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Morning Press: East Vancouver condos; man injured in crash dies; woman in critical condition

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Here are some of the top stories of the week:

Condominium development in works at old rock quarry

New condominiums are in the works at an old rock quarry, part of a massive redevelopment underway on a site north of state Highway 14 in east Vancouver.

The seven-story condo, called the Ledges at Columbia Palisades, includes between 72 and 90 residential units and 201 parking spaces. It’s being built by Kirkland Development and Otak, a Portland architecture firm.

Kirkland and Otak submitted a pre-application conference request to the city of Vancouver on June 27.

Motorcyclist injured Monday in Battle Ground crash dies

A motorcyclist involved in a crash Monday morning in Battle Ground has died from his injuries, according to the Battle Ground Police Department.

John A. Christianson, 58, of Ridgefield was being treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. He was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon, and “his desire was fulfilled to help others through organ donation,” Christianson’s family said in an email Thursday.

Woman still in critical condition after jump from I-5 Bridge

A woman who jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge into the Columbia River remains in critical condition more than two weeks later. But her condition might have been worse, if not for a well-timed rescue.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the bridge shortly before 5 p.m. June 24. A couple walking on the Washington side of the bridge noticed a woman getting ready to jump, Vancouver Fire Capt. Dave James said. The couple attempted to pull her back but could not prevent the woman from leaping.

Corpse flower ready to bloom at WSU Vancouver

Titan VanCoug, the rare corpse flower planted at Washington State University Vancouver, has been a real tease over the years.

But this time, it looks like it’s for real: The rare plant native to Sumatra could bloom any day now, releasing its trademark stench of dirty socks and rotten fish at the Salmon Creek campus.

Trap Door pours a few for new Ridgefield development

RIDGEFIELD — Trap Door Brewing won’t open its Ridgefield location for roughly another year, but the first few drinks from the Vancouver brewery were poured in the city Monday morning.

Bryan Shull, owner of Trap Door, and some of his employees were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of Pioneer Village southwest of the roundabout at Pioneer Street and 45th Avenue. Pioneer Village will turn about 40 acres of land in Ridgefield into a mixed-used development with about 300 apartments, a new park and retail space.


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