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Archaeologist Elaine Dorset walks to a construction site while working at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Wednesday morning.

Working in Clark County: Elaine Dorset, National Park Service archaeologist

Archaeologist Elaine Dorset walks to a construction site while working at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Wednesday morning.

December 16, 2019, 6:00am Business

When you hear “archaeologist,” some weathered, dirt-coated person, wearing clothing in various shades of brown, probably comes to mind. Maybe it’s a man with a 5 o’clock shadow, scratches and bruises from adventures in exotic places and an iconic brown fedora. Read story

Santa Claus, played by Ted Mach of Battle Ground, walks into Farmers Insurance in Salmon Creek as Owen Sanchez-Jauregui, 7, reacts to seeing him Wednesday.

Working in Clark County: Ted Mach: Self-employed Santa Claus

Santa Claus, played by Ted Mach of Battle Ground, walks into Farmers Insurance in Salmon Creek as Owen Sanchez-Jauregui, 7, reacts to seeing him Wednesday.

December 9, 2019, 6:02am Business

For working Santas, gigs can take them many places: malls, residential homes and tree-lighting ceremonies. Read story

Loran, left, and Jane Larwick, both 65, haul what they say is an unsellable tree to be used instead for photo ops in Jane's shop. The two have run the 20-acre U-cut tree farm for 25 years, having lived at the property for just over 30 years.

Working in Clark County: Jane Larwick, owner of Larwick Christmas Tree Farm

Loran, left, and Jane Larwick, both 65, haul what they say is an unsellable tree to be used instead for photo ops in Jane's shop. The two have run the 20-acre U-cut tree farm for 25 years, having lived at the property for just over 30 years.

December 2, 2019, 6:02am Business

BRUSH PRAIRIE — On a recent weekday the week before Thanksgiving, Christmas music was already blaring over the loudspeakers at Larwick Christmas Tree Farm. Read story

Aspen Pest Control Technician David Schuck sprays insecticide to repel boxelder bugs, commonly known as stink bugs, at a home in Battle Ground on Nov. 13, 2019.

Working in Clark County: David Schuck, pest control technician at Aspen Pest Control

Aspen Pest Control Technician David Schuck sprays insecticide to repel boxelder bugs, commonly known as stink bugs, at a home in Battle Ground on Nov. 13, 2019.

November 25, 2019, 6:03am Business

BATTLE GROUND — The Pacific Northwest may not be as notorious as Australia for creepy crawlies, but pest control workers here still keep busy. Read story

Planned Parenthood recently rolled out telemedicine as a way to accommodate the need for more visits. Patients can video chat with clinicians rather than have an in-person visit.

Working in Clark County: Catherine Dole, assistant health center manager at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood recently rolled out telemedicine as a way to accommodate the need for more visits. Patients can video chat with clinicians rather than have an in-person visit.

November 11, 2019, 6:03am Business

The words “Planned Parenthood” stir a lot of emotions in the United States. Read story

Braille program specialist and coordinator Kandi Lukowski describes the number of volumes it takes to make up one textbook at the Washington State School for the Blind's Ogden Resource Center. The precalculus book sitting on the top of the boxes is transcribed into six boxes of Braille volumes beneath it. Some textbooks can take more than a year to transcribe.

Working in Clark County: Kandi Lukowski, Braille program specialist, coordinator at Ogden Resource Center

Braille program specialist and coordinator Kandi Lukowski describes the number of volumes it takes to make up one textbook at the Washington State School for the Blind's Ogden Resource Center. The precalculus book sitting on the top of the boxes is transcribed into six boxes of Braille volumes beneath it. Some textbooks can take more than a year to transcribe.

November 4, 2019, 6:03am Business

The small office of three workers at the Ogden Resource Center is mostly quiet. Read story

William Zalpys clears away moss buildup on the side of the path at the Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. Zalpys has led the cemetery district in the outskirts of Camas since April 2002. He wears many hats in his position, one of which includes groundskeeping, but not grave digging. Cemetery commissioners are elected to six-year terms. Zalpys' term ends in 2023.

Working in Clark County: William Zalpys, Fern Prairie Cemetery commissioner

William Zalpys clears away moss buildup on the side of the path at the Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. Zalpys has led the cemetery district in the outskirts of Camas since April 2002. He wears many hats in his position, one of which includes groundskeeping, but not grave digging. Cemetery commissioners are elected to six-year terms. Zalpys' term ends in 2023.

October 28, 2019, 6:05am Business

CAMAS — On a sunny late October day, leaves whose lives had recently come to an end gently floated to the ground, finding a home on any one of Fern Prairie Cemetery’s 1,300 occupied graves. Read story

James Kice, manager of collections and operations at the Clark County Historical Museum, cleans a moonshine still that was found under a porch in the Rosemere neighborhood.

Working in Clark County: James William Kice, manager of collections, operations at Clark County Historical Museum

James Kice, manager of collections and operations at the Clark County Historical Museum, cleans a moonshine still that was found under a porch in the Rosemere neighborhood.

October 21, 2019, 6:02am Business

Remember when it was illegal to drink alcohol in the United States? The speakeasies, mobsters and robust black market? Read story

Jason Greeley-Roberts, an owner of the Clark County Scaregrounds, walks through an access corridor behind one of his haunts while checking on the actors in 2018. Scaregrounds takes place at Clark County Fairgrounds through Halloween.

Clark County haunted houses offer big scares, fun

Jason Greeley-Roberts, an owner of the Clark County Scaregrounds, walks through an access corridor behind one of his haunts while checking on the actors in 2018. Scaregrounds takes place at Clark County Fairgrounds through Halloween.

October 18, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

What frightens you? Zombies? Ghosts? Aliens? Vampires? Read story

Diana Kirkpatrick opened Center Stage Clothiers in January 2018 after dreaming of doing so for decades. Previously working a not-so-creative job as a secretary for many years, she cashed out her individual retirement account to get it started. She calls the store a "God wink." "It just fell into place so wonderfully. It was a dream; I never thought it would happen," Kirkpatrick said.

Working in Clark County: Diana Kirkpatrick, owner and costume designer at Center Stage Clothiers

Diana Kirkpatrick opened Center Stage Clothiers in January 2018 after dreaming of doing so for decades. Previously working a not-so-creative job as a secretary for many years, she cashed out her individual retirement account to get it started. She calls the store a "God wink." "It just fell into place so wonderfully. It was a dream; I never thought it would happen," Kirkpatrick said.

October 14, 2019, 6:00am Business

The sun shined downtown Vancouver on a recent weekday, illuminating the windows of Center Stage Clothiers, a small costume and vintage shop on the corner of Main Street and East Mill Plain Boulevard. Read story