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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

Parent helper Sarah Stowe gives Aurora Lund, 3, a pump of hand sanitizer following snack time on Tuesday at the Camas-Washougal Parent Co-Op preschool. All students received hand sanitizer after snack time before returning to coloring projects.

Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op faces hard times, deadline

Parent helper Sarah Stowe gives Aurora Lund, 3, a pump of hand sanitizer following snack time on Tuesday at the Camas-Washougal Parent Co-Op preschool. All students received hand sanitizer after snack time before returning to coloring projects.

January 17, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

The Camas-Washougal Parent Co-op, the oldest continuously operating preschool in Clark County, survived World War II and the Great Recession. Whether it survives the COVID-19 pandemic, however, remains to be seen. Read story

Local women share their stories in "Omitted from My Obituary," available for $28 at Vintage Books in Vancouver and online at amazon.com.

Clark County women share stories of failure, hardship, survival in ‘Omitted from my Obituary’

Local women share their stories in "Omitted from My Obituary," available for $28 at Vintage Books in Vancouver and online at amazon.com.

January 1, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

In the new book, “Omitted from my Obituary,” women from Vancouver and beyond share stories of embarrassment, redemption, illness, epiphanies, pain, and identities lost and found. Read story

Joanna Hamnes, 79, talks about her Norwegian-style Santa figurine. Her collection includes Santas in costumes from around the world.

Dozens of nutcracker, Santa ornaments anchor Clark County women’s Christmas decorations

Joanna Hamnes, 79, talks about her Norwegian-style Santa figurine. Her collection includes Santas in costumes from around the world.

December 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

As you drive through streets ablaze with Christmas lights and glowing blow-ups, pause to reflect on the holiday treasures that may adorn homes on the inside. Read story

Branches of Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries, including the one in downtown Vancouver shown here, are accepting returns, as well as checking out books via curbside pickup.

Clark County libraries still offer variety of services

Branches of Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries, including the one in downtown Vancouver shown here, are accepting returns, as well as checking out books via curbside pickup.

December 11, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Local libraries were set to open their doors again in November just as Gov. Jay Inslee issued a new shutdown order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Read story

Ephraim Barstad holds up his daughter, Selah Barstad, 3, for a photo at the annual menorah lighting at Esther Short Park in 2017. The Chabad Jewish Center has held a public Hanukkah celebration in the park since 2004.

Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County sets drive-in menorah lighting for Hanukkah

Ephraim Barstad holds up his daughter, Selah Barstad, 3, for a photo at the annual menorah lighting at Esther Short Park in 2017. The Chabad Jewish Center has held a public Hanukkah celebration in the park since 2004.

December 9, 2020, 6:01am Churches & Religion

The Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County's 18th annual menorah lighting will look different this year. Last year, the center lit a 19-foot-tall stainless steel menorah beneath Esther Short Park's clock tower. Read story