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This year’s annual celebration highlighting the peak of home construction in the region was held a little farther north than in past years as the 2022 Parade of Homes event came to North Clark … more
The Kalama fire in southeast Cowlitz County continues to burn with the latest estimates placing it at 224 acres as of press deadline. In its Sept. 18 update, the U.S. Forest Service reported the … more
Ron Onslow, the former mayor of Ridgefield, has been honored with the 2022 First Citizen Award by the Greater Vancouver Chamber and Riverview Bank.  The award has honored a local member of … more
The Port of Woodland is seeking to realize the potential of land it has owned for more than 60 years as it looks to balance industrial development with public access.  On Sept. 7, the port … more
The Rocksolid Community Teen Center recently received a $7,000 grant to support more than 80 youth in the Battle Ground area. The funds from the grant, which came from the Taco Bell Foundation, … more
A Woodland man faces assault and unlawful firearms possession charges after he allegedly shot a man in July who performed work for him. Joseph Ralls, 82, was scheduled for an arraignment hearing … more
Battle Ground Public Schools introduced a transitional kindergarten program this year at some of its primary schools to help 3 and 4 year olds better prepare for kindergarten. Mike Michaud, the … more
In an effort to better handle the potential for growth outside of city limits, Woodland has formally cut ties with Cowlitz County in regard to the city’s development planning. During its … more
Chelsea Stowers recently opened C. Rose Ink, a new tattoo shop in Ridgefield, in July.  Stowers opened the shop out of necessity to be closer to home. She previously worked at a tattoo shop … more
The state-level body that helps steer transportation policy in Washington had a chance to hear directly from local officials last week on issues they face while trying to build and maintain roads in … more
Clark County is currently seeking applications for several positions on the volunteer Community Action Advisory Board. The board is made up of an elected official, a community representative, and … more
Hockinson Hawks Head coach: Clint LeCount Classification: 2A League: Greater St. Helens League 2021 season stats: 7-3 The Hockinson Hawks started their season winning their first game … more
Alderbrook Park will hold its annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 24 during a celebration that will include vendors, music, and of course, a variety of beer. Alderbrook’s general manager Chris … more
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, Washington state faces an unprecedented caregiver shortage, which has left some senior citizens without the crucial care they … more
Bingo: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Join Battle Ground Elks Lodge No. 2589 for a game of bingo. All members and guests are welcome. It will be held at the Battle Ground Elks Lodge, 907 SE Grace … more
Candidates for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, will face off in a debate held by the League of Women Voters on Oct. … more
A teachers strike in the Ridgefield School District is at an end after the district and the teachers union reached a tentative agreement on Sunday. On Sept. 18, both the district and the … more
A 17-year-old teenager from La Center died in a traffic collision on Interstate 205 on Thursday, Sept. 15. The boy, whose name was withheld by the Washington State Patrol, was a passenger in a … more
Clark County’s recent COVID-19 case rate saw a slight increase after it experienced a small decline the prior week.  Clark County Public Health’s Sept. 15 report included 78.3 … more
Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) last week announced 56 tentative dates for razor clam digs at coastal beaches from Sept. 22 through Dec. 28. "The … more
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