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A bigleaf maple shows its autumn yellows in Olympic National Park.

How well do you know the trees in your Vancouver neighborhood?

A bigleaf maple shows its autumn yellows in Olympic National Park.

September 30, 2023, 6:10am Clark County Life

How many trees call the city of Vancouver home? And what kinds of trees are they? Not even Charles Ray, Vancouver’s urban forester, knows all the answers. Read story

Watercolorist Cheryl Herndon paints a sunflower plucked from her own garden during an outdoor painting event at the O.O. Howard House.

Watercolor magic: Artists group meets to paint outside in Vancouver, trade tips and relax

Watercolorist Cheryl Herndon paints a sunflower plucked from her own garden during an outdoor painting event at the O.O. Howard House.

August 19, 2023, 6:10am Clark County Life

On a recent warm summer evening, a handful of Southwest Washington Watercolor Society members gathered on the patio of Vancouver’s historic O.O. Howard House to paint outdoors. Read story

Daryl Travis loves knowing that he's covering all his power needs at his Sifton-area home, and even feeding the public power grid.  "We know exactly where our power is generated, and that it is ecologically friendly," he said.

Going solar can work, even in the cloudy Pacific Northwest — but do the math, one homeowner warnsvideo icon

Daryl Travis loves knowing that he's covering all his power needs at his Sifton-area home, and even feeding the public power grid.  "We know exactly where our power is generated, and that it is ecologically friendly," he said.

August 19, 2023, 6:09am Business

Whenever the sun shines on his Sifton-area home, Daryl Travis has many reasons to feel great. Cheerful weather is just the start of it. Read story

Coopers Hawk Perched on Tree (iStock.com)

Cooper’s hawks in the ’hood in Clark County

Coopers Hawk Perched on Tree (iStock.com)

August 15, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

The constant sound of crying and screaming shattered the peace around my home a few weeks ago. The intense, ongoing racket was alarming, even shocking — until I started enjoying it. In the end, all that desperate wailing is what helped me make a positive identification. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Let us stroll down memory lane too

August 12, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

The lazy, hazy days of summer are the ideal time to stroll down memory lane, searching for stories to share with your neighbors. Read story

The Perseids in the night sky above the Beglik dam in Rhodopi Mountains, Bulgaria.
The Mosier Twin Tunnels offer unexpected thrills for cyclists exploring the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

Explore these 5 bike trails in or near Clark County

The Mosier Twin Tunnels offer unexpected thrills for cyclists exploring the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

August 4, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

If you enjoy taking in scenery while on two smoothly spinning wheels, check out these five paved bicycle trails in or near Clark County. Read story

Vancouver's own Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra, led by Sammuel Murry-Hawkins.

Pitch perfect arts: Festival organizer says time is right for Southwest Washington to shine

Vancouver's own Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra, led by Sammuel Murry-Hawkins.

July 27, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

Vancouver will try something new in August: a free downtown festival that aims to lift our local arts scene into the national spotlight at last. Read story

Pro trumpeter Fred Forney of Battle Ground played one gig with Tony Bennett in the 1980s in Arizona.

Battle Ground musician played for Bennett

Pro trumpeter Fred Forney of Battle Ground played one gig with Tony Bennett in the 1980s in Arizona.

July 21, 2023, 8:46pm Clark County News

While Fred Forney didn’t have close contact with Tony Bennett, he was lead trumpet player in a big band behind the great crooner one time in the mid 1980s. Read story

Tyler Hokama, the interim executive director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, grew up in Vancouver.

All the world’s a stage for Fort Vancouver grad

Tyler Hokama, the interim executive director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, grew up in Vancouver.

July 20, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

Tyler Hokama isn’t concerned about how long his back-from-retirement gig as interim executive director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival may ultimately last. What worries him more is preserving the future of theater by doing the best job he can right now, he said. Read story