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Oct. 23, 2020

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Caden Reed, 16, left, helps Jeff Walton, right, as they set up the farm for customers at Waltons Farms in Camas on Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch and corn maze opened at the beginning of the month for the fall season.

Working in Clark County: Jeff Walton, owner of Waltons Farms

Caden Reed, 16, left, helps Jeff Walton, right, as they set up the farm for customers at Waltons Farms in Camas on Oct. 9. The pumpkin patch and corn maze opened at the beginning of the month for the fall season.

October 17, 2020, 5:25am Business

The beloved Halloween season is upon us, though this year it’s anything but familiar. Jeff Walton, owner at Waltons Farms pumpkin patch in Camas can attest to that. Read story

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

Working in Clark County: Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist, Clark County Green Business Program

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

October 10, 2020, 5:04am Business

Sarah Keirns found her calling while watching an episode of “Sesame Street” “some time in the 1980s.” Read story

Cinema of Horrors moved from Kelso to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this year, providing a spooky drive-in movie, haunted house hybrid experience.

Cinema of Horrors at Clark County Event at the Fairgrounds

Cinema of Horrors moved from Kelso to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this year, providing a spooky drive-in movie, haunted house hybrid experience.

October 8, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

The Cinema of Horrors never actually showed movies. Its name comes from the old movie theater at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso where the walkthrough haunted house popped up each October for the past five years. Read story

Jeremiah Andryushin, 7, of Vancouver, from left, gets some help with his footwork while joined by his sister, Ada, 4, from dance instructor Liz Borromeo at Liz Borromeo Dance. Borromeo teaches small classes while others join in on Zoom, a platform she hopes to abandon when the pandemic is over. "Zoom is great, I think, for lectures, but it's a challenging platform for dance," she said. "The day I get to delete my Zoom account will be a glorious day.

Working in Clark County: Liz Borromeo, owner and dance instructor at Liz Borromeo Dance

Jeremiah Andryushin, 7, of Vancouver, from left, gets some help with his footwork while joined by his sister, Ada, 4, from dance instructor Liz Borromeo at Liz Borromeo Dance. Borromeo teaches small classes while others join in on Zoom, a platform she hopes to abandon when the pandemic is over. "Zoom is great, I think, for lectures, but it's a challenging platform for dance," she said. "The day I get to delete my Zoom account will be a glorious day.

October 3, 2020, 5:47am Business

Liz Borromeo describes herself as one of those kids who would go out in the front yard with a record player and perform an entire musical for the trees. Read story

Firefighter Michael Guinett refills oxygen tanks used by fire crews in smoky situations at Station 31 in Hockinson.

Working in Clark County: Michael Guinett, firefighter at Fire District 3

Firefighter Michael Guinett refills oxygen tanks used by fire crews in smoky situations at Station 31 in Hockinson.

September 26, 2020, 5:09am Business

The Pacific Northwest couldn’t seem to catch a break in September. Read story

Rachael Moody, local wedding planner, is pictured at her home in Vancouver. Moody normally has one or two weddings a weekend throughout the season, but with the pandemic, many of her clients have had to cancel or reschedule.

Working in Clark County: Rachael Moody, PNW Weddings with Rachael

Rachael Moody, local wedding planner, is pictured at her home in Vancouver. Moody normally has one or two weddings a weekend throughout the season, but with the pandemic, many of her clients have had to cancel or reschedule.

September 19, 2020, 6:04am Business

Rachael Moody had only just gotten her feet wet in the world of wedding planning in 2018, and 2020 was supposed to be the year she really got her business, PNW Weddings with Rachael, off the ground. Read story

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

Working in Clark County: Roy Flores, Clark County Grounds maintenance specialist

Roy Flores, a grounds maintenance specialist at Luke Jensen Sports Park, steps behind the wheel as he prepares to sweep a soccer field on a recent weekday.

September 5, 2020, 5:08am Business

When one hears the words “local sports” in the pandemic, two other words come to mind: not happening. Read story

Elizabeth Miller, from left, current owner of Hearing by Design, looks on as consultant Rick Giles works with Don Stose, Mayor of Ridgefield, as he programs Stose's hearing aid response during an appointment.

Working in Clark County: Rick Giles, hearing aid specialist at Hearing by Design

Elizabeth Miller, from left, current owner of Hearing by Design, looks on as consultant Rick Giles works with Don Stose, Mayor of Ridgefield, as he programs Stose's hearing aid response during an appointment.

August 22, 2020, 5:33am Business

As people mask up to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 15 percent of adults in the United States who report troubled hearing may face a unique challenge: not being able to read lips through masks. Additionally, masks can muffle sounds for someone with hearing loss, according to the Washington state chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Read story

Casey Ellson, 16, is pictured at his home in Vancouver on July 31, 2020. Ellson came out to his mom as gender fluid and non-binary in 6th grade, and shortly after he said he came out as transgender, identifying as he/him. Ellson grew up in Girl Scouts, and after he came out as transgender and began his transition he knew he still wanted to remain a Girl Scout.

Vancouver teen a boy in Girl Scouts

Casey Ellson, 16, is pictured at his home in Vancouver on July 31, 2020. Ellson came out to his mom as gender fluid and non-binary in 6th grade, and shortly after he said he came out as transgender, identifying as he/him. Ellson grew up in Girl Scouts, and after he came out as transgender and began his transition he knew he still wanted to remain a Girl Scout.

August 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

A teenager in a YouTube video waits for the off-screen interviewer, Casey Ellson, to start asking questions. Read story

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

Working in Clark County: Andrew Muth, lead in the Small Parts Department at Marks Design & Metalworks

LEADOPTION Andrew Muth, 37, of Marks Design & Metalworks, builds a filter for a methane tank while joining colleagues at work on a recent weekday. Muth lost two fingers on his left hand after an accident in a high school shop class. "I had to try a lot harder than a lot of people to learn how to weld because I don't have all my fingers," he said.

August 1, 2020, 5:33am Business

Andrew Muth can remember the first moment he was able to hear his car’s turn signal. Read story