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Zach Singleton, left, and Lucas Fabianek, both 16 and from Vancouver, get in a workout at Utmost Gym while using an oversize container for shelter outside Columbia Youth Center. Utmost Gym is just one part of The Columbia Future Forge, a nonprofit mentoring and training program to help young adults gain job skills and life skills.

Vancouver nonprofits’ common goal is to teach life skills to young adults

Zach Singleton, left, and Lucas Fabianek, both 16 and from Vancouver, get in a workout at Utmost Gym while using an oversize container for shelter outside Columbia Youth Center. Utmost Gym is just one part of The Columbia Future Forge, a nonprofit mentoring and training program to help young adults gain job skills and life skills.

December 29, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

To say that Utmost Athletics is under the umbrella of The Columbia Future Forge on a day it was pouring down rain, well, it just seemed perfect. Read story

Former Fort Vancouver High School band director Ray B. Johnson plays a trumpet in his home music studio. Johnson is trying to find members of his 1977 stage band to share a CD made on their last day of class with all sorts of classic big band tunes.

Former Fort Vancouver High jazz band director shares CD of session from last day of class in 1977

Former Fort Vancouver High School band director Ray B. Johnson plays a trumpet in his home music studio. Johnson is trying to find members of his 1977 stage band to share a CD made on their last day of class with all sorts of classic big band tunes.

December 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Retired music teacher Ray Johnson has a goal he’d like to meet by the new year. Read story

Madeline McMillen poses with some of the 728 toys donated by friends, family and businesses. "I want children to have good Christmases and make sure they're still loved," the Prairie High School sophomore said.

Prairie High School sophomore’s heart beats for kids in need

Madeline McMillen poses with some of the 728 toys donated by friends, family and businesses. "I want children to have good Christmases and make sure they're still loved," the Prairie High School sophomore said.

December 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Each holiday season, Madeline McMillen’s big heart for helping others grows even larger. Read story

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 2020.

Smaller Clark County school districts plan kids’ return

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 2020.

December 23, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County’s smaller school districts are starting to formulate new reopening plans to welcome more students back into buildings after winter break. Read story

Jacques Badolato-Birdsell and his sister, Poonam Badolato-Niess, look at a photobook of Jacques' childhood at their Camas home. Badolato-Birdsell has signed with the University of Nevada to play football.

From Congo to Camas to college

Jacques Badolato-Birdsell and his sister, Poonam Badolato-Niess, look at a photobook of Jacques' childhood at their Camas home. Badolato-Birdsell has signed with the University of Nevada to play football.

December 20, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

CAMAS — This is how many know Jacques Badolato-Birdsell: a Camas High School standout in football, wrestling and track and field who set two single-season school records in 2019 playing running back in the Papermakers’ undefeated football season. Read story

Woodland elementary students to resume hybrid schedule Jan. 5

December 19, 2020, 5:59am Clark County News

Woodland Public Schools announced it will return its elementary students to an in-person hybrid schedule starting Jan. 5. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Nov. 15. On Sunday, he said the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Washington could be administered Tuesday. (Ted S.

Inslee wants $400 million to mitigate pandemic-era learning loss, but we don’t yet know its extent

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Nov. 15. On Sunday, he said the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Washington could be administered Tuesday. (Ted S.

December 18, 2020, 8:27am Latest News

The day after Gov. Jay Inslee nudged Washington’s school districts to reopen their buildings, he asked lawmakers for $400 million to mitigate what’s become known as learning loss — despite not knowing how much students have fallen behind. Read story

Learning Avenues students line up in front of Santa to sing Christmas carols with him for The Kids' Christmas, sponsored by workers at the Bonneville Power Administration. A pandemic-riddled 2020 made the event a socially distanced one this year.

BPA employees team with Santa for The Kids’ Christmas

Learning Avenues students line up in front of Santa to sing Christmas carols with him for The Kids' Christmas, sponsored by workers at the Bonneville Power Administration. A pandemic-riddled 2020 made the event a socially distanced one this year.

December 18, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

From singing classic Christmas songs to the presents that awaited Brooklyn Paddock, every part of the surprise holiday event at Learning Avenues Child Care Center’s parking lot filled 4-year-old’s heart with joy. Read story

School districts in Clark County are revising plans to bring students back to classrooms in the wake of new guidance from the state.

Clark County schools adjust to new state guidelines

School districts in Clark County are revising plans to bring students back to classrooms in the wake of new guidance from the state.

December 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

How quickly will Clark County school districts adapt to new state guidelines for schools and get more students back into the classrooms? Read story

(The Columbian files)

Vancouver Public Schools details in-person academic help for students

(The Columbian files)

December 17, 2020, 6:06am Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools has detailed its plan for bringing select students into school buildings for in-person academic assistance as soon as Jan. 7. Read story