Mark Bowder, The Columbian

Mark Bowder

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Vancouver man killed in motorcycle-auto collision in Hazel Dell

A Vancouver man was killed Friday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a car in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Perez widens lead in 3rd Congressional District election

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez widened her lead over Republican Joe Kent in the race to succeed Jaime Herrera Beutler representing Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. → Read More

Evacuation zones expand in east Clark County as winds fuel Nakia Creek Fire activity

Evacuation zones have been enlarged in east Clark County after an increase in fire activity at the Nakia Creek Fire near Larch Mountain. → Read More

Vancouver police seeking high risk missing girl, 12

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a 12-year-old girl who has gone missing in Vancouver. → Read More

Reckless driver crashes SUV after fleeing sheriff’s office traffic stop

A reckless driver fleeing a Clark County sheriff’s traffic stop caused a serious crash late Friday in what a passenger said was a desire to see if authorities would pursue them, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Vancouver police seek help locating missing endangered youth

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating a missing 16-year-old endangered youth, according to a police bulletin. → Read More

Man wounded, robbed during machete attack at Hazel Dell homeless encampment

A man was suffered multiple wounds Monday when he was attacked with a machete and robbed of his bicycle at a homeless camp in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Clark County COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, deaths fall

Clark County’s rate of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations fell this week, and weekly deaths dropped to their lowest level since June, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. → Read More

Motorcycle rider fatally injured Saturday in north Clark County crash

A motorcycle rider was fatally injured Saturday after their bike went off Northeast Lucia Falls Road in northern Clark County. A statement from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department said the crash occ → Read More

Two men injured in crash on east Vancouver freeway ramp

Two men were injured early Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on a freeway ramp in east Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Cyanotoxins detected in Round Lake in Camas

Clark County Public Health issued a warning advisory at Round Lake on Thursday after testing detected elevated levels of cyanotoxins from algae in the lake. → Read More

Three families displaced by Sunday evening fire at Orchards apartment

Three families were displaced by a Sunday evening fire in a Vancouver apartment complex, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. → Read More

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