Latest The Columbian Stories

2008-06-20 15:00:15

By Michael Andersen, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 20--A Clark County judge this week upheld the approval of a proposed asphalt plant on a Brush Prairie pasture, the latest defeat for neighbors who have fought the plan for eight years. Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson found nothing "clearly erroneous" in the decisions of county commissioners, planners and an independent legal expert to allow the development along a county rail line. In a brisk 12-page opinion responding to...

2008-02-19 21:00:16

By TOM KOENNINGER Keep your eyes on Rivendell, and decide for yourself whether Clark County will or can change its approach to relentless housing development. Rivendell subdivision is a proposed 55-acre housing development of 265 homes near Prairie High School. It is a poster child in the war of builders and developers converting rural space into congested urban areas and diminishing open space and wildlife habitat in this county. The Columbian has tracked the progress - or lack of it -...

2007-10-20 15:00:13

By Kathie Durbin, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Oct. 20--The Skamania County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Friday in connection with the Sept. 21 fire that destroyed the Stevenson Co-Ply mill west of Stevenson. Jordan Lee Reeves, 21, of Vancouver; his cousin, Brad Lee Reeves, 19, of Kalama; and a 16-year-old were charged with first-degree arson and second-degree burglary. Jordan and Brad Reeves were being held at the Skamania County Jail, and the 16-year-old was being held at...

2007-06-10 15:00:22

By Howard Buck, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 10--Battle Ground parents couldn't do better for a hired baby sitter than Daria Giuchici. The honors student shuttled between Battle Ground High School and the Clark County Skills Center's applied medical sciences program. She's earned certificated health occupations and caregiver credentials, plus first-aid and CPR papers. She's logged 400 hours of volunteer work at Southwest Washington Medical Center, escorting patients, stripping...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.