Shari Phiel, The Columbian

Shari Phiel

The Columbian

Kelso, WA, United States

Contact Shari

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • The Columbian
  • The Daily News

Past articles by Shari:

Ridgefield swears in new police chief

Ridgefield’s interim police chief, Cathy Doriot, was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police on Thursday. Doriot has been serving as interim chief for four months. → Read More

Clark County property tax payments due April 30

Clark County Treasurer Alishia Topper is reminding property owners that the first installment of 2023 property taxes is due April 30. Because April 30 falls on a Sunday, payments submitted on May 1 will still be accepted. → Read More

State funding for 179th Street project might be delayed

While a final state budget is still weeks away, early reports from the Legislature and the Washington State Department of Transportation suggest a revised transportation budget could have a big impact on the county’s Northeast 179th Street project. → Read More

Clark County Fire Marshal sets lottery for fireworks permits

Applications are now being accepted for a retail fireworks permit lottery to be held by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s office on March 27. Fireworks cannot be sold in the county without a permit. → Read More

Clark County Council approves revised proclamation in support of Black History Month

With just a week remaining in February, the Clark County Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a proclamation in support of Black History Month, with this year’s theme being “Black Resistanc → Read More

Bridge inspections to close Clark County park trails in March

Access to trails and recreation facilities at three Clark County regional parks will be restricted during March to allow for bridge inspections. The inspections will require one-day closures. → Read More

Battle Ground Bricks and Banners program taking orders

Battle Ground Bricks and Banners program, which honors local men and women who have served in the U.S. military, is accepting orders through March 1. → Read More

Clark County Elections office to perform special election count Wednesday morning

The Clark County Elections office will perform a hand count of approximately 600 randomly selected ballots beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday. → Read More

ilani breaks ground on expansion of Meeting & Entertainment Center

COWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — Amid a dusting of snow, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the team from ilani broke ground Tuesday on a 10,000-square-foot expansion to its Meeting & Entertainment Center. → Read More

Search for Camas police chief continues

CAMAS — After conducting interviews for a new Camas police chief, the city announced Thursday it is continuing its search for the time being. → Read More

City/County Telecommunications Commission to review Comcast service

Are Comcast cable television subscribers in Vancouver and Clark County satisfied with their service? That question and others will be discussed during the City/County Telecommunications Commission’s biennial review March 1. → Read More

Clark County Board of Health seeks youth volunteer

The Clark County Board of Health is seeking a volunteer for the Public Health Advisory Council. → Read More

Ridgefield hires Chuck Green as new director of Public Works

Ridgefield’s Public Works department welcomed a familiar face when longtime resident Chuck Green was named director on Tuesday. → Read More

Clark County seeking applicants for drainage District No. 5 board

The Clark County Council is seeking nominations and applications to fill a vacant position for the three-member board that oversees Drainage Improvement District No. 5. → Read More

Clark County seeking volunteers for animal control board

Clark County is seeking volunteers for the animal protection and control advisory board. → Read More

Parker’s Landing Historical Park trees getting a makeover

Heritage trees at Parker’s Landing Historical Park in Washougal will be getting a free makeover on Jan. 30 thanks to Cascade Tree Works. There are seven heritage trees at the park including five apple trees, a cherry tree and English walnut. → Read More

Cost of improvements at Harmony Sports Complex have almost doubled

Like other municipalities, Clark County is wrestling with cost overruns on its capital projects. On Wednesday, the county council weighed how to move forward with planned improvements at the Harmony Sports Complex. → Read More

Clark County begins update to comprehensive plan

Clark County has begun updating its Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. Last updated in 2016, the plan is a long-range policy guide for managing the county’s growth over a 20-year period. → Read More

Clark County Elections to mail out special election ballots Friday

On Friday, Clark County Elections will mail ballots for the Feb. 14 special election to all eligible registered voters living within the city of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Schools, Washougal School District and Woodland Public Schools. → Read More

Camas High School band gets $10,000 donation

Camas High School’s marching band received a $10,000 donation from Oregon-based CBM Systems during a special gathering at the school Friday. → Read More