Who We Are



Silver Star MountainSilver Star Mountain is the inspiration for the name of our online newspaper; Silver Star Reporter.  The mountain, which is accessible by hiking trails, is an extinct volcano located in the southwestern Cascade Mountains in Washington State.  At 4,364 feet, it is the 24th highest peak in the state, and is named for the pattern of five prominent ridges that radiate from the summit in the shape of a star.  The two peaks of the mountain dominate the horizon east of Vancouver, Washington.  In September 1902 Silver Star Mountain was the center of the Yacolt Burn, the largest fire in Washington State history, burning over 238,000 acres.  The higher north peak was once the site of a fire lookout. There is an unobstructed 360 degree view of the entire Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, as well as views of the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Coast Range, Mount Saint Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount Jefferson.  Silver Star Reporter hopes to provide an unobstructed view of the people, culture and business of East Clark County.

Dr. Martha Martin


Dr. Martha Martin grew up in Washougal, graduating from Washougal High School.  After completing her education and working at her career for several years, she chose to return to Washougal.  She currently resides with her husband Richard Hamby.  Dr. Martin’s background includes training in classical music and vocal performance.  She has two Bachelor degrees (Vocal Performance and Psychology), a Masters degree (Counseling), and a Doctorate degree (Counseling Psychology). Dr. Martin is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in downtown Washougal.  She is active in the community, including being a former Camas-Washougal Chamber board member, current board member of Concerned Citizens In Action, the Washougal Commissioner for the Clark County Arts Commission, and Citizen Liaison for East County Fire & Rescue.  She has been a teacher at both the community college and university level, has had her doctoral dissertation published, and continues to provide the local citizens with educational workshops such as the Tea and Conversation series for women.  Her desire is to actively and enthusiastically participate in the enhancement of this vibrant area – East Clark County.


Dr. Martha Martin is the owner and editor of the Silver Star Reporter.