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Angelic apple strudel gets inspiration from Mount Angel Abbey

December 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we went to Mt. Angel, Ore. We visited the breathtaking Mount Angel Abbey, perched high on a hill with a heart-stopping view of Oregon’s pastoral beauty… Read story

December is packed with meteor showers that just might be visible

December 6, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Rain isn’t the only thing that falls in large amounts in December. This month, multiple swarms of hot little rocks will also shower. Read story

A man watches as lava erupts from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano Wednesday near Hilo, Hawaii.

Vancouver observatory keeps eye on Mauna Loa volcano

A man watches as lava erupts from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano Wednesday near Hilo, Hawaii.

December 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Scientists from the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver have been helping their colleagues in Hawaii respond to Mauna Loa’s eruption. Read story

Check It Out: Charming picture books highlight snow

December 4, 2022, 6:14am Clark County Life

I saw a handful of snowflakes recently, and my five-year-old self went, “Whee!” Then my actual age kicked in, and I thought, “Well, I sure hope I don’t have to drive in snow this season.” The thing is, I really cherish and encourage the younger perspective because, hello, we’re talking… Read story

"Arthur" is one of the armored horses from the Jantzen Beach carousel. Restore Oregon renovated the 100-year-old small, inner row horse to its former glory. "Arthur" is on display at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland through April 2023.

Oregon Historical Society chronicles tale of Jantzen Beach carousel

"Arthur" is one of the armored horses from the Jantzen Beach carousel. Restore Oregon renovated the 100-year-old small, inner row horse to its former glory. "Arthur" is on display at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland through April 2023.

December 4, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

The bejeweled wooden horses of the Jantzen Beach Carousel delighted children for eight decades on Hayden Island, first as part of an amusement park, then as a shopping mall attraction. Read story

Farm co-owner Shannon Joy, right, readies for a "carrot kiss" from 12-year-old therapy alpaca Jean-Pierre. Getting a kiss from the farm's alpacas and llamas is the highlight for many visitors.

Cute camelids for Christmas in Ridgefield

Farm co-owner Shannon Joy, right, readies for a "carrot kiss" from 12-year-old therapy alpaca Jean-Pierre. Getting a kiss from the farm's alpacas and llamas is the highlight for many visitors.

December 4, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Mention therapy animals, and many people think of a happy-go-lucky golden retriever or fluffy cat happily lounging on a lap. For Shannon Joy and her mother, Lori Gregory, their tastes run a bit larger than the average lap. Read story

Fits, failures and frustration best describe Clark County's attempt to secure a public library in the late 1800s. Its residents wanted to read, but funding was scarce, as were places to house shelves of books. The Odd Fellows Hall at Fifth and Washington Streets temporarily housed volumes and opened its building to the public, asking patrons to use the back door.

Clark County History: Libraries and reading rooms

Fits, failures and frustration best describe Clark County's attempt to secure a public library in the late 1800s. Its residents wanted to read, but funding was scarce, as were places to house shelves of books. The Odd Fellows Hall at Fifth and Washington Streets temporarily housed volumes and opened its building to the public, asking patrons to use the back door.

December 4, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

The Hudson’s Bay Company enjoyed two libraries at Fort Vancouver during the 1830s and 1840s. Both might lay claim as the first north of the Columbia River. Read story

Christmas cactus flowering on a windowsill.

Gardening with Allen: Christmas cactus great gardener gift

Christmas cactus flowering on a windowsill.

December 3, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Do you think Christmas cactus is a good gift for some one who enjoys gardening? Read story

Energy Adviser: Get ready for winter outages

December 3, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Morning frost and heavy clouds mean only one thing, winter is on the way and some big storms are not far behind. Read story

This week in Clark County History

December 2, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story