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Scott Haskins, Columbia River Class of 1979, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013. Rest in peace, dear friend.

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Clark Asks: What's tale of tunnel near Columbia River High?  The Columbian

Just to the side of Columbia River High School's parking lot, a ramp winds its way down toward a dark tunnel.



Kathleen Ann Jackman  KXLY Spokane

Kathleen Ann Jackman (67) resident of Plummer, ID passed away at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d' Alene on January 15, 2019.



Morning Press: Fatal crash, Columbia River High tunnel, VPS budget shortfall  The Columbian

Vancouver police and firefighters responded to the scene of a fatal crash Wednesday morning that prompted the closure of a section of Northeast 136th Avenue ...



Columbia River High School student receives scholarship to spend year in India  The Columbian

Lake Shore — Columbia River High School student Andrew Douglas, 15, received a language scholarship from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of ...



Deputies investigate fatal crash near Columbia River High School; student injured  The Columbian

One person was killed and two others critically hurt in a two-vehicle crash in front of Columbia River High School in Vancouver Tuesday morning.



Vancouver Public Schools teachers vote to approve work stoppage  The Columbian

Battle Ground Public Schools and the teachers union are still having disagreements a little more than a week before school is scheduled to start.



Deputies identify Vancouver woman killed in Columbia River High School crash, investigation continues  The Columbian

Deputies have identified the woman killed in a crash Tuesday in front of Columbia River High School as 86-year-old Marion Klitza of Vancouver. Klitza was killed ...



Skyview pulls out all stops in 34-6 rivarly rout of Columbia River  The Columbian

Mason Wheeler is quick to recall when he watched Skyview thrash River as an eighth grader three years ago. Attending a middle school that fed into both ...



Vancouver girls soccer teams have new home-field advantage  The Columbian

There was a common theme among the girls soccer teams at Columbia River, Fort Vancouver and Hudson's Bay this past week. They were home. “Kiggins is ...



Columbia River musician tours Asia with youth orchestra  The Columbian

Lake Shore: Columbia River High School's Symphony Koss, right, with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, left, and other musicians from the National ...



Columbia River football preview: Chieftains lean on experienced roster, two capable QBs  The Columbian

A glance at Columbia River's roster will show the most eye-popping transfer in the county, in the addition of senior Dawson Lieurance.



Clark Asks: 99th Street tunnel piques readers' interest  The Columbian

Vote early and vote often — but only when it comes to The Columbian's Clark Asks project.



Teen gets 3 years in assault at Columbia River High School  The Columbian

A Columbia River High School student who struck a fellow student in the head with an extendable baton was sentenced Wednesday to three years ...



Vancouver teachers angry about losing paraeducators  The Columbian

A few things are certain about the Vancouver Education Association's contract with the Vancouver school district.



Washougal girls beat Columbia River in 2A tilt  The Columbian

Britney Knotts set three goals for her team ahead of Monday's game — Keep the opponent under 35 points, limit turnovers and log 15 or more assists as a team.



Vancouver teen finds confidence amid fledgling drag scene  The Spokesman-Review

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Keegan Dittmer hurried home from his unglamorous fast-food job and disappeared into the typically chaotic bedroom of a 17-year-old ...



County schools deal with 3 incidents involving threats  The Columbian

Three incidents at Clark County high schools in a little more than a week, two of which resulted in criminal charges against teenagers, involved threats of gunfire ...



Lessons from practice help Columbia River girls comeback to beat Hockinson  The Columbian

Will Jones' instructions were simple: think about what we practice every day, and apply it.



Miles worth of good times for River's cross country team  The Columbian

Vancouver native Roscoe Divine is one of a handful of runners to ever beat legendary middle-distance star Steve Prefontaine on the track, and did so in 1970 ...



Longtime Columbia River HS coach Dana Blair dies  The Columbian

Longtime Columbia River High School teacher, coach, state champion and Title IX pioneer Dana Blair has died, Vancouver Public Schools confirmed Friday ...



Suspected hammer assault sends Lake Shore schools into lockdown  The Columbian

Clark County deputies responded to an assault in the Lake Shore area Monday afternoon and discovered a man had been struck with a hammer by a neighbor.



Columbia River freshman Lucy Ianello gets her kicks on track  The Columbian

To her friends, Lucy Ianello is a standout soccer and a blazing fast distance runner.



River boys make statement in win over Mark Morris  The Columbian

Could this be the season someone ends Mark Morris' 18-year run of league titles?



As first day of school approaches, no progress on negotiations  The Columbian

School is canceled Tuesday for many Clark County students, as teachers unions and school districts in Vancouver and Washougal failed to settle wage ...



VPS announces more administrative changes  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools announced administrative changes this week.



Allison “Alli” D. Hanson  The Daily World

Allison “Alli” Dana Hanson, 43 years of age, of Sammamish, Washington, passed away on New Year's day 2019.



Morning Press: Fatal crash, samurai sword attack, tiny house troubles  The Columbian

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:



A Lasting Impact: Concussions lead Kunz to end football with Freedom Bowl  The Columbian

Nathan Kunz didn't need medical professionals to diagnose another concussion for him to put an end to his college football career months before it began.



10 worth reading: Most read prep stories of 2017-2018  The Columbian

Story of Columbia River's Nasseen Gutierrez tops the list.



Football Crosses Oceans: River's Tyrehl Vaivao gives a boost to ailing father in Samoa  The Columbian

As Tyrehl Vaivao prepared to leave American Samoa for Vancouver at the start of sixth grade, he didn't want to leave. His home, a small village named Petesa in ...



Felida teen wins Google Play scholarship with game concept art  The Columbian

Christine Choi's bedroom in her Felida home is a testament to those things she loves the most.



Curt Daniels Invitational to begin July 4  The Columbian

The 12-team Curt Daniels Invitational baseball tournament returns for its 14th year July 4-9.



Clark County students walk out of class to protest gun violence  The Columbian

Hundreds of students protested across Clark County campuses Wednesday, while tens of thousands across the country organized in the wake of continued ...



Life of the party: Friends, family basked in Jaime Miller's sense of fun  The Columbian

When Jaime Miller finished her last day of radiation, she got to do whatever she wanted with her radiotherapy mask.



Columbia River student athlete Hunter Pearson dies in apparent drowning  The Columbian

On a day when so many high school athletes were celebrating the final day of the sports year, Columbia River High School suffered a tragic loss.



Community sports notes: Reeder wins series title despite not qualifying for final  The Columbian

Vancouver native Travis Reeder was crowned season champion of the Formula Drift Pro2 series despite not racing in the final event over the weekend.



Week 6 Prep Football Live Updates and Scores  The Columbian

The Scorebook Live app is the best way to follow your favorite high school teams. Click on the app logo to download it today! App icon red App store ...



Lead dancer in Traditional Pow Wow embraces his new life away from Alaska  The Columbian

Abraham Hanson, the head male dancer in this year's Traditional Pow Wow at Heritage High School, first met Louis Fletcher as he was helping free Fletcher's ...



High school mock trial tournament this week  The Columbian

VANCOUVER — Nine teams from seven schools will participate in the two-day Clark County District Mock Trial Tournament beginning Wednesday at the Clark ...



Community pours out to remember Columbia River's Hunter Pearson  The Columbian

The 30-yard line at Columbia River High School's Chieftain Stadium was quiet, except for occasional sounds of crying or slaps of a back as people embraced.



Local high school graduation ceremonies for Class of 2017  The Columbian

List of graduation ceremonies for Clark County high schools.



Looking back at the top high school sports stories of 2018  The Columbian

Clicks on the website aren't always the definitive way of getting feedback about what stories strike a chord with readers. There are a variety of factors that can ...



Vancouver School District's magnet programs tempt middle, high school students with specialized studies, hands-on training  clarkcountytoday.com

VANCOUVER — Eighteen-year-old Derik LaRue leans against a wall near his welding teacher's office, his welding face mask pushed high on his head and ...



Columbia River's Ellis post pair of top-3 finishes at 3A state gymnastics  The Columbian

Senior places second on vault, third on floor exercise.



All-Region Boys Swimming: Josh Bottelberghe, Columbia River  The Columbian

Josh Bottelberghe, like the most serious swimmers, is up before the sun.



Vancouver family visits sister city, sees replica fort  The Columbian

Felida: Dave Douglas, red shirt, his wife Sara Douglas, purple dress, and their son Joey Douglas, white shirt, received a VIP tour of Joyo, Vancouver's sister city, ...



At Columbia River High School, KATU's Carl Click is known as 'Coach'  OregonLive.com

Getting up at 2:35 a.m. each weekday would be a huge lifestyle inconvenience for some. For Vancouver's. Carl Click. , it's an avenue to an opportunity. Because ...



Report: McKibbin's medical issues likely caused fatal plane crash  The Columbian

Medical problems may have contributed to the loss of control in a March 2016 small plane crash that killed two Vancouver residents, including pilot and Clark ...



Vancouver district's magnet schools prep for applications  The Columbian

It is time for middle and high school students interested in attending one of Vancouver Public Schools' magnet programs or programs of choice during the ...



Save the Date: Football party, music, musicals entertaining variety  The Columbian

Ridgefield First Saturday's Tailgate Party will celebrate a day of football from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today with activities, games, music and cooking demonstrations.



Woodland golf team gives middle school players a boost  The Columbian

Woodland High School is Southwest Washington's only golf program to offer the sport to middle school students — boys in the fall, girls in the spring — who ...



Teen girl struck by car expected to fully recover  The Columbian

The teenage girl who was struck and injured in a crosswalk Wednesday is expected to make a full recovery, her cousin said.



Columbia River student appears in court on attempted murder allegation  The Columbian

A Columbia River High School student is facing an attempted murder allegation after he allegedly attacked another male student for dating his former girlfriend, ...



Minority students aren't pulled to magnet schools  The Columbian

Anastasia McAllister still remembers not feeling well when she left her interview at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.



Working in Clark County: Jason Granneman, school resource Officer at Hockinson High School  The Columbian

Clark County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Granneman didn't sit idle when he learned that a student at Hockinson High School in Brush Prairie, where he is a ...



2015 graduation season commences in Clark County  The Columbian

Another graduation season is upon us. In the next three weeks, more than 5000 Clark County high school seniors will take their culminating walk across the ...



Eagle Scouts  The Columbian

Seven Boy Scouts from the Fort Vancouver District successfully passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review during the months of June and August, and advanced ...



Clark County plant sales help gardeners find right foliage to aid yards, habitat  The Columbian

Earth Day evokes images of people hugging the planet and saving this big blue and green globe we call home through large-scale environmental efforts.



Columbia River High School javelin thrower Anna Adamko hopes to join the three-title club  OregonLive.com

When it comes to high school girls javelin in Washington, any discussion about elite throwers has to include Clark County to be complete. In the state's ...



Gymnastics preview: High school competition refreshes Nina Evans' love for sport  The Columbian

When Nina Evans joined the Mountain View gymnastics team before last season, coach Cristi Westcott said she was a broken gymnast.



Friday Night Lights: Playoff contenders emerge | Sports  The Reflector

After suffering its first league loss since 2015, the La Center High School football team shredded Seton Catholic 48-14 on homecoming night to get back in the ...



Peggy Ione Reicherter | Obituaries  Tillamook Headlight-Herald

Peggy was born Jan. 2, 1951 and died from cancer July 24, 2018. She was a resident of Cape Meares, OR.



Report finds medical issues likely caused fatal plane crash  Daily Astorian

Medical problems may have contributed to the loss of control in a March 2016 small plane crash into the Columbia River that killed two Vancouver, Washington, ...



Blake's Battle: Concussions kept senior sidelined for 3½ years  The Columbian

During her son's first year of soccer, Nicci Wollam remembers her 3-year-old running around the field, arms extended, pretending to be an airplane.



Columbia River student earns trip to D.C. for music program  The Columbian

Lake Shore: Columbia River High School junior Symphony Koss, far right, spent four weeks in Washington D.C. this summer as part of National Symphony ...



June brings graduation ceremonies around county  The Columbian

Across Clark County this month, graduates are marking the end of one chapter and looking ahead to the places they'll go.



Storming Back: Skyview's DeJong returns from injury  The Columbian

Senior making key contributions on defense, offense during playoff run.



Hazel Dell Metro baseball ceases operation  The Columbian

Jasper Rank of Hazel Dell Metro, center, works on his skills during practice at Columbia River High School on Wednesday afternoon, August 5, 2015. (Amanda ...



Vancouver names new school principals, administrators  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative staff changes for the 2016-17 school year. Personnel assignments are subject to approval by ...



Columbia River High School hosts fair for science, engineering  The Columbian

Felida: Camas High Schoolers Meghal Sheth, left, and Reesab Pathak are awarded Best of Fair honors by Bonneville Power Administration's Larry Bekkedahl ...



Youth winners featured at Vancouver Symphony concert  The Columbian

In an age that diverts our already short attention spans with all sorts of distractions, it wonderful to know that there are still kids who spend years mastering an ...



Sean Price is back in the game  The Columbian

Sean Price has heard his share of pregame pep talks, but still he sits inside the cramped Clark College locker room and hangs on to every word from head ...



Vancouver Pizzapedia: Rachel Pinsky's guide to pizza in Vancouver  The Columbian

Let's be real — almost any pizza, hot out of the oven, reduces even the choosiest foodie to a drooling Homer Simpson. This combo of carbs and melted cheese ...



All-Region gymnastics: Sarah Ellis, Columbia River  The Columbian

Ellis' season started with injury, then ended with a state title.



Last Frontier Casino surpasses 30 years in La Center  The Reflector

Socializing with old friends, the sounds of the chips and the shuffling of the cards has brought loyal customers back to the Last Frontier Casino in La Center for ...



Rowing buoys Columbia River grad's athletic spirit  The Columbian

Maybe it was a stroke of luck. Or maybe it was a stroke of genius from the member of University of Washington rowing team who had seen Katelyn Costanza ...



Swain named new football coach at Columbia River  The Columbian

Christian Swain's second head coaching position will have a much different beginning than his first. When he took over at Roosevelt High School in Portland in ...



Skyview grad's no-quit attitude lands job on PSU's coaching staff  The Columbian

As an under-recruited, undersized linebacker at Skyview, Parker Henry learned the only thing separating him from success was to out-work everyone else.



Morning Press: Orphaned basketball player; County charter paying off; Dan Ogden dies  The Columbian

The sun has been shining but is spring really in the air? Find out with our local weather coverage. Here are some of the stories that grabbed readers' attention ...



Mock trial gives high school students courtroom experience  The Columbian

Defense attorney Nathanael Vansoest, left, a student at Cascadia Technical Academy, gears up for the mock trial with plaintiff attorney Keegan Dittmer of ...



2019 QB Prospects for the Oregon State Beavers to keep an eye on  Building the Dam

The Oregon State Beavers are in search for a leader for the future at the quarterback position in the 2019 class as the former quarterback himself, Jonathan ...



Columbia River plane crash claims 2 Vancouver residents  The Columbian

A trip to the mouth of the Columbia River meant to bring closure instead ended in tragedy.



Knowledge Bowl team places first in regional finals  The Columbian

Lake Shore — A team of Columbia River High School students won the junior varsity championship at the Washington State Knowledge Bowl Regional Finals, ...



2016 graduation season commences in Clark County  The Columbian

They spent most of their lives waiting for this day. They earned their credits and passed their mandatory tests. Along the way, most made lasting friendships and ...



Graduation 2015: Meet 6 seniors who stand out  The Columbian

Tomorrow is June 1. Thus begins graduation season. At high schools across Clark County, seniors are preparing to cross the stage to collect their diplomas and ...



Heights O.K. 2 Clubhouse celebrates soft launch, opening  The Columbian

For Columbia River High School senior Alex Le, the new Heights O.K. 2 Clubhouse in Vancouver means that more children will have the opportunities he had ...



Returning college grads decide home is where the heart is  The Columbian

When Lindsay Wack left Vancouver nearly 12 years ago, she knew she would be back. Clark County has too much to offer, too many things she would miss ...



BNSF names new track for railroad family  The Columbian

They've been working on the railroad, all the live-long century.



Vancouver Public Schools $458 million bond measure to appear on Feb. 14 special education ballot  clarkcountytoday.com

VANCOUVER — On Tue., Nov. 8, Vancouver Public Schools' board of directors approved a resolution to put a capital facilities bond measure on the ballot Feb.



Vancouver Vietnam memorial readied for Saturday dedication  The Columbian

Editor's note: With rain in the forecast, Saturday's ceremony to dedicate the new Vietnam Memorial in Vancouver has been moved indoors. The event will be at ...



Local group responds to recent teen suicides  The Columbian

Five Clark County teenagers have died by suicide in the last four months. In response, a local nonprofit dedicated to addressing teen suicide and depression is ...



Columbia River beats rival Skyview on bizarre last-second play (with video)  The Columbian

Columbia River won 29-24 on a last-second touchdown, the likes of which Chieftains coach John O'Rourke had not seen in 40-plus years of coaching.



Administrative changes coming next school year in the BGSD  The Reflector

As the 2012-2013 school year recently came to a close for the Battle Ground School District, retirements, promotions and resignations in the district have led to ...



Teen Suicides: The Ones They Left Behind  Centralia Chronicle

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The memories of teenagers who died by suicide are closely guarded by those left behind.



Family of man with autism benefits from Art Nights  The Columbian

WEST HAZEL DELL — What does love mean to Geoffrey Otton?



School's basketball court is woman's legacy  The Columbian

When Tiffany Long rolled out the school's portable basketball hoop, her goal was to make a connection with a kid. The special-education aide would shoot ...



Friday Night Lights: Tigers take the 503 to victory  The Reflector

After giving up seven points to its 503 rivals, Battle Ground scored three touchdowns in a row in the first half and forced two turnovers in the second half to secure ...



Weather throws curve at spring high school sports  The Columbian

Skyview, River baseball latest game to be postponed.



One-legged Columbia River baseball player takes challenges in stride  The Columbian

Columbia River senior Daren Manheimer plays for the school's varsity baseball team despite having a prosthetic right leg. Manheimer used to be sensitive about ...



After tough times, teen reunites with parents  The Columbian

When it comes to drug addiction, Penny Davis said, no story is ever really finished. That's why this family pulls no punches when it comes to their pride and joy, ...



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