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Trees just don't respect fence lines.

Change of perspective: Assess property, talk with neighbors about trees, issues

Trees just don't respect fence lines.

September 25, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Trees aren’t lawyers. They just don’t care about property lines. This was recently drawn to my attention by a politely irked neighbor, whose tree complaint prompted me to look around my property — and look up at my tree canopy — with fresh eyes. Read story

This image provided by NASA shows a false color composite image of Jupiter obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope on July 27. The planet's rings and some of its small satellites are visible along with background galaxies.

Supergiant planet Jupiter can’t be missed as it crosses the night sky

This image provided by NASA shows a false color composite image of Jupiter obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope on July 27. The planet's rings and some of its small satellites are visible along with background galaxies.

September 20, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

In Arthur C. Clarke’s novel “2010: Odyssey Two,” the science fiction mastermind elegantly posits that the heart of giant planet Jupiter is carbon so intensely compressed by the force of gravity, it has hardened into something incredibly valuable and rare. Read story

Hands Across the Bridge event emcee Steve Mahoney, in purple, joins hands with other folks in recovery from addiction. Mahoney said he's celebrating 19 years of being clean and sober.

Hands Across the Bridge shares recovering addicts’ uplifting stories

Hands Across the Bridge event emcee Steve Mahoney, in purple, joins hands with other folks in recovery from addiction. Mahoney said he's celebrating 19 years of being clean and sober.

September 5, 2022, 5:36pm Clark County News

No matter how long you’ve spent living in darkness and despair under a proverbial bridge — or even a real one — it’s always possible to step into the light, take a friend’s hand and walk across that bridge to a better life. Read story

In a partnership project between Oregon State University and the Cascade Forest Conservancy, 72 motion-detecting wildlife cameras in camouflaged metal boxes were locked to trees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest north of Mount St. Helens. The cameras took thousands of photographs of resident wildlife over three years. In August, volunteers with the Cascade Forest Conservancy tracked down nearly all the cameras, downloaded their data and removed them.

Watching the woods: Volunteers track down wildlife cameras hidden in Gifford Pinchot forest

In a partnership project between Oregon State University and the Cascade Forest Conservancy, 72 motion-detecting wildlife cameras in camouflaged metal boxes were locked to trees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest north of Mount St. Helens. The cameras took thousands of photographs of resident wildlife over three years. In August, volunteers with the Cascade Forest Conservancy tracked down nearly all the cameras, downloaded their data and removed them.

September 4, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

For three years, dozens of camouflaged cameras staked out remote corners of this rugged forest, waiting for its inhabitants to wander into view. Read story

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Jazz rebirth: Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival returns after a three-year hiatus

Raul Midon Contributed by Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival)

August 25, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

The 1998 launch of a classy, homegrown jazz festival in humble downtown Vancouver was a surprise to everyone. Even more surprising is how successful the festival proved across 20 years, as it attracted some real jazz royalty to town and packed growing crowds into Esther Short Park. Read story

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This image made available by NASA on July 24, 2015, shows a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface. The deep icy basin in Pluto's heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole.

Pluto’s Demotion Day a chance to salute the dwarf planet

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This image made available by NASA on July 24, 2015, shows a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface. The deep icy basin in Pluto's heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole.

August 23, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

In late August 2006, new discoveries upended a traditional, comfortable way of viewing our solar system: Scientists decided Pluto wasn’t a planet after all. Read story

Adult group home worker Jimmy (Zane Jager, left) is just trying to do his job when he's attacked by knight-errant-wannabe Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland) and his spunky friend Doris (Carol Radkins) in the dramatic comedy "Don Quixote de La Center." (Fetching Photos)

Woodland playwright explores identity, dementia in ‘Don Quixote de La Center’

Adult group home worker Jimmy (Zane Jager, left) is just trying to do his job when he's attacked by knight-errant-wannabe Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland) and his spunky friend Doris (Carol Radkins) in the dramatic comedy "Don Quixote de La Center." (Fetching Photos)

August 11, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Caring for a loved one with dementia is no joke — except during those bordering-on-ridiculous moments when you simply have to laugh. Read story

Occasionally it seems as tight as a subway tunnel. Other times it feels as vast as a cathedral. Visitor headlamps and flashlights illuminate the walls of Ape Cave in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Ape Cave makes for dark, cold, creepy adventure in Gifford Pinchot

Occasionally it seems as tight as a subway tunnel. Other times it feels as vast as a cathedral. Visitor headlamps and flashlights illuminate the walls of Ape Cave in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

August 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

A bit sizzly up there on the surface, is it? Why not hang out down here, underground, with us supremely cool apes? Read story

Eight-inch-square artworks are for sale in this year's Art4Art benefit, raising money for the Friends of Vancouver Community Library.

Art fundraiser for library moves to summertime

Eight-inch-square artworks are for sale in this year's Art4Art benefit, raising money for the Friends of Vancouver Community Library.

August 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

The art-sale fundraising event for Friends of Vancouver Community Library that used to happen during the holiday season has moved to summertime. Read story

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Vancouver author: Best way to get good night’s sleep is to live well during day

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August 2, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Health

The best thing you can do for your insomnia is stop worrying about it. Stop letting it rule your life. If you can unleash your passion for your favorite daytime pursuits, your nights should pretty much take care of themselves. Read story