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Published October 6, 2022 5:42pm in All Politics is Local
Whenever I have a chance to stamp a dateline in my story, I’m elated. I argue my excitement overshadows the aggressive punch that’s typically delivered by the leading line (seeing as it’s almost always in all capitals). So, when my pitch for a story examining politics in rural communities was green lit, I could already imagine overzealously slamming “CATHLAMET” on my keyboard. Of...Read post...
La Center remains top team in Week 6 area prep football power rankings
Published October 5, 2022 2:29pm in High School Sports
Big plays at the end of a couple of games last week changed the fortunes of teams in this week's Columbian prep football area power rankings. Prairie drops out of the rankings. Union moves back in. 10. Union (2-3, 4A) Back-to-back wins -- in particular on the road at Coeur d'Alene --- return the Titans to our top 10. A win over undefeated 3A Stanwood will provide Union with some staying...Read post...
La Center, Skyview remain only local teams in Associated Press state football rankings
Published October 5, 2022 1:49pm in High School Sports
Skyview and La Center remain the lone two local teams to break into the top-10 at their classification in the latest Associated Press state high school football polls released Wednesday. Skyview (4-1), coming off a 51-0 win over Heritage, moved up one spot in the Class 4A rankings to No. 9. La Center (4-1), coming off a 46-0 win over King’s Way Christian, slipped one spot in the Class 1A...Read post...
Ridgefield's Mallory Vancleave commits to play softball at Fresno State
Published October 4, 2022 5:16pm in High School Sports
Ridgefield softball player Mallory Vancleave has made a verbal commitment to play softball for Fresno State. Vancleave made the announcement on social media Monday. "I am so blessed and thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to pursue my dream of playing Division 1 softball and continue my education at Fresno State University," Vancleave said. "I could not do it without the incredible...Read post...
The Nose Knows
Published October 2, 2022 1:59pm in Cat Tales
Are you fascinated by the small, heart-shaped “button” in the middle of your favorite feline’s face? Commonly called a nose, it is, in fact, one of a cat’s most uncommonly and intriguing features.   Consider the following:   Cats have up to 200 million receptors in their noses. Their highly developed sense of smell helps them track prey such as mice, distinguish...Read post...
Skillet Pantry Pasta
Published October 1, 2022 1:06am in Home Made
Free food. Yes, I said free food. As grocery prices continue to soar, there’s one place you can continue to get a free meal, and that’s at home. Chance are, you have food you might not even be thinking about in your freezer or pantry. You just need to find out what you have and then plan something to do with it. If there’s ever been a time to eat what you have, the time is...Read post...
County Council 2022
County council continues debate over 179th Street project
Published September 30, 2022 3:26pm in All Politics is Local
The Clark County Council is trying to decide how much public notice and participation is needed before Public Works’ Northeast 179th Street project can move forward. The council held a work session on the project Wednesday. Public Works began readying to move forward with road improvements along Northeast 179th Street after holding a virtual open house Jan. 27. The move set off alarm bells...Read post...
Fact-checking COVID-19 statements from congressional debate
Published September 29, 2022 4:22pm in All Politics is Local
At a debate Tuesday evening, congressional candidates Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, challenged one another’s stances on a multitude of topics ranging from economic prosperity to health, both of which the candidates linked to their views on the COVID-19 pandemic. As the deadly virus spread throughout the globe, businesses closed their doors, companies...Read post...
Columbia River remains No. 1 at Class 2A in state volleyball coaches rankings
Published September 29, 2022 2:32pm in High School Sports
State volleyball rankings coordinated by Rene Ferran Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll – Sept. 28 Class 4A 1, Graham Kapowsin. 2, Lake Stevens. 3, North Creek. 4, Puyallup. 5, (tie) Camas and Curtis. 7, West Valley (Yakima). 8, (tie) Gonzaga Prep and Wenatchee. 10, Bothell. Others (in alphabetical order): Eastlake, Kamiakin, Kennedy Catholic, Tahoma. Class...Read post...
Week 5 high school football previews, predictions and livestream links
Published September 29, 2022 2:17pm in High School Sports
An 11-4 week last week moved our overall record for the season to 51-18 (73.9 percent). This is how it broke down: Ridgefield vs. Hudson's Bay Predicted: Ridgefield 41-7 Actual: Ridgefield 53-27 Battle Ground vs. Heritage Predicted: Battle Ground 35-6 Actual: Battle Ground 71-0 Evergreen vs. Foss Predicted: Evergreen 48-6 Actual: Evergreen 46-0 Kamiak vs....Read post...
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