Local News
New COVID-19 cases in Clark County continue to decline 
Clark County’s COVID-19 activity continues to decline as the county reported a decrease in new cases and its hospitalization rate in its latest report.   Clark County Public …
North county broadband expansion could see rescue plan funds
A plan for the county to invest $4.6 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to bring rural broadband to hundreds of homes northeast of Battle Ground has received initial support from the …
Kent beats Herrera Beutler for second spot in general election
The race to represent the 3rd Congressional District has slim but definitive winners as incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has conceded in her sixth re-election attempt. While Herrera Beutler …
Results from the Clark County Fair
Editor's note: More results from the Clark County Fair will be posted  later on.  Aug. 4 4H Horse Junior Groom Squad Champion: Penelope McDowell, Ridgefield Champion: Pyper …
Development of 179th Street raises concerns
Plans to revamp the street network near the Interstate 5 intersection with the Clark County Fairgrounds has resumed through public outreach, though nearby residents are concerned the plans might be …
Clark County seeks nominations for local businesses and individuals for Disability Employment Awareness Awards
Clark County is seeking nominations of businesses and individuals for its annual Clark County Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards, stated a news release.  The release said the award …

Public Health issues warning advisory for Lacamas Lake due to elevated toxin levels

Clark County Public Health issued a warning advisory at Lacamas Lake due to elevated levels of cyanotoxins from harmful algae on Aug. 10, stated a news release.  The release said public …

Genealogical society seeks submissions for Gallery of Grandmothers

The Clark County Genealogical Society seeks submissions for its Gallery of Grandmothers as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, stated a news release.  The release said people can submit …

Luyster Jr. found not guilty for murder

The son of a convicted triple-murderer was found not guilty in his own murder trial after he killed his stepfather in apparent self defense. On Aug. 9, a jury convened in Clark County Superior …

State treasurer talks ‘baby bonds,’ cannabis banking reform during Clark County visit

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti is making the rounds of the state this summer, recently stopping by Clark County to talk about key projects his office is pushing for related to …
State & Regional News
Republicans shut out of Secretary of State race as nonpartisan, Democrat move on
OLYMPIA — Washington voters will choose between a Democrat and a nonpartisan candidate for Secretary of State this November, bringing back a question asked many times before by candidates, …
Rescue Team responds to three incidents at Ape Cave Lava Tubes
It has been a busy week or so for the Volcano Rescue Team (VRT).  Rescuers from the organization, which focuses on assisting climbers on and around Mount St. Helens, have responded to three …
Washington law enforcement agencies report violent crime and vehicle thefts increased, drug arrests and number of officers decreased in 2021
Violent crimes and murders increased, while drug and fraud-related numbers decreased along with the number of commissioned officers in 2021, according to a report released last week by the Washington …
Herrera Beutler gains endorsement of Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has secured the endorsement of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) for her campaign to continue representing the 3rd …
Coldwater Lake offers an outdoor oasis at Mount St. Helens
The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area is located 45 miles east of Castle Rock in the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone near the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater and Johnston Ridge …
Preparations for Spirit Lake infrastructure project to take place this summer
After 40 years, continued improvements are needed to support operations and maintenance of the Spirit Lake infrastructure that controls water levels in Spirit Lake.  In the summer and fall of …
Inslee makes COVID vaccines a permanent requirement for many state employees
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive making COVID-19 vaccines a permanent condition of employment for state workers in executive and small cabinet agencies, including …
New Washington laws: Rules take effect in areas ranging from guns to pickleball to license fees
OLYMPIA — Changes to gun regulations, new transportation fees and a new state sport are all among the changes Washington residents may soon see. Some of the bills the Legislature passed this …
Washington State Patrol launches statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people
The Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) system, a new statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people, went into effect on Friday, July 1.  The alert system adds a specific …
Bipartisan group of state senators call for state insurance commissioner to resign
A bipartisan group of state senators announced on June 16 they are calling for Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to resign after he allegedly fired a whistleblower who came …
Opinion
Community
Community Calendar, Aug. 10 edition
Pomeroy Farm Days: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first weekend of every month through August. Join the Pomeroy Farm as they host an open farm weekend, which includes I-spy activities for kids, farm …
Tickets on sale for Magenta Theater’s ‘Don Quixote de La Center’ production
Tickets are now on sale for Magenta Theater’s production of Don Quixote de La Center. The performance by local playwright David Bareford centers around a loose adaptation of the novel Don …
Community Calendar, Aug. 3 edition
Vancouver Goes to the Movies: Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Join the Clark County Historical Museum as historian and Historic Preservation Commission chair …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: I will be putting my X alongside Biden’s name in 2024

As a Biden voter, I wish to praise our president for the excellent job he has done from his basement. Admittedly, gasoline prices are a teensy bit high but the treasury secretary tells me they are …

Sports
Life

Community calendar, Aug. 17 edition

Livestock manure composting: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. Join resource conservationist Lisa Schuchman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Clark Conservation District’s …

Outdoors

Camp at Battle Ground Lake teaches youth how to fly fish

The crack of a fishing line cut through the ambiance of a clearing at Battle Ground Lake State Park as one of several kids tried to pop a balloon with the hook at the line’s end. Back in the …

Obituaries
In loving memory of Jerome Rogauskas: 1945-2022
Jerome “Jerry” Rogauskas, was born on Sept. 22, 1945, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, in Lincoln City, Oregon.  He is preceded in death by …
In loving memory of DeLois Jungnickel: 1932-2022
DeLois Maxine Jungnickel passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2022, in Woodland, Washington. She was 90 years of age.  She was born on Feb. 2, 1932, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Samuel and Ellen …
In loving memory of Karl Winter: 1934-2022
Our beloved dad, opa, brother, and uncle, Karl Aloys Winter passed away June 17, 2022, at his home in Woodland, Washington. He was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Hagenbach, Germany, the son of Karl and …
In loving memory of Virginia Rae Allen Gilbert Douglas Allen 
On Aug. 1, Virginia Rae Allen passed away peacefully in Washougal, Washington. In death as in life, she was surrounded by family. She was a compass to family and friends and lived her life with an …
In loving memory of  Mathew Goodrich: 1967-2022
Mathew Leroy Goodrich was born on Jan. 27, 1967 and died on Aug. 5, 2022. He was the son of Clifford L. Goodrich and Kay (Van Buskirk) Goodrich. Mathew is survived by his wife Erin; son Jordan; …
Death notices: Kimberly L. Van Dyk, Kira Serbova and Nels A. Elton
Kimberly L. Van Dyk, 45, of Battle Ground, died on Aug. 4, 2022. Arrangements are under the care of All County Cremation and Burial Services. Kira Serbova, 76, of Ridgefield, died on Aug. 5, 2022. …
In loving memory of  Ruth (Giard) Walz: 1933-2022
Ruth (Giard) Walz, 88, passed away peacefully on the morning of July 4, 2022. She was born in northern Minnesota on Aug. 12, 1933, one of 11 children. In 1949, she married Cyril Walz and they …
In loving memory of  Marcia Jorgensen: 1936-2022
Marcia Jorgensen passed away on Aug. 2, 2022, in her home in Battle Ground, Washington, in the presence of her loving daughters. She was born Marcia Darlene Jeffrey to Bernard and Faye Jeffrey on May …
Celebration of life for Jerre and Sharon Crisp
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the lives of our parents, their love for friends and family, and their commitment to faith on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Family of Christ …