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The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program is short on volunteers in part due to staffing shortages from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program aims to help senior citizens … more
The Yacolt Community Church will host a free clothing drive for women and children on June 17 and June 18. Tandy Miller, the church’s care coordinator and leader of the women’s … more
Clark County’s latest rate of recent COVID-19 cases experienced a larger decrease than the prior week, though a dozen deaths from the disease were recorded. Clark County Public … more
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe recently elected six tribal members to three-year terms on its 22-member tribal council.  The council members were elected at the June 4 general council meeting and … more
A former north Clark County dairy farm will finally make a transition from producing milk to minting college graduates, as officials broke ground on Clark College at Boschma Farms on June 1. At an … more
The Ridgefield School District made adjustments to the territorial boundaries at its two elementary schools to even out the student population in an effort to handle the district’s … more
Private First Class Andrew Jon Shields was remembered in a Never to be Forgotten ceremony on May 31 at Kiwanis Park in Battle Ground, 14 years after he was killed in action near Jalalabad City, … more
Those in the northeast part of Clark County hoping for faster internet speeds have something to look forward to as the Port of Ridgefield received $50,000 for a feasibility study to examine a … more
The Ridgefield American Legion Post conducted several events on the weekend before Memorial Day to honor service members who lost their lives serving in the Armed Forces. The events included flag … more
The Hockinson Fun Days kicked off without a hitch from June 3 to June 5 for the first time since 2019. Despite a sporadic downpour, the well-known Fun Days parade went smoothly as it featured local … more
The city of Woodland is ready to host its 100th Planters Days celebration from June 16 to June 19.   Jim Bays, the secretary of the Woodland Planters Days Celebration Committee, said a … more
Battle Ground High School’s softball team came out swinging as they secured third place at the state tournament in Spokane, setting a historic record for the team. The team had an overall … more
View Ridge choir: 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The View Ridge Middle School band and choir will host a concert in the Performing Arts Center at Ridgefield High School that will include electric … more
With summer just around the corner, it is important to prepare for the increasing temperatures, especially if a heatwave like the one Clark County experienced last year happens again.  Dameon … more
Nathan Pascu was compelled to start his own business so he could enjoy the outdoors while the weather is nice. The 13-year-old mows lawns in the Battle Ground area with his business Nathan’s … more
Those who worked with Cowlitz Indian Tribe General Council Chair David Barnett remark on his involvement with work in and outside of the tribal community.  Barnett died unexpectedly from an … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is well aware of the compounding costs her constituents face. In a conversation ranging from veterans services in Lewis County to gun control, the effect of rising … more
Clark County’s latest rate of recent COVID-19 cases decreased slightly for the first time in nearly two months. Clark County Public Health’s June 2 report showed 217.3 COVID-19 cases … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission released a statement on Tuesday inviting visitors to come to state parks for free on June 11, June 12 and June 19. On those days, visitors will … more
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