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Bryan Caldwell, a climbing instructor at The Source Climbing Center, belays as a student climbs a wall during a class Oct. 17, 2012, in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver rock climber killed in fall remembered for devotion to students, sport

Bryan Caldwell, a climbing instructor at The Source Climbing Center, belays as a student climbs a wall during a class Oct. 17, 2012, in downtown Vancouver.

July 6, 2022, 5:13pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man who was a fixture of the local rock climbing community died Monday from a fall while rock climbing near Leavenworth. Read story

Fall colors frame the Providence Academy smokestack last October. It is set to be demolished in August.

Vancouver’s Providence Academy smokestack to be demolished in August

Fall colors frame the Providence Academy smokestack last October. It is set to be demolished in August.

July 5, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

The Historic Trust is undergoing changes. County Councilor Temple Lentz is its new executive director, and the trust proceeding with plans to demolish the Providence Academy’s smokestack in early August. Read story

10 students successfully completed their forklift training and earned their certification. They were from Columbia River, Skyview, Fort Vancouver and Hudson's Bay high schools.

Vancouver Public Schools seniors earn forklift training certification

10 students successfully completed their forklift training and earned their certification. They were from Columbia River, Skyview, Fort Vancouver and Hudson's Bay high schools.

July 2, 2022, 5:05am Community

10 seniors from four Vancouver high schools successfully completed forklift certification training on May 21, at Fort Vancouver High School. The training, led by Rhett Carpenter, began at 7:30 a.m. with classroom instruction and simulator exercises. Certification testing using a forklift took place at approximately 9:30 a.m. Read story

Volunteers Susan and Phil Harding serve eggs, waffles and sausages to participants in the Hot Meals program at the Share House on Tuesday morning. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the program served roughly 3,000 meals a month. Now, it serves about 9,000 meals a month, and more volunteers are needed to keep up. "Share says all the time that they couldn't do it without volunteers," Phil Harding said.

Share’s Hot Meals program returns to in-person dining after nearly 2½-year hiatus caused by pandemic

Volunteers Susan and Phil Harding serve eggs, waffles and sausages to participants in the Hot Meals program at the Share House on Tuesday morning. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the program served roughly 3,000 meals a month. Now, it serves about 9,000 meals a month, and more volunteers are needed to keep up. "Share says all the time that they couldn't do it without volunteers," Phil Harding said.

June 30, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The smell of waffles, syrup and sausages wafted from Share House in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning as a line of people — many of them experiencing homelessness — formed outside. Read story

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust details summer grant winners

June 30, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust released its Spring 2022 Grants Report, which outlines $32.5 million in charitable giving around the Pacific Northwest, including 29 grants totaling $12 million in Washington. Read story

With a wide variety of booths featuring local artists, vendors and support groups, Vancouver Pride is sure to spark the interest of attendees from all walks of life.

Working in Clark County: Saturday in the Park – Vancouver USA Pride

With a wide variety of booths featuring local artists, vendors and support groups, Vancouver Pride is sure to spark the interest of attendees from all walks of life.

June 25, 2022, 6:05am Business

Just because June is coming to a close, it doesn’t mean Pride celebrations are over. For the group Vancouver USA Pride, Pride month lasts all summer long as members gear up to host their annual LGBTQ+ Pride event Saturday in the Park, hosted in Esther Short Park on July 9. Read story

Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.

Ocean Shipping Reform Act will have little impact on Port of Vancouver

Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.

June 23, 2022, 6:03am Business

Consumers and exporters both saw financial turmoil from tumultuous international shipping antics in the past year. But the Port of Vancouver was not impacted like other regional harbors were. Read story

An aerial photo of Vancouver Lake (The Columbian files)

E. coli cancels rowing event at Vancouver Lake

An aerial photo of Vancouver Lake (The Columbian files)

June 21, 2022, 6:05pm Clark County Health

A rowing event that was expected to draw more than a thousand people to Vancouver last weekend was canceled due to E. coli concerns. Read story

Partners in life and in business, Mark Joseph, left, and John Treadwell are the co-owners of UnderBar.

Working in Clark County: John Treadwell and Mark Joseph, UnderBar owners

Partners in life and in business, Mark Joseph, left, and John Treadwell are the co-owners of UnderBar.

June 20, 2022, 6:01am Business

With Pride Month in full swing, many LGBTQ+ citizens and their allies are looking for local spots to join the celebration. From simple food and drink, Pride parties, trivia nights, and even drag brunch and bingo, the UnderBar cocktail bar is a Clark County gathering spot for celebrants. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority hosted a garage sale and open house May 14 at the old Lieser School in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood. Vancouver Housing Authority estimates more than 100 community members attended the event.

Vancouver Housing Authority hosts garage sale to support members of the community

Vancouver Housing Authority hosted a garage sale and open house May 14 at the old Lieser School in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood. Vancouver Housing Authority estimates more than 100 community members attended the event.

June 18, 2022, 5:09am Community

The Vancouver Housing Authority hosted a garage sale and open house on May 14 at the old Lieser School in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood. Vancouver Housing Authority estimates that more than 100 community members attended the event to claim free items — including chairs, desks, tables and bookshelves — and… Read story