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Ridgefield School District officials recognized the December 2023 employee and students of the month at the Dec.

Ridgefield School District honors December employee and students of the month

Ridgefield School District officials recognized the December 2023 employee and students of the month at the Dec.

December 23, 2023, 5:56am Community

Ridgefield School District officials recognized the December 2023 employee and students of the month at the Dec. 12 school board meeting. Read story

Firefighters carry a hose into a burning house Wednesday during a Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue training exercise in Ridgefield. For seven new firefighter/paramedics, the training marked their last exercise before graduating from the fire academy and joining the agency&rsquo;s ranks.

Ridgefield firefighters train to take the heat as donated house burnsvideo icon

Firefighters carry a hose into a burning house Wednesday during a Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue training exercise in Ridgefield. For seven new firefighter/paramedics, the training marked their last exercise before graduating from the fire academy and joining the agency&rsquo;s ranks.

December 20, 2023, 6:04pm Clark County News

As smoke billowed from an upstairs window of a house in Ridgefield, dozens of firefighters were already there. This fire was intentionally set. Read story

Clark County health inspections, reported Dec. 4-9

December 15, 2023, 6:02am Business

Clark County health inspections, reported Dec. 4-9 Read story

To accommodate Ridgefield&rsquo;s growth, city officials propose creating a new connection with Interstate 5 at the existing I-5/Northeast 219th Street interchange at Exit 11, which currently extends only east toward Battle Ground.

Ridgefield looking for a link: Officials in rapidly growing city seek additional connection to Interstate 5

To accommodate Ridgefield&rsquo;s growth, city officials propose creating a new connection with Interstate 5 at the existing I-5/Northeast 219th Street interchange at Exit 11, which currently extends only east toward Battle Ground.

December 9, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

As Ridgefield, the state’s fastest-growing city since 2010, continues to urbanize — with more homes, a Costco, an industrial project and possibly an In-N-Out Burger on the way — city officials are seeking an additional route to Interstate 5. Read story

Ridgefield High School student Keaira Farley, right, hands a stamp to Windy Hills Winery director of events Ashley Miller on Tuesday during a pitch meeting for the students&rsquo; &ldquo;Ridgefield Passport&rdquo; idea at the winery in Ridgefield. The students said the project is not only an opportunity to provide a service for local businesses, but it helps them practice their marketing and business skills.

Student project aims to help businesses stand out, customers save with ‘Ridgefield Passport’

Ridgefield High School student Keaira Farley, right, hands a stamp to Windy Hills Winery director of events Ashley Miller on Tuesday during a pitch meeting for the students&rsquo; &ldquo;Ridgefield Passport&rdquo; idea at the winery in Ridgefield. The students said the project is not only an opportunity to provide a service for local businesses, but it helps them practice their marketing and business skills.

December 8, 2023, 6:04am Business

Ridgefield is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington, according to the most recent available data. The growth has been a blessing and a challenge for local businesses: There are more local customers than ever before, but how do they get their attention? Read story

A sign informing Ridgefield area residents of a proposed development sits in the front yard of a house on Northeast 29th Avenue. The developer has proposed splitting three parcels and subdivide them into 72 single-family home lots.

Developer plans 72 housing lots on Ridgefield-area farmland

A sign informing Ridgefield area residents of a proposed development sits in the front yard of a house on Northeast 29th Avenue. The developer has proposed splitting three parcels and subdivide them into 72 single-family home lots.

December 7, 2023, 1:28pm Business

More farmland south of Ridgefield may soon sprout housing. Developer Rotschy LLC plans to create 72 single-family home lots on three adjoining properties totaling 19.4 acres off Northeast 29th Avenue just south of 194th Street. Read story

Ridgefield City Hall in 2020 (The Columbian files)

Ridgefield transition period to stretch 2024 budget

Ridgefield City Hall in 2020 (The Columbian files)

December 1, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

Ridgefield, the state’s fastest-growing city since 2010, is stretching to balance its budget for next year. Read story

Owner Ratany Ouk decorates the exterior of her shop Ratany Bloom at 1911 Main St. in Vancouver&rsquo;s Uptown Village. A recent survey shows three quarters of small retailers rely heavily on holiday shoppers.

Holiday shopping season critical to Clark County’s small businesses

Owner Ratany Ouk decorates the exterior of her shop Ratany Bloom at 1911 Main St. in Vancouver&rsquo;s Uptown Village. A recent survey shows three quarters of small retailers rely heavily on holiday shoppers.

November 29, 2023, 6:07am Business

Clark County’s retailers are just starting their busy season, a time that is critically important to small retailers nationwide. Still, a new survey shows consumers may not be aware of how beneficial it is to small businesses when consumers spend their dollars locally. Read story

The Clark County Medical Examiner Office identified Joanna Speaks, 32, of Oregon, as the person found dead April 8 at an abandoned property in Ridgefield.

Portland police take over homicide case of woman found dead in Ridgefield

The Clark County Medical Examiner Office identified Joanna Speaks, 32, of Oregon, as the person found dead April 8 at an abandoned property in Ridgefield.

November 27, 2023, 4:42pm Clark County News

The Portland Police Bureau has taken control of a homicide investigation for a woman whose body was found in April at an abandoned property in Ridgefield. Read story

Ridgefield school officials recognized the November 2023 Employee and Students of the Month at the regular Board of Directors meeting.

Ridgefield School District honors November Employee and Students of the Month

Ridgefield school officials recognized the November 2023 Employee and Students of the Month at the regular Board of Directors meeting.

November 25, 2023, 5:49am Community

On Nov. 14, Ridgefield School District officials recognized the November 2023 Employee and Students of the Month. Read story