Month: September 2022

County council continues debate over 179th Street project

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 […]

Fact-checking COVID-19 statements from congressional debate

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, […]

Columbia River remains No. 1 at Class 2A in state volleyball coaches rankings

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, […]

Week 5 high school football previews, predictions and livestream links

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. […]

La Center takes over top spot in Week 5 area prep football power ratings

A new No. 1 team marks the Week 5 Columbian area power rankings as the La Center Wildcats claim the top spot. Mountain View tumbled four spots after a loss at Hanford, and Washougal returns to the top-10 after beating Mark Morris. Here is how they stack up this week: 10. Mark Morris (3-1, 2A) […]

Skyview joins top-10 in Class 4A in latest Associated Press state football rankings

Skyview capped the top-10 in Class 4A, giving Southwest Washington a pair of ranked teams in the latest Associated Press state football rankings released Wednesday. Skyview (3-1) received 17 points from a nine-person statewide voting panel, putting the Storm at No. 10 in Class 4A, just one point more than Richland and one point less […]

Happiness is Health

Feelings of joy and happiness are critical to your overall health. So, what do you do when you’re in a slump and can’t shake a bad mood? Here’s 10 things that you can do to instantly boost your mood.  1. Exercise You had to know that would be number one on my list. As soon […]

Apple-Spice Muffins with Oat Streusel

This week, it’s all about apples. Get back to baking and fill your house with the warm, welcoming smell of these Apple-Spice Muffins with Oat Streusel. Delectably studded with fresh apple, these moist, tender muffins are topped with oat and cinnamon sugar streusel, then drizzled with just a bit of apple cider glaze. They’re just […]

Council considers priorities for 2023 legislative session

  The next state legislative session is still several months away but the Clark County Council is already working on its list of priorities for next year. Lindsey Hueer, senior policy analyst for the county, presented a list of priorities by tier during Wednesday’s council meeting. The tiers were Clark County specific priorities, Washington State Association […]

Kent rejects extremist groups, doubles down on support for Patriot Prayer

Congressional candidate Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, has spent much of his campaign distancing himself from extremist organizations, yet he continues to hold the founder of one group with questionable history close to heart. In an interview with The Columbian on Wednesday, Kent said he rejected right-wing extremist groups, such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. […]

Week 4 prep football preview capsules, predictions and livestream links

The picks keep improving after a 14-3 week in Week 3. That moves our season total to 40-14 (74.1 percent), Here are preview caps for Week 4 with predictions and links to livestreams (don’t get caught getting scammed; these have all been validated). Ridgefield (2-1, 1-0) vs. Hudson’s Bay (2-1, 1-0) When: 7 p.m. Thursday […]

Understanding Exercise Science to Improve Your Health

Often when you know better, you can do better. It’s easier to stick to workouts and nutrition plans when you understand the process and what’s happening before you even start to see results.  Our bodies are impressive machines. It is incredible to consider some of the adaptations that occur once you start exercising and eating […]

Columbia River is No. 1 at Class 2A in state coaches volleyball rankings

Defending state champion Columbia River is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A in the Sept. 21 state rankings by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.   River tops the 2A rankings with Ridgefield coming in at No. 5.   Camas, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, is the lone other local team to make its […]

La Center remains lone local team in Associated Press state football rankings

For the second consecutive week, La Center is the lone team from Southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania counties). We thought perhaps Skyview’s win over Bothell might impress voters, but it did not. La Center (2-1) again sat at No. 10 in the Class 1A rankings, receiving 13 points from the nine voting members of the […]

Mountain View reclaims top spot in area prep football power rankings

We had some significant changes at the top of this week’s power rankings, while the lower half didn’t really change much. It still may seem odd to have teams that are 3-0 on the bottom half of these rankings, with teams with losing records ranked higher. But in these early weeks of the season, strength […]

September is “Happy Cat Month”

September is “Happy Cat Month” Charles Dickens famously said: “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” While cat lovers everywhere couldn’t agree more, did you know there’s a month dedicated purr-ticularly to the health and happiness of our wondrous, whiskered and whimsical feline friends?   And that month is September. In fact, “Happy […]


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Sheet Pan Oktoberfest

Fall is here at last. Welcome the cooler breezes and turn on your oven again! Feed everyone quickly with a sheet pan dinner so easy you can make it on a weeknight. Save a bundle but don’t skimp on the fun with this Sheet Pan Oktoberfest. Filled with German flavor, it’s family fare that’s easy […]

Enough is Enough: Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Mick Hoffman, Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Assocation   There’s an unfortunate trend continuing in Washington and across the nation that must be stopped: the bad behavior of coaches, parents and fans at high school […]

Week 3 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

After going 12-7 in pick in Week 1, we rebounded nicely by going 14-4 in Week. That brings our year-to-date pick percentage to a solid .703. But that 14-4 felt a little bit hollow considering that one of the miss was a big clank — picking against Prairie which went on to win 56-0. Aiming […]

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