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Friends of the Columbia Gorge land trust director Dan Bell, left, landscape architect Jeramie Shane and senior designer Margaret Drew of Mayer/Reed and Friends communications director Tim Dobyns explore the Cape Horn Preserve. The site will get a new overlook and many accessible, inclusive amenities in years to come.

Columbia River Gorge goal: Recreation access for all

Friends of the Columbia Gorge land trust director Dan Bell, left, landscape architect Jeramie Shane and senior designer Margaret Drew of Mayer/Reed and Friends communications director Tim Dobyns explore the Cape Horn Preserve. The site will get a new overlook and many accessible, inclusive amenities in years to come.

May 21, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

The rugged Columbia River Gorge is one of the scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest. But not everyone has the ability or resources to enjoy it. Read story

5. Reinstall your tube in the tire and partially re-inflate.

Fix that flat! Vancouver Bicycle Club welcomes bike season with safety training, friendly rides

5. Reinstall your tube in the tire and partially re-inflate.

May 16, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Health

If you’ve noticed a sorry cyclist walking his bike along the side of the road, it was probably me. I like to pedal Clark County’s scenic country roads to Battle Ground, Ridgefield or Frenchman’s Bar. But the occasional, inevitable flat tire means I’ve hit a dead end. I’ve been known… Read story

Maryam Azizpour reads "The Smart Cookie" to her daughters, 6-year-old Murwarid, top bunk, and 10-year-old Marwa, as they settle into bed one night in June 2022. One year earlier, the family was living an uncertain life in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was shortly to fall to the fundamentalist Taliban regime. Now, they have been granted asylum in the United States and made a new home in Hazel Dell.

From Kabul to Clark County: ‘Is that really me?’

Maryam Azizpour reads "The Smart Cookie" to her daughters, 6-year-old Murwarid, top bunk, and 10-year-old Marwa, as they settle into bed one night in June 2022. One year earlier, the family was living an uncertain life in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was shortly to fall to the fundamentalist Taliban regime. Now, they have been granted asylum in the United States and made a new home in Hazel Dell.

May 14, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

Afghanistan’s National Day of the Mother is still one month away. Last year, at a June 14 ceremony, the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture paid respect to the country’s mothers, according to Kabul-based TOLOnews. Read story

Rick Blevins, Silver Star Search and Rescue coordinator, discusses the volunteer organization's history and future at its headquarters on A Street. The city has said it needs the space for other things and will not renew the group's lease.

Silver Star Search and Rescue searching for rescue

Rick Blevins, Silver Star Search and Rescue coordinator, discusses the volunteer organization's history and future at its headquarters on A Street. The city has said it needs the space for other things and will not renew the group's lease.

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

In between missions, the members of Silver Star Search and Rescue do their own equipment repairs. That’s fitting, since most of Silver Star’s gear is the personal property of the members of this all-volunteer, driven-by-donations agency. Read story

This easterly view from the top of Wind Mountain shows a rock field stretching below, and Dog Mountain next door.

Wind Mountain: Unexpected art marks the steep trail to a spiritual summit in the Gorge

This easterly view from the top of Wind Mountain shows a rock field stretching below, and Dog Mountain next door.

May 4, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

It’s a steep, tough climb. But it’s no Dog Mountain. Read story

Students who auditioned April 18 for the Vancouver Master Chorale's Youth Vocal Scholarship: first row, from left, Catherine Hartrim-Lowe, home-schooled; Aowynn Frye, Heritage High School; Juliana Traphagen, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School; Jasmine Eiland, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; Christian Villahermosa, VSAA; and (winner) MacKenzie Stiles, Heritage. Second row from left are (winner) Adisynn Ackley, Prairie High School; Tanner Wuethrich, VSAA; Eliott Bohm, Heritage; Payton Graham, Heritage; and Ethan Knerr, Heritage. Not pictured are Chayse Stone, Heritage; and Minntah Haefker, Lincoln.

Vancouver Master Chorale awards youth scholarships

Students who auditioned April 18 for the Vancouver Master Chorale's Youth Vocal Scholarship: first row, from left, Catherine Hartrim-Lowe, home-schooled; Aowynn Frye, Heritage High School; Juliana Traphagen, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School; Jasmine Eiland, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; Christian Villahermosa, VSAA; and (winner) MacKenzie Stiles, Heritage. Second row from left are (winner) Adisynn Ackley, Prairie High School; Tanner Wuethrich, VSAA; Eliott Bohm, Heritage; Payton Graham, Heritage; and Ethan Knerr, Heritage. Not pictured are Chayse Stone, Heritage; and Minntah Haefker, Lincoln.

May 4, 2023, 6:01am Clark County Life

Adjudicators said they were amazed at the excellent performances by all 14 youth singers who auditioned April 18 for the Vancouver Master Chorale Youth Vocal Scholarships. Read story

A bear caught on a residential lawn in the Gorge was transported miles away, released and hazed with loud noise and rubber buckshot -- an attempt to scare it away from humans permanently -- in remote, rural Snowden.

Habitat loss brings bears, cougars closer to suburbs, cities in Southwest Washington

A bear caught on a residential lawn in the Gorge was transported miles away, released and hazed with loud noise and rubber buckshot -- an attempt to scare it away from humans permanently -- in remote, rural Snowden.

April 30, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

This is the time of year when Clark County starts receiving visits from huge bellies on hairy legs. Read story

The Touch of Class Chorale.

Vancouver Touch of Class Chorale celebrates 50th year with spring concert series

The Touch of Class Chorale.

April 27, 2023, 6:00am Clark County Life

Vancouver’s Touch of Class Chorale was excited about celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of concerts in spring 2020. Read story

Ukrainian refugees take in a job-hunt orientation session at Partners in Careers in Vancouver. Recent Ukrainian refugee and PIC employment specialist Sasha Cheban, left, translates into Ukrainian while employment specialist Kegan Gibson, right, gives a talk in English about resumes and cover letters.

Ukrainian refugees’ aid stretched thin in Clark County

Ukrainian refugees take in a job-hunt orientation session at Partners in Careers in Vancouver. Recent Ukrainian refugee and PIC employment specialist Sasha Cheban, left, translates into Ukrainian while employment specialist Kegan Gibson, right, gives a talk in English about resumes and cover letters.

April 23, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Russia’s war on Ukraine has displaced the most civilians in Europe at any time since World War II. According to the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, 8 million Ukrainians have fled for neighboring countries since the war began in February 2022. Read story

"You don't have to only be one person and you don't have to be what everyone expects you to be," said Vancouver author Jessica Brody, who tripled herself for a video showing how she developed the plot of her new young adult novel, "Amelia Gray is Almost Okay." (Photos by contributed by Jessica Brody)

Vancouver author finds unexpected success in young adult fiction

"You don't have to only be one person and you don't have to be what everyone expects you to be," said Vancouver author Jessica Brody, who tripled herself for a video showing how she developed the plot of her new young adult novel, "Amelia Gray is Almost Okay." (Photos by contributed by Jessica Brody)

April 20, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

Jessica Brody’s path from reluctant reader to successful author zigzagged like the plot of her latest young adult novel, “Amelia Gray is Almost Okay.” Read story