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Mike Cairns, left, and Sue Nystrom reunite at Mount St. Helens.

Tales of survival during Mount St. Helens eruption part of PBS series

Mike Cairns, left, and Sue Nystrom reunite at Mount St. Helens.

January 14, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

“I really did my utmost to kill myself.” Read story

After a rehabilitation project, Building 728 will become office space for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Former Army finance office to get a makeover

After a rehabilitation project, Building 728 will become office space for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

January 13, 2018, 5:07pm Clark County News

The one-story structure was a popular place 75 years ago. It was where soldiers based at Vancouver Barracks got paid. Read story

Traffic flows along Interstate 205 on the Glenn Jackson Bridge, looking north to east Vancouver. The 11,750-foot-long span was a factor in the growth of east Vancouver when it opened in 1982.

Series to explore growth of Clark County through residents’ personal tales

Traffic flows along Interstate 205 on the Glenn Jackson Bridge, looking north to east Vancouver. The 11,750-foot-long span was a factor in the growth of east Vancouver when it opened in 1982.

January 4, 2018, 6:14pm Clark County News

A series of community conversations begins on Jan. 27 that will explore how we got here. Read story

Instructor Jeff Richardson from Portland’s Academia Duellatoria, left, checks Herb Maxey’s posture during saber training at Pearson Air Museum in October. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will start another program on Jan. 21.

Fort will offer more training on saber techniques

Instructor Jeff Richardson from Portland’s Academia Duellatoria, left, checks Herb Maxey’s posture during saber training at Pearson Air Museum in October. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will start another program on Jan. 21.

January 2, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

Soldiers whose route to Fort Vancouver included an early Northwest Indian war are the roots of a hands-on history activity later this month. Read story

A wildfire burns on Sept. 4 in the Columbia River Gorge above Cascade Locks, Ore., as seen from near Stevenson.

Gorge fires top readers’ list of 2017 stories

A wildfire burns on Sept. 4 in the Columbia River Gorge above Cascade Locks, Ore., as seen from near Stevenson.

January 1, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

This summer’s fires in the Columbia River Gorge are the story of the year, according to two different groups of Columbian readers. But after that, there’s not much crossover at all. Read story

The moon eclipses the sun in a photo taken from the fifth-floor terrace of the Vancouver Community Library on Aug. 21.

Off Beat: Leaping firebrands, rare crescent among 2017’s top 10

The moon eclipses the sun in a photo taken from the fifth-floor terrace of the Vancouver Community Library on Aug. 21.

December 31, 2017, 4:31pm Clark County News

We mostly rely on our archive material each December in determining The Columbian’s story of the year. Read story

Cyrilla Gleason of Vancouver holds two of her vintage calendars — 1945, left, and 1973 — on Thursday. Both are usable in 2018.

Old calendars work just fine in new year

Cyrilla Gleason of Vancouver holds two of her vintage calendars — 1945, left, and 1973 — on Thursday. Both are usable in 2018.

December 31, 2017, 6:01am Clark County News

You are unlikely to use that old VCR instructional tape that shows how to install an eight-track player. Read story

A BNSF train passes the Melonas siding west of Stevenson in the Columbia River Gorge. The stretch of track was named in December for a family with three generations of railroad workers.

BNSF names new track for railroad family

A BNSF train passes the Melonas siding west of Stevenson in the Columbia River Gorge. The stretch of track was named in December for a family with three generations of railroad workers.

December 29, 2017, 7:14pm Clark County News

They’ve been working on the railroad, all the live-long century. Read story

Costumed re-enactor Mike Riley waits for visitors at the entrance to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Oct. 28.

Fort Vancouver admission fee increases to $7 next year

Costumed re-enactor Mike Riley waits for visitors at the entrance to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Oct. 28.

December 25, 2017, 7:59pm Clark County News

It will cost an additional $2 for adults to enter the reconstructed Fort Vancouver in 2018, with the individual admission fee increasing to $7. Read story

“She Who Watches” by artist Lillian Pitt, at the Friends of Fort Vancouver store.

Off Beat: Artists have interesting tales to tell

“She Who Watches” by artist Lillian Pitt, at the Friends of Fort Vancouver store.

December 24, 2017, 2:00pm Clark County News

It’s eye-catching art, with interesting background stories to add historical perspective. Read story