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Vancouver-based Cyber Acoustics turning industry on its ear

August 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

When Steve Erickson and his partner bought their Vancouver-based company, Cyber Acoustics, they realized just how many headsets they ship to customers. Then they thought about where all those headsets… Read story

Three families displaced by Sunday evening fire at Orchards apartment

August 14, 2022, 10:12pm Clark County News

Three families were displaced by a Sunday evening fire in a Vancouver apartment complex, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

Vancouver police investigate backyard shooting

August 14, 2022, 5:28pm Clark County News

Vancouver police are investigating a shooting that occurred in a local backyard before dawn on Sunday. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

3 kids, 4 adults hurt in head-on crash east of Woodland

A close-up photo of police lights by night

August 14, 2022, 7:20am Clark County News

Seven people, including three children, were reported injured after a head-on crash east of Woodland blamed on improper passing. The Washington State Patrol said the crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Highway 503 just west of the Lewis River Golf Course near Woodland. Troopers said Darrell W. Heck, 42,… Read story

Fourth Plain reopens at N.E. 182nd Avenue

August 14, 2022, 7:00am Clark County News

Fourth Plain Boulevard  reopened at Northeast 182nd Avenue Saturday after a contractor for the Washington State Department of Transportation finished installing a roundabout. The intersection was closed Aug. 4 for up to 10 days of construction. Some finishing work still needs to be done, so WSDOT is asking motorists to… Read story

A screenshot of www.southwestach.org/healthconnect-hub

Nonprofits in Clark County among those awarded $2.5 million to improve access to health care

A screenshot of www.southwestach.org/healthconnect-hub

August 14, 2022, 6:06am Clark County Health

Last year, the Southwest Washington Accountability Communities for Health, or SWACH, used a $1 million federal grant to encourage better access to Covid vaccines for minority communities in Southwest Washington, and now the nonprofit is lending a hand to other nonprofits to improve overall health in those same communities. Read story

"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch.

Brewing up revitalization in Clark County’s downtown areas

"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch.

August 14, 2022, 6:05am Business

Craft brewers, taprooms play important role in invigorating business in downtowns of Clark County’s cities Read story

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal launches websites to gather residents’ ideas for COVID aid, city’s future

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

August 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Officials are seeking input from community members on two issues critical to the future of Washougal: the city’s use of its federal COVID-recovery funds and the creation of a long-term strategic plan that will “define the future vision of Washougal.” Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Humidity could be added to this week’s heat wave

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

August 14, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

This cool weather makes for a relaxing, peaceful summer interlude, especially when the afternoon high temperatures remain below 80 degrees. For the third time this month, Vancouver — as of 5 p.m. Saturday — had a high of only 78 degrees, some 6 degrees below average. Read story

Zach Wallace of Battle Ground flies his Honda through the air as the crowd erupts in support of the driver.

Tuff Trucks take the dirt road to ruin

Zach Wallace of Battle Ground flies his Honda through the air as the crowd erupts in support of the driver.

August 13, 2022, 7:50pm Clark County News

Bumpers, grills and exhaust pipes flew across a dusty track at the Clark County Event Center as anxious fans screamed for more obliteration. Read story