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A sandhill crane family has been nesting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Project leader Eric Anderson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took this photo of one of the cranes on its nest.

Sandhill cranes make special delivery at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

A sandhill crane family has been nesting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Project leader Eric Anderson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took this photo of one of the cranes on its nest.

June 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

There’s a truly rare event now underway at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and staff there do not want you to come see. Read story

Mahealani Mackenzie, 20, left, Maile Taute, 16, Ellie Buss, 15, and Amaya Yoshinobu, 14, perform hula during a driveway concert in front of Kaloku Holt's home in Whipple Creek.

2020 shaping up to be the summer of driveway concerts in Clark Countyvideo icon

Mahealani Mackenzie, 20, left, Maile Taute, 16, Ellie Buss, 15, and Amaya Yoshinobu, 14, perform hula during a driveway concert in front of Kaloku Holt's home in Whipple Creek.

June 14, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

The aloha spirit was on warm display in one corner of a Whipple Creek neighborhood on a recent Friday night. Read story

A Fourth of July 1917 parade float moves past Ninth and Main streets in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County hungers for identity, meaning without its annual fair, fireworks, festivals

A Fourth of July 1917 parade float moves past Ninth and Main streets in downtown Vancouver.

June 14, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Clark County hungers for identity and meaning without its annual fair, fireworks, festivals Read story

A sign outside Magenta Theater on Main Street in downtown Vancouver reassures the public of their return, as seen March 27.

Magenta Theater founder Jaynie Roberts resigns

A sign outside Magenta Theater on Main Street in downtown Vancouver reassures the public of their return, as seen March 27.

June 9, 2020, 3:30pm Clark County Life

Jaynie Roberts, the founder and artistic director of Magenta Theater company, has resigned, the Vancouver nonprofit’s board of directors announced Tuesday. Read story

Newspaper wants to print your story

June 6, 2020, 5:58am Clark County Life

We have this funny idea that our readers have had a little extra time on their hands lately. Time to remember, time to reflect, time to write it all down. Read story

Rocker Kerry Movassagh shreds the night away at Billy Blues Bar & Grill in Hazel Dell, with JM Thunder on drums behind him. Movassagh has been a working musician his entire adult life, he said, until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped live entertainment in bars and restaurants. "I have a rock to sit on, but no cushion," he said.

Billy Blues creates fund to aid musicians hit by loss of gigs

Rocker Kerry Movassagh shreds the night away at Billy Blues Bar & Grill in Hazel Dell, with JM Thunder on drums behind him. Movassagh has been a working musician his entire adult life, he said, until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped live entertainment in bars and restaurants. "I have a rock to sit on, but no cushion," he said.

June 4, 2020, 6:02am Business

Bill Gianukakis is worried about a special group of friends who proved solid as rock while he built his business: rock and blues musicians. Read story

Actors Hannah Greenlee and Michael Evan Adent portray a couple of philosophical insects in Katt Janson Merilo's short play.

Magenta Theater posts one-act play ‘Mayflies in June’ on YouTube

Actors Hannah Greenlee and Michael Evan Adent portray a couple of philosophical insects in Katt Janson Merilo's short play.

May 28, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Lately we’ve all been learning that pandemic time feels different than normal time. Life seems slower to many people, even though we know time is still running along and, ultimately, running out. Read story

Samantha Zeiner of the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge walks through her family's acreage between Ridgefield and Battle Ground while demonstrating how she records a virtual birding walk. The refuge is closed to visitors, so Zeiner streams her own live birding walk from this site, which is also on the Pacific Flyway and popular with avian visitors.

Ridgefield woman records, virtually shares birdsongs from family farm

Samantha Zeiner of the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge walks through her family's acreage between Ridgefield and Battle Ground while demonstrating how she records a virtual birding walk. The refuge is closed to visitors, so Zeiner streams her own live birding walk from this site, which is also on the Pacific Flyway and popular with avian visitors.

May 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD -- Samantha Zeiner wasn't a real birder until coronavirus locked down her life. Now Zeiner goes on a rural birding walk early every Tuesday morning without leaving her home turf, and streams her journey for folks who wish they could go too. Read story

Sound technician Peter Wonderly wears a mask for safety as he snaps a selfie after putting the finishing touches on the front sign at the Magenta Theater in downtown Vancouver on Friday. Magenta Theater, which is dark during the COVID-19 pandemic, came up with the idea of renting out its Main Street marquee for community messages.

Downtown Vancouver marquee messages go viral

Sound technician Peter Wonderly wears a mask for safety as he snaps a selfie after putting the finishing touches on the front sign at the Magenta Theater in downtown Vancouver on Friday. Magenta Theater, which is dark during the COVID-19 pandemic, came up with the idea of renting out its Main Street marquee for community messages.

May 21, 2020, 6:21am Clark County Life

There’s a fine art to writing in jumbo letters. Read story

The Vancouver Master Chorale, plus full orchestra, squeezes together during a rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. The physical closeness seen here is a good example of why choirs now see no choice but to wait out the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clark County choirs confront COVID-19

The Vancouver Master Chorale, plus full orchestra, squeezes together during a rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. The physical closeness seen here is a good example of why choirs now see no choice but to wait out the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 19, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Local choir directors see little choice but to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no longer safe for singers to stand in close formation and powerfully belt out their breath. Read story