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June 18, 2021

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Taylor Loewen, Southwest Washington manager for Ridwell, sits on a bale of clamshells collected for recycling by Green Impact Plastics. Ridwell, which collects hard-to-recycle items, is launching service in Vancouver, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek.

Ridwell launches collection of hard-to-recycle items in Vancouver

Taylor Loewen, Southwest Washington manager for Ridwell, sits on a bale of clamshells collected for recycling by Green Impact Plastics. Ridwell, which collects hard-to-recycle items, is launching service in Vancouver, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek.

June 17, 2021, 12:04pm Clark County Life

If you are piling up plastic grocery bags, ratty clothes and burnt-out lightbulbs that you can’t bring yourself to throw into the garbage bin because you’re just sure there must be a better way to dispose of them, well, you’re right. Read story

Hazel Dell resident Jenna Van Valen took photos of this humpback whale when she was on vacation in January. She uploaded the pictures to a citizen-science database at happywhale.com, which recently contacted her to let her know that she found a whale that hadn't yet been identified and if she donated $1,000, she could name it.

Hazel Dell photographer spots whale, gets to name it for herself

Hazel Dell resident Jenna Van Valen took photos of this humpback whale when she was on vacation in January. She uploaded the pictures to a citizen-science database at happywhale.com, which recently contacted her to let her know that she found a whale that hadn't yet been identified and if she donated $1,000, she could name it.

June 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean swims a humpback whale named for a Hazel Dell woman. Read story

Marcus Lathan meets Katie Thurston on the 17th season of ABC's "The Bachelorette." (Craig Sjodin/ABC)

No rose for WSUV grad on ‘The Bachelorette’

Marcus Lathan meets Katie Thurston on the 17th season of ABC's "The Bachelorette." (Craig Sjodin/ABC)

June 8, 2021, 11:15am Editor's Choice

It was “hello, goodbye” for Marcus Lathan, who has Clark County connections, on the 17th season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Read story

Marcus Lathan (Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC)
Employee Ryan Thiessen shuffles a tarot card deck at Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie in downtown Vancouver. "We're a spiritual place but we mix in fantasy and nerd culture," said store owner Mara Fox, who reinvented her life after making it big in the band Precious Metal.

Former rock star pours soul into Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie in downtown Vancouver

Employee Ryan Thiessen shuffles a tarot card deck at Love Potion Magickal Perfumerie in downtown Vancouver. "We're a spiritual place but we mix in fantasy and nerd culture," said store owner Mara Fox, who reinvented her life after making it big in the band Precious Metal.

June 6, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

When Mara Fox opened her curio shop in downtown Vancouver almost seven years ago, she closed the door on her past. Read story

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Motorcyclist dies in Skamania County wreck Friday

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May 16, 2021, 9:45am Clark County News

An 18-year-old Vancouver man died Friday in a motorcycle wreck on Highway 14 in Skamania County, according to a Washington State Patrol report. Read story

Richard Moody, 75, left, and his husband, Carl Caspersen, walk near their home in southeast Vancouver. Moody, who has lived 26 years with a transplanted heart, is careful to lead a healthy lifestyle and walks daily.

Connective tissue: Vancouver man celebrates transplant anniversary, friendship with donor’s family

Richard Moody, 75, left, and his husband, Carl Caspersen, walk near their home in southeast Vancouver. Moody, who has lived 26 years with a transplanted heart, is careful to lead a healthy lifestyle and walks daily.

May 16, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

For 26 years and ticking, Vancouver resident Richard Moody has been living on borrowed time. He’ll mark the anniversary of his heart transplant on Monday. Read story

STASHA's bingo challenge aims to help teens cope and continues through May 20.

Bingo challenge aims to help Clark County teens develop coping skills

STASHA's bingo challenge aims to help teens cope and continues through May 20.

April 27, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

A group of Clark County teens hope a lighthearted game of bingo will help their peers cope with pandemic stress. Read story

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Wreck on I-5 near Castle Rock kills 3

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April 24, 2021, 9:30pm Clark County News

A car accident on Interstate 5 near Castle Rock killed three people and injured two others Saturday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

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