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November 15, 2013 by Tammy Turpin Ambrozi (Register to contact)

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

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Car strikes skateboarder near Columbia River High School  The Columbian

A skateboarder was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Tuesday night near Columbia River High School.



Water main break closes street near Columbia River High School  The Columbian

A water main break Monday afternoon flooded Northwest 99th Street near Columbia River High School.



Skateboarder hit in Hazel Dell suffered debilitating injuries  The Columbian

Doctors told 24-year-old Alexandrew Harner that the impact from the vehicle that struck him from behind caused his spine to “snap like a log,” family members ...



Vancouver couple believe Lyme disease played role in son's suicide  The Columbian

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, ...



Canby High School bands marches in Grand Floral Parade after missing Starlight Parade  KATU

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Canby High School band finally had their time to shine. After missing the Starlight Parade last week, they marched in the Grand Floral ...



QWERKY returns as all-ages drag show at Columbia River High  The Columbian

QWERKY is as QWERKY does, but over this past summer and fall, QWERKY didn't do much. That's about to change, with the launch of QWERKY's second ...



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.



Reconnecting with Columbia River's new football coach  clarkcountytoday.com

Paul Valencia used to interview Brett Smedley, the football player, for the Columbia River Chieftains in the early 2000s. Now, he is talking with Columbia River ...



Love, basketball, and Columbia River High School  clarkcountytoday.com

A love story decades in the making, the Miller family uses basketball and the school to honor wife and mom.



Pamplin Media Group - Queen Mya reigns over Rosaria's big party  Pamplin Media Group

Queen Mya reigns over Rosaria's big party, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.



Theater dismissed for new classrooms at Columbia River  The Columbian

Early renderings and floor plans of upgrades at Columbia River High School promise new classrooms, improved parking and stadium restorations to the Hazel ...



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.



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 ...



Columbia River baseball starts district playoffs strong  The Columbian

Stephen Donahue believes his Columbia River Chieftains have what it takes to reach the Class 2A state baseball playoffs.



Christian Swain resigns as Columbia River football coach  clarkcountytoday.com

Former Columbia River High School football coach Christian Swain says he is looking at other coaching opportunities after resigning Wednesday.



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.



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 ...



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.



Vancouver high schools rank among state's best  The Columbian

Seven Vancouver area high schools were listed among the top 250 in the state in the latest U.S. News & World Report's evaluations of 656 schools in ...



Vancouver high schools ranked among Washington's best  clarkcountytoday.com

U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking placed five Vancouver high schools among the top 250 out of 656 schools that the organization evaluated in ...



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 ...



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 taps DC Brett Smedley as next head football coach  The Columbian

Columbia River High School has promoted Brett Smedley to be its next head football coach, the school announced Friday. Smedley, a 2003 River grad, spent ...



Columbia River's Rhoads wins three events at Twilight meet  The Columbian

The real workout for Giovanna Rhoads wasn't winning three events Friday at the John Ingram Twilight Meet. In bouncing between the long jump, high jump and ...



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 ...



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.



Community notebook: Washington Timbers youth soccer teams stand tall  The Columbian

It was a banner end of April and beginning of May for Washington Timbers FC.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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, ...



Vancouver Public Schools board told keep cuts away from students  The Columbian

It was a full house at Vancouver Public Schools' board meeting Tuesday night, as red-clad school staff shared their discontent with the district's slate of proposed ...



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.



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 ...



Spotlight on youth  The Columbian

The Vancouver Branch of American Association of University Women awarded Certificates of Excellence to 25 Vancouver area high school girls for excellence ...



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.



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.



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?



Plant sales bloom in Clark County as gardeners dig into the season  The Columbian

In the weeks before the popular Mother's Day weekend plant sale, the dozen greenhouses at the 78th Street Heritage Farm start to swell with growing plants.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Holiday baseball: Curt Daniels Invitational starts Wednesday  clarkcountytoday.com

Curt Daniels Invitational baseball tournament to be played at Columbia River High School and Concordia University this week.



VPS announces more administrative changes  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools announced administrative changes this week.



Week 7 • HS football reports: 2A GSHL and Trico  clarkcountytoday.com

ClarkCountyToday.com reporter Paul Valencia takes a look back at last week's high school football games and ahead to this week's action.



PeaceHealth Foundation announces creation of endowed fund for cancer patients  clarkcountytoday.com

The PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation announced the creation of a $1 million endowed fund to assist economically vulnerable cancer patients ...



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.



HS Softball: Celebrating the league champions  clarkcountytoday.com

Softball teams look to make it to state; Plus a roundup of Wednesday's soccer results.



Morning Press: Inslee signs vaccine bill in Vancouver; high schools in Vancouver among state's best; Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale  The Columbian

What weather is headed our way this week? Check out our local weather coverage.



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 ...



Chieftains grow into local leaders  The Columbian

When Chuck Atkins was sworn in as sheriff, a curious commonality emerged among three of Clark County's six elected executives. Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey ...



Columbia River girls soccer makes another run to the final four  clarkcountytoday.com

Defending Class 2A state girls soccer champion Columbia River is returning to the final four.



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. Alli was born on July 17, 1975, in Aberdeen, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



HS football reports: Class 2A Greater St. Helens League  clarkcountytoday.com

ClarkCountyToday.com reporter Paul Valencia takes a look back at last week's high school football games and ahead to this week's action.



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.



Eagle Scout  The Columbian

Five Boy Scouts from the Columbia River District passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review in March and advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout. Find out more at ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



Postseason roundup: Boys Soccer and Baseball  The Columbian

Early in the second half on Tuesday, the Columbia River boys soccer team found itself in an unusual position.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Local high school graduation ceremonies for Class of 2017  The Columbian

List of graduation ceremonies for Clark County high schools.



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

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



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 ...



Six apply to fill Superior Court Judge James Rulli's position  The Columbian

Five lawyers and a Clark County Superior Court commissioner have applied to fill the vacancy that will be left by Superior Court Judge James Rulli when he ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Swan song for Columbia Dance's artistic director  The Columbian

Jan Hurst's hands floated overhead and waved back and forth as she portrayed the towering, dome-topped windows at The Ballet House, her childhood dance ...



Champion gymnast Sarah Ellis reflects on her career  clarkcountytoday.com

Columbia River gymnast Sarah Ellis is nearing the end of her incredible high school career.



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.



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.



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 ...



Josh Bottelberghe maintains family tradition of excellence at Columbia River  clarkcountytoday.com

Josh Bottelberghe looks to cap his high school career with more swimming state championships.



Playoff basketball: Columbia River boys get wild win to cap busy Saturday  clarkcountytoday.com

Columbia River boys, La Center girls highlight a busy night of Saturday playoff action in Clark County.



City appoints new council member  Goldendale Sentinel

The Goldendale City Council has a new member, though she won't take office until May 20. Jane E. Roberts was the only person to apply for the seat.



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.



Youth job fair at Clark County Event Center takes hands-on approach  The Columbian

Clark County's construction and manufacturing sectors are facing an increasingly common problem: too many of their skilled workers are retiring out of the trades ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



River's Connop makes most of his shots  The Columbian

WOODLAND — For 79 minutes and 45 seconds, Woodland boys soccer made life difficult on Columbia River junior forward Jake Connop. What he did with the ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



Veteran reporter thanks Cascade Middle School for ceremony  clarkcountytoday.com

I remember the recruiting and the enlistment. I remember taking the oath. I remember, just months after graduating from high school, heading to basic training.



Camas City Council eyes new Aquatic Center site  clarkcountytoday.com

Editor's note — This story and *content* was created and first published by Lacamas Magazine. It is published by ClarkCountyToday.com with full attribution to and ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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