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The Clark County Fair is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still enjoy a 10-day carnival by Butler Amusements beginning Aug. 6.

Fair alternative: Family Fun Series at Clark County fairgrounds offers favorite events

The Clark County Fair is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still enjoy a 10-day carnival by Butler Amusements beginning Aug. 6.

July 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Clark County Fair enthusiasts can find consolation in the Family Fun Series that kicks off Friday with Tuff Truck races and continues into August with a 10-day carnival. Read story

A new outdoor exhibit at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site explores what life was like at the Army post in the 1880s.

New Fort Vancouver exhibit tells lesser-known tales

A new outdoor exhibit at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site explores what life was like at the Army post in the 1880s.

July 11, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

A new outdoor exhibit and walking tour at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site explores barracks life in the 1880s. Read story

Priscilla Plummer, left, spends most of her time in Africa, but she and her sisters kept her childhood home, where she stays when she's in Vancouver and has long provided hospitality to travelers. Plummer founded Global Sojourns Giving Circle, which aims to improve gender equity in Southern Africa. The nonprofit recently hired its first executive director, Paul Ventura, right.

Grant gives Vancouver-based nonprofit more traction to help girls in Africa

Priscilla Plummer, left, spends most of her time in Africa, but she and her sisters kept her childhood home, where she stays when she's in Vancouver and has long provided hospitality to travelers. Plummer founded Global Sojourns Giving Circle, which aims to improve gender equity in Southern Africa. The nonprofit recently hired its first executive director, Paul Ventura, right.

July 1, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Born and raised in Vancouver, Priscilla Plummer founded an organization 14 years ago to mentor girls in Africa. Read story

Plastic bottles are baled together for recycling, but reducing plastic use is even better, environmental advocates say.

Clark County, are you willing to give Plastic Free July a try?

Plastic bottles are baled together for recycling, but reducing plastic use is even better, environmental advocates say.

June 29, 2021, 9:13am Clark County Life

Each year, some 380 million tons of plastic are produced, with as much as half of that going into single-use items and only 9 percent recycled. An estimated 12 million tons of plastic wash into the ocean each year, swirling into gyres that hurt sea life. Plastic breaks down into… Read story

Vast quantities of fresh food thrown away each day (iStock.com)

Food is a terrible thing to waste

Vast quantities of fresh food thrown away each day (iStock.com)

June 23, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

What if you could help solve the global climate crisis without giving up cheeseburgers or buying an electric car? And you could save money at the same time? Read story

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)

WSUV grad competes on ‘The Bachelorette’

Marcus Lathan (Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC)

June 7, 2021, 1:45pm Entertainment

Marcus Lathan, who has Clark County connections, will compete on the 17th season of “The Bachelorette” premiering at 8 tonight on ABC. The Columbian’s phone call to Lathan was quickly returned — but not by him. “We received your request to speak with Marcus,” a publicist for Warner Bros. Read story

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