Long weekend ripe for getting outdoors

By Sue Vorenberg May 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Memorial Day weekend often marks the year's first tease of the summer to come for outdoor enthusiasts, families and kids eagerly eyeballing the end of the school year.

Marijuana safety manual being developed

By Sue Vorenberg May 20, 2015 6 a.m.

With just about six weeks left to the one-year anniversary of recreational cannabis in Washington, a new sign of the normalization of that industry has appeared.

Dozer Day digs into new territory

By Sue Vorenberg May 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Much like the theme of its popular event, Dozer Day continues to build.

How does your garden grow?

By Sue Vorenberg May 13, 2015 6 a.m.

Giovanni Oup grinned as he picked up his trowel and sunk it into the soft soil of the raised bed at the Hazel Dell School and Community Garden.

New Vansterdam leads state's retail pot shops in sales

By Sue Vorenberg May 10, 2015 6 a.m.

Washington's recreational pot shops broke another record on May 1, netting $1.83 million in daily sales and $459,203 in excise tax.

Bouquet of ideas for Mother's Day

By Sue Vorenberg May 8, 2015 6 a.m.

Last-minute planners don't need to panic as they head into Mother's Day weekend here in Clark County. There's still plenty of time to pick up some flowers, candy or other gifts at locally owned flower shops — right up to the 11th hour on Mother's Day itself.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Vancouver artist looks to night skies for her inspiration

By Sue Vorenberg May 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Deep blue skies and brilliant moonscapes have become artist Christine Eagon's latest passion.

Summer concerts hit all the right notes

By Sue Vorenberg April 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark County music enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to this summer.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Touch of Class has song in its heart

By Sue Vorenberg April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Touch of Class Chorale, which launches its spring concert series tonight, is very much a family affair.

Governor signs off on new medical marijuana rules

By Lauren Dake and Sue Vorenberg April 24, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Friday that will regulate the state's medical marijuana system and create a voluntary patient database of users.

Weather jumpstarts interest in Home & Garden Idea Fair

By Sue Vorenberg April 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Gardeners and home owners have an unusual chance to get an early start on improvement projects this year, thanks to our early and unseasonably warm spring.

High End Market Place, Vancouver Chamber celebrate 420

By Sue Vorenberg April 20, 2015 3:05 p.m.

Marijuana customers lined the block outside High End Market Place on Monday to kick off the cannabis-focused April 20 celebration known as 420.

5 things to know on 420: Some facts about marijuana

By Sue Vorenberg April 20, 2015 6 a.m.

In honor of Clark County's first legal celebration of 420 — the marijuana culture holiday that falls on April 20 — we thought we'd list some lesser-known facts about cannabis.

High fashion takes big step forward in Vancouver

By Sue Vorenberg April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Couve Couture is taking high fashion to new lengths this year — especially on its runway.

Oregon has it both ways on income taxes

By Sue Vorenberg April 15, 2015 6 a.m.

The old adage that you can't have it both ways just doesn't apply when it comes to border income tax issues between Clark County and Portland.

Tulips take spotlight in Woodland

By Sue Vorenberg April 10, 2015 6 a.m.

This weekend's forecast: Expect a flood of stunning reds, yellows and pinks with a high probability of laughing, happy kids in the Woodland area near Holland America Bulb Farm.

Boom, bells ring out at Fort Vancouver  

By Sue Vorenberg April 9, 2015 8 p.m.

Payton and Taylor Duncan, 6-year-old twins, covered their ears and winced as the replica Civil War-era artillery boomed by the gate of Fort Vancouver, marking the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox on Thursday.

A scramble to find eggs

By Sue Vorenberg April 5, 2015 8:46 p.m.

CAMAS — Jessica Rose, 8, carefully eyed the competition as she delicately held the hat she'd decorated with Easter Peeps, plastic eggs, lights and a fairy.

Police identify suspect in high-speed car chase

By Sue Vorenberg April 5, 2015 8:06 p.m.

Portland Police Bureau detectives have arrested Brandon Jacob Gooding, 25, on a charge of attempting to elude by vehicle and a parole violation after he led authorities on a high-speed chase into Portland on Saturday.

Marijuana trimmers at ground level of an emerging industry  

By Sue Vorenberg April 5, 2015 6 a.m.

On a sunny afternoon in Vancouver, a former bank software expert, a temp, a nurse and a restaurant worker kept their hands busy as they chatted about why they left their old jobs and decided to try something new.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Photographer turns love of mountains into stunning images

By Sue Vorenberg April 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Darryl Lloyd first fell in love when he was just 2 years old — not with a person, but with a mountain.

Easter egg hunts will keep kids hoppin'

By Sue Vorenberg April 3, 2015 6 a.m.

The Easter Bunny is revved up for a busy weekend of egg-hiding in Clark County.

Zombie apocalypse? Flee to Fort Vancouver

By Sue Vorenberg April 1, 2015 4:45 p.m.

How many times has this happened to you? You're randomly slapping American flags on things, minding your business, when suddenly you find yourself in the midst of hordes of brain-eating zombies.

Alpacapalooza a breed apart at fairgrounds  

By Sue Vorenberg March 27, 2015 6 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — A few dozen alpacas shuffled into the spacious barn at The Alpaca Group, eyes glowing with curiosity at the sound of visitors' footsteps.

Clark County grows faster than Portland

By Sue Vorenberg March 25, 2015 9:01 p.m.

Take that, Portland! Clark County is attracting new residents faster than our neighbor to the south, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.

'Sunshine' steps into spotlight

By Sue Vorenberg March 22, 2015 6 a.m.

With recent TV appearances on the "Today" show and MSNBC, a trip to The Weinstein Co. Oscar party in Hollywood, Calif., and the launch of a national book tour, it's apparent that Vancouver's once-little YouTube channel has grown up.

Something's brewing at farmers market

By Sue Vorenberg March 20, 2015 6 a.m.

The forecast for Esther Short Park this weekend includes a lively combination of beer, basketball and bountiful food choices.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Rojo the llama ready for his close-up on TV

By Sue Vorenberg March 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Rojo the llama's distant cousins may have made headlines in late February for their daring escapes in Arizona and here in Vancouver, but Rojo's fame isn't nearly as fleeting.

Washougal parents struggle to find help for daughter

By Sue Vorenberg March 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Navigating the medical marijuana system remains difficult in Washington, even for those who want to use CBD, a non-psychoactive component of the plant.

Patients seek cure for medical pot dilemma

By Sue Vorenberg March 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Critics of medical marijuana often note that most of the people using the system aren't actually sick — they're just using it as a way to get cheap, untaxed pot. And the critics aren't entirely wrong. But that's not the entire story.

Clark County goes green for St. Paddy's Day

By Sue Vorenberg March 13, 2015 6 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day is both about the wearing of the green and the raising of the green for the Parks Foundation of Clark County.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Church's new organ to get Bach to business

By Sue Vorenberg March 7, 2015 6 a.m.

It was the middle of choir practice when the organ at the First Congregational United Church of Christ's organ decided to go out not with a whimper, but a bang.

More than just a game

By Sue Vorenberg March 6, 2015 6 a.m.

Dene Grigar became a gamer in the 1970s, after she and a friend tried playing "Pong" in her living room for the first time.

Main Street's marijuana traffic packs the parking

By Sue Vorenberg March 4, 2015 9:48 a.m.

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Main Street Marijuana has drawn more visitors — and more traffic — to Uptown Village.

Cultivating interest: Great Clark County Seed Swap

By Sue Vorenberg February 28, 2015 8:36 p.m.

LA CENTER — Jacob Luiz, 12, grinned as he walked into the state's oldest Grange with a container full of Yukon Gold seed potatoes that he sprouted himself.

No Clark County GOP censure of Herrera Beutler

By Sue Vorenberg February 28, 2015 7:49 p.m.

The Clark County Republican Party chose not to censure U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, at its Saturday meeting.

Runners set to spring into host of local races

By Sue Vorenberg February 27, 2015 6 a.m.

There's no arguing that runners are a creative bunch.

Merging recreational, medical pot has backers, opponents

By Sue Vorenberg February 26, 2015 7:39 p.m.

If medical marijuana joins the recreational sector, Clark County stores say they're more than willing to expand their operations to accommodate that market.

Local film buffs cool to Oscar choices

By Sue Vorenberg February 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Kiggins Theatre's red carpet "Vancouver Goes Hollywood" gala event for the Oscar awards always draws a good crowd, but that doesn't mean even those in the know have seen all the films.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Hazel Dell mechanic races to big NHRA win on Harley

By Sue Vorenberg February 20, 2015 10 a.m.

With only two test runs on a class of motorcycle he's still getting used to, Len Darnell didn't have the highest expectations going into his first National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel Harley racing event in early February.

Horses prove to be fine hoofers

By Sue Vorenberg February 20, 2015 6 a.m.

If you want your horse to dance, you first need to find the animal's favorite hoof-tapping music.

Winter wondering: Is it over in Pacific Northwest?

By Sue Vorenberg February 16, 2015 7:47 p.m.

Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil may have gone scurrying at the sight of his shadow this Groundhog Day, but here in the Pacific Northwest it may be better to listen to Whiskers J, who claims winter is over.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Book explores our relationship with honeybees

By Sue Vorenberg February 14, 2015 6 a.m.

Bees aren't quite as cuddly as dogs or cats, but to Jacqueline Freeman, they're equally lovable pets.

State puts stop to pot store bundling

By Sue Vorenberg February 13, 2015 6:10 p.m.

The state Liquor Control Board has put an end to recreational marijuana stores bundling their pot with pipes and other items, effective immediately.

Love Street Playhouse returns with 'Nunsense!'

By Sue Vorenberg February 13, 2015 6 a.m.

If you used to watch performances at Vancouver's Blue Parrot Theater 23 years ago, you may sense something oddly familiar about the new Love Street Playhouse production of "Nunsense!"

Industrial development breaks ground in Vancouver

By Sue Vorenberg February 6, 2015 6 a.m.

Construction on Vancouver's first new industrial development in more than 10 years has begun and should be finished by this summer, the project's developers said Thursday.

Fans of wolves, werewolves have own event to bite into

By Sue Vorenberg February 6, 2015 6 a.m.

The full moon may have passed on Tuesday night, but don't be surprised if you still hear a bit of werewolf howling in Vancouver this weekend.

Clark College Jazz Festival more than a competition

By Sue Vorenberg January 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Music enthusiasts may love rooting for their favorite middle or high school musicians at the Clark College Jazz Festival, but the event is actually about much more than that.

A transformative time  

By Sue Vorenberg January 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Growing up, Braxton Thomsen was a pretty normal boy.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Battle Ground quilter pieces together artistry

By Sue Vorenberg January 24, 2015 6 a.m.

If you think quilting is only about creating bedspreads, then the work of Melisse Laing might open your eyes to a new world.