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Jene McMahon, right, crochets the temperature blanket she's been making all year while chatting with her husband, Tom, who happens to work as a heating technician. "We finally have something to talk about every evening!" Jene McMahon said.

Clark County crocheter records 2022’s temperatures, at one line per day

Jene McMahon, right, crochets the temperature blanket she's been making all year while chatting with her husband, Tom, who happens to work as a heating technician. "We finally have something to talk about every evening!" Jene McMahon said.

December 30, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Jene McMahon’s New Year’s Eve party plan is to stay home and celebrate the completion of a demanding, daily artistic project. Line by line, each day since Jan. 1, McMahon has crocheted our changing weather into a vividly colorful blanket. Each line of yarn represents that day’s temperature high. Read story

A line of people in need wait to shop for groceries at FISH of Vancouver on Dec. 8.

Clark County food banks squeezed by spiking demand

A line of people in need wait to shop for groceries at FISH of Vancouver on Dec. 8.

December 29, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Before FISH of Vancouver’s food pantry doors had even opened on a rainy December morning, people bundled in puffy coats and rain gear stood in a line stretching along the outside of the building. Read story

Repair Clark County volunteer Ken Olsen examines the tape deck of a stereo at an event last June. The free repair program returns beginning in January.

Repair Clark County volunteers to tinker til it ticks at in-person, remote sessions

Repair Clark County volunteer Ken Olsen examines the tape deck of a stereo at an event last June. The free repair program returns beginning in January.

December 28, 2022, 6:52pm Clark County News

A loose sweater string or a sly, ever-growing tear. A clock that lost its tick, leading someone to forget it was there. Read story

Ice-covered trees frame businesses closed temporarily due to inclement weather Friday in east Vancouver. "It's definitely an interruption to everyday business," said Jason Fish, co-owner of Main Event Sports Grill and Piehole Pizza in Vancouver and 3 Sheets at the Harbor in Portland.

Bad weather puts Clark County business on ice

Ice-covered trees frame businesses closed temporarily due to inclement weather Friday in east Vancouver. "It's definitely an interruption to everyday business," said Jason Fish, co-owner of Main Event Sports Grill and Piehole Pizza in Vancouver and 3 Sheets at the Harbor in Portland.

December 28, 2022, 6:05am Business

When extreme weather hits, businesses must consider employee and customer safety. But those decisions, such as whether to remain open or how to safeguard their assets, affect business. Read story

The Washougal Police Department will get money from the federal government to fund a body cam program.

Southwest Washington public safety, infrastructure projects marked for funds in 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The Washougal Police Department will get money from the federal government to fund a body cam program.

December 28, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

More than a dozen Southwest Washington initiatives will soon see federal funding designed to improve infrastructure and public safety following the passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Read story

Construction begins Wednesday morning on a new playground at Esther Short Park. The former playground was destroyed by an arsonist in early 2022. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the popular playground, which has remained closed since the blaze.

Clark County adds 1,100 jobs in November

Construction begins Wednesday morning on a new playground at Esther Short Park. The former playground was destroyed by an arsonist in early 2022. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to the popular playground, which has remained closed since the blaze.

December 26, 2022, 5:15pm Business

Southwest Washington continued adding jobs last month, a trend that has generally persisted in the region since the early days of the pandemic. Read story

A snowplow tackles frozen roads in east Vancouver on Friday morning, Dec. 23, 2022.

Clark Public Utilities responded to more than 40 outages during holiday storm

A snowplow tackles frozen roads in east Vancouver on Friday morning, Dec. 23, 2022.

December 26, 2022, 12:16pm Clark County News

As Clark County thaws out from the ice storm that knocked out power to some 10,000 households, the area is again under a wind advisory, effective most of the day Tuesday. Read story

The Boy Scouts will hold their annual Christmas tree recycling event on Jan. 7.

Recycle Christmas tree, holiday lights in Clark County

The Boy Scouts will hold their annual Christmas tree recycling event on Jan. 7.

December 26, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Now that the holiday is over, Clark County Public Health urges everyone to keep their Christmas trees — those symbols of rebirth and renewal, the generosity of nature, the goodness of God, take your pick — from becoming nothing but garbage. Read story

The Battle Ground, Yacolt & Chelatchie Prairie Railroad offers weekend excursion trains from Yacolt in the spring, summer and fall. Santa is aboard near Christmas; in the summer, the train is sometimes "robbed" in the Old West style by bandits on horseback.

Clark County railroad maintains ties to the past

The Battle Ground, Yacolt & Chelatchie Prairie Railroad offers weekend excursion trains from Yacolt in the spring, summer and fall. Santa is aboard near Christmas; in the summer, the train is sometimes "robbed" in the Old West style by bandits on horseback.

December 25, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Wearing a fuzzy brown trapper hat, eyeglasses and a warm winter jacket with an assortment of decorative pins but no gloves, Jerry Jacobus tapped an attendance clicker as the passengers filtered onto the train. As the train departed toward Moulton Falls, Jacobus, the conductor, chatted easily with the passengers perched… Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

New Clark County Jail Services department on track for Jan. 1

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

December 24, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County’s new Jail Services department is on track to take over management of the Clark County Jail on Jan. 1, staff said this week. Read story