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Student musicians once again descended onto the streets of Hazel Dell on Saturday during the return of the annual Parade of Bands, which was postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 … more
A small SUV carrying 10 teenagers from Prairie High School spun off the road, rolled multiple times and came to a rest on the shore of Salmon Creek on Thursday, May 19. The vehicle came to a rest … more
The Woodland Police Department’s newest employee spends a good amount of time sleeping on the job, but that’s to be expected of an 11-week-old … more
A variety of vendors sold their wares as Battle Ground kicked off its first farmers market of the year at the Battle Ground Community Center on May 12. The event was coordinated by Mike Stewart, … more
Ridgefield American Legion Post 44 member William “Lucky” Mullins celebrated his 103rd birthday on May 4, surrounded by his family and members of the post at a retirement home in … more
Katie Murdock is the owner of Blue Orchid, a boutique store in Woodland, that opened in November of last year. Murdock sells boutique items from local vendors in the Clark County area. Blue Orchid … more
A $62.6 million bond measure to build a new elementary school in the Ridgefield School District doesn’t have the supermajority of votes needed to pass after the majority of votes have been … more
At ilani, a shining blue tower is rising from the ground into the sky. When complete, the nearly 300-room luxury hotel will be the latest expansion of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s most … more
The program to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge inches closer to a final design as scenarios currently under consideration are likely to use light rail as its mass transit component. During … more
All Season Plants in Ridgefield works hard year-round to provide wholesale plants to the residents of Clark County. Owner Rue Lindgren originally started the nursery online before she moved into … more
The project to replace the aging Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River may see some additional funding opportunities at the federal level because of Congress’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure … more
Local photographer Tyler Mode was selected from a vast pool of candidates as he was named Battle Ground’s 2022 Citizen of the Year on April 16.  The award was presented to Mode by the … more
The Mountain View Christian Center in Ridgefield held a free Easter egg hunt on April 13, which led families to pack a gym as children eagerly awaited to collect their prizes.  It was the … more
Peter Metzelaar, a Holocaust survivor from Amsterdam, shared his story with students at Battle Ground High School during a presentation he gave on April 14. Metzelaar, who is 86, was born in … more
George’s Molon Lave, a Greek restaurant in Battle Ground, won the Best of Battle Ground award in the restaurant category in April. Owner George Vlachos opened the restaurant in … more
The Senior Pinochle Club at the Battle Ground Senior Center helps keep community members and senior citizens entertained, while also giving them an opportunity to socialize.  The club was … more
In an alternate world, the then-nascent nation of the United States might have fought against a British admiral by the name of George Washington. As Vern Frykholm told it, Washington was put forth … more
Matt Morton plans on doing a lot of listening this month as he officially becomes the fifth president of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington (CFSWW). Morton’s first day on the … more
A new business that strives to provide landscapers in the area with the supplies they need opened its doors in Battle Ground on April 4.  Co-owner Ward Pearson started up Bark Ranch Landscape … more
Vadim Zalyashko, an immigrant from Ukraine, wants to give back to the community who has welcomed him with open arms since he was a child. Zalyashko, who is a denturist, owns Evergreen Denture … more
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