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A flock of geese fly over Chris Stockwell as he secures a load of steel at the Port of Vancouver on Monday.

Port of Vancouver touts big numbers for economic impact

A flock of geese fly over Chris Stockwell as he secures a load of steel at the Port of Vancouver on Monday.

September 24, 2019, 8:51pm Clark County News

The Port of Vancouver provided or supported more than 24,000 jobs in 2018, according to an economic impact study released Tuesday. Read story

The United Grain storage silo was nearly empty as of Friday, according to a United Grain spokesman.

Broken lock backing up United Grain at Vancouver port

The United Grain storage silo was nearly empty as of Friday, according to a United Grain spokesman.

September 20, 2019, 5:43pm Business

Amid emergency repairs of the Bonneville Lock that has halted commerce in the Columbia River for weeks, one of the biggest companies impacted, United Grain Corp., has resorted to moving grain through the Columbia River Gorge by train. Read story

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo shows the Bonneville Lock on Sunday with temporary barriers in place to allow it to be drained. With the lock closed, barges that shuttle millions of tons of wheat, wood and other inland goods to the Pacific Ocean for transport to Asia can’t move. It’s not clear when repairs will be complete. Megan Innes/U.S.

Closure of Bonneville Lock brings river traffic to halt

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo shows the Bonneville Lock on Sunday with temporary barriers in place to allow it to be drained. With the lock closed, barges that shuttle millions of tons of wheat, wood and other inland goods to the Pacific Ocean for transport to Asia can’t move. It’s not clear when repairs will be complete. Megan Innes/U.S.

September 9, 2019, 5:40pm Business

The unexpected closure of the Bonneville Lock over the weekend has had an immediate effect on water traffic up and down the Columbia River, including traffic to and from Vancouver. Read story

A bulk carrier waits to unload at the United Grain terminal at the Port of Vancouver in July.

Herrera Beutler stands by trade war with China

A bulk carrier waits to unload at the United Grain terminal at the Port of Vancouver in July.

September 8, 2019, 6:02am Business

A few days after President Donald Trump imposed a new 15 percent tariff on many Chinese goods, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, said Congress should give the president room to resolve the trade war on his own. Read story

Protesters from the Mosquito Fleet paddled out from Kelley Point Park in Portland on Monday to the Port of Vancouver to protest a cargo ship they say is carrying pipe to be used for an expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Kayakers paddle to Port of Vancouver to protest oil pipeline

Protesters from the Mosquito Fleet paddled out from Kelley Point Park in Portland on Monday to the Port of Vancouver to protest a cargo ship they say is carrying pipe to be used for an expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

September 2, 2019, 7:20pm Clark County News

A group of 30 kayakers paddled about an hour from Kelley Point Park in Portland to the Port of Vancouver on Monday to protest a cargo ship carrying pipe to Canada. Read story

Former Port of Vancouver Commissioner Nancy Baker, seen in December 2015, died Friday night at age 81. Baker was the first woman on the Port of Vancouver commission.

Former Port of Vancouver Commissioner Nancy Baker dies at 81

Former Port of Vancouver Commissioner Nancy Baker, seen in December 2015, died Friday night at age 81. Baker was the first woman on the Port of Vancouver commission.

September 2, 2019, 6:00am Business

It didn’t take long for Nancy Baker to talk about her passion for all things Vancouver, but she was even quicker to bring up one other topic: her family. Read story

United Grain Corp. operates the largest grain elevator on the West Coast at the Port of Vancouver. The corporation’s president and CEO believes some sort of trade deal with China is imminent.

Port of Vancouver weathers U.S.-China trade war

United Grain Corp. operates the largest grain elevator on the West Coast at the Port of Vancouver. The corporation’s president and CEO believes some sort of trade deal with China is imminent.

August 31, 2019, 5:59am Business

The Port of Vancouver is anything but immune to the roller coaster trade war between the U.S. and China. Read story

Port of Vancouver Environmental Specialist Phillip Martello checks on bat boxes, brush piles, snags and new plant survival at a mitigation site off Lower River Road.

Working in Clark County: Phillip Martello, Port of Vancouver environmental specialist

Port of Vancouver Environmental Specialist Phillip Martello checks on bat boxes, brush piles, snags and new plant survival at a mitigation site off Lower River Road.

August 26, 2019, 6:04am Business

Environmental specialist Phillip Martello sometimes can be found wandering down abandoned back roads and into the weeds. Read story

Rob Gartner, vice president of business development for Vesta Hospitality, left, describes the future AC Hotel layout to David Partridge of Vancouver during the ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday afternoon. At top, a concept art rendering shows the future AC Hotel by Marriott, which broke ground today at Terminal 1.

AC Hotel breaks ground at Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1

Rob Gartner, vice president of business development for Vesta Hospitality, left, describes the future AC Hotel layout to David Partridge of Vancouver during the ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday afternoon. At top, a concept art rendering shows the future AC Hotel by Marriott, which broke ground today at Terminal 1.

August 22, 2019, 8:46pm Business

After more than three years of planning, work on the first project in the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 redevelopment is underway. Construction of the AC Hotel by Marriott kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday afternoon. Read story

United Grain’s sprawling complex at the Port of Vancouver dominates the city’s western skyline.

United Grain celebrates 50 years

United Grain’s sprawling complex at the Port of Vancouver dominates the city’s western skyline.

August 4, 2019, 6:05am Business

Vancouver-based United Grain Corporation reached its 50th anniversary in June, and the company has been enthusiastically celebrating its half-century milestone. Read story