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Clark County Government

Clark County’s new Jail Services department advances; transparent process urged

September 28, 2022, 6:12pm Clark County News

Clark County continues to move forward with its new Jail Services department and development of a transition plan to take over management of the county jail. Read story

Former sheriff candidate will helm new Clark County Jail Services department

September 26, 2022, 6:10pm Clark County News

Former Clark County sheriff candidate David Shook has been named to head the county’s new Jail Services department. County Manager Kathleen Otto announced the decision in a press release Monday. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

Clark County Council OKs creation of department to manage jail

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

September 21, 2022, 5:20pm Clark County News

Despite requests from the public, including Clark County sheriff candidates Rey Reynolds and John Horch, to postpone its decision, the Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved creating a new Jail Services department that will take over management of the county jail. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail in downtown Vancouver are pictured in May 2019.

Clark County Council to review proposal to create jail services department

The Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail in downtown Vancouver are pictured in May 2019.

September 19, 2022, 4:56pm Clark County News

At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Clark County Council will review a proposed resolution to create a new jail services department. The resolution, which was brought to the council by County Manager Kathleen Otto, is the first step toward transitioning management of the Clark County Jail away from the Clark… Read story

Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

Clark County Council suspends annual reviews of site-specific applications

Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

September 7, 2022, 6:26pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council reluctantly approved suspending annual reviews of site-specific applications to amend the county’s comprehensive plan for the next three years. Read story

Applicants sought for Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board position

September 7, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The Clark County Council is seeking applicants to fill a county-recommended position on the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board of trustees. Read story

The Clark County Council discussed what to do with ARPA funds on Wednesday. Among the discussion topics was the Children's Justice Center.

Clark County Council OKs $10.23 million in COVID relief for jail renovations

The Clark County Council discussed what to do with ARPA funds on Wednesday. Among the discussion topics was the Children's Justice Center.

August 31, 2022, 6:03pm Clark County News

Clark County’s pool of unused COVID-19 relief funds was left a bit smaller Wednesday after the Clark County Council approved two new funding requests. Read story

Clark County officials approved the purchase of the former Cedars on Salmon Creek golf course for $2.57 million. Residents in the area were worried the property, which will be left as a greenway, was headed for housing development.

Clark County buys part of former Cedars golf course, will preserve land as park

Clark County officials approved the purchase of the former Cedars on Salmon Creek golf course for $2.57 million. Residents in the area were worried the property, which will be left as a greenway, was headed for housing development.

August 26, 2022, 6:08am Clark County News

When Leo Van Dolson bought his home near The Cedars on Salmon Creek golf course, he thought the course would be there for years to come — as did his neighbors. But the Brush Prairie course closed its doors last fall, leaving many residents worried about what would become of… Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Clark County Superior Court Records: Former 18th Legislative District candidate Ley subject of perjury probe

John Ley (The Columbian files)

August 24, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Former 18th District legislative candidate John Ley is under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for perjury, according to newly filed court records. Read story

Motorists navigate the four-way stop at the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue on Wednesday morning.

Clark County proposed project at Northeast 179th Street draws ire from neighbors

Motorists navigate the four-way stop at the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue on Wednesday morning.

August 23, 2022, 6:43pm Clark County News

Residents filled the Clark County Council chambers with more attending online, as many expressed their dissatisfaction and frustration about the Northeast 179th Street improvement project to Public Works. Read story