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At left, William "Hap" Carty, who was part of the birth of U-Haul in Ridgefield, with the new sign marking that startup, in a 2015 visit to Ridgefield.

William ‘Hap’ Carty, Ridgefield native who helped build U-Haul, dies at 95

At left, William "Hap" Carty, who was part of the birth of U-Haul in Ridgefield, with the new sign marking that startup, in a 2015 visit to Ridgefield.

June 29, 2022, 6:02am Business

William E. “Hap” Carty, a Ridgefield native who helped his sister and brother-in-law create and build the U-Haul corporate empire, died June 24. He was 95. Read story

Tiffany Martell, left, hugs Denise Yurecko a La Center High School office assistant who used an automated external defibrillator to save Martell's son's life. Triston Martell, then a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed at La Center High School on May 26 and was saved by five of the school's employees. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Thursday honored those employees for their lifesaving efforts.

5 La Center High School employees honored for saving student

Tiffany Martell, left, hugs Denise Yurecko a La Center High School office assistant who used an automated external defibrillator to save Martell's son's life. Triston Martell, then a 15-year-old sophomore, collapsed at La Center High School on May 26 and was saved by five of the school's employees. Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue on Thursday honored those employees for their lifesaving efforts.

June 25, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue honored five La Center High School employees Thursday for jumping into action to save a student’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest on the morning of May 26. Read story

Howie Mandel

Comic, TV host Howie Mandel to perform at ilani

Howie Mandel

June 16, 2022, 5:59am Clark County Life

Comedian and television host Howie Mandel will perform at ilani’s Cowlitz Ballroom,1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets are $39 and $29 and go on sale Friday through ticketmaster.com and ilaniresort.com. Read story

Ecology fines contractor $135,000 for Ridgefield water quality violations

June 13, 2022, 6:12pm Business

A Portland contractor was fined $135,000 for repeated water quality violations while working at Ridgefield’s Vista Ridge subdivision. The fines were levied by the Washington Department of Ecology for violations that occurred from September 2021 to February 2022. Read story

The last few years of online and hybrid teaching meant significant changes for band and choir. But now View Ridge Middle School band and choir performances are back.

Band and choir performances return to View Ridge Middle School

The last few years of online and hybrid teaching meant significant changes for band and choir. But now View Ridge Middle School band and choir performances are back.

June 11, 2022, 5:57am Community

As the View Ridge Middle School band practices by marching around the school parking lot, sunshine gleams off the bells of the horns. Read story

Joe and Beverly Leadingham's Stavalaura Vineyard and Winery in Ridgefield won three gold medals at the Seattle Wine Awards for their golubok and Zweigelt wines.

Ridgefield’s Stavalaura Vineyard wins three medals at Seattle Wine Awards

Joe and Beverly Leadingham's Stavalaura Vineyard and Winery in Ridgefield won three gold medals at the Seattle Wine Awards for their golubok and Zweigelt wines.

June 9, 2022, 6:07am Business

Stavalaura Vineyard and Winery in Ridgefield recently won gold medals at the Seattle Wine Awards for three wines bottled with varieties of grapes that may not be familiar to Northwest wine fans. Read story

Democratic North Dakota state legislator Ruth Buffalo speaks during the fifth annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March, in February 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Documentary depicting plight of Indigenous women to be screened in Ridgefield

Democratic North Dakota state legislator Ruth Buffalo speaks during the fifth annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March, in February 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn.

June 9, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Interstate 5 is a typical “sad highway” in America, said Duana Johnson of Vancouver. It’s a corridor where Indigenous women and girls who have been lured, duped, entrapped or outright kidnapped are frequently trafficked, she said. Read story

Students from Ridgefield, VSAA earn statewide art honors

June 4, 2022, 5:55am Community

Over the past year, high school artists across Washington have channeled their emotions into their art. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Ports of Ridgefield, Woodland get state grants to explore internet service

(The Columbian files)

June 3, 2022, 5:01pm Business

Many residents who live on the stretch of road between Woodland and Ridgefield use satellite dishes for internet access, which sometimes malfunction because of the terrain. Read story

Yuzu 4 U drink from Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary.

5 quick bites and sips at $15 or less from Clark County eateries

Yuzu 4 U drink from Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary.

June 3, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Whether you’re working, seeking work, going to school, figuring out your next move, taking care of family members, retired or just trying to get through this thing called life, a quick treat during the day provides a nice pick-me-up. Read story