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A Battle Ground man faces up to life in prison for child molestation and rape after pleading guilty on counts for offenses dating back years. On Dec. 3, Timothy Rowe, 39, pleaded guilty in Clark … more
Battle Ground police officers accompanied 19 kids on Dec. 4 at the city’s Walmart to help them shop for gifts for their families and themselves. The participating kids were nominated for the … more
Battle Ground celebrated the holidays on Friday as Santa Claus arrived at the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony on a fire engine and the city’s tree was ignited in festive … more
Work to restore the East Fork Lewis River watershed hit a milestone last month as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally accepted a plan to address bacteria and water temperature … more
The Washington State Supreme Court has declined to adopt a different redistricting plan after the commission designated to draw new maps ostensibly missed the deadline to finish its work. In a … more
An agency tasked with handling mediation for tenants with unpaid rents is seeing an influx of new cases as eviction protections put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic have gone away. On Nov. 1, … more
OLYMPIA — The state’s long-term care tax set to go into effect in the new year could be delayed after Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he supports waiting to iron out certain details of the … more
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has announced a digital tool that allows people to show proof when needed that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Called WA Verify, the … more
Ridgefield City Council has approved the city’s 2022 budget with significant investments in infrastructure, both in roads and in personnel to keep the city running. During its Dec. 2 … more
The NCC Run Club in Battle Ground and Elba Benzler teamed up this year to put on the Thanksgiving River Run, which gives participants a chance to get active while also providing for a good … more
Clark Public Utilities is now offering utility assistance for customers behind on their bills who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with those qualified able to get up to $1,250 in help to get … more
The Battle Ground girls bowling teams started off their season strong with a 4-0 undefeated streak. So far, the team has gone against Evergreen, Union, Skyview and Camas. They were able to … more
Toastmaster meetings: 7 p.m. every Tuesday online. Toastmasters holds meetings for people who want to improve their communication skills for business or career development. Meetings are on Zoom. Use … more
Camp Hope of SW Washington will host several holiday events at its location in Battle Ground on Dec. 11 to celebrate the holidays. There will be a private party for families in need followed by an … more
For the impending winter season, a smart thermostat might be a worthy investment, according to Clark Public Utilities Energy Services Supervisor DuWayne Dunham. Dunham said smart thermostats are … more
Woody’s Custom Landscaping in Battle Ground is preparing for a steady stream of business this holiday season. The landscape construction company, which has been in business for over 30 years, … more
The Battle Ground Prevention Alliance and Chief Umtuch Middle School’s DREAM Team planted red tulips in honor of Red Ribbon Week during the last week of October. Red Ribbon Week is meant to … more
This holiday season, North Country EMS, and the Yacolt and Amboy fire districts are coming together to run their annual community toy drive.  The drive started in 2004 and aims to provide … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, has authored legislation to repeal the state’s new long-term care insurance tax program, set to begin next year, and he’s calling on state House and … more
Units from Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue were dispatched to reports of an outbuilding on fire east of La Center just before 5:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. Initial reports stated there were several … more
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