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The Yaquina is one of two hopper dredges owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredges work together to maintain the navigation channel up and down the Lower Columbia River each year. (Contributed by the U.S.

Boating season brings questions about maintenance of Columbia River, its tributaries

The Yaquina is one of two hopper dredges owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredges work together to maintain the navigation channel up and down the Lower Columbia River each year. (Contributed by the U.S.

June 17, 2024, 3:42pm Clark County News

With the official start of summer Thursday, anglers, kayakers, boaters and other water enthusiasts will soon flock to the Columbia River for a little recreation and relaxation. But navigating the busy waterway, with its shifting sandbars, hidden obstacles and commercial shipping traffic can be tricky. Read story

Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

Columbia River jetty repairs nearing completion

Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

June 17, 2024, 3:16pm Clark County News

The nearly decadelong project to repair the jetty system at the mouth of the Columbia River is expected to draw to a close late next year. Read story

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Vancouver man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking; authorities say his fentanyl was linked to a Clark County overdose death

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June 17, 2024, 2:24pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man whose fentanyl was linked to a fatal overdose was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution and firearms crimes. Read story

Authorities investigate Monday morning at the scene along Northeast Andresen Road where a Vancouver police officer fatally shot a man who had reportedly brandished a gun.

Vancouver police fatally shoot man after reports of gun wielding along Andresen Road

Authorities investigate Monday morning at the scene along Northeast Andresen Road where a Vancouver police officer fatally shot a man who had reportedly brandished a gun.

June 17, 2024, 7:31am Clark County News

Vancouver police fatally shot a man early Monday after responding to reports that he brandished a gun in central Vancouver. Read story

Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health Services&rsquo; GAP Medicine Care, sits at his desk at Columbia River Mental Health near a tomato plant in a cup that states, &ldquo;Focus on happy.&rdquo; (Photos by Will Campbell/The Columbian)

Columbia River Mental Health program fills medical gap, reaches out to homeless

Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health Services&rsquo; GAP Medicine Care, sits at his desk at Columbia River Mental Health near a tomato plant in a cup that states, &ldquo;Focus on happy.&rdquo; (Photos by Will Campbell/The Columbian)

June 17, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Health

Paul Hunter, a homeless former carpet layer, had legs so swollen he was having trouble walking. The wounds on his legs from drug use were turning black. It was only a matter of time before he’d end up in the hospital. Read story

Deputy Bryson Layton, left, of the Clark County Sheriff's Office jokingly talks on his radio as he mimics his dad, Deputy DuWayne Layton, taking a call at his desk June 3 in downtown Vancouver. DuWayne Layton said his son was like his shadow when the 22-year-old was a boy, and they now work together at the sheriff&rsquo;s office.

Young deputy follows in his father’s footsteps at Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Bryson Layton, left, of the Clark County Sheriff's Office jokingly talks on his radio as he mimics his dad, Deputy DuWayne Layton, taking a call at his desk June 3 in downtown Vancouver. DuWayne Layton said his son was like his shadow when the 22-year-old was a boy, and they now work together at the sheriff&rsquo;s office.

June 15, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

When Bryson Layton was a boy, he used to dress up in his father’s worn-out police uniforms. He’d even sleep in them sometimes, his dad said. Read story

Fern Prairie residents listen to Port of Camas-Washougal CEO David Ripp, left, speak about the port&rsquo;s request to annex its Grove Field properties into Clark County&rsquo;s urban growth boundary during an open house on June 5.

Port of Camas-Washougal annexation plans for Grove Field rile residents

Fern Prairie residents listen to Port of Camas-Washougal CEO David Ripp, left, speak about the port&rsquo;s request to annex its Grove Field properties into Clark County&rsquo;s urban growth boundary during an open house on June 5.

June 15, 2024, 6:10am Business

The Port of Camas-Washougal delivered a message to Fern Prairie residents earlier this month: The port has to plan for the future, and development is part of that future. Read story

Local telephone books from December 2010, left, and June 2024, right, are another sign of how print readers have moved online.

From the Newsroom: Phone books and newspapers

Local telephone books from December 2010, left, and June 2024, right, are another sign of how print readers have moved online.

June 15, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

In my job, I think a lot about how most people these days would rather get their news and information online than from a printed newspaper. People talk to me about it, and a look at our circulation figures confirm it. Our digital subscriber base has exceeded our print subscriber… Read story

Top Stories: Traffic signal loses battle with dump truck; 3-alarm fire; new Vancouver taxes

June 15, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Here are some of the top stories of the week on columbian.com. Wondering what else was popular this week with readers? Check out our Trending Stories page.  Read story

Clark College&rsquo;s main campus went into lockdown after reports of a stabbing on May 14.

Clark College faculty expressed concerns over campus safety before May stabbing

Clark College&rsquo;s main campus went into lockdown after reports of a stabbing on May 14.

June 15, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark College faculty leaders had repeatedly expressed concerns to school administration about campus safety issues months before a college employee was stabbed in the neck in May. Read story