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The intricate cloud bands of Jupiter and one of its largest moons, Europa, as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in August 2020.

Cold Moon rising: If skies are clear, Earth’s satellite will shine with a magical glow around Christmas

The intricate cloud bands of Jupiter and one of its largest moons, Europa, as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in August 2020.

December 12, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

and that’s always an astronomical if in this generally overcast season — the night sky on and around Christmas will shine with a magical, silver-white glow. Read story

Coming in for a landing: A hummingbird approaches one of the many bird feeders in Jack Burkman’s yard in Vancouver. Burkman has outfitted his hummingbird feeders with watertight, clamp-on heat lamps that keep the nectar from freezing during winter. “Consistency is the key thing,” he said.

Nature + nurture = Even birds can use a little help in Southwest Washington winters

Coming in for a landing: A hummingbird approaches one of the many bird feeders in Jack Burkman’s yard in Vancouver. Burkman has outfitted his hummingbird feeders with watertight, clamp-on heat lamps that keep the nectar from freezing during winter. “Consistency is the key thing,” he said.

December 9, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Life

Everybody can use a little help making it through the ravages of winter. Even birds. Read story

The second annual edition of &ldquo;Voices of the River,&rdquo; the journal of the Vancouver-based Confluence Project, is out now.

Latest ‘Voices of the River’ highlights dams: Confluence Project aims to revive tribal history along river

The second annual edition of &ldquo;Voices of the River,&rdquo; the journal of the Vancouver-based Confluence Project, is out now.

December 7, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

The fate of big hydroelectric dams on Pacific Northwest rivers is a longstanding, hot-button issue that gets hotter every day. Read story

The Beacock Music Jazz Band brings the swing to Clearwater Springs Assisted Living one morning in November. Senior homes are &ldquo;a great circuit&rdquo; for senior musicians, said bandleader Gene Burton, on saxophone at front right.

‘Music makes everybody happy’: Beacock Music Jazz Band keeps senior musicians busy and musically sharpvideo icon

The Beacock Music Jazz Band brings the swing to Clearwater Springs Assisted Living one morning in November. Senior homes are &ldquo;a great circuit&rdquo; for senior musicians, said bandleader Gene Burton, on saxophone at front right.

December 2, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Health

If you thought that life in retirement was quiet, get a load of the huge, happy noise the Beacock Music Jazz Band pumps out. Read story

A section of the Washougal River Greenway Trail, this long pedestrian bridge offers elegant views of the river below.

Where the pavement goes: Keep your feet dry this winter on Clark County’s paved walking paths

A section of the Washougal River Greenway Trail, this long pedestrian bridge offers elegant views of the river below.

November 25, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Life

The killjoy of winter walking is getting your feet wet. Pavement, ironically enough, may be what you need this season to enjoy the outdoors. Read story

Blue Monday concept.

Keep the winter blues at bay: Bolstering those anti-gloom defenses in Pacific Northwest’s SAD season

Blue Monday concept.

November 18, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Health

Kim Schneiderman knows just what to do when seasonal gloom closes in on her. Read story

Master Chorale sets special show: Vancouver group to perform musical ‘A Christmas Carol’

November 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

In its upcoming holiday concerts, the Vancouver Master Chorale will top off Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with the one element that’s always been sorely missing from this dramatic tale: music. Read story

The young Beatles - Paul McCartney (left), George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr on drums - perform on &ldquo;The Ed Sullivan Show&rdquo; in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. Sixty years after the onset of Beatlemania, artificial intelligence has enabled the release of a &ldquo;new&rdquo; Beatles song.

Now is then again as ‘new’ AI-assisted Beatles song proves bittersweet, satisfyingvideo icon

The young Beatles - Paul McCartney (left), George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr on drums - perform on &ldquo;The Ed Sullivan Show&rdquo; in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. Sixty years after the onset of Beatlemania, artificial intelligence has enabled the release of a &ldquo;new&rdquo; Beatles song.

November 9, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

Who doesn’t look wistfully back at life and love, friendship and loss, now and then? Read story

An imaginary view of Columbian mammoths (left) sharing Western Washington tundra with a herd of bison, in front of retreating glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age around 13,000 years ago. Illustration by Julio Lacerda for the Burke Museum, used with permission.

Washington’s fossils brought to life in ‘Spirit Whales & Sloth Tales’

An imaginary view of Columbian mammoths (left) sharing Western Washington tundra with a herd of bison, in front of retreating glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age around 13,000 years ago. Illustration by Julio Lacerda for the Burke Museum, used with permission.

November 7, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

Legend once had it that Battle Ground Lake is bottomless. That’s not true, but it’s easy to see how such a myth might arise from the lake’s connection to murky mysteries of the distant past. Read story

A private resort at Battle Ground Lake drew crowds in July 1944.

Battle Ground Lake a treasured getaway as city grows

A private resort at Battle Ground Lake drew crowds in July 1944.

October 27, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

BATTLE GROUND LAKE STATE PARK — It was a little world unto itself, complete with grocery store, restaurant, dance hall, roller rink, baseball field, residential cabins and community kitchen. And it was a place for all the rituals of youth — first swims, first jobs, first loves. Read story