Spicy Specialty: Man grows the peppers that go in Sriracha

IRWINDALE, Calif. — The gig: Craig Underwood, 72, is a fourth-generation farmer who grows all the chili peppers for Huy Fong Foods, a Los Angeles-area operation that makes the wildly popular Sriracha in the signature green-capped bottle. Underwood, a Navy veteran and graduate of Cornell University, farms an expanse of land.


Is the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) dead and should politicians -- particularly Democrats -- move on to some other bridge options?

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Diabetes costs the state billions each year

As the number of people with diabetes increases, so does the financial impact of the

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Hill Workouts For Max Benefit

Walking is a fabulous, low-impact way to stay healthy and fit. But in order to

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Welcome to Portrait

Every year The Columbian takes the opportunity to share portraits of some of the people who make Clark County such a special place to live, work, learn and play. In this year's edition, we highlight small business owners, a cancer survivor and many volunteers and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.


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