Living Houseless in Vancouver
Courtney 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.
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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
Team Mean Machine's Power PivotStudents from Camas and Washougal schools in Washington developed a rotational device that allows for those with mobility limitations to easily transition in and out of a wheelchair.
December 3, 2021
Wapato planting at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife RefugeSam Robinson, Chinook Indian Nation vice chairman, performs the song "The Changer" — which honors upcoming change — at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge east of Washougal on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Robinson represents the five tribes of the lower Columbia River, which includes the Cathlamet, Willapa and Lower Chinook tribes in Washington and the Clatsop and Wahkiakum tribes in Oregon. Collectively, their territory stretched from present-day Kalama to Willapa Bay.
November 23, 2021
Family boat Corahleen returns to water after restorationRick Bishoprick’s father and grandfather built the Corahleen and launched her in 1957. But since 1994, Corahleen has sat on a trailer, parked in Washougal and Ridgefield as it slowly underwent repairs, work done mostly by Bishoprick and his dad. After Stan Bishoprick died in 2013, Rick took on the restoration effort.
June 22, 2021
Rafael Bauman of Hudson's Bay, Week 4 football player of the week
Presentation of Week 4 prep football player of the week to Rafael Bauman of Hudson's Bay.
Varsity360: Chaos reigns in 2A GSHL footballThe Columbian's Micah Rice and Meg Wochnick talk about how the 2A Greater St. Helens League has been the most ...
September 28, 2023
Highlights/Interviews: Camas girls soccer gets past Union 2-0Highlights from Camas' 2-0 win over Union in 4A Greater St. Helens League girls soccer action on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, at ...
September 27, 2023
Columbia River vs Ridgefield volleyball highlightsHighlights and postmatch interviews from a clash of Class 2A state powers on Sept. 25, 2023.
September 26, 2023
Football highlights: Hudson's Bay vs. Ridgefield #highschoolfootball #football #highschoolsportsHudson's Bay beats Ridgefield 28-24 in a thrilling 2A Greater St. Helens League football game on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 in ...
September 23, 2023
Highlights: Glacier Peak shuts out Evergreen in 21-0 defeatHighlights from Glacier Peak's 21-0 win over Evergreen on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at McKenzie Stadium. After suffering their first ...
September 23, 2023
Union vs. Prairie football postgame interviewsUnion running back Alex Olson and defensive end Taylor Lepak talk after the Titans' 27-13 win over Prairie on Friday, Sept, 22, ...
September 23, 2023
Skyview vs. Columbia River football highlightsHighlights and postgame interview from Skyview's 49-0 win over Columbia River on Sept. 8, 2023.
September 9, 2023