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Homeless camp fire in woods threatens forest

The blaze appears to have started somewhere inside the camp, and spread quickly to trees and other debris. Firefighters from Clark County Fire District 6 battled a stubborn fire Tuesday that started in a large houseless encampment between Highway 99 and Interstate 5, west of the Bonneville Power Administration Ross Complex.
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14 Acres Vineyard & Winery to host summer concert series

A vineyard and winery in North Clark County will once again put on its summer concert series, which showcases local musicians every weekend from July to August. David Regan, the owner of Ridgefield-based 14 Acres Vineyard & Winery, is ready to host the musicians and also has some new exclusive wines to unveil to guests.
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Residential use in Woodland’s highway commercial zone is now prohibited

The Woodland City Council has taken action to put a stop to residential uses in commercially-zoned land by outright prohibiting it in a section of it’s city zoning. During its June 20 meeting, the city council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance restricting new residential uses in the city’s highway commercial zones. That zoning mainly exists on land located off of the city’s two interchanges with Interstate 5.

Commentary: Crisis of crime argues for public safety tax

On June 6, the Battle Ground City Council voted against Clark County’s Proposition 11 for public safety funding. As leaders of a grassroots effort to fight crime in our communities, we support the proposed .1% sales tax increase. The county and its cities — in a 60/40 split, as...

Scappoose Police Log: 'Sorry' shoplifter gives back stolen wares

The Scappoose Police Department responded to calls for service from May 23-June 11, 2022.Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Monday, May 23 Police were dispatched to a death investigation in the 51000 block of Southeast Eighth Street. It was determined that the death occurred due to natural causes. Tuesday, May 24 Police were dispatched to the report of a male juvenile in the 33000 block of Southwest Sycamore...

Letter to the editor: Congress and Biden need to step up

I’m hoping that The Reflector will post this comment. There is one reason and one reason only why we are paying the astronomical prices that we are for gas and other fuels. It’s because of what Joe Biden and others did on day one after Joe was sworn into office. He killed American oil production. He shut down pipelines and laid off thousands of hard-working Americans who worked to put food on their table and to keep our fuel prices low. But he wants to blame Russia for the catastrophe? Sorry, but gas prices were already shooting through the roof before that even happened. The average price of a gallon of gas is now over $5 and in some places where it is more expensive, it’s already over $10 per gallon. Families, and especially seniors on fixed incomes, can’t function with this garbage. America will be on the brink of collapse if this continues. At one time, not long ago, we were energy independent, but all the Democrats can do is tell everyone to buy electric cars? In many West Coast and Southern states, they are telling people to stop using so much electricity, especially during this current heat wave because using more electricity overwhelms the system, and the grid won’t handle the load. So, how are we supposed to charge electric cars if the current grid can’t even handle a heat wave? American Petroleum Institute CEO Mike Sommers issued a statement: “While we appreciate the opportunity to open increased dialogue with the White House, the administration’s misguided policy agenda shifting away from domestic oil and natural gas has compounded inflationary pressures and added headwinds to companies’ daily efforts to meet growing energy needs while reducing emissions.” I’m glad he said it. We’re not stupid. We know what had caused this problem so this current president can play dumb all he wants, but we know that he has single-handedly led us into this disaster. Can anyone imagine what 2023 is going to look like? I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of all of the lies, blame shifting, and finger pointing from both parties. Congress and Joe need to step up and admit what they have done and fix it before it’s too late.

City of Longview, Wash. officials urge safe firework use

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Starting Tuesday, you can purchase fireworks in the State of Washington, and officials want you to do so responsibly. "If you are going to be celebrating July 4th with consumer fireworks, be sure you are aware of how to use them to reduce your chances of injuries and fires," says Longview Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway.

BBQ Fest Winners Say it’s all About the Sauce!

When you think of great BBQ states, Washington doesn’t usually come to mind, but there’s an effort to change that. Ilani Casino in Ridgefield held a huge BBQ Festival over the weekend. Chefs from all over joined celebrities from the Food Network, and despite the near 100 degree temperatures, people came out by the hundreds.

Marco Nation new host for K100/WKKO-FM

Veteran radio personality Marco Nation is the new morning show host for the Monroe/Toledo heritage country radio station K100/WKKO-FM, Cumulus Media announced Monday. Nation debuted Monday on “The Marco Nation Morning Show” with co-host Lyn Cayse. The show airs from 5 to 10 a.m. weekdays. ...

Woodland School District’s use of small group instruction and specialized summer sessions help ensure student learning continues and improves district-wide

Woodland was the first district to return to in-person learning following the pandemic lockdown. The staff of Woodland Public Schools works hard to ensure Woodland’s students have the opportunities they need to recover learning that may have been lost due to the constraints of the pandemic including remote learning.