Drone video of May 2023 landslide on Mount St. Helens
Pierce 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)
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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
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
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
Welcome to NewsroomA walk through The Columbian's Newsroom during a pandemic by Assistant Mero Editor Will Campbell
September 18, 2020
Columbia River state title match interviews
Columbia River team captains Hunter Cunningham, Alex Harris and Cole Benner talk about the Rapids'4-2 win over North Kitsap ...
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Ridgefield softball reflects after second place finishSpudders junior Mallory Vancleave and senior Madison Walker talk about the season that ended with the program's second-best ...
May 28, 2023
4A state softball highlights: Battle Ground, Skyview fall short on first day of tournamentHighlights from the Class 4A state softball tournament on Friday in Richland, where Battle Ground and Skyview each went 1-2 to ...
May 27, 2023
Ridgefield softball rolls into 2A state semifinalsHighlights and interviews from Ridgefield's 11-3 win over East Valley-Yakima and Cedarcrest at the Class 2A state softball ...
May 27, 2023
Ridgefield softball, 2023 district championsHighlights and interviews from Ridgefield's 5-2 win over Centralia, the Spudders fist district title since 2004.
May 20, 2023
Highlights/Interviews: La Center baseball beats Montesano, wins third straight district titleHighlights from La Center's 9-0 win against Montesano in the Class 1A District 4 championship game on Saturday, May 13, 2022, ...
May 13, 2023
Highlights/Interviews: Hudson's Bay baseball tops Ridgefield 11-4 to reach 2A state regionalHighlights from Hudson's Bay's 11-4 win over Ridgefield on Friday, May 12, 2023, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex in ...
May 13, 2023
Columbia River win back-to-back 2A district boys soccer championshipsColumbia River defeated Aberdeen 3-0 on Thursday at John O'Rourke Field to win its second straight district boys soccer title and ...
May 12, 2023