Tom Vogt, The Columbian

Tom Vogt

The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Tom:

After 44 years at The Columbian he’s history

Gun-Marie Olsson popped her head out of the women’s restroom and called for her husband to hurry over. She wanted him to check out the ceiling. → Read More

Swing for the fences « Special Projects

Japanese-American family reprises WWII-era music that buoyed parents, grandparents held in internment camps “One thing about music, it really can transport you,” Elaine Yuzuriha said. Swing music transported her grandparents, if only in their imaginations, beyond the fences of World War II internment camps. Now that music is transporting the Vancouver woman and her husband, Todd Yuzuriha, back… → Read More

Saber training at Fort Vancouver a step back in time

It might conjure up hack-and-slash movie scenes set on old sailing ships, but the focus of summer saber training will represent the history of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur-trading center at Fort Vanco → Read More

Exhibit to tell tales of Hawaiian transplants

If You Go • What: Na Kanaka: An art exhibit about Hawaiians at Fort Vancouver during the fur-trading era. • When: Talk by artist Amy Kapuanani Antonio-Claussen is at 2 p.m. today; exhibit runs until January 2019. • Where: Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. “Why would you want to leave paradise?” That’s what went through the mind of artist Amy Kapuanani… → Read More

Fort’s Spirit Pole gets a facelift

Toma Villa installed the Spirit Pole a couple of years ago. → Read More

Off Beat: Airborne salute begins WWII tale of survival

Don Millar, a B-17 tail gunner during World War II, shared his story about the last flight of the “Screwball Express” in 2015. → Read More

Off Beat: Re-creating 1912 plane in 2018 no simple task

How do you re-create a 1912 airplane when you can’t find a 130-year-old airplane builder to help you? → Read More

Fireworks at fort sure to be a blast

The performances will be precisely choreographed on July 4 when the butterflies and flying dragons are unleashed. → Read More

Busy week of aviation heritage takes wing

A team of airplane builders has been trying to set aviation back 106 years. → Read More

WSUV professor to head national association

A professor at Washington State University Vancouver will get to take the lead in addressing pediatric issues such as suicide and child abuse when she becomes president of the National Association of → Read More

‘Rosie the Riveter’, vintage aircraft flyover set for Heroes Night

A Southwest Washington “Rosie the Riveter” who built B-17 Flying Fortresses during World War II and a flyover by an earlier aircraft design — three biplanes — will be part of the Heroes Night celebrat → Read More

Pearson Air Museum to celebrate historic flights

Pearson Air Museum will celebrate two flying milestones in the next few days — events that show how the scale of aviation challenges advanced in the span of 25 years. → Read More

Flag Day ceremony at Fort Vancouver raises patriotic spirits

The winner of this year’s patriotic tie contest went with a slight variation on a familiar theme. → Read More

Veterans at Clark College find support

When Alison Warlitner joined the Navy, she figured it would be a way to pay for college. → Read More

American, local traditions color Flag Day

Some American traditions — and a few local ones — will be part of the community’s Flag Day celebration Thursday. → Read More

Off Beat: Dam song beloved by many, but not dam staff

Woody Guthrie’s song about Bonneville Dam will live forever in the memories of just about everybody who has heard “Roll On, Columbia.” → Read More

Pollen: It’s getting worse

This allergy season, some people are thinking that their noses are runnier, their eyes are weepier and their sneezes are, well, sneezier. → Read More

Stories of war, power fuel Bonneville book

It provided paydays through the hardest of America’s hard times. It was part of a system that powered crucial industrial centers during World War II. → Read More

Request for Barracks renovation timely for parks service

With the National Park Service interested in moving its western regional office to Vancouver, some of the set-up work seems to be already underway with a $10 million request to renovate a Vancouver Ba → Read More

Off Beat: Vancouver airmail test led to Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis

During the recent airmail centennial re-enactment that included a Vancouver stop, organizers said there was more to celebrate than airborne letters. → Read More