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Amid growth, Ridgefield schools plan next bond measure  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD — When Ridgefield School District's new campus opens on Aug. 29, it will be near capacity.

Ridgefield High School's expansion to include science wing

Ridgefield School District broke ground on its high school expansion project Wednesday morning.

Ridgefield schools make $77 million bond official | News  The Reflector

The Ridgefield School District will put forth another capital facilities bond nearly two years to the day after successfully asking voters for a similar funding push of ...

Ridgefield School District acquires site for school  The Columbian

The Ridgefield School District has acquired the site for its next school.

Ridgefield School District to host groundbreaking Wednesday | News  The Reflector

The Ridgefield School District is inviting members of the community to a groundbreaking ceremony in the courtyard of Ridgefield High School, 2630 S Hillhurst ...

Ridgefield has first National Merit Scholar in 16 years  The Reflector

The Ridgefield School District announced it has its first National Merit Scholar in 16 years last week as Ridgefield High School student Ian Abrams has been ...

2018 Ridgefield High School Graduates | Life  The Reflector

Taelor Adderly, Dennis Aleksandrov, Noah Allison, Ashley Andersen, Lauren Andrews, Matthew Armstrong, William Avera, Casey Ballhorn, Evan Bancroft, Ayla ...

Ridgefield football preview: Spudders will rely on senior leadership amid coaching shakeup  The Columbian

For programs under tumult, a little leadership from within can go a long way.

Public meetings for week of Jan. 6  The Columbian

Clark County Council, Public *Service* Center sixth floor meeting room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. • 10 a.m., legislative conference call. Vancouver City ...

Ridgefield football: Out with the old, in with the new  The Reflector

As the new interim coach of the Ridgefield High School football team, Chris Abrams had this crazy idea: why not kick the season off with a midnight practice?

Vancouver native Brynan Shipley hired as new Ridgefield AD  The Columbian

Brynan Shipley doesn't begin official duties as Ridgefield High School's new director of athletics and activities until after school-board approval July 24, but the ...

Vancouver, Battle Ground, Hockinson, Ridgefield teachers on picket lines  The Columbian

Teachers who gathered to strike on campuses in Vancouver Public Schools were joined by some of their smallest supporters: their children.

Students honor veterans throughout Ridgefield  The Columbian

Ridgefield — Every school in the Ridgefield School District held a unique Veterans Day assembly performed largely by the students themselves.

Ridgefield school board votes to put $77 million bond issue on February ballot  The Columbian

Ridgefield School District's board members voted in favor of putting a $77 million bond issue up for a vote on Feb. 12, 2019, nearly two years after voters in the ...

Ridgefield student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist  The Columbian

Ridgefield — Ian Abrams of Ridgefield High School was named a semifinalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, making him the 12th student in ...

Spudder volleyball readies for another run at state  The Reflector

The Ridgefield Spudders sizzled on the volleyball court in 2017.

Ridgefield volleyball keeps rolling | Sports  The Reflector

Volleyball fans are witnessing a changing of the guard in the 2A Greater St. Helens League. Ridgefield defeated defending champion Woodland for the second ...

Ridgefield football calls an audible as season approaches

While acknowledging the timing of a major change might not be ideal to some, Ridgefield High School officials are looking forward to a *fresh* start for its football ...

Morning Press: Teacher strikes, police chase, Namaste closes  The Columbian

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Baseball team coming to Ridgefield  The Columbian

The West Coast League is expanding to Ridgefield beginning in the spring, the city announced Thursday, which will make it Clark County's first collegiate ...

Woodland, Grey win softball showdown vs. Ridgefield  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD — On a day with clear skies and Mount St. Helens looming in the backdrop, Ridgefield High School served as the setting for two top softball teams ...

Ridgefield again state's fastest-growing city  The Columbian

According to U.S. Census Bureau information put out on Thursday, Ridgefield's population grew 13 percent between 2016 and 2017, the highest rate of any city ...

Start times, attendance boundaries changing at Ridgefield schools  The Columbian

Some Ridgefield students will see their schedules or schools change next year as the district adjusts for growth and a new intermediate school. (The Columbian ...

Committee presents proposed boundary/school start time changes to Ridgefield School Board

Ridgefield School District's Boundary & Start Time Committee recently presented a proposal regarding changes to the district's school boundaries and school ...

Area teachers prepare to strike as first day of school nears  The Reflector

The roar from the cafeteria at Battle Ground High School was deafening.

Ridgefield breaks ground on 5-8 school campus  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD — Timing was the big theme in Ridgefield on Monday.

Ridgefield High School earns spot in US News Best High School annual ranking

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield High School in the Ridgefield School District has been named a 2017 Best High School in U.S. News & World Report's annual ...

Ridgefield School District preps for Phase III bond election  The Columbian

Voters in the Ridgefield School District passed a $78 million bond in February, and district officials are already gearing up for its next anticipated bond vote, most ...

Ridgefield teachers to strike if demands not met  The Reflector

The water has boiled over in at least one teacher pay discussion as the Ridgefield Education Association has voted to strike effective Aug. 29 unless a better ...

Ridgefield High benefit concert features trio of blind pianists  The Columbian

When Mac Potts joins one of those stupendous gatherings of great pianists on a single stage known as “10 Grands,” he said, all the other musicians are busy ...

After diagnosis of terminal heart failure, Ridgefield softball coach keeps coaching  The Columbian

Dusty Anchors was not looking forward to delivering the news. He he knew he had to break the hearts of another group of people he loved.

City celebrates Ridgefield sports complex groundbreaking Thursday  The Columbian

There is some inventive math happening at the site of the upcoming Ridgefield Outdoor Sports Complex, where city and Ridgefield School District officials have ...

Ridgefield soccer sets short term goals | Sports  The Reflector

Friday night Ridgefield beat Hockinson 2-1 in their first 2A League game.

Lead found in water samples at Ridgefield High School, View Ridge Middle School  The Columbian

Drinking water at two buildings in the Ridgefield School District tested positive for elevated levels of lead, the district announced Wednesday.

3 Grands to perform in Ridgefield

On Sun., March 18, at 7 p.m. at the Ridgefield High School Performing Arts Center, 3 Grands Concert & Benefit will showcase the music of three award-winning ...

WEDNESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Ridgefield volleyball team serves up a winner  Danbury News Times

Thomas Groves tallied five kills and 15 *service* points as the Ridgefield High School boys volleyball team swept Warde 3-0 on Wednesday. Max Stafford added ...

Ridgefield librarian transforms reading room into Hogwarts  The Columbian

Ridgefield: Sunset Ridge Elementary School sixth-graders, from left, Sarah Proctor, Shaun Tullis and Jack Radosevich in the school's Harry Potter-themed ...

Holiday Bazaars: Find something for everyone | Life  The Reflector

Fall is underway and the months of winter are quickly approaching, meaning it's almost time to get started finding that perfect gift or gifts for family members and ...

Train hits semi-trailer stuck on tracks in Ridgefield this morning  The Reflector

It was an eventful morning at the Ridgefield boat launch today as a semi-trailer carrying four vehicles was hit by a train, sending the trailer and truck into Lake ...

Bringhurst brothers lead Ridgefield golf team | Sports  The Reflector

This is the last go-round for Kellen and Cade Bringhurst on the Ridgefield High School team. Once again, they hope to extend the season into spring.

Ridgefield school district announces employee and students of the month for April  The Reflector

Last week, at its regular board meeting, Ridgefield School District officials recognized the Employee and Students of the Month for April. Niyonzima Jean De ...

Radosevich pushes through pain to place 2nd at state  The Reflector

Despite running with a torn abdominal muscle, Ridgefield High School senior Kyle Radosevich held the lead in the Class 2A cross country state championship ...

Ridgefield mayor to step down Sunday  The Columbian

While giving his State of the City address Thursday, Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow is going to spend plenty of time looking back in addition to looking at the city's ...

Ridgefield School District honors teacher, students for January  The Reflector

Doug TenEyck, teacher at South Ridge Elementary School. “Doug is an exemplary model of what it means to pursue premier,” the district said in a news release.

Ridgefield High School's “Spudder” voted best mascot in state  The Reflector

Students and alumni in Ridgefield voted early and often, and their beloved mascot “Spudder” has been named by USA Today's High School Sports as the best ...

September in Ridgefield: same tradition, different location | Life  The Reflector

Ridgefield Main Street and the Ridgefield School District have teamed up to highlight the city's newest attraction as the annual Experience Ridgefield and ...

Ridgefield's growth: It's not 'good' or 'bad' Editor Ken Vance expresses his infatuation with the city of Ridgefield and discusses a two-part series of stories about growth in the city.

Ridgefield man killed trying to cross I-5 | News  The Reflector

Details are still scarce about a 20-year-old from Ridgefield who was struck by an SUV while trying to walk across Interstate 5 at about 8:40 p.m., Thursday.

Ridgefield school district hires new principal  The Columbian

Christen Palmer was named as the new principal for Ridgefield High School. She'll start in the fall and comes to Ridgefield after spending the last six years as ...

Rodeo queen from Ridgefield in the pink  The Columbian

Major challenges don't seem to slow down Shyanne Chandler and her family.

Veterans Day events scheduled throughout Clark County  The Columbian

With Veterans Day approaching, many community organizations are planning celebrations and ceremonies to honor the sacrifice of people who have served in ...

Ridgefield students shape design of community's open space  The Reflector

Imagine a meeting of professional architects and landscape designers planning the design of open space for the Ridgefield community. There's nothing out of ...

Ridgefield High School's robotics team gears up for new season  The Reflector

Ridgefield High School's Steel Ridge Robotics team is revving up for another busy and challenging year. This will be the team's second year of competition.

Ridgefield honors employee, students of the month  The Columbian

Ridgefield — The Ridgefield School District board honored its employee and students of the month for November at the Nov. 14 board meeting. Gregg Ford, a ...

Ground broken on Ridgefield school complex | News  The Reflector

A field in southwest Ridgefield that once grew potatoes will be producing a new kind of “spud” in the coming years. The planned intermediate school complex for ...

Ridgefield School District planning for more growth | News  The Reflector

Ridgefield School District is starting preparations on another capital facilities bond, raising the question of why so soon following the approval of a similar ...

Lacrosse making name for itself in Clark County

The sport of lacrosse is growing in Clark County with the help of high school club teams.

District softball photo gallery: Ridgefield and Woodland | Sports  The Reflector

After losing to the defending state champions in 10 innings, the Woodland softball team came back to Fort Borst Park in Centralia the next day and defeated ...

Three arrested for attempting to kill man in Ridgefield  The Reflector

The Clark County Sheriff's Office reported last week it has three suspects in an attempted murder case in Ridgefield.

Friday Night Lights: Spudders run over Wildcats; Flanagan flies for Woodland  The Reflector

By beating La Center tonight in the first game of the season, Ridgefield equaled its win total from last year.

Onstage, politics — and other battles in high school productions  The Columbian

During these deeply divided times, it's good to be reminded that fiercely independent thought, conscientious protest and civil disobedience — with the potential ...

Meaningful movies comes to Ridgefield, Cascade Park Library  The Columbian

Movies don't have to be about escaping reality and playing pretend. Some films strive to bring you face to face with the actual truth.

Foreigner gig a fun departure for Battle Ground High ensemble  The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — Well, their parents will think it's cool.

Clark County school districts brace for Wednesday student walkout

Local school districts are bracing for a student-led walkout Wednesday, on the one-month anniversary of the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Clark's Chloe Lindbo wins NWAC heptathlon title  The Columbian

Chloe Lindbo, a Ridgefield High School graduate and Clark College sophomore, is pictured during practice in Vancouver Monday morning, April 9, 2018.

Jennifer Lindsay named newest Ridgefield councilor | News  The Reflector

Ridgefield has its newest city councilor in a former planning commission member as Jennifer Lindsay was sworn into office Oct. 11.

Rural heritage celebrated in Ridgefield this weekend | Life  The Reflector

The area's best celebration of rural heritage, hosted at Alan Schurman's Iron Ranch in July, is now known as “The Iron Ranch Antique Tractor and Engine Show ...

Nonleague boys basketball: Ramey steps up as Ridgefield holds on to edge La Center  The Columbian

Kade Ramey scored 16 points to help the Spudders hang on to beat La Center 56-55 in a non-league game at Ridgefield High School.

Ridgefield honors employee, students for April  The Columbian

Ridgefield — Ridgefield School District's board named the April students and employee of the month at its April 10 meeting.

North County athletes earn all-league honors | Sports  The Reflector

FOOTBALL. Defensive Player of the Year – Wyatt Dodson. First team – Offense: Dodson (RB), Cyrus Zumstein (OL), Max Muffett (OL) and Sean Fox (K). Second ...

A dad's wish, a wedding to remember  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD — Guests filed through the entrance at Vintage Gardens into the reception area Monday night.

Depth propels Ridgefield golfers to district championship | Sports  The Reflector

The Ridgefield High School boys golf team achieved its biggest goal of the season so far: sending all six Spudders to state. Winning districts was just the icing ...

Ridgefield voters say yes to schools  The Columbian

Ridgefield School District's $78 million bond issue is passing with 68 percent of votes in favor after results from the special election came in Tuesday night.

Ridgefield students battle in Cupcake Wars  The Columbian

Ridgefield: Stefanie Foster, Ridgefield High School's family and consumer science teacher, working with students during their Cupcake Wars competition, ...

Ridgefield High seniors prepare for graduation | News  The Reflector

Graduating seniors at Ridgefield High School are preparing to graduate this June. A Graduation Commencement Ceremony will be held Fri., June 12, 7 p.m., ...

Roosters clinch Babe Ruth state championship | Sports  The Reflector

Assembling this team of athletes from rival high schools would not be possible if they didn't love baseball.

Ridgefield's Knight breaks state freshman record at 2A district meet  The Columbian

The shot put facility at Columbia River High School was simply not built for the likes of Trey Knight.

Crowded schools issue for Ridgefield candidates  The Columbian

The Ridgefield School District is set to open a new grades 5-8 campus in time for the 2018-2019 school year, which will help alleviate overcrowding. But both ...

Ridgefield celebrates growth, names baseball team | News  The Reflector

The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC) was filled with people other than construction workers for the first time Sept. 8.

North county volleyball players named to all-state teams  The Reflector

After the Ridgefield High School volleyball girls captured the state championship, the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association selected junior outside ...

Columbia River goes long early to beat Ridgefield  The Columbian

Moments after defeating Ridgefield 52-21 on Friday, Columbia River head coach Christian Swain reassured his 2A Greater St. Helens League playoff-bound ...

Trey Knight Sets Meet Record, Bests Own Sophomore Class Record In Weight Throw  MileSplit

Ridgefield (WA) High sophomore Trey Knight continues to perform at remarkable levels.

Former pear farmer in Ridgefield gambles on hazelnuts  The Reflector

Hazelnuts are having a resurgence at Baurs Corner Farm in Ridgefield.

Fan voting open for All-Region boys basketball  The Columbian

The Columbian is once again asking fans to help select players to our All-Region boys basketball team. To make it onto the All-Region ballot, players must have ...

Roosters reach Babe Ruth World Series | Sports  The Reflector

A baseball club of 15-year-old roosters from La Center, Ridgefield, Woodland and Vancouver are going to play in the Babe Ruth World Series August 9-16 in ...

Cornerstone Christian Academy moves north, plans to open high school  The Reflector

Cornerstone Christian Academy has made the move north from their previous location at Crossroads Community Church with the school looking to add a high ...

2018 Clark County Fair results — Aug. 8-10 | Life  The Reflector

Daily Agricultural &. Educational Display Awards. Agriculture & Education Award, 4H Dairy; Educational Award, 4H Horse Barn; Special Educational Award, ...

The Nation's Top Indoor Boys Returnees In Throwing Events  MileSplit

Trey Knight is one of the top returning throwers in the nation.

Ridgefield student advisory council pitches ideas for new park  The Columbian

Ridgefield: Students in the Superintendent Student Advisory Council in Ridgefield pitch ideas on plans for a future park outside of View Ridge Middle School, ...

Big-name acts heading to Sunlight Supply Amphitheater  The Columbian

Here's the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater event schedule for the 2018 season. Visit for complete information and ticket ...

Marketing, food classes team up for pasta company  The Columbian

Ridgefield: Ridgefield High School students in marketing and foods classes teamed up for a project where they researched and created pasta products that ...

682 Battle Ground staff members vote to strike  The Reflector

The roar from the cafeteria at Battle Ground High School was deafening Wednesday.

Washington’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named; Seattle’s Lakeside tops list  The Seattle Times

Washington's semifinalists, along with 16000 others across the nation, had the highest scores on the 2017 PSAT taken by 1.6 million high school juniors last ...

Clark County Fair Association names 2018 scholarship winners  The Columbian

Ridgefield — The Clark County Fair Association named the 2018 scholarship recipients, who qualify for the scholarships by being actively involved in 4-H, ...

Ridgefield fifth graders engage in outdoor learning experiences  The Reflector

RIDGEFIELD – For 46 consecutive years, fifth graders in the Ridgefield School District traveled to Randle, WA, to engage in five days of outdoor learning at the ...

Ridgefield School District names employee, students of month for October  The Columbian

Ridgefield — At their Oct. 10 meeting, Ridgefield School District officials celebrated the October employee and students of the month. Union Ridge Elementary ...

Ridgefield High choir singing with heart  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD -- Bob Meek knows what love is. It's rejoining his wife, family and students in the wake of a life-threatening heart condition. Having those students ...

2A softball: Woodland, Ridgefield advance to state | Sports  The Reflector

On Friday Ridgefield softball won second place at districts and is going to state.

Former Ridgefield mayor donates Golden Retriever statue to city  The Reflector

Ridgefield City Hall now has a bronze guardian watching over Pioneer Street as the city recently celebrated the unveiling of a statue of a Golden Retriever ...

Ridgefield planning carefully for quality, livability in development  The Columbian

RIDGEFIELD — Over here, off North 45th Avenue in the center of Ridgefield, 692 homes will be built. Next to that, 453 homes.

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