Vancouver police dog Hota sniffs out electronic storage devices to catch criminals
The Vancouver Police Department recently got a new Electronic Storage Device detection K-9 named Sahota, Hota for short, in honor of fallen VPD Officer Donald Sahota. Hota and his handler, Detective Jake Carlow, work in the department's Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit, which handles cases involving online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Here, Hota sniffs out an electronic devices hidden around a room while receiving commands from Det. Jake Carlow during a demonstration at the Vancouver Police Department west precinct in November 2023.
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Drones are cool but do you know the laws in Washington state?About 860,000 drones are registered in the United States, more than three times the number of crewed aircraft, according to the FAA. Judging from the fact that the FAA didn’t respond to The Columbian’s inquiry, the average consumer isn’t likely to get any personalized help either. But the rules still apply. Read more from The Columbian on how to stay on the right side of the law — and not piss off your neighbors — at https://bit.ly/3FUG8sE. (Video courtesy of John Veneruso)
November 10, 2023
A moment of zen at Panther Creek FallsMultnomah Fall may be the most famous in the Northwest but on the Washington side of the river there are plenty of scenic stops where you can feed your should — or your instagram. Visit columbian.com for list of stunningly scenic cataracts outside of Clark County, but still in Southwest Washington. Some require driving on winding highways or unpaved roads in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, but none require traversing an interstate bridge or (now that summer’s over) competing for parking.
October 9, 2023
CEO of Vancouver-based RealWear talks hands-free computing on the job siteDr. Chris Parkinson is CEO and co-founder of Vancouver-based RealWear Inc. This week he demonstrated the RealWear Navigator 520 headset for The Columbian and talked about the benefits of hands-free computing everywhere from car repair to preventative maintenance at Amazon.
September 19, 2023
Forestry experts outline recovery efforts for hundreds of acres burned in Nakia Creek FireColumbian environment reporter Lauren Ellenbecker and photographer Taylor Balkom visited a logging site in the Nakia Creek Fire burn zone in June 2023. Logging the burned trees is the first step in recovering the land, according to forestry experts. No one has ever been charged in association with the fire, though law enforcement released a video showing persons of interest in the case in 2022. Read more about the recovery efforts and the next steps for the land at columbian.com.
June 28, 2023
Xavier Foley performs for Vancouver Public Schools studentsThe Oregon Symphony's Artist-in Reisdent Program Director brought Xavier Foley, a world class soloist to Jason Lee Middle School and Gaiser Middle School on Tuesday to perform for students. Both facilities in Vancouver Public Schools have seen their music programs grow in recent years.
May 30, 2023
Drone video of May 2023 landslide on Mount St. HelensPierce County photographer Tim Uhler shot this drone video of a May 14 debris slide that swept away a bridge on the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway east of Coldwater Lake. The slide has blocked access to the popular Johnson Ridge Visitor Center. (Video courtesy of Tim Uhler)
May 24, 2023
Kafiex owner trains to become U.S. champion in barista competitionSeidy Selivanow won first place in a March qualifying competition in Denver, making her the top-ranked barista on the West Coast. She’s aiming to beat 35 other competitors at the U.S. Coffee Championship in Portland on April 22 and 23. A win for Selivanow would earn her a spot to represent the United States in the worldwide competition. She’d be the least-experienced barista in the U.S. to achieve that honor.
April 13, 2023
Living Houseless in VancouverCourtney Ligman fell into addiction after losing her housing and being isolated in an abusive relationship. But a permanent spot in Vancouver, Washington's first Safe Stay Community — a pallet shelter group called The Outpost in the city's Image neighborhood — helped Ligman get back on her feet. “They have everybody for everything. If it’s a mental health crisis, if it’s a drug crisis, whatever it is. Because there’s a lot of people in crisis out there, and they do have somebody that can help you,” she said. Now she's sober, employed and looking for permanent housing for herself and her dog.
March 2, 2023
Player interviews after Seton's 1A football semifinal loss
Seton Catholic's 42-0 loss to Royal ends a historic 2023 football season for the Cougars, including an 11-2 record and reaching ...
Varsity360: Future is now for Seton Catholic footballThe Columbian's Micah Rice and Meg Wochnick look at which SW Washington football teams are poised to take big leaps in 2024 ...
November 23, 2023
Highlights/Interview: Ridgefield reaches 2A state soccer title game with 1-0 win over Columbia RiverHighlights from Ridgefield's 1-0 win over Columbia River in the Class 2A girls soccer state semifinals on Friday at Mount Tahoma ...
November 18, 2023
Interviews: Deondrae Goodell and Jose Alvarez-Cruze react to Washougal's win over AberdeenPost-game interviews with Washougal players Deondrae Goodell and Jose Alvarez-Cruze following the Panthers' 35-21 win over ...
November 5, 2023
Varsity360: Which football teams are in position to make a deep playoff run?Columbian sports editor Micah Rice and reporter Will Denner analyze upcoming matchups for the first weekend of the 2023 high ...
November 2, 2023
4A boys tennis district: Aidan Brasier and Tommy James of Camas plus Rohan Thawani of UnionAidan Brasier and Tommy James of Camas talk about winning the 4A district doubles title, and Rohan Thawani of Union talks ...
October 21, 2023
Football Highlights: Evergreen tops Prairie 40-19 in 3A GSHL actionSubscribe to The Columbian's YouTube channels to receive updates when new videos are published.
October 21, 2023
Varsity360: Three things we learned in Week 1 of the prep football seasonThe Columbian's Micah Rice and Tim Martinez analyze the first week of the 2023 high school football season in Southwest ...
September 7, 2023