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Get outdoors: State and national parks free for Juneteenth; Saturday marks Washington Trails Day

June 18, 2024, 12:44pm Clark County News

The Juneteenth federal holiday isn’t just a day to ponder the complicated history of our nation — and to celebrate its promise of freedom for all. It’s also a day… Read story

3 salads for easy summer living

June 18, 2024, 6:05am Food

With Memorial Day behind us, we’re guessing the cooks among us have already dusted off their grills in anticipation of all the cookouts they’re hosting for family and friends this… Read story

 

Pets & Wildlife

People walking their dog walk past fields of grazing goats doing fire mitigation work May 22 in Dutch Creek Open Space in Louisville, Colo. The goats belong to Goat Green LLC, a company that specializes in using Cashmere goats for fire prevention and weed control. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Goats recruited to prevent wildfires

The hundreds of goats munching dead vegetation on a patch of roadside open space represent this Boulder County town’s latest effort at staving off wildfires.

Science & Technology

FILE - In this December 1968, file photo made available by NASA, Lt. Col. William A. Anders, Apollo 8 lunar module pilot, looks out of a window during the spaceflight. Retired Maj. Gen. Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic &ldquo;Earthrise&rdquo; photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday, June 7, 2024, when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was 90. (NASA via AP, File)

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders died of blunt-force injuries from a plane crash, coroner says

Retired Maj. Gen. William Anders, the Apollo 8 astronaut, died of multiple blunt-force injuries when the plane he was piloting last week crashed off the…

Dining Out

Mariah Fechtner of Backwoods Brewing Company serves up a cold pint of Hazy Nelson while working at the pub in Carson. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Backwoods Brewing keeps hospitality at heart of its business as it opens pubs, vacation cabins

With three brewpubs, a beer distribution business and growing tourism amenities in the Columbia River Gorge, Carson-based Backwoods Brewing Company is cementing itself as one…

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NASA again pushes plans for Boeing Starliner return to Earth

June 18, 2024, 3:58pm Nation & World

NASA wants more time to look at data related to problems with Boeing’s Starliner thrusters and helium leaks before letting a pair of NASA astronauts make their way back to Earth, again pushing back a planned return date from the International Space Station. Read story

Singer Justin Timberlake arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island

June 18, 2024, 9:54am Entertainment

Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday on allegations that the singer was driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island, authorities said. Read story

Chickens stand in their cages at a farm in Iowa. In the United States, bird flu outbreaks have been reported at dozens of dairy cow farms and in more than 1,000 poultry flocks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Bird flu not lethal to all animals

Chickens stand in their cages at a farm in Iowa. In the United States, bird flu outbreaks have been reported at dozens of dairy cow farms and in more than 1,000 poultry flocks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

June 18, 2024, 6:03am Life

In the last two years, bird flu has been blamed for the deaths of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide. It’s killed legions of seals and sea lions, wiped out mink farms, and dispatched cats, dogs, skunks, foxes and even a polar bear. Read story

A rare white buffalo calf, reportedly born in Yellowstone National Park&rsquo;s Lamar Valley, is shown on June 4. The birth fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it&rsquo;s also a warning that more must be done to protect the earth and its animals.

Genetic variation may have made bison white

A rare white buffalo calf, reportedly born in Yellowstone National Park&rsquo;s Lamar Valley, is shown on June 4. The birth fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it&rsquo;s also a warning that more must be done to protect the earth and its animals.

June 18, 2024, 6:03am Life

Photos of a white bison calf in Yellowstone National Park have generated excitement as well as questions: How does that happen? Read story

In this undated photo, an African elephant matriarch leads her calf away from danger in northern Kenya. A new study in Nature Ecology &amp; Evolution demonstrates that elephants respond to individual names, one of the few animal species known to do so.

Study finds elephants name each other

In this undated photo, an African elephant matriarch leads her calf away from danger in northern Kenya. A new study in Nature Ecology &amp; Evolution demonstrates that elephants respond to individual names, one of the few animal species known to do so.

June 18, 2024, 6:03am Life

African elephants call each other and respond to individual names — something that few wild animals do, according to research published June 10. Read story

Jared Isaacman, left, and Hayley Arceneaux prepare to head to a launchpad Sept. 15, 2021, for a launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. New research presents the largest set of information yet regarding how the human body reacts to spaceflight.

Researchers find no lasting effects from space trip

Jared Isaacman, left, and Hayley Arceneaux prepare to head to a launchpad Sept. 15, 2021, for a launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. New research presents the largest set of information yet regarding how the human body reacts to spaceflight.

June 18, 2024, 6:01am Life

Space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit, according to new studies published recently. Read story

A cook prepares pork rib tips, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at a barbecue restaurant in Cincinnati. Psychologists have known for years now that men tend to eat more meat than women, but a study of people around the world now reveals that that&rsquo;s true across cultures. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel) (Photos by Joshua A.

Study: Men eat more meat than women do

A cook prepares pork rib tips, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at a barbecue restaurant in Cincinnati. Psychologists have known for years now that men tend to eat more meat than women, but a study of people around the world now reveals that that&rsquo;s true across cultures. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel) (Photos by Joshua A.

June 18, 2024, 6:01am Food

Vacationing in Chicago last week from Europe, Jelle den Burger and Nirusa Naguleswaran grabbed a bite at the Dog House Grill: a classic Italian beef sandwich for him, grilled cheese for her. Read story

Matthew Rego, from left, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger accept the award for best musical for &ldquo;The Outsiders&rdquo; during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York.

Key moments at the Tonys: Jay-Z and Hillary Clinton in the house, strides for women and a late upset

Matthew Rego, from left, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger accept the award for best musical for &ldquo;The Outsiders&rdquo; during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York.

June 17, 2024, 10:48am Entertainment

“People, stop texting me!” pleaded Kecia Lewis, with comic exasperation. The veteran Broadway performer had just won her first Tony award in a 40-year career, for the Alicia Keys musical “Hell’s Kitchen,” and was trying to read her acceptance speech off her phone. But she was being distracted by those… Read story