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Morning Press: Pedestrians killed; fatal crash with ambulance; RV park residents stuck in middle of dispute

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Two pedestrians killed in early morning crash in Vancouver

Two teenage boys were struck and killed early Tuesday morning by a pickup in east Vancouver, according to police.

The crash occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Northeast 23rd Circle and 112th Avenue, east of Interstate 205.

Driver who died in ambulance crash identified

A man who was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision with an ambulance in Northeast Hazel Dell was identified as Michael E. Ryan of Vancouver.

Witnesses reported seeing Ryan’s 2007 Saturn Ion sedan driving erratically before the crash, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Thirsty Sasquatch owners have big plans for neighboring Uptown Village spaces

A lot is about to change on the Uptown Village block where The Thirsty Sasquatch Taproom sits at 2110 Main St., Vancouver.

The taproom’s new owners leased the two neighboring spaces — formerly Wild Fern Boutique and Sabor Mexicano restaurant, which will close Saturday, according to Brandon Rush, co-owner of The Thirsty Sasquatch.

Reclassification: 2A GSHL expected to grow to 9 schools

Big changes are expected for Southwest Washington leagues, as the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is set to finalize reclassification numbers for the next four years this weekend.

What’s confirmed now are expected changes for two local leagues: the 2A Greater St. Helens League expanding to nine schools while the 1A Trico League dips to five schools.

Lewis River RV Park residents caught in middle of dispute over utility services

WOODLAND — Residents of the Lewis River RV Park have received a second extension to their power service, courtesy of another last-minute deal between the park’s owner and the Cowlitz County Public Utility District.

The service cutoff date, previously scheduled for today, has been pushed back to Jan. 30, but the week has brought little other clarity about the long-term future of the park, which is home to approximately 60 families.


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