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Top Stories: Human remains found; Tumtum Fire contained; year-round farmers market

By , Columbian Web Editor

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Here are the top stories on columbian.com this week:

Human remains found in burned car in Hazel Dell

Clark County sheriff’s deputies investigating a missing person’s case Tuesday discovered human remains in a burned car in Hazel Dell, according to a sheriff’s office statement.

The remains were found near Northwest Sluman Road and Overlook Drive, at the last known residence of a man who had been reported missing for several weeks, the statement said. The sheriff’s office did not say whether it believes the remains are that of the missing man.

Tumtum Fire grows to 28 acres in rural Clark County; spectator vehicles hamper efforts

Firefighters battled a fire that appeared Monday evening near Tumtum Mountain in northeast Clark County, containing it about a day later.

Aerial personnel estimated the fire spread 28 acres in forestland.

Vancouver Farmers Market plans for shift to year-round

As life in Clark County has returned to normal after the pandemic, so have big community events. The Vancouver Farmers Market is a perfect example of that. For months, the market was closed or restricted by government regulations. Now, it’s thriving.

Vendor attendance has recovered, despite the market losing a number of businesses during the pandemic years.

After decades without trains running, rail development worries Clark County neighbors

BATTLE GROUND — Life in the Whispering Poplars mobile home park is fairly quiet for resident Karen Colwell. Yes, there’s noise from the traffic along neighboring streets, but the train line that lies less than 100 feet from Colwell’s home has been quiet for decades.

That may change now that the Clark County Council is moving ahead with development regulations for its short-line railroad that could bring train traffic back to Colwell’s backyard.

Camas officials rule demolition plan for Georgia-Pacific paper mill won’t have significant adverse environmental impacts

Camas city officials have ruled that the planned removal of Camas paper mill structures in and over the Columbia River and the Camas Slough would not have significant adverse environmental impacts.

The city gave the project a “determination of nonsignificance” pursuant to the Washington State Environmental Policy Act rules.

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