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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.

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.

High school scoreboard March 24  The Columbian

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD TIGER INVITATIONAL At Battle Ground HS Team scores — Camas 114, Ridgefield 60, Prairie 58.5, Union 56, Washougal 54, ...

Christian Swain steps down as Columbia River's football coach  The Columbian

Columbia River's Christian Swain announced his resignation as head football coach after three seasons on Wednesday afternoon.

Heritage High School to host Traditional Pow Wow  The Columbian

The same Columbia River that flows past Vancouver on its way to the sea also runs alongside the Colville Indian Reservation in northeastern Washington.

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 girls soccer turns the lights out on Columbia River 1-0  The Columbian

Storm break in River's new turf field with victory over rival Chieftains.

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 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 ...

At Vancouver science fair, students tackle real-world problems  The Columbian

Thought pieces tell us Generation Z will change the world. Local science fairs can give us clues as to how they'll do it.

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.

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 ...

Skyview boys basketball team swats away Columbia River 55-52  The Columbian

It's hard to believe Friday night's boys basketball game inside J. Hoover Gymnasium was a mid-December non-league contest.

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?

Sister surrogate: Columbia River coach helps provide gift of parenthood  The Columbian

A framed cross-stitch pattern faces the living room inside the Ridgefield home of Haris and Cristina Hadziselimovic. Created by their sister-in-law Cait Ceccacci, ...

Familiar story: Columbia River is district champ in girls soccer  The Columbian

Player personnel may change annually, but what doesn't seem to change is Columbia River girls soccer team's success come postseason: winning district titles ...

Vancouver teenagers join national walkout over climate inaction  The Columbian

Maia Wolverton, 16, participates in a protest of inaction around climate change with other local teenagers near Esther Short Park on Friday afternoon. Teenagers ...

VPS announces more administrative changes  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools announced administrative changes this week.

Man killed by Vancouver police in Hazel Dell identified  The Columbian

A 43-year-old man shot by Vancouver police detectives Thursday in Hazel Dell had a criminal record dating back to his teenage years, but his last felony ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Black Hills Boys Basketball Advance to State Despite District Loss to Columbia River, Joining Capital and the Lady Wolves for State Regional Berths  ThurstonTalk

The Chieftains outscored the Wolves 22-3 in the second quarter on their way to easily defeating the Black Hills High School boys basketball team 75-40 in 2A ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Teachers vow to support Vancouver schools support staff  The Columbian

The pressure is on for Vancouver Public Schools and its support staff to reach a tentative contract agreement before union members strike on Friday, a move that ...

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, ...

Eagle Scouts  The Columbian

Fourteen Boy Scouts from the Fort Vancouver District passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review during November and December, advancing to the rank of ...

Skyview undaunted by talent at Les Schwab Invitational  The Columbian

The year was 1997 and Matt Gruhler was a sophomore on Central Catholic's varsity basketball team.

Volunteer Opportunities  The Columbian

Clark Neighbors Food Project and Ridgefield Neighbors Food Project seeks volunteers to participate in Project Green Bag. Neighborhood coordinators sign up ...

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.

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 ...

Clark County Fair Association names 2018 scholarship winners  The Columbian

Ridgefield — The Clark County Fair Association named the 2018 scholarship recipients, who qualify for the scholarships by being actively involved in 4-H, ...

Local high school graduation ceremonies for Class of 2017  The Columbian

List of graduation ceremonies for Clark County high schools.

Community notebook: Little League district champions headed to state  The Columbian

Little League district champions are being crowned as local baseball and softball teams are heading to state tournaments.

Columbia River football: Chieftains boost excitement, bring back familiar offense  The Columbian

What's old isn't exactly new again with the Columbia River Chieftains.

Vancouver Lake faces another foe, milfoil  The Columbian

Vancouver Lake is dying from the proverbial death of a thousand cuts. Development, flood control diversions, point source pollution, siltation, hypoxia, urban and ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

Vancouver Public Schools to freeze spending, stop filling some positions  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools will immediately stop hiring for positions that are “non-mission critical,” and freeze spending on materials, supplies, travel and ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Evergreen schools forum attracts input on expected budget cuts  The Columbian

It was standing room only in Heritage High School's library Thursday night, as Evergreen Public Schools kicked off a monthlong series of forums on expected ...

Cofferdam offers firm foundation for The Waterfront Vancouver project  The Columbian

Visitors to Vancouver's waterfront on Saturday likely noticed the constant stream of cement mixer trucks coming in on Columbia Way. They were all bound for ...

Doug Lasher retires after more than three decades as Clark County treasurer  The Columbian

During the last week of his last term as Clark County treasurer, the walls and shelves in Doug Lasher's second-floor office had been mostly cleared off.

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, ...

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.

Former Camas police chief Hillgaertner dies  The Columbian

A funeral will take place in Vancouver Friday for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill Hillgaertner, who was Camas chief of police through the 1980s.

Tim Martinez: Patience pays off for River pitcher  The Columbian

Patience and composure are two qualities essential for a good pitcher, especially when things aren't going your way.

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 ...

State challenges Native American mascots  The Columbian

SEATTLE -- The state Board of Education is making another attempt at encouraging Washington schools to replace their Native American mascots.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

All-Region girls athlete of the year: Ellie Walker, Columbia River  The Columbian

River senior would be bored playing just one sport.

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 ...

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.

Student musicians awarded at Clark College Jazz Festival  The Columbian

The 56th annual Clark College Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday, with multiple Clark County student musicians walking away with accolades after the three-day ...

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.

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 ...

Columbian readers tell their stories of meeting, falling in love  The Columbian

I was raised on a dairy farm in Ridgefield. I always said I was not going to marry a farmer. I went to two different colleges and then moved home, the summer of ...

BNSF names new track for railroad family  The Columbian

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

Washougal girls beat Columbia River, scratch out league title  The Columbian

At the beginning of the season, Washougal sported a largely revamped roster, a new coach and a standout player–Beyonce Bea–to serve as the cast for its lofty ...

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.

Columbia River goes long early to beat Ridgefield  The Columbian

Moments after defeating Ridgefield 52-21 on Friday, Columbia River head coach Christian Swain reassured his 2A Greater St. Helens League playoff-bound ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

In Memoriam: Bradley Steven Killip

Bradley Steven Killip of Vancouver, WA, passed away Aug. 22, 2017. He was born in San Pedro, CA to Leonard and Katherine Killip. He graduated from ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Woodward steps down after three seasons as Woodland football coach  The Columbian

Beavers were 18-11 in three years under coach, including 8-2 in 2018.

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 ...

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 ...

Teen in need of kidney transplant keeps eyes on prize  The Columbian

The prize has been waiting for Jade Samples since Halloween.

Bottelberghe chases state title, record held by Olympian  The Columbian

Columbia River senior sets sights on Nathan Adrian's state record in 200 free.

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