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Vitaliy Gerasimov, owner of Totem Shoe Repair, works on the stitching for a pair of sneakers.
Elizabeth Moss, senior public services librarian at Three Creeks Community Library, reads "Grumpy Monkey," by Suzanne Lane. "I think it's helping them build a love of reading. It's a way to interact with their peers in a very fun and safe environment. It's a great way to learn. It's helping the parents (to) see what we're doing and then they help bring those same skills," Moss said.

Working in Clark County: Elizabeth Moss, librarian at Three Creeks Community Library

Elizabeth Moss, senior public services librarian at Three Creeks Community Library, reads "Grumpy Monkey," by Suzanne Lane. "I think it's helping them build a love of reading. It's a way to interact with their peers in a very fun and safe environment. It's a great way to learn. It's helping the parents (to) see what we're doing and then they help bring those same skills," Moss said.

January 25, 2020, 5:00am Business

Elizabeth Moss had a career “aha moment” about 10 years ago. She taught theater at an inner-city high school in Las Vegas — a job she found challenging because of the “other stuff” teachers often must navigate. Read story

Clark County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist Maggie Yaddof, left, makes a few notes during her inspection of the kitchen at the Fargher Lakehouse.

Working in Clark County: Maggie Yaddof, environmental health specialist at Clark County Public Health

Clark County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist Maggie Yaddof, left, makes a few notes during her inspection of the kitchen at the Fargher Lakehouse.

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

YACOLT — Upon entering the Fargher Lakehouse restaurant, you’re immediately struck with a sense of home. Read story

Killa Bites baker Teija Karlsen, 16, and Killa Bites co-owner Donna Suomi cut biscotti in Ridgefield. Suomi is working with employees to teach them recipes and instructions. Suomi hopes to be more hands-off in the kitchen so she can spend more time developing recipes.

Working in Clark County: Donna Suomi, baker and co-owner of Killa Bites

Killa Bites baker Teija Karlsen, 16, and Killa Bites co-owner Donna Suomi cut biscotti in Ridgefield. Suomi is working with employees to teach them recipes and instructions. Suomi hopes to be more hands-off in the kitchen so she can spend more time developing recipes.

January 11, 2020, 6:00am Business

RIDGEFIELD — For Donna Suomi, baking is far more than just a hobby. Read story

Dolly Merrick, 75, was raised in Portland but "lived out of town for 35 to 40 years." When she returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2003, she joined the Clark County Genealogical Society to learn more about her family, which had settled in the area more than a century ago.

Ancestors’ tales of struggle, victory intrigue woman from Vancouver

Dolly Merrick, 75, was raised in Portland but "lived out of town for 35 to 40 years." When she returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2003, she joined the Clark County Genealogical Society to learn more about her family, which had settled in the area more than a century ago.

January 3, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Like a teenager who brags about discovering an artist before they were mainstream, Dolores “Dolly” Merrick could boast of her interest in genealogy before it was a billion-dollar business. Read story

Brennan Bloemke drives an Olympia ice resurfacer at Mountain View Ice Arena on a recent weekday following an adult hockey game and before an open skate started. He completes "depending on the night, four to six cuts. Then depending on how rough the day was, it adds on at the end of the night because you have to get the ice ready at the end of the day.

Working in Clark County: Brennan Bloemke, ice resurfacer at Mountain View Ice Arena

Brennan Bloemke drives an Olympia ice resurfacer at Mountain View Ice Arena on a recent weekday following an adult hockey game and before an open skate started. He completes "depending on the night, four to six cuts. Then depending on how rough the day was, it adds on at the end of the night because you have to get the ice ready at the end of the day.

December 23, 2019, 6:01am Business

Upon walking into the Mountain View Ice Arena, patrons are greeted with a whoosh of chilly air and echoes of skates cutting into the ice -- and depending on the group on the ice at a particular time, perhaps hockey sticks clamoring to slap a puck. Read story

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

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