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Dr. Kristin Lottig, 50, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Clinic, emphasizes that vaccines are safe and effective, including for children. "While most kids do fine and get through the flu or maybe they'll have a mild complication, there are some kids who do get really sick and die every year.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Kristin Lottig, pediatrician at Kaiser

Dr. Kristin Lottig, 50, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Clinic, emphasizes that vaccines are safe and effective, including for children. "While most kids do fine and get through the flu or maybe they'll have a mild complication, there are some kids who do get really sick and die every year.

June 12, 2021, 6:03am Business

Pediatrician Dr. Kristin Lottig has been busy over the last year assuaging concerns from parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Lifeguard Kayden Anderson keeps an eye on swimmers while walking along the side of the Firstenburg Community Center pool on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Anderson, 18, started working there as a lifeguard while still a student at Battle Ground High School.

Working in Clark County: Kayden Anderson, lifeguard for the city of Vancouver

Lifeguard Kayden Anderson keeps an eye on swimmers while walking along the side of the Firstenburg Community Center pool on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Anderson, 18, started working there as a lifeguard while still a student at Battle Ground High School.

May 29, 2021, 5:30am Business

Kayden Anderson wants everyone to know that lifeguard duty isn’t like in the movies. Read story

Logan Wells, a tow truck driver at TLC Towing in Ridgefield, inspects the underbelly of an overturned Lexus to determine where he can hook up chains to turn it back over.

Working in Clark County: Logan Wells, tow truck driver at TLC Towing

Logan Wells, a tow truck driver at TLC Towing in Ridgefield, inspects the underbelly of an overturned Lexus to determine where he can hook up chains to turn it back over.

May 22, 2021, 5:00am Business

RIDGEFIELD — On an overcast Thursday afternoon, there was an uncharacteristic lull between calls at TLC Towing. Read story

MacKenzie Krumhauer, 28, son, Oliver, 1 1/2 , and her husband, Sean, enjoy their new home at Thiselle Creek Farm in Yacolt. The family moved from Southern California in 2018 due to a wildfire destroying their previous land.  ""We can learn from other mistakes to make it so we're working in symbiosis with the environment rather than pushing back," MacKenzie said.

Working in Clark County: MacKenzie Krumhauer, owner of Thiselle Creek Farm

MacKenzie Krumhauer, 28, son, Oliver, 1 1/2 , and her husband, Sean, enjoy their new home at Thiselle Creek Farm in Yacolt. The family moved from Southern California in 2018 due to a wildfire destroying their previous land.  ""We can learn from other mistakes to make it so we're working in symbiosis with the environment rather than pushing back," MacKenzie said.

May 15, 2021, 5:00am Business

The lives of MacKenzie and Sean Krumhauer changed forever because of powerlines and high winds. Read story

Sophie Dilly-Mason, 18, graduated from River HomeLink High School and completed 750 hours of training at the Aveda Institute.

Working in Clark County: Sophie Dilly-Mason, esthetician at Beauty by Sophie

Sophie Dilly-Mason, 18, graduated from River HomeLink High School and completed 750 hours of training at the Aveda Institute.

May 8, 2021, 5:00am Business

Skincare is booming, and 18-year-old Sophie Dilly-Mason didn’t hesitate to jump on the bandwagon. Read story

Jason Clonts, park host at Lewisville Regional Park, started the gig with Clark County Public Works in 2019. "As we're in the park and around, we answer questions and help people, as well as making sure the atmosphere is good," Clonts said. "Sometimes things come up - emergencies -we help first responders get into the right place and then step out of the way.

Working in Clark County: Jason Clonts, Lewisville Regional Park host

Jason Clonts, park host at Lewisville Regional Park, started the gig with Clark County Public Works in 2019. "As we're in the park and around, we answer questions and help people, as well as making sure the atmosphere is good," Clonts said. "Sometimes things come up - emergencies -we help first responders get into the right place and then step out of the way.

May 1, 2021, 6:00am Business

To some, Jason Clonts is living the dream. Read story

Michelle Todd, a chaplain at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center who lives in Washougal, noticed she enjoyed deeper connections with people when she was a teenager. "I enjoyed when people told me their real problems and I could really listen. That's where I really enjoyed interacting with people - in those deeper spots," she said.

Working in Clark County: Michelle Todd, chaplain at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

Michelle Todd, a chaplain at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center who lives in Washougal, noticed she enjoyed deeper connections with people when she was a teenager. "I enjoyed when people told me their real problems and I could really listen. That's where I really enjoyed interacting with people - in those deeper spots," she said.

April 24, 2021, 5:00am Business

As a teenager, Michelle Todd wasn’t one for small talk. Read story

CRESA's Dawn Floyd takes an emergency call while working in downtown Vancouver. During the pandemic, calls have come in for all sorts of things, including people looking for a vaccine. Floyd helps direct them to the right place.

Working in Clark County: Dawn Floyd, CRESA call-taker

CRESA's Dawn Floyd takes an emergency call while working in downtown Vancouver. During the pandemic, calls have come in for all sorts of things, including people looking for a vaccine. Floyd helps direct them to the right place.

April 19, 2021, 6:00am Business

“Where can I get a vaccine?” Read story

Erica Sawyer, an art therapist, has seen a tremendous demand for therapy during the pandemic, but therapists are struggling too. "We do want to help so much, but the need is so great. It truly is," Sawyer said. "But none of us is immune to challenges in our home life and work life. Many of us therapists are seeking our own therapy, too.

Working in Clark County: Erica Sawyer, counselor and art therapist

Erica Sawyer, an art therapist, has seen a tremendous demand for therapy during the pandemic, but therapists are struggling too. "We do want to help so much, but the need is so great. It truly is," Sawyer said. "But none of us is immune to challenges in our home life and work life. Many of us therapists are seeking our own therapy, too.

April 10, 2021, 5:00am Business

Art therapy is an incredibly powerful healing tool, according to Erica Sawyer. Read story

Edward Eley, 45, opened Rollin Right Repairs in 2017. The store has been filled wall-to-wall with bikes during the pandemic. "I have no idea," he said when asked how many bikes were in the shop. "Enough so I have a walkway that I can get in and out. With the year I've had, that's fine with me because that's manageable.

Working in Clark County: Edward Eley, bicycle mechanic and owner of Rollin Right Repairs

Edward Eley, 45, opened Rollin Right Repairs in 2017. The store has been filled wall-to-wall with bikes during the pandemic. "I have no idea," he said when asked how many bikes were in the shop. "Enough so I have a walkway that I can get in and out. With the year I've had, that's fine with me because that's manageable.

April 3, 2021, 6:00am Business

Edward Eley might be one of the few with dirty hands during the pandemic. Read story