Ann Druet woke up on Memorial Day in 2014 to find her lawn chairs and solar lights missing from the front yard of her Salmon Creek home near Chinook Elementary School. Druet soon got her belongings back, but more than a year after the theft, she's still watching the case work its way through Clark County District Court.
In just a few weeks, Breanna Norton watched as her energetic 4-year-old son went from jumping on an indoor trampoline to burn extra energy to not having the energy — nor the desire — to move from the couch.
Happy Fourth of July! Pack a picnic and head out to one of three local fireworks shows. Ridgefield's annual 4th of July Celebration is best known for its big, patriotic parade, which begins at 11 this morning along Main Avenue. Visitors can explore the activities in the kids zone, watch the pie-eating contest at 4 p.m. and enjoy live music from noon to 6 p.m. for $5 wristband. There will be dancing in Refuge Overlook Park with High Fidelity Entertainment at 6 p.m. for free. And the community fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. near the boat launch marina, with viewing along Railroad Avenue.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
July 3, 2015 6 a.m.
John and Nikki O'Keeffe opened Cake Happy in October, specializing in custom made cakes for all occasions. Their storefront location in historical downtown Camas provides cupcakes and other baked items in addition to a full espresso selection of beverages, plus cold brew, six days a week. Baked goods are made fresh daily in small batches from organic ingredients and no preservatives.
It's hard work being queen. As the 2015 Vancouver Rodeo queen, an ambassador of the 45th annual event, Felicia Harrison has already appeared at nine parades and six rodeos. That includes her appearance at the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade on June 6, where she won the individual award for best rodeo queen, a first for the Vancouver Rodeo.
With heat advisories underway through the weekend, you've surely noticed — it's HOT out there. And the bad news is it's going to stay that way for a while longer. The good news is that there are some things you can do right now to make your home more comfortable AND keep your electricity bill from rising like the warm air.