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Pop singer and Camas native Jimmie Rodgers talks with friends after a street sign dedication ceremony in Camas in 2013. Northwest 10th Avenue is now also known as Jimmie Rodgers Avenue.

Camas native, singer Jimmie Rodgers dies at 87

Pop singer and Camas native Jimmie Rodgers talks with friends after a street sign dedication ceremony in Camas in 2013. Northwest 10th Avenue is now also known as Jimmie Rodgers Avenue.

January 21, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Jimmie Rodgers, the pop star from Camas who worked in the local paper mill before his sweet voice brought success in the 1950s and 1960s with hit tunes like “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” died Monday. Read story

An experiment that failed: a portable iron boat frame that could be assembled, covered with stretched hides and used to carry provisions.

Kelso author details legendary, yet ‘undertold,’ trip of Lewis and Clark

An experiment that failed: a portable iron boat frame that could be assembled, covered with stretched hides and used to carry provisions.

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

It may have ascended from history to legend, but the complete story of Lewis and Clark’s epic expedition to the Pacific Ocean has never been told. Read story

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"The Canyon Cuts Both Ways" is a book of short stories about North Santiam Canyon.

Ridgefield author sets new book in Oregon

"The Canyon Cuts Both Ways" is a book of short stories about North Santiam Canyon.

January 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

In Dan T. Cox’s fiction, people’s hearts and minds run as deep as Oregon’s North Santiam Canyon, and their relationships and paths through life get just as complicated as that remote, rugged landscape. Read story

The Columbian wants to read your story

January 3, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Happy New Year, everybody! Read story

A historical view of the ferry known as the La Center Sternwheeler, which stayed busy a century ago connecting north county with the rest of the world via a La Center dock.

Historic tale of community rescue to Zoom from La Center museum

A historical view of the ferry known as the La Center Sternwheeler, which stayed busy a century ago connecting north county with the rest of the world via a La Center dock.

December 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

On the day after Christmas, Steve Becker will use today’s cutting-edge communication technology to tell a century-old tale about just plain folks pulling together to save one fragile life during a time of emergency in north Clark County and all around the world. Read story

The classic Ventures, featuring Nokie Edwards (left), Don Wilson, Mel Taylor and Bob Bogle, who moved to Vancouver in 1986.

Documentary surfs the story of a great Northwest band with Vancouver connection

The classic Ventures, featuring Nokie Edwards (left), Don Wilson, Mel Taylor and Bob Bogle, who moved to Vancouver in 1986.

December 20, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

If your Christmas Spirit wants a little rock ’n’ roll crunch, dial up The Ventures’ version of “Jingle Bell Rock” on YouTube. It’s a sweet blend of old-school holiday cheer and powerful electric-guitar chops. Read story

Tired of Zoom? Change up the conversation with phone games

December 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

After the coronavirus pandemic began, telecommunications giants like AT&T and Verizon reported huge increases in the number and length of voice-to-voice calls. Despite the Zoom boom, people are turning to good old spoken conversation for connection and comfort. Read story

Olivia Hill, 11, left; her father, Jeffrey; and her sister Charlotte, 8, shoot a preview video for Columbia Dance's historical version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Vancouver.

Columbia Dance creates video teaser of its Fort Vancouver version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Olivia Hill, 11, left; her father, Jeffrey; and her sister Charlotte, 8, shoot a preview video for Columbia Dance's historical version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Vancouver.

December 17, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

With no stage available this year due to the pandemic, downtown Vancouver’s Columbia Dance company came up with a creative workaround for its local, historical version of “The Nutrcracker”: the ideal backdrop, Fort Vancouver itself. Read story

Director Josh Murry-Hawkins and Autumn Andersen in harmonious pairing as the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Riverside Performing Arts' video, "A Tale of the Nutcracker." (Julie G Photography)

Clark County’s Riverside Performing Arts rushes to film ‘Nutcracker’

Director Josh Murry-Hawkins and Autumn Andersen in harmonious pairing as the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Riverside Performing Arts' video, "A Tale of the Nutcracker." (Julie G Photography)

December 17, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Precious few nuts are cracking in Clark County this holiday season. Some dance companies were getting ready to record and stream video versions of “The Nutcracker,” the classic Christmas ballet, when the coronavirus pandemic started spiking again in Washington and all across the nation. Tighter restrictions on fitness and training… Read story