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U.S. farmers battle floods, heat in bid to replenish food supplies

June 30, 2022, 6:28pm Nation & World

Global grain markets are at a pivot point, with prices finally starting to ease after a dizzying surge earlier this year. Where things go from here could end up being… Read story

Improving weather aids fight against Sierra Nevada wildfire

June 30, 2022, 12:10pm Nation & World

Improving weather aided the battle against a Sierra Nevada wildfire that has forced evacuation of several hundred people from their homes and injured seven firefighters, authorities said Thursday. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Be prepared for showers, or not, on July 4

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

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

Boy, that was quite a cool-off on Tuesday from Monday’s high of 93 degrees. Vancouver had a 20-degree drop, with a high of 73 degrees. Read story

A firefighter assesses the approaching fire along Troost Trail in California's rural Nevada County as the Rices Fire burned more than 300 acres, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Sierra Nevada wildfire threatens small rural communities

A firefighter assesses the approaching fire along Troost Trail in California's rural Nevada County as the Rices Fire burned more than 300 acres, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

June 29, 2022, 12:30pm Nation & World

A Sierra Nevada wildfire destroyed four structures and was a threat to more than 500 homes and other buildings, California authorities said Wednesday. Read story

This image taken from video provided by WJLA shows crews battling a fire at Camp Airy for Boys in Thurmont, Md., on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The building was empty when the fire broke out and no injuries have been reported, Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services spokesperson Sarah Campbell said.  Residents and campers were not in the area of the fire, she said.

Crews battle Maryland summer camp fire, no injuries reported

This image taken from video provided by WJLA shows crews battling a fire at Camp Airy for Boys in Thurmont, Md., on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. The building was empty when the fire broke out and no injuries have been reported, Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services spokesperson Sarah Campbell said.  Residents and campers were not in the area of the fire, she said.

June 29, 2022, 12:30pm Nation & World

Crews battled a fire at an overnight summer camp in western Maryland on Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported, officials said. Read story

One worker stands on a closed bridge as another on the flooded walkway below where a flood wall at left holds back the Skagit River from downtown Mount Vernon, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. An atmospheric river—a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into Washington and Oregon—caused heavy rainfall in recent days, bringing major flooding in the area.

Months after flooding, Skagit County awaiting FEMA funding for park repairs

One worker stands on a closed bridge as another on the flooded walkway below where a flood wall at left holds back the Skagit River from downtown Mount Vernon, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. An atmospheric river—a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into Washington and Oregon—caused heavy rainfall in recent days, bringing major flooding in the area.

June 29, 2022, 8:56am Latest News

Several Skagit County parks that suffered severe damage during November flooding have yet to be repaired as the county Parks and Recreation Department waits for federal funds. Read story

Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to form; forecasters watching two other systems

June 28, 2022, 8:22am Nation & World

Three storm systems are present in the Atlantic, one of which is likely to become a tropical storm as it moves toward the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, forecasters said. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Cooler weather moving in; will July 4 be boom or bust?

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

June 28, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

I know there are plenty of you that like the hot weather, but I am hoping we enjoy a summer with seasonal high temperatures. That would be in the upper 70s to mid-80s. Three days in the 90s are more than enough for many of my readers. Read story

Vancouver kids Addy Bugge, 3, from left, joins Elizabeth White Eyes, 7, and Kai Sabanovic, 6, to beat the heat in the water feature at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday afternoon. Forecasters predict cooler weather on the way.

Clark County heats up

Vancouver kids Addy Bugge, 3, from left, joins Elizabeth White Eyes, 7, and Kai Sabanovic, 6, to beat the heat in the water feature at The Waterfront Vancouver on Monday afternoon. Forecasters predict cooler weather on the way.

June 27, 2022, 6:16pm Clark County News

After weeks of on-and-off rain, the Pacific Northwest finally has some heat. Read story

Smoke from Southern California wildfires drifts through the Los Angeles Basin in a view from the Griffith Observatory on Sept. 17, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Pollution from California’s 2020 wildfires likely offset decades of air quality gains

Smoke from Southern California wildfires drifts through the Los Angeles Basin in a view from the Griffith Observatory on Sept. 17, 2020, in Los Angeles.

June 27, 2022, 6:00am Nation & World

It was a nightmare fire season that California won’t soon forget. Read story