Mark Bowder, The Columbian

Mark Bowder

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Clark County team recovers stolen cars, makes arrests

A high intensity effort to address a surge in stolen vehicle cases in Clark County has led to the arrest of 32 people on 46 new charges and the recovery of 19 stolen vehicles — including one returned to the owner 30 minutes after it was taken. → Read More

Vancouver fireboat rescues man from swift-flowing Columbia River

The crew of a Vancouver Fire Department’s Fireboat 1 Discovery battled strong currents to rescue a man who had jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge into the Columbia River on Wednesday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. → Read More

Public’s help sought in finding missing Vancouver boy

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance locating a 17-year-old boy who has been missing since May. → Read More

Columbia River reaches flood stage in Vancouver

The Columbia River overtopped its banks in Vancouver on Monday as the impact of melting shows and days of heavy rain works its way through the Columbia River watershed. → Read More

Flood watch issued for Columbia River from Vancouver to Longview

Unusually heavy rain this week and a melting snowpack have pushed the Columbia River to near flood stage from Vancouver to Longview, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Monday evening earthquake rattles much of Clark County

A small earthquake rattled parts of east Clark County on Monday evening, causing no damage but prompting numerous calls to emergency dispatchers. → Read More

Death notice for living man ‘some kind of shenanigans,’ Vancouver detective says

Family members, social workers, the police and The Columbian are all asking questions after the newspaper printed a death notice Wednesday for a man who is apparently still alive. → Read More

Motorcyclist arrested after high-profile crash in Battle Ground

A motorcyclist was arrested in Battle Ground Saturday night after he allegedly drove through police barricades before running a red light and crashing into a vehicle, according to the Battle Ground Police Department. → Read More

Bridge tender uninjured after shooting near I-5 Bridge

A bridge tender on the Interstate 5 Bridge escaped injury early Sunday after he was shot at by two burglars attempting to break into a storage area on the bridge, according to the Vancouver Police Department. → Read More

Teen arrested in Camas in connection with armed carjacking of elderly woman in Vancouver

A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody in Camas on Saturday in connection with the armed carjacking of an elderly woman in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department. → Read More

Flexible packaging firm expands to Vancouver

The Vancouver Innovation Center has added ePac Flexible Packaging as a tenant at its newly remodeled facilities in east Vancouver, according to the Columbia River Economic Development Council. → Read More

Oregon investors buy former Sears store at Vancouver Mall

The former Sears building at Vancouver Mall has been sold to an Oregon investment group. → Read More

Thunderstorms, small chance of weak tornado in forecast for Clark County

April's unsettled weather could bring potentially severe thunderstorms to Southwest Washington on Wednesday, with a risk of damaging wind gusts and large hail -- and maybe even a brief weak tornado, according to the National Weather Service in Portland. → Read More

Vancouver fire crews rescue driver trapped in crashed vehicle

One person was injured Friday in a single-vehicle crash off Laframbois Road in west Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. → Read More

Spirit Lake Memorial Highway now fully open

TOUTLE – A popular scenic stretch of highway leading into Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, is now open, granting visitors better access for enjoying the mountain’s scenery. → Read More

Man wounded in shooting near central Vancouver convenience store

A man is expected to survive his wounds after being shot near a central Vancouver convenience store, according to the Vancouver Police Department. → Read More

Weather Service issues flood advisory for Clark County as rain douses region

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for urban and small stream flooding in Clark County as rain from an atmospheric river event continues to douse the Pacific Northwest. → Read More

Light snow prompts delayed start at most Clark County schools

Light snow that moved into the area early this morning has prompted a number of districts to delay school opening or close for the day. → Read More

Vancouver voters backing fire levy; Ridgefield, Evergreen school measures failing

Voters in Vancouver approved a levy lid lift to generate about $15 million a year in extra funding for the Vancouver Fire Department on Tuesday. A school construction bond in Ridgefield was failing, and maintenance and operations levies in five other districts were having mixed results as of Tuesday evening. → Read More

Boy, 17, wounded in Saturday night drive-by shooting in Vancouver’s Cascade Park area

A 17-year-old boy was wounded late Saturday during a drive-by shooting in the Cascade Park area of Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department. → Read More