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A pedestrian strolls past the American Empress as it is docked along the Columbia River at the Vancouver waterfront on May 1, 2023.

American Queen Voyages suspends services

A pedestrian strolls past the American Empress as it is docked along the Columbia River at the Vancouver waterfront on May 1, 2023.

February 21, 2024, 7:47pm Business

American Queen Voyages, the paddle-wheeler cruise company sailing ships up and down the Columbia River, has suspended service and canceled its cruises. Read story

A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

Ridgefield School District announces three candidates for new superintendent, schedules community meet-and-greets

A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

February 21, 2024, 6:13pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District announced Wednesday morning it had narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three candidates, all from outside the district. Read story

20-year-old Battle Ground man identified in fatal crash Friday

February 21, 2024, 5:55pm Clark County News

Officials identified a 20-year-old man as the person killed Friday morning when he crashed his vehicle into a tree east of Battle Ground. Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Former Vancouver Fire Department captain sues city for negligence

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

February 21, 2024, 5:44pm Clark County News

A former Vancouver Fire Department captain is suing the city for alleged negligence after he was injured while fighting a 2021 duplex fire. Read story

BowFlex Inc. reported a continued net loss and drop in sales in its latest financial report.

Vancouver fitness equipment company BowFlex said in a filing the company has serious doubts it can remain afloat

BowFlex Inc. reported a continued net loss and drop in sales in its latest financial report.

February 21, 2024, 2:09pm Business

Vancouver fitness equipment company BowFlex has notified investors and regulators that it has substantial doubt it can remain in business through the next year. Read story

Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow trims back grape vines Tuesday at the Pioneer Street and South 56th Place roundabout in Ridgefield. In a good year, a roundabout produces 20 cases of wine.

Ridgefield roundabout vineyards yield wine

Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow trims back grape vines Tuesday at the Pioneer Street and South 56th Place roundabout in Ridgefield. In a good year, a roundabout produces 20 cases of wine.

February 21, 2024, 6:08am Business

In 2015, Ridgefield city officials had a decision to make: what to do with the empty land in the city’s two Pioneer Street roundabouts. Rather than building a welcome sign or planting native shrubs and flowers, the city council chose to create small vineyards. Read story

A voting sticker is seen on the jacket of Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey outside the Clark County Department of Elections on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016.

Ballots heading out Friday for March 12 presidential primary

A voting sticker is seen on the jacket of Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey outside the Clark County Department of Elections on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016.

February 21, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Washington’s March 12 presidential primary is just around the corner. Clark County’s elections office will mail ballots Friday, and they should arrive in mailboxes no later than Feb. 29. Read story

A worker at West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center tosses a used soda bottle while sorting through recycled materials Tuesday morning collected by Waste Connections. While some looking for extra income search through people&rsquo;s recycling bins for cans, officials at Waste Connections say that constitutes theft.

Can collectors’ rummaging rankles Clark County residents

A worker at West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center tosses a used soda bottle while sorting through recycled materials Tuesday morning collected by Waste Connections. While some looking for extra income search through people&rsquo;s recycling bins for cans, officials at Waste Connections say that constitutes theft.

February 21, 2024, 6:07am Business

Each week, when residents put out their trash and recycling bins, some people see the discarded aluminum cans inside as an opportunity to make an extra buck. Read story

If you&rsquo;ve got a whole lotta eggs, a few veggies and cheese, you can make these egg muffins for breakfast or a dinner entree with a salad (or tater tots, no judgment).

Great Eggspectations: Simple egg muffins recipe uses anything you have on hand, is perfect for pairing

If you&rsquo;ve got a whole lotta eggs, a few veggies and cheese, you can make these egg muffins for breakfast or a dinner entree with a salad (or tater tots, no judgment).

February 21, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

One of the drawbacks of having a broken shoulder (acquired in my driveway during the January ice storm) is that I can’t drive. It’s just me and the cat at home during the week and, honestly, the cat has shown me no sympathy whatsoever. I eagerly await the weekends, when… Read story

Former Battle Ground bank manager gets 3½ years for stealing $1 million-plus from customers

February 20, 2024, 6:23pm Business

A former Battle Ground bank manager was sentenced Tuesday to 3½ years in federal prison for stealing more than $1 million from customers’ accounts. Read story