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A rehabilitating squirrel traverses the wire fencing in an enclosure on a Squirrel Refuge volunteer's property in the Proebstel area north of Camas.

Clark County Squirrel Refuge carries on

A rehabilitating squirrel traverses the wire fencing in an enclosure on a Squirrel Refuge volunteer's property in the Proebstel area north of Camas.

March 28, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

When squirrels have babies in autumn and now in spring, sometimes those babies fall out of the nest. Their mothers often retrieve them, but not always. They might be eaten by a hungry coyote, hawk or cat. Or they might be found by humans. Read story

Adriane Savelli, one of the organizers of the nonprofit Vancouver Tool Library, from left, joins Scarlett Oakes, 5, Joe Beaudoin, Allonah Podvin, Roman Garrison and David Hagan at the former Joe's Place Farms earlier this month. The group was looking over items that Beaudoin donated and is storing until the tool library finds a location.

Vancouver Tool Library looking for permanent home

Adriane Savelli, one of the organizers of the nonprofit Vancouver Tool Library, from left, joins Scarlett Oakes, 5, Joe Beaudoin, Allonah Podvin, Roman Garrison and David Hagan at the former Joe's Place Farms earlier this month. The group was looking over items that Beaudoin donated and is storing until the tool library finds a location.

March 27, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

A lack of know-how and tools keep many from tackling even small home or auto repairs. Read story

Chris Cour and Ilana Brown began dating during the pandemic. They took lots of walks together, sometimes at Fort Vancouver Historic Site, pictured here, because activities were closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Clark County couple navigates dating during the pandemic

Chris Cour and Ilana Brown began dating during the pandemic. They took lots of walks together, sometimes at Fort Vancouver Historic Site, pictured here, because activities were closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

March 25, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Dating in a pandemic poses obstacles, for sure — masks, enforced distancing, nowhere to go, nothing to do. Read story

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows a patient receiving a flu vaccination in Mesquite, Texas. According to a study released on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, flu vaccines for years were close to 60% effective against the flu strain that caused the most lab-confirmed illnesses last winter, but it proved only 31% effective last season.

Still plenty of ways to get sick, even if it’s not COVID

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows a patient receiving a flu vaccination in Mesquite, Texas. According to a study released on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, flu vaccines for years were close to 60% effective against the flu strain that caused the most lab-confirmed illnesses last winter, but it proved only 31% effective last season.

March 2, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Health

You rarely leave your house. When you do, you wear a mask and slather your hands in sanitizer. And yet, there it is — a tickle in your throat. You’re running a fever. Your COVID-19 test results come back: “not detected.” So what did you catch? Read story

Crossroads Church Pastor Daniel Fusco's new book, "Crazy Happy." (Contributed by WaterBrook)

Vancouver’s Crossroads Church pastor pens “Crazy Happy”

Crossroads Church Pastor Daniel Fusco's new book, "Crazy Happy." (Contributed by WaterBrook)

February 28, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Rev. Daniel Fusco didn’t anticipate that his book “Crazy Happy” would be released a year into a pandemic and amidst political upheaval, but he sees God’s handiwork in the timing. Read story

Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op preschool meets fundraising goal

February 24, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

The Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op, the oldest continuously operating preschool in Clark County, raised enough money to keep its doors open. Read story

The Bonneville Power Administration purchased two electric vehicles -- a Citicar, left, and an Elcar -- in 1975 to test whether they would be an energy-efficient way to get around the Ross Complex.

Amid push for electric vehicles, former Bonneville engineer recalls building models in 1970s

The Bonneville Power Administration purchased two electric vehicles -- a Citicar, left, and an Elcar -- in 1975 to test whether they would be an energy-efficient way to get around the Ross Complex.

February 21, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

General Motors declared that it will stop making gas-powered cars, trucks and SUVs by 2035, the same year that California will require all vehicles sold in that state to have zero emissions. Some Washington legislators are pushing to make the shift here even sooner, in 2030, in hopes of averting… Read story

Terra Heilman, Repair Clark County coordinator at Columbia Springs, shows off a blender that has been repurposed as a lamp by a volunteer. She will host a March 1 virtual show-and-tell of upcycled items as part of Clark County's WasteBusters Challenge.

WasteBusters Challenge focuses on reducing trash, upcycling, buying used

Terra Heilman, Repair Clark County coordinator at Columbia Springs, shows off a blender that has been repurposed as a lamp by a volunteer. She will host a March 1 virtual show-and-tell of upcycled items as part of Clark County's WasteBusters Challenge.

February 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Add this to the long list of problems caused by COVID-19: more garbage. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Spirit Lake Highway car crash injures 7

A close-up photo of police lights by night

February 6, 2021, 9:50pm Clark County News

A two-car crash hurt seven people on Spirit Lake Highway near Mount St. Helens just after noon Saturday. Read story

Andrea Heldt of Vancouver looks on while her daughter, Nora, 7, bonds with puppy Thea as her other daughter, Kylee, 9, plays the piano Wednesday afternoon. The girls used to be enthusiastic about school, but they have been less engaged as remote learning drags on. The Heldt family tries to have fun together to keep things positive during the pandemic.

Clark County families strive for a delicate balance

Andrea Heldt of Vancouver looks on while her daughter, Nora, 7, bonds with puppy Thea as her other daughter, Kylee, 9, plays the piano Wednesday afternoon. The girls used to be enthusiastic about school, but they have been less engaged as remote learning drags on. The Heldt family tries to have fun together to keep things positive during the pandemic.

January 24, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Andrea Heldt remembers when she first heard that Washington’s schools would close to stem the spread of COVID-19. Read story