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It's a bright Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway through Jan. 4.

Christmas leftovers: Still time to enjoy popular holiday attractions

It's a bright Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway through Jan. 4.

January 3, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

Fewer days separated Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, which lent a particularly frantic pace to the holiday season. Read story

Vancouver Public Works AmeriCorps member Shane Carter discusses items that are not compostable during a lunch-and-learn class offered by Vancouver's solid waste department at Columbia Bank's Community Room in Vancouver.

Get the scoop on composting with ‘Organics 101’ class in Vancouver

Vancouver Public Works AmeriCorps member Shane Carter discusses items that are not compostable during a lunch-and-learn class offered by Vancouver's solid waste department at Columbia Bank's Community Room in Vancouver.

December 20, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

You’re not the only one still trying to figure out the curbside organics collection service rolled out in October for Vancouver residents. Read story

Tina Kendall, environmental outreach specialist for Clark County Public Health, demonstrates furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping presents in fabric.

Japanese art of furoshiki an elegant alternative for gift-givingvideo icon

Tina Kendall, environmental outreach specialist for Clark County Public Health, demonstrates furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping presents in fabric.

December 19, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Holiday wrapping paper looks festive, but it contributes to the 25 percent increase in trash Americans throw away between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Read story

Washougal River Christmas Trees, a 160-acre farm, is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Dec. 18.

There’s still time to cut a fresh Christmas tree, but window of opportunity is closing

Washougal River Christmas Trees, a 160-acre farm, is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Dec. 18.

December 13, 2019, 6:00am Life

If you had hoped to cut a fresh Christmas tree but haven’t made it out yet this season, your options are dwindling. A shortage rooted in the Great Recession continues to beleaguer local farms. Read story

Sarah, from left, Vivian, Lucy and Chris Collmer walk their dog, Teddy, in the Hough neighborhood of Vancouver. The Collmer family tries to walk for excursions downtown to reduce carbon emissions. Sarah Collmer said they have come to really enjoy this time together. "You notice more things and connect with the community more," she said.

Vancouver couple take meaningful steps to address daughters’ climate change worries

Sarah, from left, Vivian, Lucy and Chris Collmer walk their dog, Teddy, in the Hough neighborhood of Vancouver. The Collmer family tries to walk for excursions downtown to reduce carbon emissions. Sarah Collmer said they have come to really enjoy this time together. "You notice more things and connect with the community more," she said.

December 8, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

Melting glaciers. Rising seas. Devastating storms. Wildfires. Read story

Steve Shelton with the Columbia Willamette Enological Society smells a glass of wine during a planning session with chefs in the Mess Hall at the Fort Vancouver National Site to create a menu of hors d'oeuvres to pair with wines at an upcoming meeting.

Local wine club focuses on good wine, ‘everyday folks’

Steve Shelton with the Columbia Willamette Enological Society smells a glass of wine during a planning session with chefs in the Mess Hall at the Fort Vancouver National Site to create a menu of hors d'oeuvres to pair with wines at an upcoming meeting.

December 1, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

With wine tasting rooms opening left and right in Vancouver’s new waterfront development, this may be just the time to learn more about fermented grape juice. Read story

The Community Tree Lighting begins at 4 p.m. on Nov. 29 and culminates in Santa's arrival at 6 p.m. and the illumination of Vancouver's holiday tree.

Ho-ho-hoping to see you all at Community Tree Lighting

The Community Tree Lighting begins at 4 p.m. on Nov. 29 and culminates in Santa's arrival at 6 p.m. and the illumination of Vancouver's holiday tree.

November 29, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Maybe there’s 12,000 lights on the holiday tree in Esther Short Park. Maybe 20,000. In any case, after the ceremonial flipping of the switch Nov. 29, the tree will glow as a beacon of holiday spirit. Read story

Wendy Smith of Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge near Washougal shares a snack with some four-legged friends. The animal refuge is home to some 130 animals, including 35 pigs.

Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge rescues, re-homes barnyard beasts

Wendy Smith of Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge near Washougal shares a snack with some four-legged friends. The animal refuge is home to some 130 animals, including 35 pigs.

November 28, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge rescues, rehomes barnyard beasts Read story

Jeff Timmons of Camas, a crew leader with Friends of Trees, lifts an Autumn Gold ginkgo into position at a Nov. 9 tree-planting event in southeast Vancouver.

To help the planet and urban forest, you can plant a tree, and here are some tips

Jeff Timmons of Camas, a crew leader with Friends of Trees, lifts an Autumn Gold ginkgo into position at a Nov. 9 tree-planting event in southeast Vancouver.

November 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Trees provide a long list of scientifically proven benefits. Read story

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Vancouver woman dies when hit by semi-truck on Highway 14

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November 9, 2019, 9:38am Clark County News

A tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on state Highway 14 near Lieser Road struck a woman who walked into the lane of traffic early Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story