protective glasses that were worn during the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 must be astronomical. Read story

Connor Jackson, 5, of Vancouver flips through a book he checked out Friday after he and his dad, Mike, visited the Washougal Community Library. A new library would include a children’s area. Staffers now must roll bookcases out of the way for story times.

Washougal moves closer to new library

Connor Jackson, 5, of Vancouver flips through a book he checked out Friday after he and his dad, Mike, visited the Washougal Community Library. A new library would include a children’s area. Staffers now must roll bookcases out of the way for story times.

September 22, 2017, 7:21pm Clark County News

Washougal is moving a step closer to a new library, with Amelia Shelley, executive director of the regional library system, getting approval to discuss an agreement with a downtown developer. Read story

While contractors such as B & J Excavating renovate Providence Academy this summer, Washington State University Vancouver is developing an “augmented reality” experience so visitors can use mobile devices to take virtual tours and engage with historical figures at the Academy and along Officers Row.

The name is now, simply: The Historic Trust

While contractors such as B & J Excavating renovate Providence Academy this summer, Washington State University Vancouver is developing an “augmented reality” experience so visitors can use mobile devices to take virtual tours and engage with historical figures at the Academy and along Officers Row.

September 19, 2017, 8:05pm Clark County News

After rebranding and refocusing, the organization that preserves and manages some of Vancouver’s most historic properties is now The Historic Trust. Read story

Suzanne Haidri, a teacher from Cascade Locks, Ore., and Jeanean Burgon, senior library assistant, with Cascade Locks siblings Lonnie and Luetta Bardes at the Stevenson evacuation shelter.

Off Beat: Storybook ending for everyone but the pet stick bugs

Suzanne Haidri, a teacher from Cascade Locks, Ore., and Jeanean Burgon, senior library assistant, with Cascade Locks siblings Lonnie and Luetta Bardes at the Stevenson evacuation shelter.

September 17, 2017, 4:07pm Clark County News

During the Columbia Gorge fires, preschool director Suzanne Haidri and Stevenson library staffer Jeanean Burgon teamed up on story times for kids in an evacuation shelter. Read story