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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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Sutton adds three baseball signings for MSU Billings  Montana Sports

(MSUB Athletics release). BILLINGS – Announcing the addition of three more players for the 2019-20 academic year on Friday, Montana State University Billings ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

VPS announces more administrative changes  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools announced administrative changes this week.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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:

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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Local high school graduation ceremonies for Class of 2017  The Columbian

List of graduation ceremonies for Clark County high schools.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

The KATU anchor is turning the girls basketball team around after his earlier stints at Ridgefield and Kings Way.

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

BNSF names new track for railroad family  The Columbian

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

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.

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 ...

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

River senior would be bored playing just one sport.

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.

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 ...

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.

Community Notebook: Apple Tree event more than a marathon  The Columbian

Sherry Honea, left, hands out water to runners while dressed as a pirate during the inaugural Apple Tree Marathon in Vancouver on Sunday. A photo gallery ...

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 ...

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

View full sizeCourtesy of the Adamko familyAnna Adamko of Columbia River High School is going for her third state title in the javelin. She has the second-best ...

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 ...

Community notebook: Reeder wins drift racing event in St. Louis  The Columbian

Vancouver native Travis Reeder is atop the Formula Drift Pro2 standings after a victory at St. Louis over the weekend.

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Vancouver school district announces administrative changes  The Columbian

Vancouver Public Schools has announced administrative changes for the 2014-15 school year, subject to approval by the school board.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Washougal's Beyonce Bea commits to University of Idaho  The Columbian

Beyonce Bea is going to be a Vandal. The decorated 2019 6-foot-1 forward from Washougal High School verbally committed to the Big Sky Conference school ...

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 ...

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 ...

Vancouver scout first in area to earn Summit Award  The Columbian

Lake Shore: Jordan Parkes, 17, received the Summit Award, making her the first scout in the Cascade Pacific Council to earn the award, which is equivalent to ...

Locally: EWU track assistant Mike Mikos named to state hall of fame  The Spokesman-Review

Mike Mikos, a volunteer coach at Eastern Washington University since 2005 following a highly successful high school coaching career on the west side, was ...

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.

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

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

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, ...

Morning Press: Sticky's Pot Shop to close; Battle Ground park; concussions  The Columbian

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend.

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 ...

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.

First Friday art openings, Jan. 2  The Columbian

"Octopus in Red" by Kelsie Mathewson will be part of her art show on display through Jan. 30 at the Brickhouse Bar and Grill in Vancouver. "The King" ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

Girls basketball: One more league win as Prairie beats Columbia River  The Columbian

If it is time for league play, it must be winning time for the Prairie girls basketball team.

Vietnam Memorial dedicated  The Columbian

Rae Cheney couldn't believe that her son had been killed in Vietnam.

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 ...

Ex-band director pleads guilty to sex with student  The Columbian

A former Heritage High School band director pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with a student. Tyler J. Benedict, 30, was escorted by his attorney from the ...

Fair CEO, his wife are grand marshals of this year's Hazel Dell Parade of Bands  The Columbian

This is the year when “Summer's best party” gets a special preview with extra bells and whistles.

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 ...

Course correction for Running Start student

Alex Peterson, 16, a senior at Columbia River High School, works on the PLATO computer credit recovery program in summer school in an attempt to make up ...

Man in court in August car crash  The Columbian

A 19-year-old Vancouver man appeared in court Friday to face a charge of vehicular assault six months after he allegedly caused a crash that severely injured a ...

Washington Timbers have new leadership  The Columbian

Sean Janson calls it his dream job. Kat Tarr calls it a perfect place for the next chapter of her life.

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