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Working in Clark County

Hookum Brewing Company, at 120 N. Third Ave. in Ridgefield, has been in business for about two years.

Working in Clark County: Nathan Hipple, owner and brewer at Hookum Brewing Company

Hookum Brewing Company, at 120 N. Third Ave. in Ridgefield, has been in business for about two years.

March 7, 2020, 5:30am Business

Ridgefield native Nathan Hipple works full time as a captain at the Vancouver Fire Department, but on his “days off,” he still has the energy to run a brewery. Read story

Barnard Griffin Winery's only tasting room is in Richland, but it plans to open its first satellite tasting room in the Rediviva building at The Waterfront Vancouver. It will be the seventh winery in the waterfront area.

Richland winery’s tasting room will be 7th at Waterfront Vancouver

Barnard Griffin Winery's only tasting room is in Richland, but it plans to open its first satellite tasting room in the Rediviva building at The Waterfront Vancouver. It will be the seventh winery in the waterfront area.

March 5, 2020, 6:05am Business

A seventh winery is coming to The Waterfront Vancouver, furthering its status as a wine-tasting hub. Read story

Erica London is a third-generation Latina born in the United States. Her therapy business is one of a handful of businesses in Clark County owned by a woman and a minority. Her French bulldog, Courage, accompanies her to work. "Clients love him," she said.

Working in Clark County: Erica London, owner and therapist at Compass Whole Health

Erica London is a third-generation Latina born in the United States. Her therapy business is one of a handful of businesses in Clark County owned by a woman and a minority. Her French bulldog, Courage, accompanies her to work. "Clients love him," she said.

February 29, 2020, 5:50am Business

On a sunny weekday around noon, a teenager in checkered Vans shoes and headphones scrolled through her smartphone, waiting to be called into an office at Compass Whole Health. Read story

A pedestrian walks past Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. Co-owner Adam Hamide said his biggest concerns during the current legislative session are bills about THC content and industry labor standards.

Clark County pot industry wary of ‘seismic changes’

A pedestrian walks past Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. Co-owner Adam Hamide said his biggest concerns during the current legislative session are bills about THC content and industry labor standards.

February 9, 2020, 6:00am Business

The 2020 legislative session agenda includes more than two dozen cannabis-related bills, and several of them have local connections — both in terms of their sponsors and which ones are drawing the most attention from Clark County’s cannabis industry. Read story

Kim McDougall, financial aid outreach counselor at Washington State University Vancouver, helps to "demystify" the financial side of college for prospective students at local high schools.

Working in Clark County: Kim McDougall, financial aid counselor at WSU Vancouver

Kim McDougall, financial aid outreach counselor at Washington State University Vancouver, helps to "demystify" the financial side of college for prospective students at local high schools.

February 8, 2020, 6:00am Business

For most of history, college was seen as a positive step to advance one’s self, but it is now synonymous with the word “debt,” a word not commonly associated with advancement. Read story

Vitaliy Gerasimov, owner of Totem Shoe Repair, works on the stitching for a pair of sneakers.
Elizabeth Moss, senior public services librarian at Three Creeks Community Library, reads "Grumpy Monkey," by Suzanne Lane. "I think it's helping them build a love of reading. It's a way to interact with their peers in a very fun and safe environment. It's a great way to learn. It's helping the parents (to) see what we're doing and then they help bring those same skills," Moss said.

Working in Clark County: Elizabeth Moss, librarian at Three Creeks Community Library

Elizabeth Moss, senior public services librarian at Three Creeks Community Library, reads "Grumpy Monkey," by Suzanne Lane. "I think it's helping them build a love of reading. It's a way to interact with their peers in a very fun and safe environment. It's a great way to learn. It's helping the parents (to) see what we're doing and then they help bring those same skills," Moss said.

January 25, 2020, 5:00am Business

Elizabeth Moss had a career “aha moment” about 10 years ago. She taught theater at an inner-city high school in Las Vegas — a job she found challenging because of the “other stuff” teachers often must navigate. Read story

Clark County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist Maggie Yaddof, left, makes a few notes during her inspection of the kitchen at the Fargher Lakehouse.

Working in Clark County: Maggie Yaddof, environmental health specialist at Clark County Public Health

Clark County Public Health Environmental Health Specialist Maggie Yaddof, left, makes a few notes during her inspection of the kitchen at the Fargher Lakehouse.

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

YACOLT — Upon entering the Fargher Lakehouse restaurant, you’re immediately struck with a sense of home. Read story

Killa Bites baker Teija Karlsen, 16, and Killa Bites co-owner Donna Suomi cut biscotti in Ridgefield. Suomi is working with employees to teach them recipes and instructions. Suomi hopes to be more hands-off in the kitchen so she can spend more time developing recipes.

Working in Clark County: Donna Suomi, baker and co-owner of Killa Bites

Killa Bites baker Teija Karlsen, 16, and Killa Bites co-owner Donna Suomi cut biscotti in Ridgefield. Suomi is working with employees to teach them recipes and instructions. Suomi hopes to be more hands-off in the kitchen so she can spend more time developing recipes.

January 11, 2020, 6:00am Business

RIDGEFIELD — For Donna Suomi, baking is far more than just a hobby. Read story

Brennan Bloemke drives an Olympia ice resurfacer at Mountain View Ice Arena on a recent weekday following an adult hockey game and before an open skate started. He completes "depending on the night, four to six cuts. Then depending on how rough the day was, it adds on at the end of the night because you have to get the ice ready at the end of the day.

Working in Clark County: Brennan Bloemke, ice resurfacer at Mountain View Ice Arena

Brennan Bloemke drives an Olympia ice resurfacer at Mountain View Ice Arena on a recent weekday following an adult hockey game and before an open skate started. He completes "depending on the night, four to six cuts. Then depending on how rough the day was, it adds on at the end of the night because you have to get the ice ready at the end of the day.

December 23, 2019, 6:01am Business

Upon walking into the Mountain View Ice Arena, patrons are greeted with a whoosh of chilly air and echoes of skates cutting into the ice -- and depending on the group on the ice at a particular time, perhaps hockey sticks clamoring to slap a puck. Read story