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Swim teacher Jane Twinkel, facing, helps young students with their form during a lesson at Kids Club Fun & Fitness in Salmon Creek on Tuesday morning. Kids Club and other facilities offering summer programs have had a hard time hiring workers in a tight labor market. Lifeguards especially are in short supply.

Clark County’s recreation, child care facilities struggle to attract employees

Swim teacher Jane Twinkel, facing, helps young students with their form during a lesson at Kids Club Fun & Fitness in Salmon Creek on Tuesday morning. Kids Club and other facilities offering summer programs have had a hard time hiring workers in a tight labor market. Lifeguards especially are in short supply.

June 26, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

If it seems like you’ve had a tough time getting your kids into day camps and swimming lessons this summer, it’s not just your imagination. Recreation centers are struggling to hire in a tight labor market as demand for their programs rebounds from pandemic lows. Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

Two men found dead after midnight fire consumes Vancouver apartment

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

June 25, 2022, 7:02am Clark County News

Vancouver Police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found following an apartment fire in the Harney Heights neighborhood early Saturday. Read story

Rick Browne, former Ridgefield resident and author of several cookbooks, coordinated the barbecue contest that's part of ilani's BBQ Fest this weekend.

Author Rick Browne cooks up BBQ Fest with ilani

Rick Browne, former Ridgefield resident and author of several cookbooks, coordinated the barbecue contest that's part of ilani's BBQ Fest this weekend.

June 24, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Celebrity chefs including Todd English, Alton Brown, Robert Irvine and Kevin Bludso are headlining ilani’s BBQ Fest this weekend. Read story

Ronald Carr sits at his desk at home in Vancouver where he composed "From One Rose," a theme song for the Portland Rose Festival performed by the Oregon Symphony May 26 as part of the Rose City Reunion Concert. Carr serves on the festival's board of directors.

Rose Festival song blooms on Vancouver man’s inspiration

Ronald Carr sits at his desk at home in Vancouver where he composed "From One Rose," a theme song for the Portland Rose Festival performed by the Oregon Symphony May 26 as part of the Rose City Reunion Concert. Carr serves on the festival's board of directors.

June 5, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

The song “From One Rose” took root in Ronald Carr’s imagination in 2007, when the Portland Rose Festival celebrated its centennial and produced a documentary by that name. Read story

Columbia Play Project to host parties in parks

May 19, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Columbia Play Project will host parties in parks around Clark County over the next few months, thanks to an $11,500 grant from the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, based in Wilsonville, Ore. Read story

Mount St. Helens' most recent eruption began in 2004 and continued until 2008.

Events mark 42nd anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption

Mount St. Helens' most recent eruption began in 2004 and continued until 2008.

May 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

Wednesday marks the 42nd anniversary of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Read story

Alexander Toradze classical pianist.

Alexander Toradze, pianist who performed while ill at Vancouver concert, dies

Alexander Toradze classical pianist.

May 13, 2022, 5:16pm Clark County Life

Alexander Toradze, the world-renown classical pianist who suffered acute heart failure while performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra last month, died Wednesday at his home in South Bend, Ind. He was 69. Read story

Kathyellen Blovits, left, Heather Cashmore, center, and Kim Graybeal put native plants in the ground to help restore the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area in late April.

Lacamas Prairie slowly returning to life

Kathyellen Blovits, left, Heather Cashmore, center, and Kim Graybeal put native plants in the ground to help restore the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area in late April.

May 10, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Hemmed in by housing subdivisions, a wet meadow known as Lacamas Prairie holds a trove of rare plant species, including one of the largest patches anywhere of Bradshaw’s desert parsley, a rare plant with delicate yellow flowers. Read story

The Wahkiakum County Ferry serves both commuters and tourists. In 2021, 91,450 passengers rode the ferry between Puget Island and Westport, Ore., according to the county's tally.

Wahkiakum County Ferry’s tale is a historic one

The Wahkiakum County Ferry serves both commuters and tourists. In 2021, 91,450 passengers rode the ferry between Puget Island and Westport, Ore., according to the county's tally.

April 29, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

At just about every spot where a bridge spans the Columbia today, ferries once plied the river. Between Puget Island and Westport, Ore., one still does. Read story

Underlying the shiny, brassy sound of the many marching bands in the Hazel Dell Parade is the organizational labor and data mangament of of Jody and Matt Gohlke at Music World.

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands returns in May

Underlying the shiny, brassy sound of the many marching bands in the Hazel Dell Parade is the organizational labor and data mangament of of Jody and Matt Gohlke at Music World.

April 13, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will return May 21 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story