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Clark County Life

Mix pureed pumpkin with coconut milk and vanilla instant pudding, and you've got a rich, silky dessert in minutes.

Don’t put off pumpkining: Pumpkin coconut pudding easy, delicious way to kick off the season for fall’s favorite flavor

Mix pureed pumpkin with coconut milk and vanilla instant pudding, and you've got a rich, silky dessert in minutes.

October 11, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

Is it too soon to begin The Pumpkining? I think not. I was going to save my pumpkin recipe for later in October, or maybe even November, but then I thought, “Why? Why wait for the good stuff?” Let’s have our pumpkin and eat it, too. This easy coconut pumpkin… Read story

Intricate rivulets and glowing green moss make Panther Creek Falls an especially idyllic scene.

Your moment of zen: Wonderful waterfalls in Southwest Washingtonvideo icon

Intricate rivulets and glowing green moss make Panther Creek Falls an especially idyllic scene.

October 10, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

Oh, those sparkly Oregon waterfalls. They’re so famously picturesque — and crowded — that a couple of them recently rose to the top of a list generated by, of all random sources, an online casino reviewer and gaming trend-spotter called Mr. Gamble. (Gamblers apparently don’t like taking chances on outdoor… Read story

Cinema of Horrors returns to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this month. The drive-in movie series combines live actors, over-the-top lighting and special effects.

Haunted Happenings: Here’s a line-up of spooky events in Clark County through November

Cinema of Horrors returns to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds this month. The drive-in movie series combines live actors, over-the-top lighting and special effects.

October 8, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

Here’s a list of spooky fun around Clark County. (If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch, check out our list here.) Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Columbus Day storm blew errand off track

October 7, 2023, 6:15am Clark County Life

It was a fall day in October. I was 13. My mother picked me up after school to go into downtown Vancouver to buy a new pair of shoes at Kessler’s shoe store on Main Street. She had to stop at my dad’s store, Besserman & Vel Radio and TV… Read story

Cowlitz elder Tanna Engdahl visits the “Cowlitz Culture Corridor” at the new ilani hotel. “It’s amazing to me look back at my life,” says Engdahl, who rose from the humblest of beginnings to become the tribe’s spiritual leader.

Check It Out: Pick up a pack of pumpkin picture books

October 7, 2023, 6:10am Clark County Life

I don’t know about you, but I am pumped for pumpkins! Whenever October rolls around, I click my heels together because I get to put up Halloween decorations and marvel in the colors that Mother Nature chooses for her wardrobe. By the way, I don’t really click my heels together… Read story

Gardening with Allen: Two ways to keep grass green

October 7, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

When I raked the leaves off my lawn I noticed yellow areas. Is that caused by the leaves? Should I save my leaves? Read story

Law officers captured this illegal still in 1925. Rarely were such large stills placed inside buildings. Distilling alcohol poses the hazards of fire and explosion because the process releases flammable compounds. Outlaw distillers in Clark County, like Jesse Cousins, often hid stills on their rural farms.

Clark County History: Moonshiner

Law officers captured this illegal still in 1925. Rarely were such large stills placed inside buildings. Distilling alcohol poses the hazards of fire and explosion because the process releases flammable compounds. Outlaw distillers in Clark County, like Jesse Cousins, often hid stills on their rural farms.

October 7, 2023, 6:03am Clark County Life

In Washington, urban and rural voters split in 1914 over alcohol. By an 18,632 margin, voters that year approved an initiative prohibiting liquor production, distribution and sale — but not consumption. The vote split between “wet” big cities and “dry” rural towns. Yet moonshiners in rural Clark County would illegally… Read story

This week in Clark County history

October 6, 2023, 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

Offerings at Bunnie's Pizzeria in Ridgefield include, clockwise from top left: the 12-inch MBT (mozzarella, basil and tomato) pizza; Caesar salad;
the 12-inch Prosciutto Pie; From the Farm salad (Rachel Pinsky)

Bunnie’s Pizza wins convert: Restaurant’s thin-crust pie brings taste of Rome to Ridgefield

Offerings at Bunnie's Pizzeria in Ridgefield include, clockwise from top left: the 12-inch MBT (mozzarella, basil and tomato) pizza; Caesar salad;
the 12-inch Prosciutto Pie; From the Farm salad (Rachel Pinsky)

October 6, 2023, 6:04am Clark County Life

When people talk about Italian pizza, they’re often referring to fluffy, chewy, heat-blistered Neapolitan-style pies. The owners of Little Conejo, Mark Wooten and Mychal Dynes, offer a crispy version inspired by pies found in Rome at their pizzeria in Ridgefield. This style — pizza tonda allá Romana — isn’t prevalent… Read story