Hop to it at these Easter egg hunts

By Sue Vorenberg April 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Kids, colorful eggs bursting with candy and new, green life shooting up across the county — spring is here, heralded once again by a host of weekend Easter egg hunts.Adventurous types, if they have a fast car and good time-keeping skills, could even take the kids to several festive events. There are at least seven egg hunts Saturday and more Sunday.And if you don't want to travel far, don't worry. With so many hunts there's likely to be one nearby.Ready to plan your agenda? Here's a partial list of Clark County Easter egg hunts awaiting your arrival:

Researcher: Pot's effects differ in sexes

By Sue Vorenberg April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Rebecca Craft, a researcher at Washington State University, noticed a somewhat disturbing trend when she started her career as a scientist.

Will legalization spark marijuana research?

By Sue Vorenberg April 13, 2014 6 a.m.

In a secluded lab in Pullman, furry vermin are providing startling revelations about marijuana and its effects on the sexes.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Count 'em all at yearly critter day

By Sue Vorenberg April 11, 2014 6 a.m.

As a Clark County tree frog, or at least taking on the personality of one, Cory Samia has some important information to share with her human neighbors.

Woodland Tulip Festival celebrates flower, family  

By Sue Vorenberg April 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Benno Dobbe answers instantly when asked what his favorite tulip varieties are. The owner and president of Holland America Bulb Farms in Woodland loves the varieties he grew up with as a kid on a farm in Holland.

Alpacapalooza led to Serendipity

By Sue Vorenberg April 4, 2014 10 a.m.

Karen Rice and her daughter, Pam Conrad, came home with a little addiction problem after their first trip to Alpacapalooza.

Off Beat: Soda geyser all in a day's work for professional reporter  

By Sue Vorenberg March 31, 2014 6 a.m.

As a reporter, you never know what you might find in the mail.

Farmers market still growing after 25 years

By Sue Vorenberg March 28, 2014 6 a.m.

However you count it, the 25th anniversary celebration at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market will only happen once.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Warrior Games pushes wounded Marine

By Sue Vorenberg March 21, 2014 11:46 p.m.

Staff Sgt. Nathan Lynch isn't the type of guy to sit still for long — not even after a severe injury left him in constant pain.

GameStorm: Where play is the convention

By Sue Vorenberg March 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Anna Holiday may want to demolish Jason Bostick in a few rounds of "Dungeons & Dragons" after reading this.

Northwest experts aid Japan after nuclear disaster

By Sue Vorenberg March 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Mikey Brady Raap remembers an eerie scene when she first toured the site of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Foraging a locavore path

By Sue Vorenberg March 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Sebastian Corosi is a man who walks fast and talks even faster — and yet there's not much that slips his notice, especially when it comes to plants.

Irish pub owners say it's all about the vibe, not the decorations

By Sue Vorenberg March 14, 2014 6 a.m.

A true Irish pub isn't just a room decorated with plastic Guinness signs, faux old wood and assortment of odd cultural knickknacks.

2014 the final year for Vancouver Sausage Fest

By Sue Vorenberg March 12, 2014 2:03 p.m.

Say goodbye to Sir Links A Lot. This is the last year of the lederhosen-clad mascot, the last year of sausages on a stick and festival rides.

It's time to start the garden, so let's get growing!

By Sue Vorenberg March 9, 2014 6 a.m.

As winter fades into a warm drizzly spring, a strange sort of hunting season opens for gardeners.

Love of Lego can last a lifetime

By Sue Vorenberg March 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Thomas Prill stifled a small, self-deprecating laugh when he admitted that as a 45-year-old, he's still fascinated with Lego toys. But the soft-spoken Vancouver engineer, president of the Portland-area adult Lego group PortLUG, is far from alone in his love for the interlocking plastic pieces.

After rainfall record Wednesday, Vancouver gets some clearing

By Sue Vorenberg March 6, 2014 7:44 p.m.

Wednesday’s tally of 1.16 inches bashed a good low target — breaking the record of 0.72 inches set on March 5 in Vancouver in 1902. The record for March 6 is 0.75 inches in 1932, and remains unbroken.

Library system expands online offerings

By Sue Vorenberg March 4, 2014 6 a.m.

Many people, when they think of a library, think of the wood- and dust-scented formality of a place where they once did research as students.

Runners, walkers have fun on the run

By Sue Vorenberg February 28, 2014 6 a.m.

There's more to running these days than just the meditative rhythm of feet on track.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Kids' show has heart, braaaaains

By Sue Vorenberg February 28, 2014 6 a.m.

When it comes to looking for love — or possibly eating brains — there's nothing like a familiar face.

Alumni sought as Parade of Bands turns 50

By Sue Vorenberg February 26, 2014 10 a.m.

In 1964, only nine bands signed up to play to a crowd of about 8,000 at the first Hazel Dell Parade of Bands.

Forgotten festivals of Clark County

By Sue Vorenberg February 23, 2014 6 a.m.

You can tell a lot about a place by what it celebrates.

WSUV scientist wins grant to study pleasure chemical

By Sue Vorenberg February 21, 2014 6:33 p.m.

When you bring a piece of chocolate to your mouth, your brain responds by giving you a flood of dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure — but that's not dopamine's only function.

Winter theater productions offer variety of options

By Sue Vorenberg February 21, 2014 10 a.m.

The Vancouver performing arts scene took a hit when the Slocum House Theatre Company shut its doors in 2012, but the powerful Clark County play goes on.

Esther Short Park losing another tree

By Sue Vorenberg February 20, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Jason Oldham grabbed the chain saw from the back of his white Vancouver Public Works truck and looked around briefly before going to work on yet another tree downed by a windstorm in Esther Short Park.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Medium Size Kids, big plans this year

By Sue Vorenberg February 15, 2014 6 a.m.

It's been a while since the members of the Camas band Medium Size Kids actually fit their moniker.

Variety spice of Valentine's Day outings

By Sue Vorenberg February 14, 2014 6 a.m.

That strange scent in the air isn't spring, not yet at least — but it might be love.

Local snow, ice rapidly giving way to rain

By Susan Parrish and Sue Vorenberg February 10, 2014 8:30 p.m.

Snowbound Clark County residents emerged from their homes Monday, ready to say goodbye to freezing temperatures and to return to normalcy.

Workplace Violence Hits Home

By Susan Parrish , Tom Vogt and Sue Vorenberg February 9, 2014 6 a.m.

After the second workplace shooting in less than 48 hours last week, Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Fred Neiman said he wasn't surprised by the comments from survivors.

Snow Sequels: Day 2 done, more forecast for Saturday

By Patty Hastings and Sue Vorenberg February 7, 2014 10:55 p.m.

The two-pronged wallop of snow and cold air should slowly make its way out of the area tonight, as temperatures are expected to climb above freezing for the first time in several days on Sunday.

Local festivals postponed due to snow

By Sue Vorenberg February 7, 2014 11:19 a.m.

Expect scattered flowers on Saturday, with patches of tasty food and dancing, and a high of exploring other heritages.

Snow returns to Clark County

By Craig Brown , Eric Florip and Sue Vorenberg February 7, 2014 1:35 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall this afternoon and 2 to 4 inches overnight in Clark County.

Possible snow Thursday afternoon, big weekend storm still on the way

By Sue Vorenberg February 5, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Clark County could get up to four inches of snow on Thursday afternoon heading into the 5 p.m. commute, depending on how National Weather Service forecast models play out.

Strong winds, gusts up to 55 mph expected for region

By Sue Vorenberg February 4, 2014 11:11 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a strong winds advisory for the region, including Vancouver and much of Clark County, starting tonight at 10 p.m.

Snow falls in Clark County; could be preview of weekend storm

By Sue Vorenberg February 3, 2014 10:59 a.m.

It may be time to utter that dreaded four letter word that starts with an "S."

Enjoy the flavors of Sochi in Clark County

By Sue Vorenberg February 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Containers full of green pickled apples, tomatoes and cabbage at Anoush Deli & International Food Market bring back a flood of memories for Galina Burley, a leader of Vancouver's Russian-speaking population.

'Winding Stream' gets big showcase at festival

By Sue Vorenberg January 31, 2014 7:07 p.m.

"The Winding Stream" won't be Beth Harrington's first film to premiere at the renowned South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, but it will be the biggest.

All that jazz at Clark College

By Sue Vorenberg January 31, 2014 6 a.m.

The Clark College Jazz Festival isn’t just a simple competition between middle and high school bands.

Local marathon noticed nationally

By Sue Vorenberg January 27, 2014 10 a.m.

After four years of tinkering, the Vancouver USA Marathon is exactly where organizer Brian Davis says he wants it — and national runners groups are starting to take notice.

Off Beat: Film star Campbell balances access, privacy

By Sue Vorenberg January 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Bruce Campbell has mixed feelings when it comes to accessibility.

Marijuana legalized: Now what?

By Sue Vorenberg January 26, 2014 6 a.m.

Judging by the microfilm, Vancouver wasn't overwhelmed by intoxicated hordes when the walls finally fell and legal sales began for what had once been a forbidden drug.

Bruce Campbell drawn to Comic Con

By Sue Vorenberg January 24, 2014 6 a.m.

As a lifelong science fiction enthusiast, Bruce Campbell said he really appreciates the way conventions like this weekend's Wizard World Portland Comic Con have opened up fan access to celebrities.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Filmmaker enters 'Void' at Comic Con

By Sue Vorenberg January 24, 2014 6 a.m.

You might call Eric Schwartz the unintentional filmmaker.

Is Vancouver neighborhood growing into a marijuana mecca?

By Sue Vorenberg January 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Take a quick walk around the block of stores at Evergreen Plaza in Orchards, and you may see the sprouts of a new — if somewhat controversial — industry.

Finding right social media fit

By Sue Vorenberg January 19, 2014 6 a.m.

The word salad of new social media sites that come and go is enough to make anyone crave the familiarity of Facebook, the iceberg lettuce of the Internet world.

Seth Aaron wins "Project Runway All Stars"

By Sue Vorenberg January 10, 2014 10:21 a.m.

Vancouver designer Seth Aaron Henderson has won "Project Runway All Stars" Season 3, making him a two-time winner on the popular Lifetime fashion series.

Getting ready for Rip City

By Sue Vorenberg January 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Back in the 1990s when he was just a little kid, Ricky Carlson would climb up on the sofa with his dad and brothers, eager to get into the excitement of watching Clyde Drexler glide to the basket for a big dunk or finger roll.

Bits 'n' Pieces: 'Energizer Bunny' scholar goes and goes …

By Sue Vorenberg January 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Donna Sinclair has never been one to let problems stop her in her continuing pursuit of knowledge.

Couv getting in groove with local music

By Sue Vorenberg January 3, 2014 6 a.m.

When it comes to a local music scene, Vancouver certainly has a long way to go compared with that city on the other side of the Columbia River.

WSUV looks at hearing cell loss

By Sue Vorenberg January 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Fourteen thousand cells might sound insignificant when you consider the trillions inside every human body.