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Arzil "Ray" Stone snapped photos of Mount St. Helens erupting in 1980 from his Ridgefield backyard, and he hasn't shared with them with the general public until now.

Ridgefield man shares his photos of Mount St. Helens’ eruption

Arzil "Ray" Stone snapped photos of Mount St. Helens erupting in 1980 from his Ridgefield backyard, and he hasn't shared with them with the general public until now.

May 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

RIDGEFIELD — Arzil “Ray” Stone stood on his patch of downward-sloping yard in Ridgefield as he looked over a valley holding the snaking East Fork of the Lewis River. He raised his 1970s Konica camera to his eye, looked through the viewfinder, adjusted the aperture and shutter speed and clicked… Read story

Jaquie Cole of Ridgefield displays a photo she took of Mount St. Helens in 1980 on Monday afternoon, May 10, 2021. Cole and her friend flew in a small plane over Mount St. Helens on the afternoon of May 17, 1980, less than 24 hours before the big eruption.

Ridgefield woman shares photos taken from plane day before Mount St. Helens blew

Jaquie Cole of Ridgefield displays a photo she took of Mount St. Helens in 1980 on Monday afternoon, May 10, 2021. Cole and her friend flew in a small plane over Mount St. Helens on the afternoon of May 17, 1980, less than 24 hours before the big eruption.

May 17, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Jaquie Cole had never flown in an airplane before, so when her best friend called to invite her on a scenic flight to Mount St. Helens, she didn’t hesitate to accept. Read story

Public Meetings

May 16, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

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Not since the inaugural season in 2019 have fans seen the Ridgefield Raptors play baseball in person. With the 2021 season set to begin in June, fans will be welcomed back at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors baseball planning to welcome back fans

Not since the inaugural season in 2019 have fans seen the Ridgefield Raptors play baseball in person. With the 2021 season set to begin in June, fans will be welcomed back at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

May 16, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Sports

In preparing for this summer’s West Coast League baseball season, Ridgefield Raptors General Manager Gus Farah has felt like a batter seeing nothing but curveballs. Read story

RIDGEFIELD: From left, Ridgefield High School Knowledge Bowl Coach David Jacobson, team captain Jonah Kropp, and team members Micah Ross, Olivia DesRochers, and Adam Ford all took third place at the national competition this year.

Ridgefield team places third in national Knowledge Bowl

RIDGEFIELD: From left, Ridgefield High School Knowledge Bowl Coach David Jacobson, team captain Jonah Kropp, and team members Micah Ross, Olivia DesRochers, and Adam Ford all took third place at the national competition this year.

May 16, 2021, 5:54am Community

RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield High School Knowledge Bowl team recently took third place in the national competition against teams from school districts of all sizes. Read story

Sandra Day resigns from Ridgefield City Council

May 15, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Ridgefield City Councilmember Sandra Day is stepping down next month. Read story

Plaintiffs Don Benton, from left, Christopher Clifford and Susan Rice wait to hear testimony Monday from former Clark County manager Mark McCauley in the trial for a lawsuit brought by them, at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Clark County continues to defend self in Benton lawsuit trial

Plaintiffs Don Benton, from left, Christopher Clifford and Susan Rice wait to hear testimony Monday from former Clark County manager Mark McCauley in the trial for a lawsuit brought by them, at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 12, 2021, 5:26pm Clark County News

Clark County continued to defend itself Wednesday in the trial of a lawsuit brought by Don Benton, the former director of the now-defunct Department of Environmental Services, and two subordinates. Read story

Plaintiffs Chris Clifford, clockwise from left, Don Benton and Susan Rice pause to talk during a break from the lawsuit trial Wednesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Ex-Clark County worker Clifford: I was assured reorganization rumors ‘just talk’

Plaintiffs Chris Clifford, clockwise from left, Don Benton and Susan Rice pause to talk during a break from the lawsuit trial Wednesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 11, 2021, 6:12pm Clark County News

A former program coordinator in the county’s now-defunct Department of Environmental Services testified Monday that employees were assured by board members and the county manager that rumblings of a department reorganization were “just talk.” Read story

Peter Schafer

Ridgefield students score at Thespian Excellence Awards

Peter Schafer

May 8, 2021, 6:05am Community

RIDGEFIELD — Nine Ridgefield High School students have been recognized for their excellence in theater with Washington State Thespian Excellence Awards. Read story

RIDGEFIELD: Tucker Alexander and Caden Anderson worked as a team to build a drone in Steve Rinard's engineering class

Ridgefield engineering students test drones

RIDGEFIELD: Tucker Alexander and Caden Anderson worked as a team to build a drone in Steve Rinard's engineering class

May 8, 2021, 5:56am Community

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield High School students in Steve Rinard’s engineering class recently took drones they built in class and tested them in the school’s athletic fields. Early in the semester, students were still learning online about how drones operated, but when in-person classes resumed, they were able to work together… Read story