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‘Stipend reset’ supported for Camas mayor, city council

November 29, 2021, 5:16pm Clark County News

The Camas Salary Commission has recommended a “stipend reset” that would boost monthly payments to the city’s mayor and city council members by as much as 17 percent. Read story

Pumice from Mount St. Helens sheds light on eruption

November 29, 2021, 5:12pm Clark County News

New research on the cataclysmic 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption describes how and when the blast may have changed its shape and speed based on hardened lava collected at the… Read story

The Georgia-Pacific paper mill is visible from Northeast Fifth Avenue in Camas in 2017.

Public will have chance to weigh in on Georgia-Pacific mill cleanup

The Georgia-Pacific paper mill is visible from Northeast Fifth Avenue in Camas in 2017.

November 29, 2021, 4:38pm Clark County News

Seven months after at least 50 Camas residents and public officials urged the state’s Department of Ecology during an April 20 public hearing to push for more restrictive environmental cleanup standards at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in downtown Camas, the public will soon be able to weigh in on the… Read story

Jolene Unsoeld is surrounded by supporters at Gaiser Hall on primary election night Sept. 20, 1988.

Former 3rd District Rep. Jolene Unsoeld dies at age 89

Jolene Unsoeld is surrounded by supporters at Gaiser Hall on primary election night Sept. 20, 1988.

November 29, 2021, 1:56pm Clark County News

Former U.S. Rep. Jolene Unsoeld died Sunday at her home in Olympia at the age of 89, just a few days before her birthday. Read story

Norman Nielsen

Vancouver police: Missing, endangered 89-year-old man located

Norman Nielsen

November 29, 2021, 8:09am Clark County News

UPDATE: Norman Nielsen was located safe and is being reunited with his family, the Vancouver Police Department announced Monday afternoon. Read story

The Clark County Food Bank distributes about 6.75 million meals a year within the county through its various programs and community partnerships.

20 percent of Clark County residents needed food assistance in the last year

The Clark County Food Bank distributes about 6.75 million meals a year within the county through its various programs and community partnerships.

November 29, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

One in five people in Clark County accessed an emergency food network in the past year. Read story

Hood River fishermen Eli Schroppel, left, and Matt Sweeting hope to get a bite as they fish in the White Salmon River.

Success of White Salmon River restoration a blueprint for other Northwest dams

Hood River fishermen Eli Schroppel, left, and Matt Sweeting hope to get a bite as they fish in the White Salmon River.

November 28, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

HITE SALMON — The area around the White Salmon River serves as a time capsule showing the river’s evolution since the Condit Dam was removed 10 years ago, allowing it to flow freely again. Read story

During World War I, John Blaker of Vancouver served in the Twentieth Engineers, the largest regiment in U.S. Army history, with over 8,200 officers and men. Their job as "Fighting Foresters" was to establish a logging network in Europe to supply troops with lumber for firewood, railroads, barracks, trench walls and more, according to the U.S. Forestry Service.

Before he was Vancouver’s police chief, John Blaker served as a ‘Fighting Forester’ in WWI

During World War I, John Blaker of Vancouver served in the Twentieth Engineers, the largest regiment in U.S. Army history, with over 8,200 officers and men. Their job as "Fighting Foresters" was to establish a logging network in Europe to supply troops with lumber for firewood, railroads, barracks, trench walls and more, according to the U.S. Forestry Service.

November 28, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

A day before Thanksgiving in 1917, Vancouver-born John Blaker stowed two onions in anticipation of a “square meal” that included corned beef and hash, he hoped. Read story

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

Weather Eye: November is winding down with more moisture

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

November 28, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. At least the weather wasn’t all that bad: partly sunny with increasing clouds. The rain held off until 8 p.m. or so and was on the lighter side of things. Read story

Julio Riscajche and his son Julian, 3, take a selfie on Saturday with Jojo the Deinonychus, with minder Brendon Grimes of Jurassic Quest at right. Families and dinosaur fans of all ages converged on the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds to see a variety of life-size animatronic dinosaurs this weekend.

Animatronic dinosaur exhibit continues at Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds

Julio Riscajche and his son Julian, 3, take a selfie on Saturday with Jojo the Deinonychus, with minder Brendon Grimes of Jurassic Quest at right. Families and dinosaur fans of all ages converged on the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds to see a variety of life-size animatronic dinosaurs this weekend.

November 27, 2021, 7:25pm Clark County News

On display this weekend at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds is a glimpse at what your Thanksgiving turkeys may have looked like in the distant past — 65 million years ago, to be exact. Read story