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Vancouver golfer Ben Sims works on his swing while playing at the Vanco Golf Range. The facility is closing at the end of October as the city did not renew its lease.

After more than 50 years, Vanco Golf Range to close in October

Vancouver golfer Ben Sims works on his swing while playing at the Vanco Golf Range. The facility is closing at the end of October as the city did not renew its lease.

March 8, 2024, 6:03am Business

Ben Sims smashed his club into the golf ball and watched it fly through the rain and land with a kerplunk in one of the many large puddles on the Vanco Golf Range. Come October, Sims will need to find a new place to practice. After more than 50 years… Read story

Richard Eugene Knapp, 57, is suing the Vancouver police department after spending three years in jail in connection with a 1994 murder before being released and the charges dropped.

‘Plaintiff’s life was destroyed’: Man held for three years in 1994 Vancouver cold-case murder sues police detective

Richard Eugene Knapp, 57, is suing the Vancouver police department after spending three years in jail in connection with a 1994 murder before being released and the charges dropped.

March 4, 2024, 7:43am Clark County News

A former Oregon man who was jailed for three years on charges accusing him of the 1994 cold-case rape and murder of a Vancouver woman — only to have the case dismissed — has sued the detective who accused him, alleging he “made deliberately false statements” and acted “with reckless… Read story

Nataly Andrushko, a tenth-grader at Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver, recently spent a week as a page for the Washington Senate  in Olympia.

Seton Catholic student serves as page for Sen. Lynda Wilson

Nataly Andrushko, a tenth-grader at Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver, recently spent a week as a page for the Washington Senate  in Olympia.

March 2, 2024, 5:54am Community

Nataly Andrushko, a tenth-grader at Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver, recently spent a week as a page in the Washington Senate in Olympia. Andrushko was one of 21 students who served in the Senate during the sixth week of the 2024 legislative session. Read story

The VA Portland/Vancouver Health Care system announced plans to construct a primary care, mental health and virtual care facility in Vancouver at a cost of $12.3 million.

Veterans Affairs to upgrade Vancouver medical campus

The VA Portland/Vancouver Health Care system announced plans to construct a primary care, mental health and virtual care facility in Vancouver at a cost of $12.3 million.

March 1, 2024, 6:05pm Clark County Health

U.S. Veterans Affairs plans to expand primary and psychiatric care at its Vancouver medical campus. Read story

The city of Vancouver will issue a request for proposals next month for the first three sites in its Heights District Development project.

Heights District project could start construction in 2026; Vancouver close to asking for proposals

The city of Vancouver will issue a request for proposals next month for the first three sites in its Heights District Development project.

February 28, 2024, 6:02am Business

Construction on apartment buildings that will rise where Tower Mall once stood in Vancouver’s Heights neighborhood could start as soon as 2026, city councilors learned at a workshop Monday night. Read story

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Vancouver man gets 5 years in 2022 death of pedestrian

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

February 23, 2024, 5:08pm Clark County News

A judge sentenced a 20-year-old Vancouver man Friday to five years in prison in connection with an October 2022 crash in which he fatally struck a pedestrian crossing the street. Read story

Fourth Plain Forward program manager Will Fuentes, from left, social media coordinator Almendra Velazquez and community development manager Sheila Davis during the &ldquo;Building Bridges&rdquo; marketing session workshop Tuesday at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

Fourth Plain Forward’s ‘Building Bridges’ series: Community members of color get help growing businesses

Fourth Plain Forward program manager Will Fuentes, from left, social media coordinator Almendra Velazquez and community development manager Sheila Davis during the &ldquo;Building Bridges&rdquo; marketing session workshop Tuesday at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

February 22, 2024, 6:06am Business

Vancouver nonprofit Fourth Plain Forward hosted its second marketing session of the year Tuesday afternoon aimed at helping community members of color hone their digital skills. Read story

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37-year-old man dead after being struck by vehicle exiting parking lot, Vancouver police say

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February 20, 2024, 2:34pm Clark County News

A 37-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle pulling out of a parking lot Sunday in the Van Mall neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

Built as a visitor information center and rest stop in the early 1980s, this restroom building and parking area along Interstate 5 near Clark College has been closed since 1995.

Homeless Crisis: Rep. Paul Harris’ bill to use vacant state land for shelter doesn’t pass but prompts talks

Built as a visitor information center and rest stop in the early 1980s, this restroom building and parking area along Interstate 5 near Clark College has been closed since 1995.

February 20, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has big plans to solve its homeless crisis — a 150-bed “bridge shelter,” a second Safe Park and a fifth Safe Stay. But those plans may be too big for Vancouver’s dwindling available public land. Read story

Mark Matthias, left, and Ali Novinger, owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar, announced Monday they plan to retire and close the business Dec. 31.

Owners of iconic Vancouver waterfront restaurant Beaches plan to retire; restaurant’s last day will be Dec. 31

Mark Matthias, left, and Ali Novinger, owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar, announced Monday they plan to retire and close the business Dec. 31.

February 19, 2024, 1:02pm Business

After 29 years, the owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar are retiring. The local restaurant is set to serve its last meal Dec. 31. Read story