Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Dec. 11, 2019

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Causes vary for foul stench that occasionally settles in low over west Vancouver

December 7, 2019, 6:04am Community

You know it. If you’ve ever been in downtown Vancouver in the wrong place at the wrong time, you know it. Read story

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation receives grant

December 7, 2019, 5:57am Community

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from the Honorable Frank L. and Arlene G. Price Foundation. The grant, awarded to support construction of a larger,… Read story

You can help

December 7, 2019, 6:01am Community

Volunteer Connections/RSVP promotes volunteer opportunities. To see all the available opportunities, visit or call 360-735-3683. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Imagining hand in handprint

December 7, 2019, 6:00am Community

In spring and summer, the Sonoran Desert can be a formidable challenge for a hiker. The temperature can sometimes soar to 115 to 120 degrees. Shade and water are in short supply. I spent a lot of time on weekends in 1989, when I lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., trying different hiking trails, and I frequently thought about the native American Indians who lived and somehow thrived in this hostile environment. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Taking stock of mom’s popular soup

December 7, 2019, 6:00am Community

My parents were refugees from communist central Europe. Like many immigrants, they brought no possessions, only children and a strong work ethic. My father worked long and hard to support his family, and my mother was a meticulous housewife who stretched a tight budget till it squeaked to cover food, clothing and other necessities. Read story

Retired Clark County Fair CEO earns lifetime achievement award

December 7, 2019, 5:57am Community

Fairgrounds — Former Clark County Fair Manager and CEO John Morrison received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington State Fairs Association. Morrison was involved with the fair for several decades as a volunteer, board member and leader. Under his leadership as manager and CEO, the Clark County Fair broke attendance records and was named twice as a Top Ten Fair in America. In 2011, Morrison was voted into a… Read story

Veterans receive peace medals at Vancouver luncheon

December 7, 2019, 5:57am Community

VANCOUVER MALL — The state Department of Veterans Affairs presented 11 veterans with an Ambassador for Peace Medal at a Nov. 26 luncheon at Heathman Lodge. The award is “an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to American service men and women,” according to a news release. The medal was first given to veterans as a memento for those of who returned to South Korea through the Revisit Program,… Read story

Woodland community donates coats

December 7, 2019, 5:57am Community

WOODLAND — The community donated 67 new winter coats and jackets for students of all ages during Woodland Public Schools’ Family Community Resource Center’s Drive for Coats on Nov. 16. The drive was held in partnership with Clark County Fire & Rescue. Two weeks following the drive’s Saturday kickoff, community members donated 65 additional coats at boxes at Burgerville and Walmart, for a total of 132. Those who donated were… Read story

Volunteers fold bags for Walk & Knock Food Drive

December 7, 2019, 5:57am Community

Minnehaha — More than 500 volunteers folded 130,000-plus bags for more than 3½ hours at the Clark County Food Bank recently. The bags will be used for the 35th annual Walk & Knock Food Drive, Clark County’s largest food drive. The bags were sent out to subscribers of The Columbian, The Reflector and the Camas-Washougal Post Record, or mailed to nonsubscribers. The drive is today, as volunteers will collect the… Read story

South Ridge Elementary School implements new teaching style

December 7, 2019, 5:57am Community

RIDGEFIELD — After attending a training on co-teaching, South Ridge Elementary School teachers Megan Suarez and Dana Swensson worked to implement the new teaching style. Suarez, a special education teacher, joined forces with Swensson, a traditional third-grade teacher. The teaching style allows the classes to work together regardless of what level a student is at academically. They grouped students with similar skills, creating teaching stations in different areas of the… Read story